This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music business commentary, industry insiders weighed in on what a new California law might actually mean for musicians, the reason songwriters are so woefully underpaid, the complexity around death, creativity, and caring what others think, and more! New California Law Might Give Musicians Precisely What They’re Trying… Continue Reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

This week, our ideas and advice for the industry’s independent do-it-yourselfers dug into what and updated electronic press kit should look like, what artists ought to understand about Songtrust, how to check if you’re actually monetizing your YouTube channel, and much more! The EPK: An Updated Look What Artists Need… Continue Reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Managing Your Band • Music Magazines • Playlist Streaming • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared pieces on how you can help keep things organized when you find yourself falling into a managerial role, what music magazines are doing to stay afloat in the digital age, how playlist streaming is hurting artists, and more! Meghan Belnap | Manager For… Continue Reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through the past week’s music industry news, we revisit YouTube’s attempt to eliminate pay-for-view, Vevo’s ten year anniversary, Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett’s recent honors, and more! YouTube Revises Music Charts To Eliminate Pay-For-View Vevo Marks 10 Years, 300% Growth In Last 5 Years Sheryl Crow,Joan… Continue Reading

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

This week, some of the most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot looked at Spotify’s launch of its new upgraded family plan, the streaming platform’s head of music’s choice to step down, Jammber’s acquisition of TuneRegistry and what that means for music rights, plus much more. Spotify Launches Upgraded… Continue Reading

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Playlist Streaming: Is It Hurting The Artist?

Leaving downloads and CDs in the dust, streaming (and consequently playlists) is now the new normal for music consumption. But just how much is this style of listening harming artists, and how much value is there getting your song a coveted placement on a popular playlist. ___________________________ In this latest… Continue Reading

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5 Tips For Working With Touring Bands, Artists

Every artist and every venue is different, but when it comes to the two parties working together, there are some practices that are pretty much universally a good idea for making sure things going smoothly between the host and artist performing. ____________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, Owen… Continue Reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

In music commentary this week, contributors explore the impact of the recent K. Perry "Dark Horse" verdict, examine why vinyl records are so expensive, and BandsInTown’s Fabrice Sergent explains why problems with discovery cause 40% of tickets to go unsold. Katy Perry ‘Dark Horse’ Verdict: End Of The World Or… Continue Reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

In our do-it-yourself advice and general music biz wisdom section this week, we offer advice on how to get your piece of the $10 million Lowery v. Rhapsody/Napster Settlement, what to do when a fan posts show footage on Instagram, how and why it’s so important to craft a story… Continue Reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Making Music Careers Accessible • Rest & Relaxation • Strengthen Your Image • More

On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared several compelling articles on how to make music careers more accessible for parents, the best way to calm down after a show, how artists can strengthen their image, and more! Sam Bowman | Making Music Careers More Accessible For Parents Rachelle Wilber |… Continue Reading

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