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This Week In Music Commentary

This week out music commentary comes from a former RIAA exec letting loose, T Bone Burnett railing against Google, and Roger Waters as he considers a protest concert on the U.S./Mexico border. Former RIAA Executive Lets Loose On Fair Use T Bone Burnett Slams Google and Other Tech Cos., Demands...

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

In this compilation of helpful tips and advice for the indy, do it yourself musicians there, we offer wisdom on ten things you can do to obtain better tour data, what you can do about declining organic reach on Facebook, how to organize your website in such a way as...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Which Sound System? • Great Graphic Design • Royalties And Contracts • More

This week on our sister site MusicThinkTank, we looked at how a good graphic designer can help to sell your music, how bands manage their contracts, and the best way to get booked at music festivals, plus more. David Milsont | Which Sound System Is Best For Your Party? Dixie...

TOP POSTS: This Week's Most Read On Hypebot

This, the most frequently perused pieces on Hypebot included a look at the incredible power of YouTube's live streaming, which artists saw the biggest Grammy's bump, how Bandcamp boosted its fan signups, and more! YouTube Unleashes Power Of Live Streaming The Grammys Boost: Who Saw The Biggest Uptick On Pandora?...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this re-visitation of a full week of music industry news, we look back on Live Nations impressive growth streak, Virginia's legalization of ticket scalping, the most popular tracks on Spotify, and much more! "YouTube Can Do Better" - Black Keys, Rush, Cee Lo, Others Call For DMCA Reform [WATCH]...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Which Sound System

David Milsont | Which Sound System Is Best For Your Party? Dixie Somers | 4 Ways A Graphic Designer Can Help Musicians Market Rachelle Wilber | How Do Bands Effectively Manage Their Royalties And Contracts? Clive Jensen | Things To Look Out For When Getting Your First Guitar Lisa Occhino | How To Get Booked At Music Festivals

Which Sound System Is Best For Your Party?

When planning an event or a party you want everything to be perfect. One vital elements is the music and the quality of sound it brings to your guests. With the wide range of sound systems you can choose from, you will need to know which one is the best fit for you. Show More Summary

"YouTube Can Do Better" - Black Keys, Rush, Cee Lo, Others Call For DMCA Reform [WATCH]

In stark contrast the intellectual and economic arguments that made up most of the filings with U.S. Copyright Office over "safe harbors" and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a new one offers a simple, silent video message from top artists. Over 60 seconds of silence, white letters on a black...

10 Things You Can Do To Get Better Tour Data

When artists set out to plan a tour, there are challenging decisions that must be made, when it comes to where fans and venues are located, what cities are worth visiting, and how a tour can best be promoted. Here we examine how to gather and harness collected fan data...

Organic Reach From Social Media Is Declining, Here’s What You Can Do About It

The evidence that organic reach is in decline could not be more clear, meaning that preexisting social media stratagems are no longer as effective as they once were. Here we look at the best way for entrepreneurial artists to combat this decline across various social media platform. ________________________ Guest Post...

Techstars Music Names 11 To Inaugural Startup Class

While startup incubators and accelerators have proven to be successful tech company launchpads, their involvement music has been limited. Only Nashville's Project Music and the UK's Abbey Road have been sustained efforts. This week, the most high music incubator to date, TechStars Music, announced its inaugural class. _________________________________ Techstars...

4 Things Which Will Score You A Record Deal Long Before Social Media

Gone are the days of A&R executives scouring artist's social media to determine an artists popularity. Now, these executives have in many ways fallen back on older methods of gauging whether an artist will be a label success. Here, we look at four factors they are likely to be considering....

What Do Don Henley, Deadmau5, The Beatles Have in Common w/ Hotel California? Facebook Is Selling Their Names As Keywords

Internet advertising companies selling keywords under suspicious circumstances is nothing new, and is a practice which landed Google in some serious hot water in the early '00s. The latest perpetrator seems to be Facebook, who has been selling actual artist names as keywords. _________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle on...

LIve Nation Reports Revenue Growth For 6th Straight Year

When Live Nation (then SFX) began the rollup of disparate and often warring independent promoters to form a concert promotion behemoth, many in the industry thought it was doomed to failure. But under the management of CEO Michael Rapino, Live Nation has proven the doubters (including myself) wrong while expanding...

Fast Company Names 10 Most Innovative Music Companies 2017

Fast Company has named its Most Innovative Companies of 2017 and 10 made Music 's Most Innovative list. They include only one music streamer, one record label, one that has very little to do with music and a heavy emphasis on companies that empower musicians. _________________________ 10 Most Innovative Music...

4 Ways A Great Graphic Designer Can Help Musicians Market Their Music 

While having quality music is import, the impact the visuals have on your brand as an artists, and on connecting with fans and selling your music in general, cannot be understated. Here we look at four ways in which a good graphic designer can benefit you as an artist and...

Virginia Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Ticket Scalping

In most parts of the country, state officials are working to limit ticket re-sales and scalping. Not so in Virginia, where a new bill has passed that guarantees the ability to resell concert and other event tickets. _________________________________________ A new bill passed in the Virginia state legislature guarantees the right...

AM BRIEF: Live nation Reports Growth • Pitchfork Magazine Shutters • UTA Protest Today • More

FRIDAY 2.24.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Dear skeptics (and I'll admit to being one of them), Live Nation just reported its 6th consecutive year of revenue growth. Updated continuously under our More News tab

4 Ways A Great Graphic Designer Can Help Musicians Market Their Music

A well-designed image can serve as a strong marketing tool. As a musician, your desire is to share your music with a certain audience. In addition to creating quality music, using a great graphic designer will help your music get to more people in a quicker amount of time. Show More Summary

How To Structure Your Website To Convert Fans To Customers

For artists and musicians, a website should act as a home base, providing interested fans with the most direct way of accessing you possible. Here we look at the best way to organize your site in such a way that interested fans are funneled into become paying customers. ____________________________ Guest...

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