Why You Need To Sit On Your Tracks Before Sending Them Out

Once you’ve invested your time and energy into cooking up the perfect track, your natural inclination may likely be to get it into the ears of your listeners as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this is precisely the wrong thing to do. Your chances of success are far greater if you… Continue Reading

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What You Need to Know About Music Modernization Act and CASE Act

The Music Modernization Act and CASE Act are two of the most important pieces of U.S. legislation for musicians in decades. This week Rachel Stilwell from Stilwell Law joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert in the music business weekly podcast to explain everything you need know about both. How do… Continue Reading

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How To Craft A Killer Facebook Video Marketing Strategy

While many artists may consider YouTube to be the go-to for video marketing, Facebook is actually a far more effective platform. Here we look at how to use Facebook to execute the ultimate vide marketing strategy. __________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog For many of us,… Continue Reading

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Music’s Discovery Problem Persists

With so much music spread across so platforms and playlists, artists are able to experience short-term success but are finding it difficult to build a sustainable career. _______________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Streaming has given more artists than ever a shot at short-term popularity, but that alone… Continue Reading

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How An Artist Grew To 500,000 Monthly Spotify Listeners Without The Use Of Playlists

In this piece, Ari Herstand walks us through the rise of Virginian hip hop artist Lucidious, and how he managed to go from about 150 monthly listeners to 500,00, without relying on playlist placement. ______________________________ Guest post by musician and author Ari Herstand of Ari’s Take Three years ago the… Continue Reading

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Why Streaming Royalties Will Always Stay Too Low To Make A Living Off Of [Video]

Disc Maker’s Tony van Veen details why he believes that streaming services will never pay independent artists enough in royalties for them to make a comfortable living in the way that physical CD sales once did. ____________________________________ Guest post by Tony van Veen of Disc Makers I’m afraid I have… Continue Reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In our flip back through a full week of music industry news, we look back at CD Baby and Dash Go’s expansion into India, Google’s new plan to being linking searches to key video moments, the slashing of music on public radio, and more. CD Baby, Dash Go Expand Into… Continue Reading

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

Some of the most popular and often read articles on Hypebot this week covered how money flows from music streams into the actual artist’s pocket, the top SEO Google ranking factors in 2020, what songwriters should be doing right now to prepare for the Music Modernization Act, and more. How… Continue Reading

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Life At Spotify: A Curated Behind The Scenes Look

Spotify this week released a series of shoer videos dubbed "Life At Spotify" that offer a curated look inside the world’s top streaming service. While quite clearly a carefully scripted PR piece, collectively they offer a look at who and what makes Spotify tick. See the full Life At Spotify… Continue Reading

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