Sony Launches Spotify Data-Driven Personalized Merch For Bring Me The Horizon

Sony has launched a line of customized merch created by Spotify data for the fans of UK rock band . The ‘Amo in color’ initiative connects streaming with physical merch utilizing Spotify data to generate unique T-shirts based on fans’ listening habits. The dedicated website directs fans to log in… Continue Reading

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Last Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music business this week weighed in on the power of musical reinvention, why planning for space travel is the best way to prep for a tour, what it actually feels like to be a musician in the audience, and more. Power Of Music Reinvention Going On Tour?… Continue Reading

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Michael Stipe Of REM’s New Single Isn’t On Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube

You can’t find Micahel Stipe of REM’s new solo single "Your Capricious Soul: on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube or almost anywhere else. Stipe’s solo debut is currently available exclusively on MichaelStipe.com. The new release was timed to coincide with October 7th’s “International Rebellion” climate justice protests and for the next… Continue Reading

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Digital Music Marketing Pioneer Jay Franks Dies, Age 47, Leaving "An Immense Legacy" says Lucian Grainge

Digital music marketing pioneer and Universal Music Group SVP of Global Streaming Marketing Jay Frank, age 47, has died after a battle with cancer. “Jay leaves an immense legacy." Sir Lucian Grainge, the chairman and CEO of UMG, said in a statement. "He was a creative and tireless leader who… Continue Reading

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

In some of the most often perused pieces from Hypebot this week, we looked at how Generation Z is redefining the music business, some of the best YouTube channels for promoting you music, a list of the RIAA’s most ‘notorious’ copyright offenders, and more! Music Business Is Being Re-Defined By… Continue Reading

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Spotify expands Canvas beta, says visuals can ‘increase streams, saves, artist profile visits and shares’

‘Adding a high-quality Canvas to a track has increased streams by up to 120%’
The post Spotify expands Canvas beta, says visuals can ‘increase streams, saves, artist profile visits and shares’ appeared first on Music Business Worldwide.
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CD Baby, Tunecore Add China For DIY Music Distribution

Tunecore and CD Baby have each just added China’s largest streaming music service – Tencent Music, its subsidiaries and partners – to their indie and d.i.y. music distribution networks. When users deliver their music to Tencent, they will be available on: QQ Music – A leading online music service with… Continue Reading

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Tencent Puts Select Music Behind Paywall, Promises More

Chinese music streaming giant Tencent Music Entertainment is experimenting with driving revenue by making some content exclusive and unavailable to its ad-supported users. It’s a practice once popular in label circles but vehemently opposed by streaming leader Spotify. According to Music Business Worldwide’s Tim Ingham, Tencent Music Entertainment has introduced… Continue Reading

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Music Tectonics Trading Cards Capture Seismic Shifts Reshaping Music Industry [EXCLUSIVE]

Dmitri Vietze and the team behind the new LA music technology conference, Music Tectonics, is launching a set of thought-provoking music industry-related “Seismic Shifts” trading cards. Each card pairs an illustration alongside a transformative theme and short explanation. Hypebot is debuting the first four cards today. The cards are the… Continue Reading

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