Music Marketing Platform Beatchain Adds Distribution

Music promotion and fan building platform Beatchain has added digital distribution powered by FUGA. The full direct to artist platform will launch in early 2020. FUGA’s platform will allow Beatchain to distribute their users’ content to hundreds of digital services for 100% market reach. Artists can upload unlimited tracks for… 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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RIAA Investigating Payola Like Fox Guarding The Henhouse [Op-Ed]

Paying for radio airplay, or payola as it is more commonly known, has been around since the 50s in one form or another, but has recently spiked. This has lead the FCC to request that the RIAA investigate – meaning the industry will, in effect, be policing itself. ____________________________ Guest… Continue Reading

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Apple wanted to improve songwriter pay to $0.00091 per stream. Spotify and Google weren’t keen.

Historical filings show why Spotify believes “lower royalty rates are critical” to the service’s future
The post Apple wanted to improve songwriter pay to $0.00091 per stream. Spotify and Google weren’t keen. appeared first on Music Business Worl… Continue Reading

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6 #MusicBiz Stories You Missed Over The Long Weekend

Here is a quick round-up of six important music business stories that you may have missed over the holiday, and believe it or not only two of them are about Taylor Swift. • Taylor Swift’s Lover Passes 3 Million Equivalent Sales • 1 In 4 Albums Sold In US Last… Continue Reading

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10 Types Of Content To Engage, Grow Your Fanbase

The relationship between fans and artists has been transformed by social media, with your music’s consumers now craving a higher volume of content and a more intimate connection with the creator than ever before. Luckily, this can work to your advantage as a musician, provided you know what type of… Continue Reading

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New Way To Game YouTube Views Being Utilized By Artists, Labels

Paying for plays and view counts has been a common practice since the dawn of on-demand, and although YouTube view counts don’t mean as much as they used to, a high count can help pull in advertising dollars. Increasingly, some artists are purchasing Google ads to play their videos over… Continue Reading

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Everything You Need To Know About Using Google Analytics

One of the greatest advantages offered by social media marketing is the ability to measure and quantify your online impact. Unfortunately, as an artist or musician, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which aspects of this feedback are actually of value. Here we look at how to utilize Google… Continue Reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

Before moving on to what will surely be another full week of music industry events, we look back on why Spotify and others should be worried about a recession, new record news from T Swift, the Dept. of Justice’s backing of Led Zeppelin in their ongoing copyright dispute, and more…. Continue Reading

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

This week on Hypebot, some of our most frequently perused articles covered the roll of the music publisher in your artist development team, some of music’s biggest execs in a Q&A, how streams are manipulated and why it’s harmful, and more! How To Build Your Own Artist Development Team: The… Continue Reading

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