For artists, the journey to success can be a lengthy and complex one. In this piece Bas Grasmayer outlines how a musician can develop a personal strategy for success in the music industry in four steps.
SoundExchange payments were up 29.2% last quarter. So while the U.S. digital PRO has taken some big hits lately, mostly thanks to Pandora and other direct licensing deals, this impressive growth should quiet any disparaging talk of its ongoing relevancy.
Most of the top music streamers are offering deep year end discounts on premium subscriptions this holiday season designed to lure new and returning customers. But you'll need to act quickly. Some end today.
For those who have chosen to dedicate their life to the art of crafting songs, writers block of one form or another is an all-too-common occurrence. Here we look at four ways artists can jumpstart their songwriting routine.
UK's Various Artists Management has launched a North American division. Founded in 2008 by David Bianchi, Nick Ember and Matt Luxon, the company has a roster including Charli xcx, The Libertines, Spiritualized, Tom Grennan and Barns Courtney.
In our how-to and do it yourself corner this week, we advise independent artists on how they can a verified artist on Spotify, how they can build the ideal home studio on a budget, how they can get more plays on Soundcloud, and much much more.
In this casual perusal back through a week of music industry news we revisit such topics as Facebook's broken metrics, how social media use varies based on age, Kanye's cancellation of his Saint Pablo tour, and more.
Topping the charts on Hypebot this week we had articles covering how streamingprecipitating changes in the sound of pop music, why a trade group is suing against Azoff's global music rights, the reason artists still need labels, and more.
In this article we walk you through how to build the best possible home recording studio based on your budget, from the audio interface to the cables, we break down how to choose the best equipment available.
In a follow up to their realization that they had accidentally been inflating a key video metric, Facebook recently revealed that were several additional audience metrics which have been being miscalculated, although the fixing of said metrics will likely be a huge benefit the metrics and marketing industry.
[UPDATED] With social media platforms constantly changing and upgrading, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date, particularly if you're new to the platform in the first place. While such can often seem to be the case when it comes to Instagram and Snapchat in particular, we here look at seven rules to help artists navigate the the story functions of both apps.
CD Baby has acquired music marketing platform Show.co and its defunct app Soundrop. The deal continues a trend of established new music industry players including ReverbNation, PledgeMusic, TuneCore acquiring startups to expand their offerings.
Time spent listening to music on the radio can often lead artists to question why their music isn't getting played on the airwaves and, although it certainly isn't easy, getting your music on the radio, be it XM or a local college station, is within your grasp.
With the music sharing space being as crowded as it is, generating followers has become a challenging task to say the least, but it is doable. Here an artist shares the best methods for getting genuine human beings to play you tracks.
Snapchat is hot and get hotter as a marketing tool, but not if your audience is older than 24. And Twitter's reach across all age group's may be much smaller than you'd guess. Which best social media is the best outlet for you? This infographic may help you decide.
YouTube can be one of the most important resources for up and coming artists. Whether you are covering songs, or putting out your own music, it is essential you build your niche market and crowd. By putting your own spin on something new or old you can create a following and fanbase that will launch your career.
In the early days of Facebook, it was an excellent resource for artists looking to market themselves to followers, but as advertising was introduced and the platform became increasingly crowded, it became harder for artists to get their content seen. Here Ronan Mason tests just how bad it's become.
If you can get a knowledge panel (the coveted information breakdown which you may see to the left of a googled artist) to appear next to a search of your band, you're in good shape branding wise. Here we look at what an artist can do to facilitate such a panel appearing.
In this article Shinjoo Cho delves deep into the success of the recent viral video of a Ukrainian accordionist playing 'Summer' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, breaking down how the accordion functions and what makes the video so compelling.
After melting down onstage this weekend, Kayne West has cancelled the remainder of of his Saint Pablo Tour, a move that some estimates say will cost the mercurial rapper $30 million. There are reports that he has been hospitalized, some say for psychiatric evaluation.
Here CEO of Justin Kalifowitz, CEO of Downtown Music, weighs in the impact of the election, and people's responsibility to invest in a future they want to have, both for themselves and the industry, rather than simply playing the blame game.