This week on Hypebot, some of our most popular covered the preservation and return of Aerosmith's first touring van by 'American Pickers' Badash's edging out of BTS curtesy of Google AdWords, how Spotify runs the numbers on an artist's monthly active users, much more!
While a dream of many, a life on the road brings with it countless challenges, temptations, and setbacks, which is why it's so important to have someone with you to steer the ship. Here we talk with a veteran tour manager about how to manage the slings and arrows of touring.
Getting people to actually show up at your show can be exhausting, and if you've been at the DIY artist thing for awhile, chances are you've given most attendance tactics a try, from social media blasts to old school postering. At the end of the day, however, the mailing list is the most likely to get potential concert goers off the couch and out of the house.
Despite how good they may be as performers, many bands struggle with making the transition from playing tiny clubs to large rooms on sought after bills, but toiling away in obscurity can be detrimental to an artist's career, and their moral. Here we look at how to expedite the transition to bigger, fuller venues.
For the third time, organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival had their proposal for a permit to produce the event at Vernon Downs race tack rejected Tuesday evening, this time by the town's Planning Board.
Despite the tumult of the recorded music business, live music was thought to be a bit more of a blue chip when it came to an otherwise unstable industry, but new data from Pollstar shows that sales of concert tickets have taken a significant dip in comparison to previous years.
Billboard, Bandsintown Partner To Grow Artist and Concert Discovery Across Their Massive Music Platforms
Billboard and Bandsintown have announced a multifaceted partnership designed to drive music discovery, fan engagement and sell more tickets. The collaboration launches with the addition of Bandsintown's comprehensive global tour date listings across Billboard and its portfolio of music sites which include Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum.
While touring can, for many artists, be a dream come true, it also likely means countless hours on the road trapped in tiny van. Conditions like these can make make maintaining a healthy lifestyle difficult but not, should you take the right precautions, impossible.
Once you've covered the basics of how to go about selling merch at your shows, it's time get a little more into the weeds and actually flesh out a strategy for boosting your merch income and overall profit to the max.
As live touring continues to become an increasingly important aspect of a band/artist cultivating a successful music career, more acts are loading up the van with dreams of success, but hitting the road without first planning ahead has derailed many a promising talent's future in the industry.
In this piece, Ellisa Sun walks us through the experience of dropping everything to go on a completely DIY tour for a year, and the sixteen different types of shows they played during their time time on the road.
Country superstar Garth Brooks can fill big arenas, but Sunday he announced a 7 city tour of nightclubs to promote “Dive Bar,” his new single with Blake Shelton. Coinciding with National Dive Bar Day, the singer unveiled plans for the tour during a special edition of his live online show Inside Studio G.
While the prospect of touring is hugely exciting for new bands, they may be unaware of the grueling realities of life on the road. That said, if you're determined to hit the pavement and bestow your music on the masses, at least make sure you've first done these three things.
The music industry, like so many others, is distressingly male dominated meaning that, in addition to making it harder for female artists and producers to break out, systemic issues of objectification, discrimination, and sexual assault are pervasive throughout all aspects of the business. Here we look at some ways to make the music industry a safer place for women.
When crafting a VIP event experience, it's important to make sure the attendee has an elevated experience from the moment they walk out the door. Luckily, the advent of ridesharing technology has made premium, stress-free transportation an achievable reality.
LÜM has launched its its iOS app designed to connect merging artists with new fans. The Madison, WI based startup recently closed their $1.2 million seed financing and recently partnered with concert promoters Frank Productions.
An app used by millions of fans, the Bandsintown Concert app can be a great tool for artists working to stand out. Here we look at a step by step breakdown on how to update your profile on platform and increase your discoverability to new potential fans.
If you want to have a sustainable career as a touring musician, getting your merch game right is essential. When done right, selling merch puts cash in your pocket, and gives your fans the opportunity to help market your image to the world. So how do you maximize your true merch potential?
Festival season has officially kicked off and while, as an up and coming band, it may be frustrating that you're not able able to play the festival circuit quite yet, there are number of other fun and effective ways to capitalize on a festival without actually gracing the stage. Here we look at five tips for making the most of the summer season.
Rather than broadly promoting a tour, artists like Garth Brooks instead 'eventize' every show, giving each performance its own personalized swathe of marketing leading up to the show, as well as producing a weekly livestream featuring a concert recap and debuting new video content. So how can you apply this practice to your own personal marketing?
Amazon Music will broadcast an exclusive Prime Day Concert on July 10th featuring Taylor Swift with additional performances by Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G. Actress Jane Lynch of Amazon's hit TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Netflix's Glee will host. The concert will air live on Prime Video at 9 p.m. ET on July 10th exclusively for Prime members.
It's the last week to register for the summer semester of Grassroots Touring, a new course authored by music industry veteran Bruce Houghton, "With income related to live performances accounting for 60-80% of most musicians incomes, it has never been more important to build and sustain a touring career," says Houghton.
As Mezzanine, a longstanding indie venue in the heart of San Francisco, faces pressure to vacate its location, Eventbrite explains why this venue and others like it are vital to maintaining a thriving, vibrant music industry.
Sponsored by the drug and alcohol treatment center Cornerstones of Recovery, The Ties That Bind Us launched as a weekly interview series designed to shed light on some of the more negative byproducts that can result from a rock 'n' roll lifestyle. We look back on one year of the blog sharing insights on the depths of addiction and the triumphs of sobriety.
This week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert of the Music Biz Weekly Podcast discuss an official statement from Vinnie Vincent, former KISS guitarist, and why you should NEVER post something like this. Plus why you should NEVER talk to your fans like this, and why you should have someone else be the bad guy when dealing with fans.