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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThe popular and frequently perused articles from the pages of Hypebot this week explored five Spotify hacks your really ought to know, the reason so many major labels are dumping the streaming platform's stock, what you should consider before hiring a music publicist, and more.

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CD Baby Distributes 50% Of New North American DIY Tracks, Publishes 1 Million Songs

Cdbaby[UPDATED] CD Baby, a company best known as a distributor of and advocate for independent musicians, now also administers the publishing of more than a million songs for 160,000 songwriters in over 50 countries. Their core distribution business is booming, as well.

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23 Prince Albums, New 'Anthology' Available On Spotify, Apple Music and Other Streamers For 1st Time

PTwenty three Prince albums are now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other music streamers for first time. The superstar singer/songwriter was a vocal critic of music streaming, with YouTube a particular target.

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Music Industry Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin

image from upload.wikimedia.orgWith today's death of Aretha Franklin (76), music has lost one of its powerful voices, and both the industry and other artists are responding with heartfelt tributes befitting "The Queen of Soul." During her long and illustrious career, Aretha Franklin won 18 Grammy and a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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5 Ways To Win During Music's 'Moneyball' Moment

1A recent data-driven approach to artist discovery from the team at Instrumental has been receiving comparisons to Billy Beane's statistical approach to building a baseball team. Here we look at five ways those  in the music industry can use this approach to their advantage.

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