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Amazon Celebrates Big Holiday Season. Shares Most Popular Music

In typical Amazon fashion, the retail giant shared some vague holiday "statistics" they say show consumers embracing online purchasing and digital consumption with increasing zeal. More than 10 million worldwide took advantage of a free trial to use Amazon's Prime services for the first time, for example. Show More Summary

10 Secrets Of Social Media For Musicians [Best of Hypebot 2014]

By Dave Kusek of online music business course New Artist Model. Today, social media is the cornerstone of your music career. It’s what lets you stay in touch with your fans and easily notify them with exciting news. With all the social...Show More Summary

Funding The Beat: 4 Ideas To Help Music Producers Raise Money For Their Studio

Today it is very easy for anyone to achieve their dream of making their own music. With new technology developing everyday the possibilities of DIY recording are endless. However, with new technology can often come with a lofty pricetag. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Inside SoundExchange Financials, New Facebook Lawsuit, Azoff vs YouTube, Dubspot & More

FRIDAY 12.26.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Funding The Beat: 4 Ideas To Help Music Producers Raise Money For Their Studio

Today is the most exciting time to be a music producer. Although controversy over poor compensation by streaming music services like Spotify, music piracy and the over-saturation of media are valid concerns within the industry, there are countless opportunities for aspiring producers and songwriters. Show More Summary

What to Look for When Choosing a Digital Music Distributor

Selling your music on iTunes, Beatport, Amazon and the like USED to be something only a couple of companies could do. But today with the growth of the digital era, hundreds of digital distribution companies exist that will try to get your business. Show More Summary

Ariel Hyatt Of Cyber PR Looks Back On 2014

Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR joins us today on the Hypebot.com year end virtual panel. Hyatt notes a dramatic shift within her business demographic over the past twelve months. She says "I felt a palpable downturn in the attitudes of my clients as many saw their bottom lines slip even more in the past 12 months. Show More Summary

The 10 Biggest Bombshells In Music In 2014

By Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Blog We’re almost to the end of the year and it’s always instructive to take a look back at the biggest stories that occurred in the music business. The ones that happened in the first two quarters seem so far away now, but that doesn’t mean they were any less important to the overall evolution of the business. Show More Summary

Google Adds Lyrics To Song Search, Points Results To Google Play

Google has added song lyrics to the top of search results when users search for “song name” plus “lyrics.” Large portions of the song's lyrics are displayed along with a link to "Full Lyrics on Google Play." The move is both a major blow for existing lyric sites and likely a strong source of new users for Google Play. Show More Summary

YouTube threatened with legal action for 20,000 videos by Pharrell and more

Global Music Rights, which represents the likes of Pharrell, the Eagles and John Lennon, asserts that YouTube does not have the right to host videos from its artists Global Music Rights, a startup performing rights organisation whose...Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Google Search Adds Lyrics, WMG Invests In Interlude, Pharrell vs YouTube, Rdio & More

TUESDAY 12.23.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Mike King of Berklee Online Looks Back On 2014

Mike King, course author, instructor and Assistant VP of Marketing for Berklee Online is up next on Hypebot.com's Year End Virtual Panel. Discussing what 2014 meant for Berklee Online, King says "Massive Open Online Courses have made a significant, positive, impact on our business over the past year. Show More Summary

The Importance of Music Video Promotion [Best of Hypebot 2014]

Jesse Cannon of Musformation.com talks to Andy Gesner of HIP Video Promo. The following is a transcript of their discussion. Jesse: This interview is rewarding for anybody who’s an artist or in a band and wants to see some of the hidden gears of how a music video secures exposure. Show More Summary

15 Simple Rules for Making It in the Music Industry [Bobby Borg]

By Bobby Borg on Sonicbids Blog There are literally hundreds of tips on making it in the music business, and we all know how overwhelming that can be. If you're wondering which ones you should try to integrate into your daily life starting...Show More Summary

Live Nation Acquires C3 Presents

Live Nation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired Austin-based promoter C3 Presents, the company behind festivals such Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, as well as producing over 1,700 additional concerts and events annually. Show More Summary

Deep Holiday Discounts: Two 1 Year Subs To Billboard $69, 3 Months Spotify $0.99

Spotify and Billboard are offering deep year end discounts perfect for Hypebot readers to gift or as gifts for themselves. Spotify is discounting it's $9,99 per month 3 month premium subscription to just 99 cents. This offer is open to anyone who hasn't had a Premium subscription or trial before. Show More Summary

UMG CEO Lucien Grainge Pledges To "Transfrom The Business" In Year End Letter To Staff [Full Text]

In a year end memo to staff, Universal Music Group CEO Lucien Grainge laid out his vision of what he believes the world's largest music company music do to survive and thrive in the coming year. "It's no longer simply enough to outperform our competitors," said Grainge. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Madonna Surprise Release Goes #1, Live Nation Completes C3 Buy, UMG, 7Digital, Pono & More

MONDAY 12.22.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

An alternative Christmas message to the music industry from Lohan Presencer

Ministry of Sound chief executive on Apple, YouTube and Spotify: ‘Music has gone from being valued and paid for to being commoditised and free’ Companies often fail to move with the times. That’s different from self-harm. But this is exactly what the record industry has done. Show More Summary

X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins race to Christmas No 1

Something I Need gains combined chart sales of 214,000 in week ahead of singles by Mark Ronson and Ed Sheeran The X Factor winner Ben Haenow has won the battle for this year’s Christmas No 1 single. The 29-year-old’s Something I Need...Show More Summary

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