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Eventbrite Launches Artist Studio Featuring DIY Music Biz Resources

Eventbrite has a long history of blogging and creating other resources for the event organizers that use their ticketing services. Today they debut a new resource for DIY and indie musicians, Eventbrite Artist Studio. It's currentlyShow More Summary

Ello? Ello! Does This Suddenly Popular Social Network Have Music Marketing Potential?

Ello. If you haven't heard of it yet you would have without my help. The media needs a new social networking topic and Ello is perfect. It's ad-free, anti-Facebook and cool with drag queens. Does that mean it's time for musicians toShow More Summary

Kim Dotcom parts ways with Baboom: 'The music industry hates me'

Digital music company confirms it has severed all ties with its own founder, as it plans full launch in early 2015 Digital music service Baboom has severed all ties with its founder Kim Dotcom, in an attempt to cultivate more positive relationships with the music industry. Show More Summary

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Music Publicist

by Janelle Rogers, Green Light Go Publicity “We hired a music pr company to promote our last album and were really disappointed in the results.” This is something we hear a lot when new clients come to us. I get it. Nobody wants to spend a ton of cash on something and then see very little come out of it. Show More Summary

Getting On The Charts And Other Reasons BitTorrent's New Bundles Are A Win For Musicians

So Thom Yorke, famed early adopter, dropped an alpha-stage BitTorrent Bundle with some free stuff and some stuff you pay for. The new part was that instead of trading an email address for the stuff that wasn't free you now pay real money for it. Show More Summary

The Hunt For Vinyl Record Presses

While we all know that record pressing plants are facing a shortage of presses, we also know that some plants are finding new presses somewhere, somehow. Mark Guarino at The Washington Post does an excellent job of finding out more about the pressures plants face seeking presses, parts and keeping equipment running. Show More Summary

Why The Music Industry Needs To Take A Positive View Of Streaming Music

By Mark Mulligan from Music Industry Blog. Disruptive technology and the change it brings can be overwhelming, particularly when it threatens to change forever all that we have known. Streaming clearly fits this bill. But the impact of change is as much in the eye of the beholder as the disruption itself. Show More Summary

Austin, TX Launches Unprecedented Study Of It's $1.6 Billion Music Economy

The Music & Entertainment Division of Austin's Economic Development Department has announced the launch of a major market research study of the city's music industry. The purpose of the project is to capture an in-depth look at Austin’s music industry workers and its economic issues and opportunities. Show More Summary

PledgeMusic Artists Are Finding Success On Billboard Charts

This week's Billboard charts include new releases from more than a dozen PledgeMusic alumni. Until recently, crowdfunding and direct to fan campaigns were an alternative used mostly by newer unsigned artists. That's all changing, with...Show More Summary

3 Tips From Cassette Label Bigwigs For Mixing Business And Art

Saturday was the 2nd Cassette Store Day making it an annual event since it seems quite likely to continue. Chart Attack took the opportunity to gather some tips from cassette label bigwigs about starting and running a tape label. But...Show More Summary

Grooveshark Responds To Lawsuit Loss Defiantly, Vows To Continue

Streaming music service Grooveshark, which has been in court with labels and other rights holders since launching, is trying to dismiss this week's legal defeat old news. "This latest news dealt specifically with an early version of Grooveshark which we dispensed of in 2008 in favor of our current music streaming service," claims Grooveshark. Show More Summary

Social Media Pre-Planning For Busy Musicians

By Hugh McIntyre from the Sonicbids Blog. When social media first appeared and spread around the world several years ago, it was billed as a fun way to keep in touch with family and friends. In the decade or so since, however, it’s taken on a life of its own. Show More Summary

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Music Publicist

Hiring a publicist can be a daunting task - especially in the music business. There are infinite agencies and independent professionals who will quickly over promise and under deliver simply because they're unfamiliar with the industry. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Harvard Studies Beyonce, YouTube Music Launch Leaks, Beats Sues Co-founder, Wu-Tang & More

WEDNESDAY 10.1.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Top Vinyl Seller? Amazon's No. 1, Urban Outfitters' No. 2, Barnes & Noble Getting Back In

If the vinyl boom wasn't maxing out record presses before, look for that super special indie release from that barely known artist to face some pushbacks. Urban Outfitters' claim to be the no. 1 vinyl retailer was shown by Billboard to be false. Show More Summary

Gumroad Launches Mobile App Giving Fans That Buy Your Music Easier Access

Gumroad is a popular ecommerce option that allows you to sell digital goods just about anywhere. But up till now fans didn't have an easy way to take their collection in the Gumroad Library mobile. Now Gumroad's brought the process full...Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran talks Spotify royalties: 'I'm in the music industry to play live...'

Streaming music service may have once sent him a £4 cheque, but British star sees it fuelling his tours Artists including Thom Yorke, David Byrne and The Black Keys have criticised streaming music services like Spotify over the size of the royalties that musicians are paid for streams of their songs. Show More Summary

Prince To Get Live Nation Yahoo Digital Treatment

Live Nation has announced that Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL will perform live on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo for 'PlectrumElectrum and ArtOfficilAge,' as part of an exclusive album release party. In addition to the live stream,...Show More Summary

Thom Yorke Nears Half A Million Downloads For New BitTorrent Album

Thom Yorke's release of his latest solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, directly through the BitTorrent file sharing service appears to have been a successful gambit. As of noon on Monday, there had been more than 430,000 downloads.Show More Summary

eMusic Drops Major Labels, Returns To Indie Roots

eMusic is removing all product from major labels and independents distributed by major labels from its site. The service, one of the first digital music sites to launch way back in 1998, calls it a strategic move to return to is roots with the goal of becoming the premier indie music destination on the web. Show More Summary

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