Vevo has tried and failed for 7 years to bring Warner Music Group videos onto its platform. Now, Vevo is reportedly nearing a deal that would break the deadlock and pave the way for the launch of a paid video subscription service.
SiriusXM is on a tear, and recently the satellite broadcaster made an uninvited advance on Pandora. The music streamer rebuffed the overture, but they may want to reconsider. Their combined platforms plus Pandora's ticketing and soon-to launch music streamer would make a powerful combination.
Here we look a promotional case study done on the band Nothing, as they worked to promote the release of their sophomore album through close participatory fan interaction and clever social media tactics.
According to DNC emails released via Wikileaks last week, Ariana Grande was being considered as a performer for a gala for President Obama, but in an extremely detailed back-and-forth that took place last September, she was ultimately deemed unfit for the job.
Cultivating an enthusiastic fanbase is one of the key components of becoming a successful artist, something for which YouTube can be a great resource, particularly if you can convert those viewers and fans into subscribers.
The issue of ticket bots snapping up tickets before fans have a chance is one that has long been acknowledged in the industry, but rather than using an increasingly closed system to ensure fans get to more events at a reasonable price, Jack Groetzinger believes a more open system may be the solution.
As the artists vs. YouTube battle rages on, Mark Mulligan suggests that the real underlying issue is that the four minute music video, while it worked well for MTV, is no longer suited to a modern YouTube, and that artists need to begin creating lengthier videos, both to maintain user interest and multiply their ad revenue.
As music sales decline, making money from merchandise grows in importance and sizing the mech you buy in advance is probably the area where most artists get it wrong. So, here’s a breakdown of the main sizes of mens/unisex t-shirts that you should use as a baseline.
When it comes to making it in the music industry as a DIY artist, the value of proper networking and building lasting contacts cannot be underestimated. Here we offer a series of tips on developing quality connections to advance your musical career.
Terry McBride and Nettwerk Music were once the darling of the new music industry for championing progressive flat licensing and a willingness to work with music tech startups. So it seems fitting that Nettwerk's 18,000 song catalog has been acquired by another company working to shake up publishing and the music business.
Bars, clubs and like businesses will frequently play recorded music as well as hiring live bands. To do so, however, said venues must pay performance rights organizations fees in exchange for the use of their copyrighted material. Here we breakdown how the laws surrounding these sorts of transactions work.
iHeartMedia may be struggling to pay the bills, but they've still got the cash and clout to put assemble an impressive festival. And one look at the 2016 iHeartradio Festival lineup reminds just how much that mega-hits - past and current - drive commercial broadcast radio.
This week in music commentary, we hear thoughts and opinions on how the formula which makes Pokemon Go so successful could be applied to the music industry, the coming of internet radio's "value shift," a potential defense of YouTube's monetary policies, and more.
In Hypebot's most popular articles this week, we looked at Rhapsody users' rebellion over the Napster switch, Twitter's simplification of the account verification process, the explosion of Pokemon music on Pandora, and more.
For the independent, do-it-yourself, advice seeking artist this week, we have tips on how to book more house concerts, why you should hire someone to do your marketing, free-ish things you can give away at your next show, and much, much more.
Will Beatport be able to save SFX? Why did singer-songwriter Michelle Shockedprotest her own show? Could it be that Facebook is even worse at paying musicians than YouTube? Find out the answers to these questions and more, as we look back through a week of music industry news highlights.
Hastings is shutting down all 123 stores and liquidating inventory and fixtures at a deep discount. Hastings had filed bankruptcy and been given 30 days by the court to find a buyer. We got details of the sale and a list of all Hastings locations.
The boss of one of the private equity group that invested in the Sony-led acquisition of EMI Music Publishing in 2012 is caught up in a major corruption scandal involving the Malaysian government’s sovereign wealth fund.
Here George Howard looks at how the social, fun, and competitive formula which has made PokemonGo the massive success that it is could potentially work in the music industry, and the hurdles it would have to overcome to do so.
For musicians, the few days following a show are a critical time for strengthening their fanbase and networking. Here we provide a helpful checklist artists can follow to make sure they aren't wasting post-gig momentum.
Here an entertainment lawyer lends his perspective on a recent decision handed down by the Department of Justice, a decision which ignored the advice of copyright experts and served to further strip songwriters of their rights.
In a bid to raise much need cash, a bankrupt SFX first put EDM music service Beatport up for sale. Then they postponed the sale and gutted Beatport staff and services. Next it said the sale was on again, only to be withdraw it from the market last week. Yesterday SFX tried to explain the flip flop.
Apple has proposed a streaming royalty rate with the Copyright Royalty Board as part of a preceding to set statutory rates for downloads and interactive streaming services. The proposed rate, intended to simplify the way on-demand streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify pay songwriters and publishers, is 9.1 cents for every 100 streams of a song.