Ariel Hyatt has made a career of helping musicians build and monetize an audience. But while Ariel and her team often get paid to help artists, her real gift is teaching them how to build a lasting career. Her latest efforts focus on crowdfunding and her great new book CROWDSTART.
Although streaming may be becoming the dominant form of music consumption, not all musicians are ready to cave to the medium. Here we look at eleven artists still unwilling to make their music available on streaming services, despite industry trends.
The suspicious removal of the Maria Pallante from her position as head of the Copyright Office by freshly minted Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, could well be indicative of further conflict surrounding copyright reform and who will helm the office next.
Making money is important when you're an artist, but relying on a single source of income is unlikely to generate sufficient revenue to live by. Here we look at four key revenue streams that can allow a musician to sustain themselves with the support of their fans and community.
Although the music industry has, historically, not always been the best at adapting profitably to tech disruptions, driverless cars could present a unique opportunity for the industry. Here we examine the likely affect of these autonomous vehicles on their pre-existing music business models.
In this interview Michael Huppe, the president and CEO of SoundExchange, discusses his organization's position in the ever-changing music industry industry as its role in the streaming marketplace continues to expand.
As advancements in technology continues to shift the music business landscape, the role of record labels has become uncertain. Here Cherie Hu examines what future record labels might look like, and if they might already be here.
In this piece we take an in-depth look at how big data, and specifically audienceaffinity data combined with careful audience insight can be used within the music business to predict the next big stars to rise to industry prominence.
After the death of his co-founder and a company ending lawsuit, things were looking bleak for Grooveshark originator Sam Tarantino. Here he discusses how he came back from the lowest point in his life to work at Chromatic FM.
While music's ability to positively augment the viewers experience when watching television and films is well known, its impact on day to day activities like work, learning, and exercise is also significant.
The iPod turns 15 years old this week. First announced on October 23, 2001, the device and later it's closed link to Apple's iTunes download store changed the music industry forever. But at first, the iPod was not a hit. Few were willing to throw down $400 for a 5GB music player that could hold 1000 songs.
In this interview Ariel Hyatt, founder and owner of Cyber PR offers her two cents on crowdfunding and success strategies, delving into personal experience as well as offering takeaways from her newly published book.
Instagram is testing live video. Considering how much Facebook is emphasizing live video, it should come as no surprise that one if its biggest acquisitions - Instagram - would also add it. The tip that it's actually happening came via a Russian news blog who poked around a beta version of the Instagram Android app.
"Spotify’s future is going to be much more than being the future of music retail," says industry analyst Mark Mulligan, who expects "Spotify to lay the foundations for a bold platform strategy that has the potential to change the face of the recorded music business as we know it."
Releasing music requires a massive amount of work for any artist as they must ensure their music is promoted and marketed in such a way as to actually reach the listener. Here we look at ten different techniques for increasing the revenue earned from your tunes.
Sean Atkins has been the president of MTV for just a year, and during his tenure the network has veered back towards it musical base. Butin the last 9 weeks through mid-October, MTV ratings in the key 12-34 demographic were down an average of 17% over 2015.
Much needed major copyright reform seemed on track until Friday when the U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was suddenly pushed aside. Many in the music industry are expressing concern over the move; with some seeing the mighty hand of Google pulling strings at the highest level of government.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that having a good video to accompany it can really help a song to gain popularity, as seems to have been the case with fan copies of the video for Adele's "Hello" according to recent analysis.
This week's music commentators voiced their thoughts on how smart home technology will alter the music industry, the coming of device restricted music subscriptions, and Google and Amazon's leveraging of copyright loopholes.