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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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Managing Your Band • Music Magazines • Playlist Streaming • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared pieces on how you can help keep things organized when you find yourself falling into a managerial role, what music magazines are doing to stay afloat in the digital age, how playlist streaming is hurting artists, and more! Meghan Belnap | Manager For… 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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YouTube Revises Music Charts To Eliminate Pay-For-View

YouTube is revising its chart criteria and will no longer count paid advertising views on YouTube in the YouTube Music Charts calculation. The shift aligns YouTube with the policies of Billboard and Nielsen. Indian rapper Badshah, K-pop group BlackPink and Taylor Swift have all spent money on YouTube ad advertising… 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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Cardi B Tops 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards With 10 Nominations

“Please Me” rapper Cardi B led the charge for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations, with a total of nine nods. Cardi’s extensive list of nominations includes picks for MVP of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Collabo, Single of the Year, Made-You-Look Award, and… 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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Who Wants To Watch Radio?

Broadcast radio consultant Fred Jacobs explores the complex history of radio on television, a phenomenon which, though it may seem pointless and even contradictory, has accrued a significant following, and been the origin of some very popular modern programming. ____________________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media You’re forgiven… Continue Reading

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