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

In this edition of our tips and advice section we share industry navigation guidance for songwriters, the best way to convert interested fans into show attendees, how to build a visually appealing email, and much, much, more. Industry Navigation Tips For Songwriters How To Convert More Interested Fans Into Attendees...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: First Indie Album • Growth Hacks • Metadata • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, we had pieces covering how to launch your first indie album, key growth hacks for a building a solid music career, why you really ought to care about metadata, and more. MusicThinkTank | Tips For Launching Your First Indie Album Jo Pacheco | Spot On Track...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Launching Your First Indie Album

MusicThinkTank | Tips For Launching Your First Indie Album Jo Pacheco | Spot On Track And Its Benefits To Fans And Musicians Mylène Besançon | Simple Growth Hacks For Building A Solid Music Career Michelle Lockey | Metadata Schemetadata? Here’s Why You Should Care Wallace Collins | Legal Basics For The Diy World: Artists, Authors, Creators And Musicians

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this look back over a busy seven days in music industry news we revisit Apple Music's relaunch, Instagram's dash past 700 million users, IFPI numbers reveal the music business is finally getting back on its feet, plus much, much more. Apple Music To Relaunch With More Video, Original Programming...

TOP POSTS: The Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

The most frequently perused posts from the week's music industry news this week included those covering Spotify's plan to implement its own music hardware and voice control, the best way to land a spot on a Spotify playlist, how different royalties are paid on the three Pandora price tiers, and...

Record Store Day 2017 Top Selling Singles, Albums & More

Two legacy artists topped the sales charts for Record Store Day 2017 according to BuzzAngle. The Grateful Dead's "Vancouver 7/29/66" was the top selling album of the day, while The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" was the top selling single. Year-over-year (single-day RSD 2017 vs single-day RSD 2016) % Change: Category...

10 Best Facebook Practices For Artists, Bands

Although it can be one of the best social networks for bands and artists to promote themselves on, Facebook is a complicated animal, and proper execution is necessary for getting the most out of the site. Consequently, we're taking a look at ten of the best practices for musicians using...

Chance The Rapper Takes His Disdain For Record Labels On Tour [VIDEO]

Chance The Rapper built his hugely successful career outside of the major label system. And while a few critics see his lucrative one-off deal with Apple Music as a sellout, what the rapper has done with his platform and his money are undeniably independent. ___________________________ Meanwhile at Chance The Rapper's...

What Is The Music Business Association? [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

This week James Donio from the Music Business Association joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert to discuss how NARM evolved to become the Music Business Association, plus why DIY artists should be a member and attend the upcoming Music Biz 2017 in Nashville. _____________________________ Related articles Music Biz To Host...

How To Gain Twitter Followers In 2017 [VIDEO]

When they zig on Twitter, you should zag, says music marketer Sunny Stuart Winter. Sunny used his time at university to research social media influence and the psychology and sociology of social media behaviour. Here, he shares tips on what to do and not do when growing your base of...

8 Ways To Avoid Self Sabotage When Building Your Music Career

While it's hardly the easiest career for anyone to pursue, becoming some form of a full time self employed musician is certainly achievable provided, that is, you can get out of your own way. Here we look at eight ways to avoid ruining your music career before it's even gotten...

FCC Boss Reveals Nefarious Plan To Replace Net Neutrality Rules With Fluff, Nonsense

Having already made his general contempt for net neutrality, it appears current FCC boss Ajit Pai plans to replace current regulations surrounding net neutrality with 'voluntary commitments' from major telecom companies like AT&T and Comcast, leaving any residual regulations the strained FTC. _________________________ Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt...

Music Publishing Update 4.28.17: Spotify Invests In Blockchain

Spotify has acquired Mediachain Labs, the core team behind the open source Mediachain protocol, to develop a decentralized network for sharing data critical to getting songwriters paid - in other words, a blockchain. "Blockchain" has been a bit of a buzzword in the music industry lately, specifically within the publishing...

Tips For Launching Your First Indie Album

The game has changed drastically when it comes to getting into the record industry. While getting your material out there has become easier, standing out from the crowd enough to be noticed is still challenging, with the result that many artists have chosen to go indie. In this article we...

Musical.ly Syncs With Apple Music

Musical.ly has partnered with Apple Music, according to a new report. In a rare outside partnership, Apple Music will be one of the services delivering songs to the popular short music video creation app. _______________________________ Starting today, Apple Music will begin delivering song snippets to popular music video app Musical.ly....

Meet The Judges For 2017 Emerging Artists Fund

PledgeMusic and Help Musicians UK have teamed up to create the Emerging Artists Fund, a talent development initiative designed to provide legitimate DIY acts with funding needed to build a long term career. Here we look at six esteemed panalists who will help to select the awardees. ___________________________ Guest post...

AM BRIEF: Musical.ly Syncs with Apple Music • Can Country Save Pandora? • Brands Summit at Music Biz • More

Friday 4.28.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Apple almost never makes outside partnerships. Does the Musical.ly deal signal a rare strategy shift as Apple Music fights for market share? Updated continuously under our More News tab

Spot On Track And Its Benefits To Fans And Musicians

Ever wonder what songs, artists or playlists are hot now?Spot On Track is here to help. Spot On Track is a tool that helps listeners follow their favorite artists, songs, playlists, etc. and see how they are doing on a billboard chart...Show More Summary

Tips For Launching Your First Indie Album

Today’s artist is in a whole new world when it comes to getting noticed by the record industry. Years ago, it was a matter of pounding the pavement getting the big labels to at least listen to a demo you produced and hoping that someone would like what you did enough to sign you on. Show More Summary

Apple Music To Relaunch With More Video, Original Programming [REPORT]

When Apple introduces the next version of its iOS later this year, it will reportedly include an new Apple Music app designed to emphasize video. Recent announcements of several Apple exclusive video series would seem to confirm the shift. _______________________________ Apple Music honcho Jimmy Iovine is making deals to bring...

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