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Blog Post Archive

13 Essential Elements Of An Effective Marketing Plan

Guest Post by Bobby Borg, Author of Music Marketing For The DIY Musician A marketing plan (or as I sometimes call it, a Marketing Plan of Attack™) is a written document that outlines your band’s goals and the strategies you intend to use to achieve these goals. Show More Summary

Slacker Debuts New Station Featuring Top 120 Alternative Hits Of All Time

This morning, Slacker Radio debuted its newest station featuring the Top 120 Alternative Hits of all time. Slacker’s team of expert curators painstakingly created the seven-hour playlist spanning over 40 years of alternative music. Though...Show More Summary

Zoe Keating’s Experience Shows Us Why YouTube’s Attitude To Creators Must Change

By Mark Mulligan on Music Industry Blog It is easy to think of the internet as a mature medium, especially for those who were born into the internet era. However we are still at the earliest of stages. We are where radio was in the 1930’s...Show More Summary

Song Catalog Finances - The Future Of Music Publishing

By Luiz Augusto Buff from Berklee College of Music's Music Business Journal. After the music industry was shocked in the early 2000s by the growth of piracy and file sharing, many investors were skeptical about the future of music publishing assets, worried that the value of songs would decrease significantly due to consumer’s free access to music. Show More Summary

A Music Lawyer's View Of New Round Of Pre-1972 Sound Recording Lawsuits

By Wallace Collins on Entertainment Industry Law Issues It started with the Turtles suing SiriusXM, but now all of the leading providers of streaming music are involved in lawsuits concerning pre-1972 sound recordings. New lawsuits have...Show More Summary

5 Things You Should Never Say Onstage

By Dylan Welsh on Sonicbids Blog Many of my musician friends, especially the ones who lead their own bands, spend a lot of time worrying about and planning out what they're going to say onstage and when they're going to say it. There...Show More Summary

Zoe Keating Shares Call Transcript After YouTube Says Her Claims Are "Patently False"

On Friday evening, a YouTube spokesperson called "payently false" claims by indie artist Zoe Keating's claim that she was being forced off the video service if she did not agree to all the terms of a new contract adding Google's paid Music Key service. Show More Summary

MusicTank Introduces First Think Tank Of 2015 – Is Data The New Oil?

MusicTank, University of Westminster, has opened the floor for its first Think Tank Debate of 2015: Is Data The New Oil? The question originated from the observation of the unrelenting shift today’s music industry is making toward being data smart. Show More Summary

New Apple DRM Patent Points To Music Sharing, Two Tier Pricing In Beats, iTunes Relaunch

Apple has obtained a patent that could enable music and video sharing and along with other features by adding a new layer of digital rights management (DRM). "The systems and methods provide an encrypted copy of a digital content unit...Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Apple Patents Music Sharing, Dylan Gifts Album, Guvera Buys Blinkbox & More

MONDAY 1.26.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

Google Tells Zoe Keating: Sign Music Key Deal or We'll Block Your YouTube Channel Why You Should Give A Shit About SEO Pink Floyd's Nick Mason Puts Spotlight On Apple's Shortcomings, Looks To Spotify To Raise The Bar The Past Year For...Show More Summary

Who's Buying Music Today vs 10 Years Ago

Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Blog A recent survey by MusicWatch looked at the demographics of CD and digital music buyers back in 2004 and compared them to 2014. What they found shouldn't be too surprising, because it's almost exactly what you'd expect. Show More Summary

Does Anyone Actually Discover Music On Twitter?

Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician Blog Hip hop blogger Mike Trampe wrote an interesting article you might want to check out about online music promotion called “5 Things Rappers Shouldn’t Be Doing on Social Media.” It’sShow More Summary

Google, Apple, Sony, Rdio, Songza, Slacker, Grooveshark Targeted With Pre-1972 Music Lawsuits

Google, Song Apple's Beats, Sony Entertainment, Google, Rdio, Songza, Slacker and Escape Media Group (the parent company of Grooveshark) have been served with simultaneously filed lawsuits alleging exploitation of pre-1972 sound recordings without license or payment. Show More Summary

Record Label Exec's View On New Media Strategy

In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Theda Sandiford, who is the VP of Commerce at Republic Records and Island Records, where she handles VEVO, Spotify, Youtube and more. Sandiford got her start at WBLS and then became the first black programmer of a major market country station. Show More Summary

Creating An Experience Before A Website

By Ethan Schiff on Music Marketing Money As a new artist, it’s very easy to buy into the mindset that there’s a list of things you must do to compete in today’s music industry. This makes sense. Artists are, in fact, not solely artists...Show More Summary

Melboss Launches To Serve As Accelerator For Musicians Seeking To Build Careers

Melboss Co-Founders, Francisco Buendia and Filippo Tartari saw a need for an inclusive music hub and open marketplace and aim to fill that deficit with Melboss. Melboss prides itself on being an open network to musicians centered around...Show More Summary

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