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YouTube Content ID And Audiam vs AdRev [Brian Hazard]

Rather than demanding a takedown when you catch someone using your music without permission on their YouTube video, there are instead services which allow you to cash in on the ad revenue, although said cash may be minimal... ________________________________ Guest Post by Brian Hazard on Passive Promotion Someone is using...

Marketing With Cinemagraphs And Animated GIFs

For artists, keeping up with digital marketing trends is important when it comes to getting the attention of fans both old and new. Here we look at how GIFs and Cinegraphs can be made and integrated into email and other forms of social media. ____________________________ Guest Post from the FanBridge...

Merlin Reduces Administration Fee For Indie Labels By 20%

Merlin, the global digital rights agency for independent labels has announced that it is reducing the administration fee for deals with members by 20% from 2.5% of revenues to 2%. This marks the 5th time in 4 years that Merlin has reduced admin fees. They are now almost a quarter...

Legal Issues With Songwriter Collaborations

Co-writing songs with friends and fellow artists can be a fun and productive experience, but also brings with it a host of legal complications. Here we examine how both the revenue and copyright of a collaboratively written song can be fairly divided in such a way that your songwriting partner...

Court Upholds Dismissal Of Major Live Nation Anti-Trust Case

As the biggest bull in the barn, Live Nation and its Ticketmaster subsidiary are easy targets, and too often they've painted the bulls eye on their own forehead. But Live Nation's behavior does not violate anti-trust regulations, according to a Circuit Court of Appeals. Live Nation scored a legal victory...

AM BRIEFING: SFX Creditor List • Rihanna Redefines Platinum • Tidal Donates $1.5M • WhoSampled • More

Monday 2.8.2016 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web The fallout from the SFX bankruptcy will eventually touch almost every corner of the music industry. Updated continuously under our More News tab here.

Legal Issues With Songwriter Collaborations

Under the US copyright law, an author or creator owns a copyright in his or her work the moment it is “fixed in a tangible medium” (i.e., the moment the expression of an idea is written down or recorded in some manner). When it comes...Show More Summary

Molly Meldrum miniseries review – a surprisingly affecting tribute to man behind the hat

Almost 1.8 million watched part one of the Samuel Johnson-starring miniseries and they were rewarded with a funny and warm appraisal of the era If you think four hours is an extraordinary chunk of airtime to devote to Ian “Molly” Meldrum, you probably didn’t grow up in the 1970s and 1980s. Show More Summary

This Week In Music Commentary

This week, we hear why the so-called death of Bitcoin is bad for artists, how robots may or may not be able to replace flesh and blood musicians, and why it is that indie musicians may have more opportunities than ever moving forward. Why Those Celebrating Bitcoin's "Death" Are Missing...

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

Some of Hypebot's more popular reads this week included articles on Apple's shutdown of its free iTunes radio, who's getting wrecked by the SFXE bankruptcy, Amazon's prep for a jumping into the streaming world, plus more. Apple's Free ITunes Radio Has Shut Down 10 People Getting Royally Screwed By The...

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

Hypebot is rife with advice for the motivated independent artist this week, with advice on how you can transform your merch table into a hub of commerce overnight, the best places to give away your music, a behind the scenes look at how a DIY music video is made, and...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Successful Songwriting • 5 Things You Should Ask • Spotify Remains King • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we heard advice on becoming a successful songwriter, looked at the dark world of bot ticket scalping, Spotify's claim to the streaming throne, and more. Larry Butler |Six Steps To Successful Songwriting Tom Hess | 5 Things You Should Ask If You Want A Successful Music...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

It's been a busy week in the music industry, as we take a moment to revisit Sillerman's departure from SFX, Guns 'N Roses awkwardly band-free VIP experience, the RIAA's inclusion (finally) of streaming into album certifications, and more. Sillerman Forced Out As SFX CEO, Will Resign Within 60 Days...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Six Steps To Successful Songwriting

Larry Butler | Six Steps To Successful Songwriting Tom Hess | 5 Things You Should Ask If You Want A Successful Music Career Anne Kings | Spotify Remains King, But Until When? Jason K Ventura | Get Your Tickets? Ariel Hyatt | 5 Questions For John Kellogg, Esq.

Pirate Bay Just Became The World's Biggest Streaming Site, KickassTorrents And Others To Follow

The granddaddy of torrent trackers, Pirate Bay, has already had nine lives. But it just grew a second head with thanks to a new browser plug in that effectively turns it into the worlds largest streaming site. For now, the browser is aimed at video streaming, but music is inevitably...

Watch David Bowie, Li'l Wayne, Janelle Monáe's Superbowl TV Ads

Superbowl 50 mania is in full swing and, as with all marketing extravaganzas, music plays central roll. Twitter has a list of 15 music related influencers that you MUST FOLLOW prior to kickoff and the music of the music of David Bowie, Li'l Wayne and Janelle Monáe, are all anchoring...

Why Those Celebrating Bitcoin's "Death" Are Missing The Point

Although many are gleefully claiming that the cryptocurrency Bitcoin can now be officially declared as dead, it's initial failure could simply be a minor setback in the technology's slow but steady march towards ubiquity. ___________________________________ Guest Post by George Howard on Forbes Mike Hearn, one of the original members of...

The Best Way To Live Stream To Multiple Platforms: Joicaster

As live streaming continues to become an increasingly important part of an artist's digital presence, services like Joicaster are making it easier for said artists to place their video on multiple streaming platforms simultaneously. ___________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Live Streaming is becoming an important part...

SFX Gets Much Needed $80 Million Cash Infusion

The bankruptcy judge overseeing the Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring of SFX Entertainment has agreed to let the company draw on $80 million of the $115 million loan which bond holders have extended to the struggling company. _______________________________________________ Maybe those Beatport checks will keep flowing to artists and labels for a...

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