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Southern Rock Icon Gregg Allman Dies At 69

Allman Brothers co-founder and rock icon Gregg Allman has died at aged 69. Allman died quietly at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted to his official website. Allman has struggled with many health issues over the past several years. It is with deep sadness we announce...

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

In this round of tips and advice for independent do-it-yourself artists, we look at how to use YouTube ads, a guide to 100% licensing, why artists shouldn't trust their online presence to social networks. YouTube Ads For Musicians How To Create The Perfect Thumbnail Image For Your YouTube and Vimeo...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Songwriting • Music Blog • Headphone Shopping • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at out-of-the-box ways to hone your songwriting craft, how to create a stunning music blog, what to look for in headphones, and more. Rorie Kelly | 5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Hone Your Songwriting Craft Sumit Kumar | How To Make A Stunning Music Blog...

Spotify Settles David Lowery, Melissa Ferrick Class Action Lawsuit with $43.4 Compensation Million Fund

In a major victory for indie musicians, the combined class action lawsuits against Spotify brought by Cracker frontman and artist advocate David Lowery and singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick have been settled with the music streamer establishing a $43.4 million fund to compensate songwriters and publishers whose work had been used by...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we look back on the week's music industry news, we revisit the departure of TIDAL's CEO, MySpace's attempt to play dead to avoid lawsuits, FCC commenter's support of net neutrality, and more! Tidal CEO Jeff Toig Out - 3rd Top Exec Departure In 2 Years MySpace Plays Dead In...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Hone Your Songwriting

Rorie Kelly | 5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Hone Your Songwriting Craft Sumit Kumar | How To Make A Stunning Music Blog Using WordPress Dixie Somers | Headphone Shopping? 5 Key Qualities To Look For Daniel Matthews | Top 7 Money Tips for Bands Touring Abroad Monique Orton | Six 8

5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Hone Your Songwriting Craft

By Rorie Kelly, Co-Executive Director of GoGirlsMusic.com It can be tough to find time to sit down and write songs with all the career-building tasks musicians have these days. On top of that, switching gears is hard and writers’ block is real. Show More Summary

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

This week's most popular articles on Hypebot covered Matt Ogle's ditching of Spotify for Instagram, WME Music's Marc Geiger's crusade against a canceled Pemberton Fest, Spotify's ongoing startup buying spree, and more! Spotify Has Lost Matt Ogle, Who Helped Create Discover Weekly, To Facebook's Instagram "I'm coming after you personally"...

Will Digital Aggregators Lead Industry On Transparency With Spotify, Others? [Chris Castle]

After Spotify received some criticism for the somewhat opaque and mysterious nature of its deals with major labels, the question is being raised if perhaps digital aggregators like CD Baby, the Orchard, and Loudr should be the ones to lead the way on industry transparency. ________________________ Guest post by Chris...

Advance Look At MIDiA's "State Of The Streaming Nation" 2017 Report [Mark Mulligan]

"Streaming was the lynchpin of 2016’s growth and will be even more important in 2017," says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Research. As this transition from music sales to music access accelerates, some music services are becoming dominant players, according to Mulligan in an advance look at the...

Tidal CEO Jeff Toig Out - 3rd Top Exec Departure In 2 Years

Tidal CEO Jeff Toig is out. It's the 3rd departure of the top executive at Jay Z's streaming music service in 2 years. Despite superstar backers and a recent $200 million investment from Sprint, Tidal has failed to gain major traction even as Spotify, Apple Music and others have fueled...

How To Make A Stunning Music Blog Using WordPress

Music, undoubtedly, soothes everyone’s mood & is a therapy to mind & soul! You will find hardly anyone who is not interested in listening to a melodious track after a long day. So, if you are a music lover or musician/artist or alike,...Show More Summary

YouTube Ads For Musicians

Having made a compelling video with potential is great first step to industry success, but getting that video in front of the eyes of potential fans is a separate challenge. In this article we look at the ins and outs of YouTube ads, and how artists can implement them in...

How To Create The Perfect Thumbnail Image For Your YouTube and Vimeo Videos

When it comes to compelling someone to click on your video, having the right thumbnail image is critical You should always choose your own when uploading sites like YouTube or Vimeo and here Bobby Owsinski looks at how to construct the ideal thumbnail image in just three steps. ______________________________________ Guest...

Spotify Shares "How Students Listen 2017" [Eliot Van Buskirk]

In addition to learning, expanding personal horizons and developing a plan for post student life, college is also a place where many shape their musical identities. Eliot Van Buskirk of Spotify Insights has taken a deep dive into how students listen and shared it via an interactive microsite. ______________________________ Guest...

AM BRIEF: Ariana Grande As Heroine • Spotify Adds To Board • MQA Nabs Nugs • "Synch This!" • More

Friday 5.26.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It's easy to dismiss Ariana Grande as fluff, but to fans she's refreshingly much more. Perhaps naively, I hope that she turns this horrific tragedy into a teachable moment or even a turning point. Updated continuously under our More News tab...

Headphone Shopping? 5 Key Qualities To Look For

So your old pair of headphones has bitten the dust and it’s time to find a new pair. If you have tried out more than a couple pairs of headphones, you know by now that finding a pair you like is a tricky business. Some produce only treble sounds, canceling out your well-loved bass. Show More Summary

Is Video Push Next For Spotify As Former Disney, YouTube Execs Join Board Of Directors

Spotify is reportedly adding 4 new members to its board of directors prior to its stock listing. The choice of former execs from YouTube and Disney who have experience with video, alongside board member Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, is fueling speculation that Spotify may make a major push...

THU. BRIEF: UK Concert Attack Aftermath • Gen Z Loves YouTube • Blockchain Updates • More

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GENERATION Z: How 13-20 Year Olds Use Social, Choose Gatekeepers, Consume Media

Generation Z, kids and teens born between 1996 and 2010, are the new hot consumer segment. Unlike millennials, most of whom grew up during the transitional years of the internet revolution, Gen Z has grown up in an entirely digital world and interact with it differently than anyone else. _______________________________________...

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