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7 Mistakes Musicians Commonly Make on Instagram

Instagram is a terrific tool to connect bands and artists with their fans. It's the direct line in and the lens through which the fan can experience the band in ways other than through sound. It creates a visual and allows for a keyhole view. Guest Post by Amy Sciarretto...

Patreon's Jack Conte Shares Startup Lessons

In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon, a platform that allows people to support creators by becoming paid sponsors. We talk to Conte about his transition from indie musician and EDM artist to startup founder. We also learn what it...

Why NPR Should Stand With #irespectmusic

National Public Radio stations around the U.S. have long been great friends and allies of musicians. In turn, artists have long been great friends and allies of NPR stations. So it came as a surprise when NPR joined a lobbying consortium that many view as anti-artist. Guest Collective Editorial Response...

The 58 Instruments Used To Create Rolling Stones Top 100 Songs Of All Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

A great song is a great song, but it takes vocals and instruments to bring the song to life. But which instruments help make a hit? After the predictable guitar, bass, drums and piano, there are 54 often surprising answers. Mike King and the fine folks at Berklee Online analyzed...

Music Publishing News Roundup: Pandora May Pay Lower Rates To Rights Holders, Grooveshark Folds, Copyright Review Moves Forward To Congress

Pandora might lower rights holders payouts, Grooveshark throws in the towel after six years of legal battles, and the Copyright review moves to Congress. Pandora may pay lower rates to rights holders due to their ownership of a terrestrial radio station in South Dakota. The streaming giant acquired KXMZ in...

How Musicians Can Get Higher Pay for Live Shows

I think musicians, more than any other profession, have this masochistic pleasure to accept god-awful pay for their talents. In fact, most are BEGGING to play for free. They say things like: “It’s just the way it is” “I’ve gotta payShow More Summary

Apple Strong Arms Labels Ahead Of Music Relaunch, Dept. Of Justice Investigates

We've heard and reported on the rumors, but now we're getting details: Apple is aggressively pushing record labels to end deals with Spotify and others that allow free music streaming; and the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Apple's tactics. Ahead of the launch of its own Beats-driven streaming music...

BandPage Partners With StubHub To Enable Musicians To Sell Merch, VIP On Secondary Ticketing Marketplace

Not being compensated when their concert tickets are resold at higher prices on ticketing marketplaces is a thorn in the side of many touring acts. While not resolving issue, BandPage has found a partial workaround with a creative new StubHub partnership. Direct to fan platform BandPage and one of the...

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The Week's Most Read Posts on Hypebot

In the most read posts this week on Hypebot, we saw indie artist Josh Garrels broke all the rules by giving away his album free on Noisetrade and still landing on the Billboard chart, learned about monetizing music on YouTube, the user experience Spotify vs. TIDAL and more. Here's this...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money and Much More

Money-making endeavors, holiday tour celebrations and finding the next big thing on Vine are some of the topics shared on this week's Music Think Tank Recap. Kyle Ohlenkamp | 4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money Cherie Nelson | Tips For Celebrating The Holidays While on Tour Jason Ventura | Does...

Sid Tepper obituary

Chart-topping co-writer with Roy C Bennett of more than 300 songs, including many for the films of Elvis Presley and hits for Cliff Richard A veteran American songwriter was once asked: “Which comes first, the melody or the lyrics?”Show More Summary

Last Week In Music Commentary

Streaming music exclusives, how music discovery changes with age and the ongoing debate over blank media levies all received the thoughtful commentaries they deserved this week. Let the debates begin! The Problem With Music Streaming Exclusives When Do We Stop Keeping Up With Popular Music? Blank Media Levies And The...

GETTING IT DONE: The Week In D.I.Y and Indie Music

It takes a village to build a career in music and we're proud to be a member of that community. This week, Josh Garrels showed us that giving away you're music can land you on the Billboard charts. We also learned about using Bitcoin and making money on YouTube, selling...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

It was another week eventful week in the new music business: Facing $736 million in damages, Grooveshark shut down and apologized to the RIAA, Live Nation reported a weak quarter, Instragram got into music, Jukely raised $8 million and TIDAL continued to make headlines. And that's just the beginning... Grooveshark...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: | 4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money

Kyle Ohlenkamp | 4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money Cherie Nelson | Tips For Celebrating The Holidays While on Tour Jason Ventura | Does The Music Industry Hear New Music Through The Grape Vine Liz Upton | Fair Use: A Manual

Recording Academy Positions Itself To Offer Stronger Grassroots Activism For Music Creators

Yesterday morning, The Recording Academy announced it will merge it's Advocacy and Membership divisions in an effort to enhance the grassroots advocacy happening on behalf of music creators at a local level. The merge will allow the music community a direct line to approach Congress with an informed & unified...

$1 For 3 Months Of Spotify Premium Is Back, But With No Ads How Are Artists, Label Getting Paid?

We thought it was just a Christmas promotion, but 3 months of ad free Spotify Premium is back for just $1. The deal is for new subscribers only, but it is no secret that it is not that hard to game that that requirement. Clearly this is another loss leader...

The Problem With Music Streaming Exclusives

Jay-Z’s ambitions for TIDAL has triggered a lot of discussion about how streaming models can evolve. One focus has been exclusives with a number of references to TIDAL ‘doing a Netflix’ by commissioning exclusives. Netflix can attribute much of its growth over the last couple of years to its flagship...

Four More Ways to Boost Your Music Sales

In part one of this series, Bob covered Four Things You Can Do to Generate More Music Sales. In part two he offers four more actions you can take to increase your money-making potential with music. This post is adapted from Bob's book, The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music...

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