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Passenger Case Study ’14: The Power of Social Media

By Jasmine Nguyen & Pedram Nikfarjam on From Australia to North America. Rarely do we witness a successful infiltrating attempt by foreign artists trying to make it in the United States, with a few exception of Justin Bieber and the likes. Show More Summary

Bandsintown Reveals Most Active, Rapidly Growing Artists of 2014

Bandsintown dug deep into their large concert database emerging with a top list of most active, rapidly growing artists of 2014. Using Bandsintown Tracker to see which artists made their mark this year, Bandsintown identified and recognized artists with the Most Tour Dates, Most Countries Visited, and Fastest Growth. Show More Summary

Music Publishing News Roundup 12.19.14: ASCAP, Downtown, Michael Jackson & More

ASCAP CEO, John LoFrumento has announced his retirement this week. LoFrumento started his career at ASCAP in 1981 as a controller, the serving positions as CFO, COO, and EVP before becoming CEO in 1997. Since then, ASCAP’s memberships have grown from 70,000 to 520,000 with annual distributed royalties growing from $417 million to $875 million. Show More Summary

Spotify Cares Less about Artists Than IPOs and Taylor Swift Cares About... Taylor Swift

By Tom McAlevey, CEO Radical.FM Regardless of those truths, streaming will save the music industry and Artists will soon make more money than ever before. Daniel Ek is disingenuous when he claims that Spotify’s “reason for existence is to help fans find music and help artists connect with fans through a platform that protects them from piracy”. Show More Summary

George Harrison, Buddy Guy, 5 More Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Recording Academy has named its Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2015. George Harrison, The Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter, Flaco Jiménez and Pierre Boulez will all be honored at next year's ceremony during Grammy week. Show More Summary

Everything Indie Musicians Need to Know About YouTube Music Key

By Keidra Chaney on Sonicbids Blog Recently, YouTube introduced Music Key, a music streaming service that the video hosting company had been hinting at for at least a couple of years. The company has experimented with revenue modelsShow More Summary

Amazon's Best Albums And Songs Of 2014

As the year comes to a close, Amazon joins the host of platforms taking a look back on 2014, reporting their top trends of the year. Amazon's team of music experts curated a list of Best 50 Albums and Best 50 Songs of the year - TheShow More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Grammy Lifetime Winners, XBox Discounts Music, Werde New Fenton CEO & More

FRIDAY 12.19.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

LINE Messaging App Acquires Microsoft's MixRadio

Japan based free call and messaging app LINE has reached an agreement with Microsoft to acquire MixRadio, a free personal music streaming service. With with 170 million monthly active users in 230 countries, LINE made the acquisition...Show More Summary

Darryl Ballantyne, CEO/Co-Founder, LyricFind Looks Back On 2014

Darryl Ballantyne, CEO/co-founder, LyricFind, leader in legal lyric solutions is joining us today on's year end virtual panet. On the importance of YouTube Music Key's entry and Apple's acquisition of Beats,...Show More Summary

Skinny Puppy Sues The US Government Over Use Of Songs During Torture

By Bobby Owsinski on Music Industry Blog When the spooks at the CIA were interrogating their terrorist captives at the prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba in 2002, one of their techniques was to play songs at a very high volume from the industrial band Skinny Puppy for 6 to 12 hours straight. Show More Summary

Google's 2014 Year In Search Reveals Excellent Year For Emerging Artists

Earlier this week, Google released its annual Year in Search results, putting the spotlight on up and coming artists and trendsetters in the music category. Iggy Azalea made an appearance among trending song lyrics and took the top slot...Show More Summary

Gregory Butler, WholeWorldBand Managing Director, North America Looks Back on 2014

WholeWorldBand Managing Director, North America Gregory Butler is up next on's year end virtual panel. "We have enough data to show that people believe music has value - more options for people to choose how music can be devalued isn't exactly positive. Show More Summary

Deezer Adds Lyrics To Streaming Music Via LyricFind

Deezer has added the ability to read lyrics while you listen to streaming music. It's an obvious move, but one that its many competitors have likely avoided because of additional costs. As J Herskowitz tweeted this morning: "Big gamble by Deezer in adding lyrics. Show More Summary

Are You Out Selling Your Music Or Are You Selling Out?

As a musician, your creativity is the your most valuable asset. However, creativity can be stifiled when the realities of life start of come in. There are bills to pay. There are things that have to be done. Suddenly, it seems that creativity is placed on the back burner and the demand to conform to the status quo is front and center. Show More Summary

BandPage Now Powers Direct To Fan Sales Of 3 Million Items On Spotify, Soundcloud, Lyricfind

Has BandPage finally found the gold that musicians have been searching for in music streaming? If you consider the untapped artist revenue now uniquely accessible to BandPage users, the pot of gold at the end of the music streaming rainbow; then yes, the early numbers BandPage released this morning would suggest that they've done exactly that. Show More Summary

TuneCore Acquires DropKloud, Opens Innovation Lab

TuneCore has acquired musician focused app maker DropKloud and will add its co-founders, James DeNino and Kedar Frederic to the TuneCore team. The two will open a TuneCore office in Boston, where they will focus on product development in a new TuneCore innovation lab designed to build new tools and services for artists. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: US/Cuba Deal, 50 Cent $78M Underwear Score, TuneCore Buys DropKloud, Vessel & More

THURSDAY 12.8.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab Related articles New On Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board: D'Addario and Sound Rink What To Post and When To Post It On 9 Essential Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC] Mad Genius Radio Launches | Offers FREE Lifetime Listening For Hypebot Readers

Basic Legal Tips For Record Producers

By Wallace Collins on Entertainment Law Blog Producers should be aware of their legal rights when it comes to working with recording artists. These days the music business, particularly the pop and urban markets, is producer-driven more so than ever before. Show More Summary

Benji Rogers, Founder And President Of PledgeMusic, Looks Back On 2014

Benji Rogers, Founder and President of PledgeMusic joins us today for's 2014 Year End Virtual Panel. Rogers has a hopeful outlook for the collaboration between artists and music streaming services, but suggests that streaming companies handle the relationship with care. Show More Summary

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