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

In our most popular posts from the past week, Blink-182 departs BMG in favor of Columbia Records, we look at what DoJ’s decision for the recent ‘Stairway to Heaven’ case could mean for songwriters, explore six key ways in which can improve the SEO of their music, and more. Blink-182… Continue Reading

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A2IM, RIAA, MAC Join To Fight AB5 Bill That Would Kill Indie Music In California

A new California law set to go into effect on September 13th would have dire consequences for the independent and .d.i.y music community unless lawmakers add an exemption. Executives at the A2IM, RIAA and Music Artists Coalition have banded together to pen an open letter that demands action. California has… Continue Reading

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A2IM Names Tommy Boy Prez Rosie Lopez Executive Chairperson

Rosie Lopez, president of Tommy Boy Entertainment, has been named chairperson of the American Association of Independent Music’s (A2IM) executive committee for the coming year. Concord Music COO Glen Barros will serve as treasurer and Sub Pop Records president Tony Kiewel was named secretary. The executive committee is elected by… Continue Reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Chrysalis Sold • BMG Revenues Rise • ADA + Incubus • Orchard To Japan • A2IM • More

In this week’s new edition of the Business Of Indie, iconic Chrysalis has a new home. BMG continues its march upward, The Orchard expands to Japan, ADA partners with Incubus, A2IM names a new executive chairperson and more. Like Hypebot’s More News section, The Business Of Indie is nestled under… Continue Reading

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A2IM Sets LA SynchUp For Day After Music Tectonics

UPDATED: A2IM is sponsoring its fifth annual SynchUp conference presented by Vydia on October 30th at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, California. Attendees will participate in programs focusing on digital capacity and synch licensing for independent music. The event includes workshops and networking with top indie record… Continue Reading

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At A2IM’s Indie Week? Join Us For Streaming Manipulation: The Ethics of Streaming

A2IM’s Indie Week is taking over New York City and I’m in town to be part of the Streaming Manipulation: The Ethics of Streaming panel on Tuesday. Here are my (much smarter that I am) fellow panelists and all the details. Streaming Manipulation: The Ethics of Streaming Tuesday, June 18th,… Continue Reading

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Will I See You In NYC At A2IM Indie Week June 17-20?

UPDATED: American Association Of Independent Music’s annual Indie Week invades New York City on June 17 – 20. The usually very smart team at A2IM have foolishly invited me to participate on a panel titled Streaming Manipulation "The Ethics of Streaming." I hope to see you there. The details: "The… Continue Reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: A2IM Seeks Board Candidates • Curve Royalty Systems • Ortiz Sues DEL Records • More

In this edition of the Business Of Indie, A2IM is seeking nominations for its Board Of Directors, indie focused Curve Royalty Systems launches, Gerardo Ortiz counter sues DEL Records and much more on the indie music front. Like Hypebot’s More News section, The Business Of Indie is nestled under its… Continue Reading

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