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WMG Offers Worker Buyouts As Streaming Shift Accelerates

As it adapts to the shifting landscape for recorded music, WEA, Warner Music Group’s global distribution, marketing and sales division, is reportedly offering buyouts to 130 employees who deal with physical product. According to Billboard, WMG did not clarify their revised staffing goals, but the publication noted that the buyouts...

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Band Marketing: How Your Tour Bus Can Double As An Advertisement

When you’re in a touring band, you want to do everything you can to get word out. There’s no such thing as having too many fans. While you’re out on the road, you can grow your following. Your tour bus is the perfect opportunity to advertise your band. Show More Summary

How To Boost Ticket Sales With Broader Distribution

While purchasing tickets has become significantly easier for consumers than in pre-internet days, there is still a lost opportunity when it comes to distributing your event across the web. Here we look at how sales can be boosted by promoting them via commerce sites. ______________________________ Guest post by Katie Sawyer...

Get Your Music On Spotify Playlists: Here's How

As the number one streaming service in an industry where streaming is now king, Spotify has become and essential platform for artists, and for musicians looking to get their music heard on a more global scale, nothing is more important than landing your tunes on a coveted Spotify playlist. ____________________________...

Using SubmitHub to Submit Music to Blogs, Playlists, More [Get FREE Premium Credits]

For first Music Biz Weekly podcast episode of 2018, Micahel Brandvold is joined by Jason Grishkoff from SubmitHub.com. Jason shares with us how SubmitHub was born out of a need for managing submission to his own music blog, Indie Shuffle and discuss how artists can use it to submit their...

7 Important Video Metrics For Measuring Your Content's Success

When determining whether or not your video content is hitting home, there are some important metrics to pay attention to beyond just the view count, such as audience retention, subscribers, and where viewers are coming from. _______________________________ Guest post by Alexandra Kennedy of the Symphonic Blog In order to effectively...

Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Face Copyright Battle

Ed Sheeran may be credited as a writer of Tim McGraw’s new duet with Faith Hill, but two Aussies claim in a federal complaint that the ballad is a shameless ripoff of a song they penned in 2014. “The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of important and...

2017: A Bumper Year For Live Music

While recorded music has seen something of a rebound thanks to the popularity of streaming, it's not the only segment of the music industry seeing a boost, as live entertainment continues to become a bigger and bigger part of the entertainment for both artists and fans. ________________________________ Guest post by...

Facebook Page Apocalypse Is Already Happening

Late last week, Facebook confirmed that it would be downgrading posts from Pages in its News Feeds, in favor of "more genuine" posts from friends. The announcement sent Facebook stock tumbling and cost CEO Mark Zuckerberg $4 billion personally. But, in fact, the decline in traffic delivered to page publishers,...

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Try Remote Work

Daniel Matthews | Struggling In A Traveling Band? Try Remote Work Adam Mezzatesta | 10 Gigging Mis-haps For Your Band To Avoid Rachelle Wilber | 4 Ways To Improve Your Music, Utilize Practice Time Robert Lanterman | 5 Albums To Roadtrip To This Winter Lisa Occhino | 15 Best Part-Time Jobs For Musicians

This Week In Music Commentary

Some important commentary from within the music industry this week included Irving Azoff's calling out of Lyor Cohen on fame-making promises, Jimmy Iovine's denial of and Apple exit, and what's in store for the future of music experiences as we integrate virtual reality. Virtual Reality And Beyond: The Future Of...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this scroll back through the past week's music business news, we revisit Facebook's massive new licensing deal, Scott Bortchetta's new talent show "The Launch", Bonnaroo's somewhat culturally irrelevant lineup, and much, much more! Facebook Signs Licensing Deals With SESAC, Kobalt, Azoff's GMR and Adds Indie Music Publisher Program Scott...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Remote Work • Gigging Mishaps • Improve Your Music • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we explored the option of remote work while on tour, ten gig mishaps to avoid, how to better utilize practice time, and more! Daniel Matthews | Struggling In A Traveling Band? Try Remote Work Adam Mezzatesta | 10 Gigging Mis-haps For Your Band To Avoid Rachelle...

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

This week we gave sage council to independent DIY artists on the ten best social media management tools to use, what the dark secret behind success in the music industry really is, the prose and cons of Patreon two years into its use, and more. 10 Best Social Media Management...

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

This week on Hypebot, some of our most often perused pieces covered a controversial Spotify-critical article released and then retracted by HuffPo, why self-education is so important for musicians, Lana Del Rey's wintertime sadness as Radiohead sues, and much more! HuffPo Pulls Post Critical Of Spotify - Read It Here...

Live Nation, Songkick Settle Lawsuit For $110 Million

Live Nation and its Ticketmaster subsidiary have agreed to pay a reported $110 million for the remaining assets of Songkick, ending a longstanding lawsuit between the two companies. Last year, Warner Music Group acquired the Songkick name and portion of the technology dedicated to concert discovery. Live Nation has now...

Facebook News Feed Plan Tanks Stock, Costs Zuckerberg $4B

The same plan to devalue pages in the Facebook News Feed that sent musicians and music marketers scrambling did the same for investors Friday. Facebook stock fell 4.47%, closing down $8.40 at $179.37. For founder Mark Zuckerberg, that translates to a $4 billion loss in his net worth. But don't...

Struggling In A Traveling Band? Try Remote Work

Touring is one of the funnest things about being in a band. But too often, bands mistake touring for an excuse to party. When my former band, The Kitchen, toured down the West Coast in an ‘87 Dodge Prospector that was ready to die, and we mostly partied and ate out a lot and put thousands of dollars on a credit card, I learned the hard way. Show More Summary

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