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This Week In Music Commentary

Music commentators this week weighed in on the high cost of Spotify's significant growth, whether it may be time for an audit of Tunecore, plus an interview with A2IM CEO Richard Burgess. Since Tunecore May Be Getting Sold, Is It Time For An Audit? [Chris Castle] Spotify's Growth Comes At...

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

We have a whole truckload of useful advice for independent, do-it-yourself artists this week, with tips for promoting your shows on Spotify, things you simply must know about music licensing, how become verified and utilize analytics on Shazam, plus much, much more. How to Promote Your Shows To More Fans...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Being A Star • Breaking Into The Industry • Why Your Home Recording Sucks • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, we covered the difference between being a diva and an imposter, how to break into the industry as a broadway musician, how to improve your home recordings, and more! Hilde Spille | Being A Star - Between Diva Behavior And Imposter Syndrome Cherie Nelson | 3...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this leisurely meander back through a week chock full of industry news, we look back at Apple Music's quiet launch of a $99/ year price tier, Elon Musk and Tesla's discussions of launching a streaming service, the Supreme Court's refusal to hear Prince/dancing baby appeal, and much more. Elon...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Being A Star

Hilde Spille | Being A Star - Between Diva Behavior And Imposter Syndrome Cherie Nelson | 3 Keys To Breaking Into The Industry As A Broadway Musician Ben Jacklin | Why Your Home Recording Sucks (And How to Fix It) Shivani Patel | 4 Reasons Why You Should Focus On Small Music Blogs Shivani Pate | Everything You Need To Know About Getting Paid In Music

3 Keys To Breaking Into The Industry As A Broadway Musician

Fairbanks violinist Caitlin Warbelow wanted to grow up to be a scientist. Instead, she’s performing on Broadway in Tony-nominated “Come From Away,” a true story about the September 11 attacks. Warbelow earned degrees in violin performance,...Show More Summary

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

Several hit articles posted on Hypebot over the past seven days included a list of the top ten sites most apt to feature that music video you worked so hard on, how treating Spotify the way you might Facebook or Instagram can garner you more plays, a new deal between...

Using Spotify's New Codes Creatively

Spotify recently launched its Spotify Codes feature, a new and innovative way for listeners to easily share a track, album, playlist, etc. via iOS and Android. Here we dig deeper and examine some creative ways in which these codes can be used creatively as a marketing tool. ___________________________ Guest post...

Not All Spotify Playlists Are Created Equal: An Unedited Look Behind The Green Curtain

Liz Pelly of Cach Music breaks down the secret world of Spotify playlists, delving into who owns what, and who decides what you see when you launch the streaming service, and its unique position of power when it comes to how artist's music is distributed and what listeners discover. ______________________...

Elon Musk, Tesla In Talks To Launch Streaming Music Service

Just in case you weren't sure that there are already a few too many music streamers, comes word that Elon Musk and his Tesla auto brand are in talks to launch their own music service. But why would they not just partner with Spotify or Apple Music? ______________________________________ Tesla is...

How to Promote Your Shows To More Fans On Spotify

Spotify's overall popularity has made the streaming service a go-to for engaging active music fans, and now Spotify's discovery algorithm has enabled artists to promote shows and festivals to their fans directly through the streaming service, at no additional cost. _______________________________ Guest post by Dana Tom of Eventbrite If you’re...

Martin Bandier On Songwriter Revenue, Recognition In The Streaming Age [Weekly Music Publishing Update]

At the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Centennial Annual Meeting in New York this month, Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier was awarded the Life Service Award. In his speech, he spoke about how songwriters and music publishers are not given their fair share of revenue and recognition in the wake of...

Dave Allen Exits Apple Music To Launch Music Initiative At North Inc.

Apple Music's director of artist and music industry advocacy, Dave Allen, has exited for a position at advertising and marketing agency North Inc. In his new role, Allen will launch a music division and collaborate with artists and managers to find and exploit new revenue streams. ______________________________________________________ David Allen began...

3 Essentials For Breaking Into The Industry As A Broadway Musician

While it's hard to guarantee success in any area of the music industry, as an artist hoping to break into Broadway you can build a foundation for yourself which will increase the likelihood of your being able to land a spot as professional Broadway musician. Here we at three key...

Apple Music Sneak-Launches $99/ Year Price Tier

Although Apple has been historically consistent about keeping the price of its streaming service at $9.99, it looks as though the company has just launched a new option of $99 annually, although this new price tier has been accompanied by little to no pomp and circumstance. _________________________ Guest post by...

FRI. BRIEF: Tesla Eyes Music Service • Dave Allen Exits Apple Music • YouTube Passes 1.5 Billion Monthly Users • More

Friday 6.23.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Could a Tesla music service signal a coming era of niche music streamers? Updated continuously under our More News tab

Being A Star - Between Diva Behavior And Imposter Syndrome

I love watching the stars at this short, warm nights! For people, being a star means that you are in the spotlights, that others notice you, that you are famous. We admire you, you inspire us. All the admiration does something to you and your ego. Show More Summary

Like to make music? Turn your tunes into an income stream

Meet the stock music composers who can make up to £30,000 a year by writing and selling the soundtracks to our digital lives Most people know you can earn money from posting videos and images on the likes of YouTube and Instagram. But...Show More Summary

Credit where credit’s due to Yoko Ono at last | Barbara Ellen

The news that a recording of Lennon crediting Ono as co-writer rather than muse for his 1971 hit Imagine is welcome Yoko Ono has been recognised as co-writer of John Lennon’s 1971 hit Imagine by the National Music Publishers’ Association at its centennial annual meeting. Show More Summary

Snub TV: cult music show that unearthed the underground

The no-frills cable show captured 80s and 90s bands at their most bonkers – from Napalm Death’s growling mayhem to New Order calling U2’s singer ‘that bongo guy’. Co-founder Pete Fowler explains why nothing else has come close British music television may be synonymous with one particular boogie-woogie man, but years before Later With... Show More Summary

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