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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CD Baby, Tunecore, DistroKid Add Rapid Apple Music For Artists Verification

Top 3 DIY music distributors CD Baby, Tunecore and DistroKid have all added rapid Apple Music For Artists verification, unlocking the platform’s expanded analytics for their artists. To be eligible, artists must use the same email address and password that they use for their distribution account when signing up for… Continue Reading

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Spotify Is Shutting Down Direct Distribution: What Artists Need To Know Now

Spotify announced yesterday that it is closing down its free direct upload system after less than a year, and forcing all artists to find an outside distributors within 30 days if they want their music available on the top streaming service. Here’s what artists need to know to avoid problems… Continue Reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this journey back through a busy seven days in the music business, we revisit why music’s superstars are suddenly getting streamed less, how Spotify is redesigning your music library, a look at how a recent fire in the Universal Music archives may have been much worse than previously thought,… Continue Reading

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DistroKid Links With Audible Magic To Verify Music Authenticity, Launches DistroLock

DistroKid has joined a growing list of music distributors and services using Audible Magic to fight unauthorized content by verifying the authenticity of both tracks and artists before it is distributed. CD Baby and The Orchard, both of whom have been tagged by Spotify and Apple Music as preferred partners… Continue Reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

On the commentary side of the music industry this week, we heard from YouTube’s CEO warning creators about the dangers of Article 13, remembered music philanthropist Paul Allen, and explored some the questions around Spotify’s investment of Distrokid. YouTube CEO Attacks Article 13 In Letter To Creators As ‘A Threat… Continue Reading

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Spotify + DistroKid On Road To A Two Sided Marketplace

With news that Spotify had invested in DistroKid and offer it as a distribution conduit to other music services, came speculation as to the music streamer’s greater motives. MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan sees the move as part of Spotify’s strategy to work way up music’s value chain by "a) removing… Continue Reading

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