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Rockbot Scores New Funding From Universal Music, Detroit Venture and More

Rockbot today announced that the company has closed an additional round of financing. The round is led by Detroit Venture Partners and includes top global music group Universal, Susa Ventures, XG Ventures, Susa Ventures, and an AngelList syndicate led by Sundeep Ahuja. Show More Summary

Can Music Careers Be Jumpstarted On Vine?

Vine's an interesting phenomenon. The 6 second limit on video length seems to inspire creative acts that may not translate into longer formats but it does create a proxy for measuring first glance marketability. While the early waveShow More Summary

Brian Felsen Joins YouTube Multi-Channel Network AdRev As President

Brian Felsen, former President of CD Baby and its associated publishing service Book Baby, is now officially President of AdRev. Described as the "world’s largest YouTube music administration service," AdRev has "grown from humble beginnings...Show More Summary

The World's Highest Paid DJs 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Last week we shared Forbe's top paid DJs. Now Statista created an infographic. You will find more statistics at Statista Related articles The LP Is Back [CHART] Can Music Streaming Ever Be Profitable? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Start Building Your Music Career By Focusing On Regional And Niche Music Publications

By Jamie Ludwig from the Sonicbids Blog. Many independent musicians dream of playing their favorite late night TV shows, landing interviews in iconic magazines, and receiving top-score record reviews on the most notorious music websites. Show More Summary

25 Most Buzzed About Music Festivals and What The Fans Discussed Revealed By Eventbrite

Today Eventbrite released a research report on music festivals in the U.S. Working with Mashwork, they analyzed online conversation to identify the "25 Most Buzzed About Music Festivals" and what the fans were talking about at the time. Show More Summary

How to Release Your Album Successfully (Even If You Don't Have a Record Label)

Partience is a virtue... and it is absolutley necessary when efficiently releasing your newest music. As eager as we all know you are for people to finally hear the music you've been working on for days, months, or even years, you must be sure to take the time to get the most mileage with your material. Show More Summary

Spotify Connect Turns 1, Adds Multi Room Playback, New Partners

One year ago Spotify launched Connect, which allows Premium users to play tracks through their speakers controlled wirelessly from the Spotify mobile apps. Today, the music streamer announced the addition of Bose, Panasonic and Gramofon to the platform. Show More Summary

Why You Should Revive Older Social Media Content

By Hugh McIntyre from the SonicBids Blog. When it comes to social media, content is king and should be thought of as a highly valuable asset. Creating content takes time and effort, and you want to get as much out of it as possible.Show More Summary

Ratings Fall Sharply For PG-13 MTV Video Music Awards Broadcast

Ratings for a shock free MTV Video Music Awards fell sharply on Sunday. According to Nielsen surveys, the awards telecast was down 18% to 8.3 million viewer. Simulcasts on MTV, MTV2, VH1, and Logo TV along with all repeats delivered as total 13.7 million. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: UMG Sues VH1 DJ, Largest Vinyl Factory, Spotify+Jambox, Dotcom $'s, SAG-AFTRA & More

WEDNESDAY 8.27.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Indie Vinyl Subscription Clubs Are A Booming Niche

Indie subscription services of all kinds are doing quite well these days. In music we're seeing everything from Drip.FM's digital subscriptions to Turntable Kitchen's combination of meal fixings and vinyl in a box. Marc Hogan recently took a look at vinyl subscription clubs for Wondering Sound. Show More Summary

JoyTunes Raises $5 Million, Gives Registered Teachers Free Access

JoyTunes creates apps that allow people to teach themselves to play music but they've also become a favorite of many teachers who encourage their students to use the apps to support practicing. Their apps generate revenue through paid accounts and in-app purchases. Show More Summary

Muscians' Fragrances Not Big Sellers

Aparently the bond between celebirty and fan does not extend to the olfactory receptors. Cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden reported their largest quarterly loss and laid the lion's share of the blame for said losses at Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber's feet. Show More Summary

Getting Great Album Art On A DIY Budget

By Jhoni Jackson from the SonicBids Blog. If you’re not a studied designer, the thought of commissioning an album cover may be a little overwhelming (especially considering how strongly we've emphasized its importance!). Nobody freak out, though. Show More Summary

Amazon Buying Twitch For $970 Million, Google Misses Another Social Opportunity

"Sources" fell flat on this one. It was widely rumored, though Variety is generally credited with first, that Google was buying Twitch Interactive and it would be somehow connected to their YouTube empire. Instead Amazon yesterday announced an agreement to acquire Twitch. Show More Summary

Major Label Backed Music Streamer Songl Shuts

Australian based music streamer Songl, which formerly launched just last year, has shut down. Songl was a joint venture between Sony Music, Universal Music and investors Southern Cross Austereo (SCA). Australia has proven to be a particularly tough market for music streamers to crack with Deezer exiting downunder earlier this year. Show More Summary

5 Ways To Promote Your Music Teaching Business

The music industry is difficult to break into for any entry level musican. A lot of musicians will pick up side gigs or offer lessons for extra money, but others choose to teach as a full time job. Whether you're in it to win it or in...Show More Summary Acquires Moosify

Music based find-a-friend and dating app has acquired competitor Moosify. Both apps facilitate introductions based on musical taste. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It's apparently a user and tech based acquisition with about 100,000 users being transitioned frrom Moosify to Tastebuds in the the coming days. Show More Summary

Spotify Free Finally Comes To Windows Phones

Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users are finally getting something that Android and iOS phone customers have had for a very long time - free music streaming from Spotify. Updated for Windows Phone users today, Spotify’s free mobile lets users shuffle play playlists as well as artists streams. Show More Summary

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