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Tim Cook On Beats Music and Why Apple Paid $3.2 Billion: "I couldn’t sleep that night...”

Guesting on the Charlie Rose show, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared why he wanted Apple to buy Beats, even with it's $3.2 billion price tag. Some of Cook's enthusiasm for the deal was about talent. Jimmy Iovinne and Dr. Dre are “off the charts...creative...Show More Summary

Splice Raises $4.5M From Star Investors, Opens Collaboration Platform To All Musicians

Splice, a cloud-based platform for music creation and collaboration has raised $4.5 million in a Series A funding led by True Ventures along with star investors including J. Beib. manager Scooter Braun, DJs Tiësto and Steve Angello, agencies AM Only and WME, Plus Eight Equity, and existing investors Union Square Ventures. Show More Summary

Music Beats All Mobile App Categories As Time In App Increases 79%

Localytics, an app analytics and marketing company, crunches a lot of numbers. They took stats from the last year and looked at "time in app" as a metric for comparing app categories. Music apps outperformed between August 2013 and August 2014 with a 79% increase in time in app. Show More Summary

Kutiman Returns With New Remix/Mashup Video To Promote Upcoming Album "Thru You Too"

Kutiman is a musician and videomaker who achieved quite a bit of fame and notoriety for a series of music videos created from the home shot videos of other musicians. His ability to create whole songs in this manner impressed a lot of people but he's been relatively quiet since releasing his video album in 2009. Show More Summary

The Orchard Adds 4 Indie Labels

The Orchard has added several significant indie labels ranging from Brazilian Pop to old-school Disco to their music distribution roster. Omnian Music Group, Moshi Moshi Records, Donna Summer and Gege Produções all join The Orchard, with each partnering for specific services and territories. Show More Summary

3 Contemporary Painters Obsessed With Music

By Alex Soare, the founder of Art Rise. There has always been a very real connection between visual art and music – both mediums move us in deep, emotional and, sometimes, unspeakable ways. And for centuries, musicians have been inspired by visual art and vice versa. Show More Summary

The 5 Most Frequently Signed Music Publishing Deals

By Hugh McIntyre from the SonicBids Blog. Music publishing is something that many small artists don’t think about, and, to be honest, some of them don’t need to. If you're truly just starting out in music, focusing on getting the word...Show More Summary

Bob Crewe

For a while in the hectic mid-1960s, the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys, respectively the champions of America's east and west coasts, were all that seemed to stand between the Beatles and the wholesale capitulation of the US pop music industry. Show More Summary

The Best Ways To Approach Record Labels

If you're an actively performing member of any type of band, odds are, you'd love to get signed. Unfortunately, so does everyone else. Differentiating yourself visually, audibly, and professionally is a must when pursuing a record deal. Show More Summary

Bop.fm Tipping Point: Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster Added

Bop.fm specializes in "service-agnostic playlists" allowing you to send a song link to a friend who can listen to it without having the same music service subscriptions that you have. Starting out as a somewhat better variation on overlapping trends, Bop.fm has steadily added key music streaming services from Spotify to Deezer. Show More Summary

Big Blues Bender Brings Luxury Indoor Fests To U.S. - A New Direction For Festivals

Want to attact an adult audience to your music festival? Promise them a nice hotel room and a guaruntee the won't get rained on. Echoing a trend that began in Europe almost ago, that's premise behind the inaugural Big Blues Bender Festival set for the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Music Tech Bubble, Indiegogo + Forever Funding, Spotify Tax, Thick(e) Lies & More

WEDNESDAY 9.17.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

The Best Ways To Approach Record Labels

So, you’re in a band and want to get signed. Welcome to a very large club! Unfortunately, most bands won’t get signed, but in this article we’re going to discuss how to give yourself the very best chance. Of course, the first place to start is in creating great music that people want to listen to and see live. Show More Summary

British music industry added £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013

According to trade report, the strength of songwriting revenue and tours have seen the sector grow by 9% Music analytics is helping the music industry see into the future Will 2014 be the year the album business fell apart? The British music industry contributed £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013, according to an annual trade report. Show More Summary

City Of Austin Advised To Reign In SXSW-Related Events and Traffic In Evaluation Report

Unofficial events occurring during SXSW, especially the "Spring Music Festival" portion, can expect closer examination when requesting permits next year if the recommendations of a report to the City of Austin are taken up. Celebrities may also be under greater scrutiny and new curfews and traffic restrictions could be in effect. Show More Summary

Music Biz Conferences: Hard Working Class Heroes and Creative Belfast Presents Output

Two Irish music industry conferences are coming up in October. Hard Working Class Heroes is both a music festival and industry conference happening in Dublin in early October. Later in the month the one day only event, Creative Belfast Presents Output, takes place in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Show More Summary

Robin Thicke isnt the only one who has blurred the lines on song credits

The singers claim that he had nothing to do with writing his biggest hit unwittingly casts light on an industry-wide issue thats all about the money Days after Pharrells Happy became the biggest download in UK history, knocking Blurred Lines into second place, Robin Thicke found himself playing second fiddle again to his former collaborator. Show More Summary

How To Promote Your Music Using Google's Hangouts On Air

By Yannick Ilunga from CD Baby's DIY Musician. When it comes to online promotion, there is a social media that is often ignored by musicians: Google Plus. While its potential has been recognized and utilized by many entrepreneurs around the world, for quite many musicians Google Plus is still unexplored territory. Show More Summary

Warped Tour's Kevin Lyman To Teach FREE Online Class plus Win A 1-on-1 Mentoring Session

Kevin Lyman is the founder and producer of the hugely successful Warped Tour; and he's sharing his knowledge later this month via a free Creative Line online class "The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers & Tours." As a special gift...Show More Summary

From Our What-Were-You-Thinking? Dept: Clear Channel Rebrands As iHeartMedia

Am I the only one who has always thouht that the name iHeartRadio sounds dated and.., well, just silly? The folks at broadcast behemoth Clear Channel apparently loved the name so much that, in an attempt to put their digital media front and center, they've just rebranded the whole company as iHeartMedia. Show More Summary

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