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

This week on Hypebot, some of our most popular covered the preservation and return of Aerosmith’s first touring van by ‘American Pickers’ Badash’s edging out of BTS curtesy of Google AdWords, how Spotify runs the numbers on an artist’s monthly active users, much more! Aerosmith’s First Touring Van Preserved And… Continue Reading

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Studies Show Rapid Decline In Radio Listening Globally

Broadcast radio is still one of the most used sources of media and a top vehicle for music discovery, but it won’t maintain this top spot for long if the current trend holds, according to two major listenership studies ______________________________________ By Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It had to happen… Continue Reading

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MUSICIANS: Be Part Of This Important Artist Survey

Last year’s MIDiA survey of musicians was groundbreaking. Now, the music industry consultancy is back with a new edition of the survey that every musician – big or small, indie or major label – should take part in. This time the survey is diving into the tools and services that… Continue Reading

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The Ups & Downs Of A Life On The Road [INTERVIEW]

While a dream of many, a life on the road brings with it countless challenges, temptations, and setbacks, which is why it’s so important to have someone with you to steer the ship. Here we talk with a veteran tour manager about how to manage the slings and arrows of… Continue Reading

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3 Ways A Mailing List Can Turn Out Fans To Your Show

Getting people to actually show up at your show can be exhausting, and if you’ve been at the DIY artist thing for awhile, chances are you’ve given most attendance tactics a try, from social media blasts to old school postering. At the end of the day, however, the mailing list… Continue Reading

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Filter Cancel Reunion After PledgeMusic Fiasco

Last year, the band Filter had announced that original members Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang were reuniting to record a new album, their first since the band’s 1995 debut, ‘Short Bus.’ The reunion has now been canceled and the band is blaming PledgeMusic. The pair were funding the record with… Continue Reading

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Report Calls For Altering Music Licensing Framework

In this piece, Emmanuel Legrand breaks down a recent report suggesting a massive overhaul of the framework through which sound recordings are licensed, and that rights holders need greater autonomy in order to negotiate more equitable contracts. _______________________ Guest post by Emmanuel Legrand of Legrand Network The licensing framework for… Continue Reading

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FRI. BRIEF: iHeartMedia Stock Drops On Debut • 7digital Shuffles • Google Bands Viagogo • CASE Act Advances • More

FRIDAY 7.19.19
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A Legal View Of The Fall Of PledgeMusic and What Could Happen Next

Earlier this week, Hypebot published an important Music Biz Weekly podcast interview with Attorney Chris Castle delving into the demise of PledgeMusic and its legal ramifications for artists, vendors and the music industry. Because of the importance of this topic, we’ve had the full interview transcribed. _________________________________ This transcription of… Continue Reading

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