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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis 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!

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The Ups & Downs Of A Life On The Road [INTERVIEW]

Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 6.14.51 PMWhile 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.

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3 Ways A Mailing List Can Turn Out Fans To Your Show

1Getting 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.

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How To Book Increasingly Larger Shows Over Time

1Despite 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.

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Concert Ticket Sales Are Down Significantly This Year

1Despite 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.

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It's Independent Venue Week: 4 Things You Need To Know

5As Independent Venue Week kicks of its second year running, we look at four things you should know, including where the event got its inception, and which artists and venues will be participating.

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Billboard, Bandsintown Partner To Grow Artist and Concert Discovery Across Their Massive Music Platforms

Bandsintown+BillboardBillboard 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.

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How To Stay Healthy On Road: Tips For Touring Artists

3While 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.

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Mastering Your Merch: Music Merchandise Strategies

2Once 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.

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5 Tips For A Successful Tour [VIDEO]

4As 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.

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16 Types Of Shows We’ve Played On Tour

1In 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.

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Peter Shapiro To Chair Headcount Voter Registration Effort At Live Music Events

image from www.headcount.orgIndependent music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of HeadCount, the non-partisan nonprofit aimed at registering voters at live music events.

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Garth Brooks To Play Tour Of 7 Dive Bars

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comCountry 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.

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Monstercat, Sansar Partner For Virtual Reality Concerts In Second Life

image from celebrityaccess.comSocial virtual reality company Sansar and EDM label Monstercat have partnered to launch Monstercat: Call of the Wild, a collaboration that is expected to create VR concerts, meet-and-greets and giveaways.

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You Shouldn’t Go On Tour Unless You’ve Done These 3 Things

1While 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.

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Creating A Music Industry That's Safer For Women

1The 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.

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Ridesharing, The New VIP Event Transportation Experience

2When 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.

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Free Social Music Discovery App LÜM Launches To Boost Emerging Artists

image from s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.comLÜM 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.

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How To Update Your Bandsintown Artist Profile

1An 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.

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Mastering Your Merch: Music Merchandise Basics

2If 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?

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5 Ways To Take Advantage Of A Festival (Without Actually Playing At One)

1'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.

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How To Eventize Your Band and Brand

5Rather 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?

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Taylor Swift To Headline Amazon Prime Day Concert with Dua Lipa, SZA, Becky G

image from mms.businesswire.comAmazon 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.

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Last Week To Register For Grassroots Touring Course At Berklee Online

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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. 

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Live Nation Partners With Adobe For The ‘Creative Tour’

image from celebrityaccess.comAdobe, the software company behind apps like Photoshop, and Spark, has announced the Adobe Creative Tour, a partnership with Live Nation aimed at music fans and creators.

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'Ties That Bind' Celebrates A Year Of Telling Rock & Roll Recovery Stories

1Sponsored 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.

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NEVER Say This To Your Fans [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

image from cdn.pixabay.comThis 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.

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