As difficult as it is, networking and getting the attention of music journalists is hugely important towards achieving success as an artist, and it's important for artists to properly capitalize on the attention following any such recognition.
It can be difficult to keep pace with the internet... new platformsand features enter our daily lives so quickly that it can be easy to forget that we ever lived without them. Soon, the days before you could “go live” on Facebook, for example, may seem as distant a memory as the days before you could upload a video to YouTube.
Here we look at some of the highlights from Irving Azoff's recent keynote at the NMPA, particularly regarding artist's rights and the importance of what's best for the creators. Azoff's efforts now also includes this campaign signed by 180 major artists.
Here we look at the three different sources of publishing royalties (mechanical, performance, and synch) how they're calculated, and how a changing music business has affected how such royalties are earned.
Where you should expend energy building a following on social media can vary depending on your audience, talents and goals. But when a social media channel has 500 million active users and growing, it shouldn't be ignored.
While some may feel there's no middle ground between rock-stardom and simply having music as a hobby, there are a variety of other ways a person can build a successful career out of the passion for music beyond performing on stage.
When Michael Rapino became CEO of Live Nation he promised to make buying a concert ticket fairer. Little has changed, with LN owned Ticketmaster blocking D2F ticketers and StubHub legitimizing overpriced ticket resales. Now legislators are attempting to do what the industry has failed to do.
[UPDATE 3] international music streaming service Guvera has been hemorrhaging cash; and its best, though risky, hope was to go to the public markets. that plan was dashed, after an rare rejection ASX, the Australian version of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Now the partied have agreed to meet.
A decade ago, major labels forgoing middlemen to sell direct to fans would have led to a revolt from retailers. Now, with the ranks of retailers diminished and streaming the new normal, ringing every dollar out of fans is so essential that Warner Music has created a division to focus its D2F efforts.
Many in the industry agree that digital copyright laws (DMCA), last updated in 1998, are antiquated. An unprecedented group of artists and music organizations has joined together demanding change. Unfortunately, their open letter to Congress is short on solutions.
After previously walking away from a SoundCloud acquisition deal at the last minute, Twitter recently invested 70 million in the company, and although such an investment is likely good for SoundCloud, it's a little harder to tell how the exchange benefits Twitter.
Ticketmaster is making good on the settlement of a class action lawsuit that affects more than 50 million ticket buyers. Some have criticized the deal as a "new scam on top of the old one." But with millions of free and discounted tickets available, why be left out? Here is how to get your free tickets and discounts from Ticketmaster.
General wisdom suggests that indie labels account for about 20% of global revenue, but a recent study has revealed that their share is in fact much greater than previously suspected, something which has broader implications with regard to the independent sector's ability to compete globally.
TC Management (REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and more) is hiring an executive assistant to work with the firm's experienced artist management team,and Red Bull Records is looking for an office manager.More on these gigs and others on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.
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Already known as Napster overseas, Seattle-based streaming service Rhapsody announced its plan to rebrand as Napster in all markets. The expansion of the moniker suggests a company that has nothing left to lose and may do littleto boost revenue, says former Rhapsody exec Jon Maples
The passing of Prince left a legal mess as big as the void he left in our musical landscape. Unclear instructions, multiple children - both real and impostors - and a vault of recordings said to far surpass his formally released output, form a web that executors must untangle and monetize while protecting Prince's important and complex legacy.
Attending a show outside of your home country can certainly be an amazing live music experience, but if not planned for correctly, it can just as easily be completely miserable. Here we look at how properly plan for an overseas concert.
[UPDATE 2] The drama surrounding SFX took a new turn with the announcement that it has terminated its pre-Chapter 11 Restructuring Agreement and entered into direct talks with bondholders and creditors.
Commentators weigh in on a variety of music industry issues, from why remixing is not a right, to why the music business isn't yet ready for blockchain tech, plus reactions to the revamped Apple Music.
Some of the most popular widely read articles from the past seven days included Berklee's launch of a new open music initiative, Nikki Sixx's letter to YouTube, a defense of the digital album, and more.
In our weekly glance back at music industry news, we revisit the Grammy's announcement of key rules changes, the co-founder of Pirate Bay's order to shell out for record labels, Twitter's latest Soundcloud investment, and more.
As she does (almost) every Friday, Liv Buli, the Data Journalist for Pandora's Next Big Sound shares what she's paying attention to, as she parsed data while also taking the cultural temperature. Liv often sees what matters before the rest of us; and shares it on Hypebot.
Alabama Shakes (ATO Records) and Kamasi Washington (Brainfeeder) each won multiple awards at last night's indie music A2IM Libera Awards in New York City. Alabama Shakes won three times and Jazz saxophonist Washington was the night’s big newcomer winning two awards. Ted Leo hosted.