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Rapper Troy Ave Charged In T.I. Concert Green Room Shooting

New York City police on Thursday arrested Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, in connection with a green room shooting during a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza that left one dead and three injured. Police charged Collins with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon....

MON. BRIEFING: Pandora Stock Up 32% On Sale Rumors • Musical.ly Launches Live.ly • Jawbone Exiting Speakers • More

Monday 5.30.16 Music Business News From Around The Web It's Memorial day in the US, but the music industry and music tech are still making news globally. Updated continuously under our More News Related articles New On Our Jobs Board: Marketing Manager @ Stones Throw Records Does The Reddit Revolt...

This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, we heard a response to David Pakman's lament for music industry startups, a rant from Steve Miller on why he has issues with the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, and some complaints from Iggy Pop regarding the music industry generally and EDM specifically. YouTube...

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

When it comes to being popular, these articles know what's up, including Iggy Pop's blasting of the music industry, four instances when "saving money" is actually a greater expense in the long run, how you can use Shazam to market your music, and more. Most Music Tech Startups Don't Know...

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

Ideas? Advice? We've got you covered, with tips on increasing your chances of getting music press, being a happier musician, making the most out of Facebook Live and much, much more. 5 Tips For Increasing Your Chances Of Getting Music Press 7 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Mistakes The Beatles Made • Increase Your Chances Of Getting Press • New Artist Model Approach • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we learned from mistakes The Beates made, looked at how you can increase your chances of getting press, a better way to structure your website, and more. Allison Johnelle Boron | Mistakes The Beatles Made That Your Band Can Learn From Kevin Brown | Music Industry...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this weekend's look back on the music industry news, we revisit AmpMe's funding triumphs, what are predicted to be this summer's biggest hits, and the massive success of Spotify's Discover Weekly playlists. AmpMe Raises $8 Million, Adds YouTube Integration Universal Music Acquires Fame House From SFX For $1 Million...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Mistakes The Beatles Made

Allison Johnelle Boron | Mistakes The Beatles Made That Your Band Can Learn From Kevin Brown | The Music Industry Isn’t Selling Music Like Hollywood Sells Movies? Jhoni Jackson | 5 Tips To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Press Dave Kusek | The New Artist Model Approach To Musician Websites Vanessa Ferrer | 5 Common Mistakes Artists Make With Their Merch Business

Mistakes The Beatles Made That Your Band Can Learn From

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog The Beatles got a lot right. After all, you don’t become the most famous and beloved band in music history if you’re constantly effing up right and left. But they were also pioneers,...Show More Summary

Pirate Radio Stations Are Making A Comeback

Although many may have assumed that pirate radio's best days were behind it, a recent report from the Associated Press shows that these renegade terrestrial broadcasters are on the rise once again. ______________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Once upon a time pirate radio stations were big...

Liv Buli's Weekend Reading List: Snapchat Makes It Rain, Spotify Turns 10, And The Album Drop As You Know It Is Gone

Liv Buli has the unique title of Data Journalist at Pandora owned analytics provider Next Big Sound. With one eye on the data and the other on the cultural zeitgeist, she often uncovers what matters most before the rest of us. So, we're proud and happy that she's agreed to...

Get Your Music Into YouTube Content ID: A How To Guide

Although YouTube's Content ID system certainly has its fair share of detractors, it's important to keep in mind that the system can be useful to artists, and gives them a degree of agency and control over their work. Here we examine the process of getting your music into the Content...

HANDS ON: Indie Label Light In The Attic Records Keeps Organized Using Evernote

Here Patrick McCarthy, Reissue Producer and Project Manager for Light in the Attic Records, an independent company which works to bring deluxe vinyl music to the listening public, discusses how his use of Evernote has allowed him to make the company a success. _____________________________ Guest Post by Pamela Rosen on...

Millions Of Fans Are Discovering Music On Spotify [New Stats]

With 75 million users, Spotify has the potential to be a powerful music discovery and marketing tool. New stats from the streamer show that it's already helping to boost some artists. We can only hope that Spotify remains an independent discovery channel and is not co-opted by the major labels....

AmpMe Raises $8 Million, Adds YouTube Integration

Venture funding is still flowing into music tech, but not if the concept involves licensing music. AmpMe pulls the tunes that power its app from the users library, Soundcloud and now the free-daddy of them all, YouTube. _____________________________________ Canadian startup AmpMe has raised $8 million in a new funding round...

5 Tips For Increasing Your Chances Of Getting Music Press

Music writers typically find themselves drowned in a deluge of promo emails from artists and publicists, to the point where many of them are never even read. Here we look at how you can craft an email which a music writer will actually pay attention to and consider. _______________________________ In...

FRI. BRIEFING: Bieber, Skrillex Sued Over "Sorry" • UK Pop Crash • AmpMe Raises $8M • Twitter Adds Spotify Cards • More

Friday 5.27.16 Music Business News From Around The Web AmpMe Raises $8M: Money is still flowing into music tech, IF they don't need to license music. Updated continuously under our More News

Universal Music Acquires Fame House From SFX For $1 Million

Fame House has always been on the list of non-core assets that a bankrupt SFX thought it could sell. In the end, only one real bidder stepped up to offer; and it leaves the independence of the respected music marketing firm in question. ____________________________________________ A federal bankruptcy judge has approved...

Songs Of Summer 2016 As Predicted By Pandora, Next Big Sound

Just in time for the Memorial Day unofficial summer kickoff, Pandora is sharing its Songs of Summer 2016 predictions. They're based on Pandora and Next Big Sound data: trajectory of station adds, spins and thumbs plus insights from industry experts. Pandora’s Songs of Summer 2016 Panda- Desiigner One Dance- Drake...

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