Lauren Daigle Dominates GMA Dove Awards [Full Winners List]

‘You Say’ singer Lauren Daigle took top honors at the 50th Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards earlier this week, taking home trophies for artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. This marks the second time the 28-year-old singer has won the Dove… Continue Reading

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How Touring Musicians Can Operate A Business From The Road

In order to find success in the music industry, more and more musical entrepreneaurs are realizing they need to treat their careers like a small business, a small business which the they’re often required to operate while out on the road. Here we break down how artists can best run… Continue Reading

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WNYC-FM Is Latest Public Radio Station To Slash Music

WNYC-FM, one of New York City’s top non-commercial radio stations, is canceling most music programming in favor of news and talk. Disturbingly, other public radio stations are making similar moves or shifting music programming to less listened to time slots and secondary HD channels. It’s a trend that has independent… Continue Reading

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Kerry Muzzey, Reluctant Artist-Advocate [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, Neil Turkewitz sat down to chat with Kerry Muzzey, a composer whose knowledge of intellectual property and performance rights allowed him to act as a one man publisher and record label. Here they discuss the issue of online copyright infringement, how it’s affecting artists, and what is… Continue Reading

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SEO 2020: Top 15 Google Page Ranking Factors

If, as you should, you have a website showcasing your music et al, your number one priority should be increasing your site’s ranking in Google search results. While there are roughly 200 factors involved in the Google search algorithm, we here look at fifteen of the most important. ___________________________________ Guest… Continue Reading

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Cracking The TikTok Code: How To Upload Music and Maximize Engagement

Everyone is trying to figure out how to get on TikTok. Not only is TikTok one of the most downloaded apps in the App Store, but it can drive enormous engagement for artists. By now everyone knows the story of how Lil Nas X was discovered on the platform and… Continue Reading

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Building A Solid Music Brand (And Why You Should Have Done It Yesterday)

For many bands and artists, branding may simply not be a part of their day to day vocabulary, or if it is, it likely isn’t their number one priority. Here, Angela Mastrogiacomo explains why creating a solid brand is so essential to your career, and how to go about making… Continue Reading

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Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Acquires Timbaland Catalog

The Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Songs Fund buying spree continues with the acquisition of the catalog of Grammy-winning producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ, Timbaland. The catalog included 108 albums and songs performed by the likes of Missy Elliot (“Get Your Freak On,” “One Minute Man”); Justin Timberlake (“SexyBack,” “My Love”… Continue Reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: AIM Distro Report • 2 Chainz Goes Indie • Bubba Sparxxx + Symphonic • More

In this new edition of the Business Of Indie, indie trade association AIM issues a major report on the state of independent music distribution, rapper 2 Chainz signs an indie deal, Bubba Sparxxx partners with Symphonic for a new label and much more. Like Hypebot’s More News section, The Business… Continue Reading

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