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Snapchat's "Discover" Launch with Key Music, Media Partners Creates Portal To Millions Of Millennials

Snapchat has launched a new media platform "Discover" featuring bite-size servings of the latest news and newest content from strategic media partners such as Vice, Spotify, The Daily Mail, Comedy Central, Warner Music Group, Cosmopolitan, People, Yahoo!, and National Geographic served all-you-can-eat buffet style within the app. Show More Summary

Sony axes PlayStation Music Unlimited service in favour of Spotify

Streaming service will be exclusive partner for new PlayStation Music brand across consoles, smartphones and tablets Sony is closing its Music Unlimited streaming music service, in favour of an partnership with Spotify that will span its consoles, smartphones and tablets. Show More Summary

The Full Transcript Of Zoe Keating's Conversation With YouTube Rep

No music industry story has gotten more play in the last week than Zoe Keating's struggle with YouTube. After the independent musician shared her conversation with YouTube over a new agreement that would keep her from monetizing herShow More Summary

Social Media and Festivals: Boosting Cross-Platform Attribution and Targeted Messaging

Guest Post by Jason Hobbs CEO and founder of For the ever-changing music industry, the desire to understand where ticket sales are coming from has grown exponentially over the past couple of years, and for legitimate reasons. Show More Summary

New .BAND Domains Offer Online Visibility For MusicIans

Rightside, a provider of domain name services has added.BAND domains to the global music industry as the fourth new Top Level Domain (TLD)..BAND is geared to both emerging and mainstream artists, industry influencers and online music services. Show More Summary

How to Build Buzz for Your Next Release (German Rap Edition)

Rap music has grown to be one of the most beloved genres of music. Over the years, rap has evolved to reach people of different nationalities and backgrounds. In recent years, rappers in Germany are selling more records than their US counterparts. Show More Summary

The Difference between a PRO and a Publishing Administrator

Guest Post by Alex Bardanes on Songtrust Blog I don’t need a publishing administrator because I’m already affiliated with ASCAP right? Don’t these two entities perform essentially the same function? Actually, they perform very different functions, but work together to achieve the same simple goal; getting you paid. Show More Summary

GEOclubbing Presents A SoundCloud Weather Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Guest Post by David Blue on It’s no stretch to say 2014 wasn't SoundCloud’s finest hour. High profile defections, disappointing app releases, allowing labels to unilaterally kill tracks... oh my! These actions certainly...Show More Summary

Music Licensing: An Insider’s Perspective

Guest Post by John Steen I had a chance to talk with Adam McCants from The Music Bed on a recent podcast, and he gave me the raw scoop on how to get your music licensed. Adam works with major licensing opportunities every day and The...Show More Summary

Magic!, Leonard Cohen Lead 2015 Juno Nominees

The 2015 Juno nominees were announced on Tuesday with Canadian reggae-pop group Magic! leading the pack with 5 nominations, including for Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop Album of the Year. Show More Summary

How to Build Buzz for Your Next Release (German Rap Edition)

You know who’s selling more records than US rappers? German rappers. Not only have records sales in Germany beengoing (relatively) strong overall, but homegrown rap artists are topping the charts. Seems like they’re doing something right… Do...Show More Summary

5 Out-of-the-Box Band Merch Ideas Your Fans Will Love

By Tyler Allen on Sonicbids Blog Merchandise is a fun way not only to make some cash for your band, but also further express your band's branding outside of songwriting and album art. With touring, writing, and performing, however, merch usually takes a backseat to some of the more pressing tasks. Show More Summary

SoundExchange Bests Personal Record With $773 Million In Royalty Payouts In 2014

SoundExchange released it's 2014 year end numbers this morning, revealing a new record for the company of $773 million in royalty payouts to recording artists and record labels. 2014's total payout is up 31% from the $590 paid out to artist and labels the year prior. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Mobile + Video = More Facebook, Lil Wayne Sues Cash Money, Impala vs. YouTube, Tumblr & More

THURSDAY 1.29.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

How Creative Industries Are Refining Automation For Discovery

By John Kohl, Leader and Founder of music discovery platform TuneGO. Recent discussions around automation are centered on making sense of the mass of data that lives online. After all, there’s no reason any market shouldn’t take advantage of the wealth of information users leave behind on the Internet like golden breadcrumbs. Show More Summary

Why Are Artist Managers Taking Center Stage?

By Eric Peckham on The evolving music industry is turning top managers into moguls—operating across media, tech and consumer brands The evolution of the music industry is putting greater power into the hands of top artistShow More Summary

Zoë Keating vs YouTube: Is This The End of an Artist’s Right to Choose Where Their Music Appears on The Internet?

Guest Post by David Lowery on The Trichordist Blog This is a call to action folks. Many of you may already be aware of this blog post from Zoë Keating detailing the new terms of the Google/YouTube “Music Key” service. YouTube’s “communications...Show More Summary

Sony To Close Music Unlimited, Partners With Spotify For New Service

One major sign that a sector is heating up is the quantity and quality of the deal making, as rivals jockey for position. By that, and almost any other measure, streaming music is on fire; and today's announcement that Sony Music Limited will shut down to be replaced by a new partnership with Spotify is a major win for the pre-IPO startup. Show More Summary

SoundExchange To Audit, iHeartRadio, Live365

According to notices filed in recent days in the Federal Register, SoundExchange is auditing a number of digital broadcasters including CBS owned, iHeartRadio and Live365. Under rules set by the Copyright Royalty Board, SoundExchange can choose to to audit any digital music service; and has a history of selecting a few each year for year. Show More Summary

5 Things That Need To Be Readily Available on Your Band's Website

Guest Post by Carla Jean Whitley on Sonicbids Blog You've released your first EP, booked some dates, and you're ready to generate some buzz for your band. With all of that accomplished, it sounds like you're on the right track! But there's another thing to mark off your checklist: is your website press-ready? Yeah, we know it's all about the music. Show More Summary

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