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This Friday Join Our Free Holiday Networking Party And Introduce Yourself To The Hypebot Community

We haven't done it in awhile, but its a tradition for Hypebot to host online networking parties. Much of the business shuts down over a holiday, but many readers use the down time to work on exciting projects. Be sure to stop back on Friday, introduce yourself and share what...

Facebook Starts Paying Video Creators, Is In Talks With Record Labels

Facebook has always left the music business to others, but that may be about to change. With video viewing on Facebook exploding, the online giant announced that it would start paying creators and began secret talks with the record labels. Official word came yesterday that Facebook is adding ads to...

Spreading You Music Tech Startup - 2 Free Seminars

We're excited to see a cluster of music tech startups growing in Chicago. To encourage these pioneers, we're co-sponsoring "Spreading You Music Tech Startup" on July 9th at Fort Knox Studios. Other co-sponsors of this free event are CD Baby, music and tech pr firm Rock Paper Scissors and d.i.y....

What To Send To Your Fan Email List [Dave Kusek]

An email list isn’t worth much if you never use it. In fact, an email list isn’t worth much if you only use it every now and then. It is perhaps the best platform for both developing a relationship with your fans and driving sales, but many artists aren’t using...

Agency Group Buys EDM Boutique Autonomous

Autonomous Music is not autonomous any more. The Agency Group announced that they have acquired Chris Richard's boutique electronic music-focused booking agency and management firm Autonomous Music. Chris Richards will join TAG's Los Angeles office and brings with him a roster of artists that includes festival favorites like Emancipator, Ott,...

Prince Pulls Music Off All Streaming Services Except TIDAL, Soundcloud

Prince does things at his own pace and for his own reasons. He's always has a love/hate relationship with streaming music, but his timing leaves more questions than answers... Without issuing an official statement, Prince ordered that his music be pulled of Spotify and other streaming music services yesterday. “Prince’s...

Google Play Versus Apple Music: Who Will Win?

Eager to beat Apple Music's June 30th launch to the punch, Google recently announced its newly-launched free music streaming service. Beginning this Tuesday, the search engine giant is introducing a free version of Google Play Music that allows users to listen to custom-made radio stations based on time of day,...

10 Great Reasons To Play the Piano

As children, some of us were forced to take piano lessons. Was there any point to it all? Check out today's article to find out 10 great reasons why that may be the case. The piano is an amazing instruments. It is often the springboard of learning other instruments and...

AM NEWS BRIEF: Facebook In Label Talks • Prince Exits Streaming • Even More Apple Music, Beats 1 News • More

Thursday 7.2.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

Music Industry Review: Where's the Progress?

Are you tired of being told about the music industry’s eminent demise? If yes, then you’re in luck because there’s hope. Nielsen Soundscan’s 2014 summary, while painting a bleak picture for album sales and overall downloads, had plenty of sunny figures as well. Show More Summary

36 Years Ago The First Sony Walkman Went On Sale, 11 Years Ago Today We Launched Hypebot

36 years ago today on July 1 1979, the original Sony Walkman went on sale. (image via Timehop) 11 years ago today in 2004, we launched Hypebot.com. Our very first post was about Sonicbids new digital press kits. "The best under $50 any band could spend...except maybe guitar strings." via...

The Lesser Of Two Streaming Evils: Why .002 Is Greater Than .001 And Why 90 Days Is Better Than Forever…

There’s been a lot of talk and understandable dissent surrounding Apple’s free tier payment of the reported.002 per play during each consumers 90 day free trial period. We now live in a world of lessor evils, says David Lowery. ________________________________________________ Guest Post by David Lowery from The Trichordist. Here...

Indie DIY Advice: Write ‘Thank You’ Notes

While adding extra items to merchandise orders can be expensive for an artist or record label, 'Thank You' notes can be a friendly and cost effective way to connect with fans while helping to increase social media exposure. _______________________________________________________________ Guest Post by James Shotwell on Haulixdaily.com I’ve been running my...

Unintended Consequences, Milestones Will Follow Apple Music Launch [Mark Mulligan]

Nothing happens in a vacuum, and that's particularly true when Apple is the one throwing a big rock into already choppy waters. Apple Music launched yesterday and with Apple's user base and marketing prowess, the consequences - intended and otherwise - could be considerable. By Mark Mulligan on his Music...

VOTE: What do you think Of Apple Music, Beats 1?

Apple launched its streaming music service Apple Music and global online station Beats 1 yesterday. What do you think of it so far? Is it a winner or a dud? Inviting or confusing? Revolutionary or nothing new? Vote in our 2 question poll and share your comments below. What do...

The Value Of A Spin, Per Listener, To Songwriters On US Radio Was $0.0000955

Now that ASCAP and BMI have released their revenues for 2014, and we have some data on SESAC (thanks to Moody’s), we can estimate the value of a spin, per listener, to songwriters from performances on US Radio, in 2014; and it's not much... _________________________________________________ Guest Post by David Touve...

Essence Festival Expands Digital Footprint

Live has been music's slowest sector to jump on the digital bandwagon. That's finally changing with more promoters and festivals increasing their online presence before, during and after the event, often in partnership with innovative music tech startups. ESSENCE announced its slate of 'Live from the ESSENCE Festival' digital programming...

The Musician Online: Branding Yourself

Looking for a way to quickly brand yourself while not breaking your budget? Check out today's article to see how you can utilize an online portfolio to promote yourself. When you are new to the music scene, all you want to do is focus on the music. But then reality...

U.S. Music Streaming Market Worth $2.7 Billion By 2019

Yesterday's launch of Apple Music will surely accelerate mainstream adoption of streaming music. But how quickly will it happen and what does it mean in terms of revenue for artists and the music industry? ______________________ MarketResearch.com has just released a report which forecasts the U.S. music streaming market to grow...

AM NEWS BRIEF: Apple Music, Beats 1 Launch Day News + Reaction • #SXSW 2016 • Soundhoud • More

Wednesday 7.1.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

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