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This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, we hear thoughts and opinions on how the formula which makes Pokemon Go so successful could be applied to the music industry, the coming of internet radio's "value shift," a potential defense of YouTube's monetary policies, and more. Pokemon Go: A Competitive Social Formula For...

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

In Hypebot's most popular articles this week, we looked at Rhapsody users' rebellion over the Napster switch, Twitter's simplification of the account verification process, the explosion of Pokemon music on Pandora, and more. Rhapsody Users Rebel Over Shift To Napster Twitter Expands Verified Accounts, Simplifies The Application Process 6 Successful...

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

For the independent, do-it-yourself, advice seeking artist this week, we have tips on how to book more house concerts, why you should hire someone to do your marketing, free-ish things you can give away at your next show, and much, much more. The Huge Mistake Bands Make After Playing A...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Overcoming Career Competition • How Music Laws Affect Local Venues • Book More House Concerts • More

From the pages of MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at overcoming career competition, how music laws affect local venues, ways artists can book more house shows, and more. Tom Hess | Why Overcoming Your Music Career Competition Is Easy To Do Rachelle Wilber | How Do Music Laws Affect Local...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

Will Beatport be able to save SFX? Why did singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked protest her own show? Could it be that Facebook is even worse at paying musicians than YouTube? Find out the answers to these questions and more, as we look back through a week of music industry news highlights....

Hastings Shuttering All 123 Music Stores, Liquidation Sale Starts Saturday

Hastings is shutting down all 123 stores and liquidating inventory and fixtures at a deep discount. Hastings had filed bankruptcy and been given 30 days by the court to find a buyer. We got details of the sale and a list of all Hastings locations. ____________________________________________________ Bankrupt Hastings Entertainment is...

Major EMI Publishing Shareholder Named In $3.5 Billion Scandal

The boss of one of the private equity group that invested in the Sony-led acquisition of EMI Music Publishing in 2012 is caught up in a major corruption scandal involving the Malaysian government’s sovereign wealth fund. _________________________________________________ American authorities have accused various people linked to Malaysia’s state-owned investment fund –...

Pokemon Go: A Competitive Social Formula For The Music Industry? [George Howard]

Here George Howard looks at how the social, fun, and competitive formula which has made Pokemon Go the massive success that it is could potentially work in the music industry, and the hurdles it would have to overcome to do so. ________________________________ Guest post by George Howard I’ve long believed...

How We Got The New Shannon Curtis Record On The Charts

Here the producer for the latest Shannon Curtis record demonstrates how a completely DIY artist was able to get their album on Nielsen SoundScan's charts, and how you can do the same. ____________________ Guest Post by Jamie Hill on CD Baby's DIY Musician Blog Getting on the charts (it’s not...

The Huge Mistake Bands Make After Playing A Show

For musicians, the few days following a show are a critical time for strengthening their fanbase and networking. Here we provide a helpful checklist artist can following to make sure they aren't wasting post-gig momentum. ___________________________ Guest Post by Jhoni Jackson on the Sonicbids Blog The work you should put...

How Department Of Justice Verdict Negatively Impacts Songwriters

Here an entertainment lawyer lends his perspective on a recent decision handed down by the Department of Justice, a decision which ignored the advice of copyright experts and served to further strip songwriters of their rights. _______________________________________ In this piece on MusicThinkTank, Wallace Collins examines the impact had by the...

Music Publishing News Roundup 7.22.16: Apple Streaming Royalty Proposal • SOCAN Buys Audiam • VKontakte Preps Streamer • More

Apple has proposed a streaming royalty rate with the Copyright Royalty Board as part of a preceding to set statutory rates for downloads and interactive streaming services. The proposed rate, intended to simplify the way on-demand streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify pay songwriters and publishers, is 9.1 cents...

Could Beatport Save SFX? Bankrupt Co. Decides Not To Sell EDM Store Because It's So Damn Successful

In a bid to raise much need cash, a bankrupt SFX first put EDM music service Beatport up for sale. Then they postponed the sale and gutted Beatport staff and services. Next it said the sale was on again, only to be withdraw it from the market last week. Yesterday...

AM BRIEFING: Pandora Plunges On Weak Report, Rumor Buyout • Beatport Bounces Back • Spotify Spying • More

FRIDAY 7.22.16 Music Business News From Around The Web Pandora: downturn or bump in the road? I'll bet on the later as it evolves beyond a one trick pony, investing in ticketing, artist services and on-demand streaming. Updated continuously under our More News tab

6 Essentials For An Indie Artist's Toolkit

While being a do-it-yourself independent musician is certainly possible in this day and age, there are certain tools that make it significantly easier. Here we look at six such tools that can help artists with their marketing/managing. __________________________ Guest Post by W. Tyler Allen on the TuneCore Blog Being a...

Record Labels Need Change Of Culture In ‘Dashboard Era’ Of The Music Industry

Music streaming data makes it possible to understand the fan behavior behind each stream. "But the way we translate this creativity into monetizable, digitally-mediated experiences requires a culture change" within the music industry," says Samuel Potts, the head of radio at Columbia Records UK. _______________________________ Guest Post by Samuel Potts,...

Singer-Songwriter Michelle Shocked Protests Her Own Show

The final in a series of what would have been three concerts by singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked, originally scheduled for July 33rd at Newberry Music Hall was canceled after Shocked conducted a musical protest at her own show. ____________________________________________________ Michelle Shocked was performing a series of three dates at the venue,...

“Escalating Dance” In Music Videos

In integral part of music videos since their inception, this article explores the role of dance, or more specifically 'escalating dance' in music videos and its impact on the viewer. ____________________________ Guest Post by Jeremy Young on Soundfly's Flypaper Tons of things can make a great music video. Epic drama,...

Getting The Marketing Band Together; Hiring Business Help

There's no guarantee that a good musician will also happen to be a savvy business person as well, which is why hiring outside help can often be a good idea. Here we look the proper way to go about hiring business help so that an artist can instead focus on...

Canadian Music PRO SOCAN Acquires Jeff Price's Audiam "to finally fix the global industry problems"

In May, Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN acquired music and metadata delivery technology provider MediaNet. Late yesterday, they added Audiam, a digtal music licensing and royalty collection service, to their music tech portfolio. Show More Summary

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