ReverbNation is combining data and human curation in new ways that benefit developing artists. The indie music tech powerhouse is using curation-at scale to help to chose bands for Milwaukee’s multi-day Summerfest and other major festivals.
With 2016 rapidly approaching and 2015 soon to be a distant memory, here are a few important goals to check off your list while there's still time, whether it's beefing up your web presence, getting a jump on next year's gigs, or simply making sure your intellectualpropertyis safe.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Phil Hutcheon, who is the founder and CEO of DICE, a live music discovery platform that allows fans to find shows and buy tickets without any booking fees. We talk to Hutcheon about the current state of the live music sector. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or SoundCloud.
The process by which music royalties are determined has always been a convoluted one, but the rise of the web has made it even more complex, while simultaneouslyincreasing the demand for more transparency regarding where the money is coming from, and where it's going.
Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” has become the first song to hit 500 million streams on Spotify. 19 million people listen to him on Spotify each month. His songs have been streamed approximately 2.9 billion times and are on 38 million playlists.
While a lot of the talk surrounding music these days looks at it from a business perspective, it's important to remember music's more intangible value. Here George Howard speaks with MedRhythms' CEO Brian Harris about his company's work using music to heal traumatic brain injuries.
This week in music commentary, we hear Sharky Laguana weigh in on the economics of streaming, Imogen Heap and Zoe Keating's thoughts on blockchain technology and what it means for music, as well as much, much more.
This week Hypebot has a whole host of useful tips for the independent musician, from giving your career a holiday boost, to methods for promoting your showbeyond posters and Facebook, to a series of different techniques for booking your bandmore gigs.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we see if you have what it takes to be a successful musician in the new millennium, different ways to keep the hype up after your show, why you need to watch out for the controlled composition clause, as well as much more.
As we rewind back through the week, we question the fundamental "why" of music discovery, look at a new streaming service which specializes in classical, and learn about Miley's new club tour with The Flaming Lips.
For bands and artists who use YouTube for their touring and behind the scenes videos while on the road, the newly updated iOS App could be quite a blessing, as it offers a variety of improved features for cinematographers on the go.
Facebook's announcement that it will be releasing a suite of tools to help rights holders remove infringing video is good news for video rights holders, but leaves artists wondering if Facebook will assist songwriters and their publishing partners in monetizing their rights as the social network's video platform continues to expand.
Here the people at the Future Of Music Coalition speak with Sharky Laguana of the band Creeper Lagoon about his recent piece entitled "Streaming Music is Ripping You Off" in which he criticizes streaming services for their use of the "Big Pool" method of royalty distribution.
Hypebot is hosting its second New York CityMusic and Tech Meetup next Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7:00-10:00PM at Passenger Bar in Brooklyn. Are you in town for CMJ's Music Marathon? We'd love to see you! Grab a drink with us and talk shop. Details on how to register are below.
72% of online American adults use Facebook, according to Pew research, unchanged from September 2014. It is especially popular among online women, 77% of whom are users. 82% of online adults ages 18 to 29 use Facebook, along with 79% of those ages 30 to 49, 64% of those ages 50 to 64.
In a recent dig at Apple Music, Google's Eric Schmidt spoke out against human curated playlists, instead praising the idea of an artificially intelligent "tastemaker" service, designed to find the "next next big thing." But can A.I. truly hope to compete with the personalized touch of human curation?
Facebook remains one of the most effective social networks for artists and bands to utilize, but not everyone is exploiting its maximum potential. Here we look at some tips for getting the most out of the social network, whether you're pedaling new merch or reaching out to fans.
Apple Music has no intention of "building an audience on the back of the artists" by offering a free ad supported music option, as Spotify does, according to senior exec Jimmy Iovine. Is this just spin to cover up slower than hoped for user adoption; or is this caring corporate policy?
If you're planning to release your new hit holiday single this Thanksgiving, you're going to be a little late to the party. According to this article, if you want your tunes to grace the festivities this year, the time get them released is now.
At a Guardian Live event in London, Imogen Heap launched her new song "Tiny Human" using blockchain technology as a new way to share and track music. A panel that included Heap, Zoe Keating, Rob Thomas and others discussed how bitcoin blockchain technology could change the music industry and how artists are compensated. WATCH:
Shares of Pandora [P] fell as much as 7% yesterday on news that the music streamer had acquired indie ticketer Ticketfly for $450 million. While the deal could lead to new opportunities for artists, Wall Street was skeptical.
Hypebot will host its fourth San Francisco Music and Tech Meetup next Wednesday, October 14 from 7-10PM at Upcider in San Francisco. Let's grab a drink and talk about Apple Music, Spotify, and Happy Birthday! RSVP info below.
In a new tv ad for IBM Watson, the computer analyzes Bob Dylan's lyrics,telling the master songwriter that his major themes are love and time. Dylan agrees and offers to c0-write a song with the computer. WATCH: