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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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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The EPK: An Updated Look

Here W. Tyler Allen revisits the idea of Electronic Press Kit, or EPK, and how recent shifts in the music industry have precipitated the need for artists and managers to update their offerings for the era of social media and streaming. ______________________________ Guest post by W. Tyler Allen of TuneCore… Continue Reading

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How Copyright Works With E. Michael Harrington [VIDEO]

For a musician, or really anyone working in the music industry, a solid understanding of how copyright law functions and effects your work is important. In this series of videos, Dr. E. Michael Harrington walks us through the ins and outs of music copyright and what you must do to… Continue Reading

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Sheryl Crow,Joan Jett to Be Honored at 2019 Clio Music Awards

Clio Music has announced that Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett will both be honored at the 60th annual Clio Awards. Crow will receive the Clio Music Impact Award, recognizing artists who have made a significant impact on popular culture through their originality, which as a result, move their industry forward… Continue Reading

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What Artists Need To Know About Songtrust

In order to get paid from the mechanical royalties generated by your song’s plays, you need to some kind of publishing administrator to collect it for you. In this article, Brian Hazard gives us feedback on his recent experience using Songtrust, one such publishing admin. ______________________________ Guest post by Brian… Continue Reading

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A Cautionary Tale: YouTube, DMCA and Copyright Trolls

In this piece Neil Turkewitz uses the framing of the recent federal court case in Nebraska brought by YouTube against Christopher L. Brady, alleging that made false copyright claims, as a way of highlighting some of the serious flaws in the DMCA and how takedowns and copyright claims are carried… Continue Reading

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Americana Music Awards Full List Of Winners 2019

The Americana Music Association kicked off its annual conference Wednesday night with the 18th annual Honors & Awards ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The Milk Carton Kids-hosted evening that showcased the best of what this inclusive genre has to offer. Without taking anything away from the veterans, this year’s stellar… Continue Reading

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