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

Indie Labels Speak Out Against Negative Effects Of Major Labels On Record Store Day The Exodus From Social Media: Passover Symbolism In Our Own Musical Careers TuneCore Quarterly Artist Payments Hit $34 Million, Download and Streams Jump 75% De La Soul Sends Fans Of Their Free BitTorrent Bundle On A Record Store Day Easter Egg Hunt

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Self Publishing on YouTube

Chelsea Ira | Self Publishing on YouTube Dave Cool | 13 Topics That Musicians Can Easily Blog About

REWIND: The New Music Industry's Week In Review

Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter Ended Today With $6.22 Million Pledged Repetition Is Key To Writing Hit Songs Bonnaroo Plans Hackathon At Southland, Announces 5 Year Partnership With Red Bull Music Academy Apple To Integrate Shazam Song...Show More Summary

Music & Entertainment Stocks Net Mixed Results This Week

The price of the top 10 music, music technology and related stocks at the close of the U.S. exchanges on Friday: AAPL - NMS $524.94 Apple Inc. MORE: AMZN - NMS$324.91, Inc. FB - NMS$58.94 Facebook, Inc. GOOG - NMS$536.10 Google Inc. Show More Summary

Indie Labels Speak Out Against Negative Effects Of Major Labels On Record Store Day

Earlier this year I wrote about concerns related to major labels' getting into vinyl and sucking up more of the limited time of current vinyl pressing facilities. However that's just one of the problems affecting indie labels and record stores for whom Record Store Day was created. Show More Summary

Record Store Day: can't stop the rock, but £50 man fills in for teenage rebels

The international event sometimes feels like a day-long benefit for a struggling musical genre, writes John Harris Jumbo Records in Leeds has been in business for 43 years. Located in a functional shopping centre that also houses Poundland and McDonald's, its interior offers a fascinating contrast to just about everything that surrounds it. Show More Summary

Gramofon Adds Rhapsody and Napster

Sub-$50 music router and wifi hotspot Gramofon has announced that it will also stream Rhapsody and Napster in addition to Spotify. Backed by Fon, the creator of hugely popular free wifi hotspots, Gramofon connects select music streamers to home stereo systems. Show More Summary

FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Prince Returns To Warners, Labels Sue Pandora, RadioPlayer Canada, Skrillex & More

FRIDAY 4.18.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup April 18, 2014: Imagine Dragons, Prince, Round Hill & More

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons will receive the David Starlight Award at this year’s Annual Induction and Awards Dinner for the Songwriters Hall of fame. His Grammy-winning band released their album, Night Visions in the fall of 2012 to critical acclaim and Billboard success. Show More Summary

Hypebot Is Back Online!

We apologize for the outage over the last 18 hours. Our platform provider Typepad was suffering from a denial of service (DOS). Everything seems to be fine now and we're back to posting!

Make Your Gig Memorable

New Artist Model - The Essential Online Music Business Course for Independent Musicians There’s a few ways to approach your gig. You could lug your gear up on stage, play a few of your best songs, lug your gear off stage, and go home. Show More Summary

Apple To Integrate Shazam Song Recognition Into Siri, iOS 8

Apple is working with Shazam to integrate its popular song recognition technology into its Siri iPhone and iPand voice recognition system, according to Bloomberg. Cupertino's experimentation with Shazam comes as sales of digital downloads have slowed under increased competition from music streaming. Show More Summary

Jacobs Media's Techsurvey10 Finds Radio Occupying "Both Sides of the Digital Tipping Point"

Jacobs Media's latest survey of radio listeners, Techsurvey10, finds that "radio is on both sides of the tipping point." That sounds painful but, as it turns out, they're saying that many listeners are still tuning in to broadcast aka terrestrial radio via traditional sources while a growing number are listening to those stations digitally. Show More Summary

MusiXmatch Adds Lyrics To YouTube Music Videos

MusiXmatch has added lyrics to all sorts of places from Spotify to karaoke mics and now to YouTube music videos. This week the fully licensed lyrics company released an extension for Google's Chrome browser that adds lyrics to any YouTube music video for which they have the lyrics which is a lot of songs. Show More Summary

Spotify Is Phasing Out P2P Streaming

Spotify is changing how it delivers music to users from peer to peer networks to streaming via its own dedicated servers. P2P delivery cut costs for the startup and delivered songs almost instantaneously, both impressive features back when Spotify launched. Show More Summary

The 5 Richest Hip Hop Artists [FORBES]

Forbes is out with its latest ranking of rich musicians. Diddy again leads a list of 5 Richest Hip Hop artists with his estimated fortune of $700 million, a jump of $120 million over his net worth last year. As with most of the artists on the list, much of the earnings come from ventures outside of cutting new tracks and touring. Show More Summary

De La Soul Sends Fans Of Their Free BitTorrent Bundle On A Record Store Day Easter Egg Hunt

Building on the success of the March release of their free "Smell the D.A.I.S.Y." BitTorrent bundle, De La Soul are rewarding fans with a contest that combines Record Store Day and a classic easter egg hunt in honor of J. Dilla. Every...Show More Summary

13 Topics That Musicians Can Easily Blog About

I love blogging. I would love nothing more than the spend more of my day writing - but sometimes, you just get stuck. I have been on a personal hiatus for exactly one year but have found my way back into writing by finding my inspiration in what's going on around me. Show More Summary

Tech Forward Music Videos from Cut Copy, Kodaline, Rob Cantor, Tropkillaz

I've been posting about creative music videos for the last couple of years at Hypebot. Generally I feature videos using new tech, particularly consumer web apps, to create music videos. Today's batch features a Cut Copy video that utilized...Show More Summary

Copyright, Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and The Hypocrisy Of The Music Industry

By Mike Masnick of Techdirt. Yet another story of hypocrisy by the recording industry? Why yes, indeed. For years now, we've been covering the issue of pre-1972 sound recordings. When Congress wrote the 1909 Copyright Act, it did not cover sound recordings, because Congress didn't think that sound recordings qualified for copyright. Show More Summary

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