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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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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Aerosmith’s First Touring Van Preserved And Returned By "American Pickers’

A van used by Aerosmith in its early touring years has been returned to the band by the “American Pickers” tv show, who discovered it in rural Massachusetts. The rediscovery of the van was a centerpiece of one of the episodes of the popular History Channel show last year, with… Continue Reading

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Billboard, Bandsintown Partner To Grow Artist and Concert Discovery Across Their Massive Music Platforms

Billboard and Bandsintown have announced a multifaceted partnership designed to drive music discovery, fan engagement and sell more tickets. The collaboration launches with the addition of Bandsintown’s comprehensive global tour date listings across Billboard and its portfolio of music sites which include Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum. Billboard and its sites… Continue Reading

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5 Tips For A Successful Tour [VIDEO]

As live touring continues to become an increasingly important aspect of a band/artist cultivating a successful music career, more acts are loading up the van with dreams of success, but hitting the road without first planning ahead has derailed many a promising talent’s future in the industry. ____________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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You Shouldn’t Go On Tour Unless You’ve Done These 3 Things

While the prospect of touring is hugely exciting for new bands, they may be unaware of the grueling realities of life on the road. That said, if you’re determined to hit the pavement and bestow your music on the masses, at least make sure you’ve first done these three things…. Continue Reading

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Mastering Your Merch: Music Merchandise Basics

If you want to have a sustainable career as a touring musician, getting your merch game right is essential. When done right, selling merch puts cash in your pocket, and gives your fans the opportunity to help market your image to the world. So how do you maximize your true… Continue Reading

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