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CMJ Issues NYC Ebola Scare Statement, After Patient Attends Showcase

Apprehenshion spread among those attending this week's CMJ Music Marathon, after it was learned that a New York City based doctor who was confirmed to be infected with Ebola had visited Brooklyn nightclub and bowling alley The Gutter the night prior to being admitted to the hospital. Show More Summary

Spot.IM Gives Social Media Marketing a Facelift

The brainchild of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM is demanding the attention of the social media marketing community. Allowing any website to become a social network with two lines of code, the company puts website owners back in the drivers seat by giving them more control over the management and monetization of their site traffic. Show More Summary

PledgeMusic President Shares 9 Proven Direct-to-Fan Strategies

By Jayce Varden from the Sonicbids Blog. One of the most rewarding opportunities for loyal fans in the 21st century is the ability to watch the artists they love create and release music in real time. Invaluable for the artists themselves...Show More Summary

You'll Never Guess Which Country Hosts The Most Pirate Sites

The UK IP Crime Group has released it's annual IP Crime Report. While it showed significant progress was made in the war against online piracy, it also revealed the United States as the host of the most pirate sites across the internet. Show More Summary

Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform

Global music streaming service Deezer is acquiring Stitcher, a talk radio and podcast platform. The combined assets will help Deezer differentiate itself in the increasingly crowded streaming sector by offering consumers one-stop access to 35 million music tracks alongside 35,000 radio shows and podcasts. Show More Summary

Listen To Spotify On An Old Cassette Player [VIDEO]

This retro Spotify media server is based on a Raspberry Pi, the super cheap cerdit card sized single board computer, and as creator Matt Brailsford explains, the cassette tapes contain near-field communication (NFC) tags so that changing the cassette or turning it over switches the playlist.

8 Steps to Creating an Effective Sales Promotion Strategy for Your Music

Sales promotions are short-term incentives intended to stimulate a quick buying response in your target customer. Coupons, one-time exclusive offers, customer loyalty programs, two-for-the-price-of-one discounts, and limited-time prizes with purchase are all examples of sales promotions in the consumer world. Show More Summary

How To Become a Digital Music Marketing Superhero

With album sales on steady decline, being able to convert marketing into monetization is more important than ever. Of course you're pushing promos to social media, ads to targeted websites, and special offers to already engaged fans,...Show More Summary

2015 Grammy Nominees To Be Announced Dec 5th With A Twist

The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards will be announced by The Recording Academy at a special ceremony on the morning of Dec. 5th. But one of the most important categories, the coveted album of the year, will be missing. “We’re freshening...Show More Summary

Live Nation And Yahoo Introduce Backstage With Citi Interview Series wit Katie Couric

Citi Private Pass, Live Nation Entertainment and Yahoo today announced Backstage with Citi, a new exclusive behind the scenes interview web series on Yahoo Music. Citi is now an official sponsor of Yahoo Live, a music experience on Yahoo, including the Live Nation Channel which offers fans a live concert everyday for a year. Show More Summary

FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Pandora Growth Slows, Tumblr Upgrades Video, Battle @ The Greek, Ticketleap & More

FRIDAY 10.24.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

SFX Owned Beatport Aquirehires Listn, Will Shut It Down

To date, know one has built and sustained a popular music based social network. But that is exactly what SFX owned EDM hub Beatport hopes to to with has acquired music based social network Listn. The startup's team will shutter Listn over the next two weeks and then join Beatport. Show More Summary

Project Music Is Ready To Fund $20,000 Seed Round For 6 - 8 Startups

Eight music and entertainment companies have committed to providing seed investment funds to select startups through a 14 week music tech accelerator at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The six to eight companies chosen to participate...Show More Summary

Meghan Trainor Claims #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts for 7th Consecutive Week

No one expected IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) winner Meghan Trainor to dethrone Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea, but that is exactly what she's done for seven weeks in a row with her hit song 'All About That Bass'. Show More Summary

Rhapsody Names New CEO

Rhapsody has always been music streaming's quiet competitor. They were among the first to the party, but have since have avoided splashy moves - no big ad campaigns or free music listening. Instead, they forged telecom partnerships both in the US and overseas, and continued to improve their offering. Show More Summary

Top 5 Networking 'Strategies' That Will Make People Hate You: CMJ Edition

By Kim Kelly on Sonicbids Blog New York City's annual CMJ Music Marathon festival is right around the corner, and I thought this year's music industry conference-slash-festival-slash-shitshow would serve as a handy setting for a round of sage(ish) advice. Show More Summary

Apple Launched The Digital Music Revolution 13 Years Ago Today

Apple introduced the first iPod 13 years ago today on October 23, 2001. It was 8 1/2 months after the Mac only version of iTunes had been released. While there were other digital music services and players already on the market, the seamless coupling of iTunes and the iPod marked the official beginning or the digital music revolution. Show More Summary

Is Bandcamp's "Subscribe" Feature the Answer to Sustainable Digital Music Consumption, or Has Streaming Won The Race?

By Tyler Hayes, Freelance Writer & Blogger Bandcamp is a website on a mission to provide musicians with the tools necessary to sell their recorded music--both digitally and physically. It's an easy way for artists to give their fans a solid commerce experience and make more money than selling through iTunes or Amazon. Show More Summary

Jawbone Debuts Drop - A Twitter Based Playlist App, Shutters Playgrund.fm

[UPDATED] Audio hardware maker Jawbone has debuted Drop. The app plays instant mix based on your favorite songs from Spotify or Rdio, and take song requests from your friends through Twitter. Users reply back with a song they want to play. Show More Summary

7 Quick Reminders To Improve Your CMJ Experience

CMJ is happening right now and you are all probably overwhelmed. It's ok. If you are not there or if you are, you can use these things in every day life, but def for CMJ. 1. Be memorable - Everyone has something to pass out and a place to represent. Show More Summary

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