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Dr. Dre Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Eminem, Snoop, Kendrick Lamar [VIDEO].

Yesterday, we posted Apple CEO Tim Cook getting the ALS ice bucket treatment from Michael Franti. Cook in turn challenged his new employee Dr. Dre. Yesterday Dre accepted the challenge and threw down one of his own. WATCH:

Apple's Tim Cook Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Takes A Dig At Dr. Dre [VIDEO]

The ALS ice bucket challenge has been gaining steam thanks to celebirty and busines leaders. In a video posted by Apple, CEO Cook gets the ice bucket treatment from singer Michael Franti on stage at Apple. As is the custom, Cook also challenges three others including Franti and Dr. Show More Summary

Stones Throw x AIAIAI Headphones Inspire My World Premiere Rap Mic Contest

Danish headphone and audio accessories creator AIAIAI has been working with important artists and indie labels on special editions of their TMA-1 headphones. Previous collabs include Young Guru and Fool's Gold. Earlier this year they released an edition with Stones Throw. Show More Summary

Lindsey Stirling Joins Maker Studios: "I am one step closer to becoming a Disney princess!"

Last week Maker Studio's last co-founding YouTube star officially left the Disney-acquisition. This week Lindsey Stirling joins the YouTube MCN declaring in a press release that she's "one step closer to becoming a Disney princess!"Show More Summary

An Open Letter To Robb McDaniels, Founder And CEO Of InGrooves

By Philip Kaplan, Founder of Distrokid. Dear Mr. McDaniels, This is in response to an article you wrote on HypeBot (here) entitled, “5 musings from a digital music exec who’s been doing this a long time and isn’t even that old.” In the...Show More Summary

How To Double Your Pinterest Followers In Just 5 Minutes A Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do musicians really need to pay attention to Pinterest? The answer is, probably yes. Traffic on the site grew 58% in 2013, sneaking past Facebook (57%) and leaving Twitter (15%) in the virtual dust. 20% of U.S. women who use the Internet are active members. Show More Summary

Lucky 13: World's Top Paid DJs Make List Of "Electronic Cash Kings 2014"

Zack O'Malley Greenburg unveils the "World's Highest-Paid DJs" of 2014 based on the last 12 months earnings. As expected it's an EDM party all day and all night in the land of Electronic Cash Kings. Here's not 10, not 12, but 13 of the luckiest men in the world. Show More Summary

Slow Growth Ahead For Digital Music, Says New Juniper Study

There's not a lot of good news in a new report from Juniper Research which found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next 5 years, from $12.3 billion this year to just $13.9 billion in 2019. Show More Summary

How To Make Your DIY Tour Stick Out From The Rest

By Lee Duck from the SonicBids Blog. In my last article, we discussed ways in which you can plan and book a DIY tour that runs effectively, successfully, and within your budget. So now that you’ve packed up your gear, managed your expenses,...Show More Summary

11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person

The road to success is long, brutal, and relentless - it's not for the faint of heary or for the negative nancies of the world. It is for the go-getters, the hard workers, the over-achievers - the musicians who never give up. Nothing worth having comes easy, but the journey from start to finish can be drastically altered by one word alone: Attitude. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Spotify Streams +108%, Rdio App Overhaul, Hip Hop vs Ferguson, Target + Swift, A2IM & More

WEDNESDAY 8.20.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person

As artists we are constantly evaluating ourselves…and others. In order to succeed we make many sacrifices such as financial, social, emotional, or physical. I don’t believe in the “tortured artist”. Being an artist can be a hard life, but it doesn’t have to be. Show More Summary

What Does Free Streaming Mean for the Music Industry?

We hear more than enough about the negative impacts of free streaming in today's music industry. Pandora, Grooveshark, SoundCloud and so many others give us access to live streaming music at no cost. We know that this tends to have an...Show More Summary

What Does Free Streaming Mean for the Music Industry?

Music lovers everywhere can rejoice! T-Mobile announced that customers can stream music without worrying about going over their data. Users will be able to use apps like Pandora, Slacker Radio, iHeart Radio and Spotify on the latest T-Mobile phones and tablets like the Galaxy Note 3 to listen to music whenever and wherever they want. Show More Summary

Mixcloud Adds Premium Accounts and Reposting, Announces Online Radio Awards Winners

Mixcloud today announced new premium accounts, "Premium for Listeners" and "Pro for Uploaders." But the ad-supported free tier remains with the promise, "Mixcloud will always be Free," and all accounts have unlimited uploads and unlimited listening. Show More Summary

Vevo Is No Longer For Sale, And I'll Bet I Know Why

Music video hub Vevo is no longer for sale, according to reports that surfaced late yesterday. It is an unusual shift for a property that spent the last months strengthening itself for a sale. The "leaked" story is that Vevo's owners...Show More Summary

New On Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board: Blue Note, ONErpm, Nielsen & More

The legendary Blue Note Jazz Club is hiring an In-House Art Director/Graphic Designer on the Hypebot Music Industry Jobs Board. You'll also find an opening for a social media analyst at distributor and marketing platform ONErpm and another for a music analyst at Nielsen. Show More Summary

Before Agreeing To Soundcloud's Terms And Conditions, Read The Fine Print

from AIM via the A2IM blog. When putting tracks up on Soundcloud, you should strongly consider turning API access off. If you do not do this, you are granting not only Soundcloud a royalty free licence to use your recordings, but also...Show More Summary

SF MusicTech Launches Startup Innovators Challenge 2014: Apply Now!

SF Music Tech has launched the 2014 edition of its annual Startup Innovators Challenge. Promising start-ups compete for an opportunity to showcase at the SF MusicTech Summit XVI on November 11, 2014. The deadline to enter for priority consideration is Friday, September 26th. Show More Summary

Album Cover Art Redesigned With Misheard Titles

From the Shutterstock Blog We've all experienced that moment when you realize that the lyrics you've been singing to one of your favorite songs actually aren't the lyrics at all. (Chances are it's happened to you more than once.) It's easily forgiven, of course, because most musicians are hardly known for their perfect enunciation. Show More Summary

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