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YouTube's Tip Jar Fan Funding Feature Goes Live In 4 Countries

YouTube is now offering creators compensation beyond a split of ad revenue. Google, which announced back in June that it was testing a YouTube tip jar, has now launched the crowd funding feature in four countries. Users in the US, Australia, Japan and Mexico can access the tip jar now, and more countries will be added in the coming months. Show More Summary

Musicians: Give Up Your Fear and Create Music That Speaks To This Generation

By Prince Charles Alexander from the Sonicbids Blog. In 1979, I hated “Rapper’s Delight.” You could have shut down hip-hop right there for me and called that a novelty record. How dare they steal Nile Rodgers’ hard-earned intellectual property! Besides, I had just put out my first single and that record was taking up my airtime at local radio. Show More Summary

Last Day To Join Our Online Music Industry Meetup! Introduce Yourself To The Hypebot Community

Today Is The Last Day To Participate! Please join us for Hypebot's free online networking party. We've been doing these online meetups for years and are always impressed by the quality and level of activity. Instead of how many million dollars Dr. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Record Store Comeback, Electric Zoo Canceled, 8tracks + $1.28M, Sidestage, YouTube & More

TUESDAY 9.2.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Musicians as Entrepreneurs

The music industry isn’t the same as it was in the past. A lot of people have spent a lot of time complaining about this following the rise of the internet, but like everything else, it’s just change. Change isn’t positive or negative, rather it’s what you do with that change that matters. Show More Summary

Last Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Build Your Music Career While Keeping Your Day Job OK Go, Weird Al, and the YouTube Shortcut to the Top of the Charts Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity World's Best Paid DJs Free Twitter Analytics Most Buzzed About Fests Declaration Of A New Alternative: No Pop Related articles Streaming Now 21% Of All U.S. Show More Summary

Kate Bush has eight entries in this week's UK Official Albums Chart

A return to live performance after 35 years propelled sales, putting her success behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles Kate Bush has become the first woman to have eight albums in the Official Albums Chart at the same time. ThisShow More Summary

The Week In Music Commentary

Declaration Of A New Alternative: No Pop Is This Right? Headliners Cancel Fest Show Over Stage Size

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

Building Your Music Career While Keeping Your Day Job Twitter Opens Analytics Dashboard To Your Band Indie Vinyl Subscription Clubs Are A Booming Niche 3 Tips From Jack Conte: "There’s no such thing as just being a musician anymore"Show More Summary

REWIND: The New Music Industry's Week In Review

OK Go, Weird Al, and the YouTube Shortcut to the Top of the Charts The World's Highest Paid DJs 2014 25 Most Buzzed About Music Festivals and What The Fans Discussed Revealed By Eventbrite McDonald's Big Digital Push Includes Music As...Show More Summary

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

Janelle Rogers | How to Release Your Album Successfully (Even If You Don’t Have a Record Label) Martyn Croston | 5 Ways To Promote Your Music Teaching Business Jamal Asskoumi | Could Video Games Teach Us to be Musicians?

Marketing Music With Instagram's New Hyperlapse Video App

So many musicians and music marketers are using Instagram these days that you may already be using Hyperlapse, Instagram's new video app. Hyperlapse allows you to create time lapse videos with the support of image stabilization while you're on the move and then speed up the resulting footage. Show More Summary

3 Tips From Jack Conte: "There’s no such thing as just being a musician anymore"

Jack Conte now has a strong track record of success as half of Pomplamoose, as a musician/videomaker and as founder of Patreon. Conte recently spoke with TechCrunch for a back to school series but, except for the passing use of "student musicians," the interview is not about student musicians at all. Show More Summary

As SXSW Panel Picker Deadline Approaches, Which Are You Voting For?

The deadline to help choose the panels you want to see at SXSW is just a few days away. Tell us which panels you're voting for or plug you're own in the comments below. Be sure to vote here. Deadline in September 5th.

Join Our Online Music Industry Meetup NOW! Introduce Yourself To The Hypebot Community

Now through Labor Day Please join us for Hypebot's free online networking party. We've been doing these online meetups for years and are always impressed by the quality and level of activity. Instead of how many million dollars Dr. Dre just pocketed, we want to hear what you are working on and perhaps hook you up with others in the music industry. Show More Summary

Could Video Games Teach Us to be Musicians?

With all the musical titles available on all games consoles, it is likely that you’ve given music a go through the medium of video games, be it from uncoordinatedly failing on Guitar Hero to a very out of tune rendition of your favourite song on Singstar. Show More Summary

Music Tech Funding: 8tracks, Exploration And A Fundraising Tip From Bop.fm's CEO

This was a busy week for funding news. In addition to SeatGeek, KKbox, Rockbot and JoyTunes, 8tracks was revealed to be closing a $1.28 million round and Exploration announced $5 million in funding. Plus, a bonus for the week came in the form of a fundraising tip from Bop.fm CEO Shehzad Daredia. Show More Summary

Is This Right? Headliners Cancel Fest Show Over Stage Size

Is it me, or is this not a great reason to cancel a show? Some of my most memorable concert moments were when an artist overcame technical adversity - feedback, bad weather, even no power - and continued the show. Apparently these bands see things differently. Show More Summary

Could Video Games Teach Us to be Musicians?

The rise of digital music has cultivated an "instant rockstar" mentality amongst aspiring musicians. Everything can be digitally edited, overlayed, autotuned, re-mastered, etc. so the emphasis on strong musicianship has the potential to get a little lost in the pursuit of quick results. Show More Summary

Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup 8.29.14: AdRev, Macklemore, VMAs & More

Former President of CD Baby, Brian Felsen, Is Named New President of AdRev, a service that helps artists and labels monetize views on YouTube. AdRev's primary strategy is to place premium advertisements on videos to generate more money than the standard advertising formats. Show More Summary

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