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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

We have a whole truckload of useful advice for independent, do-it-yourself artists this week, with tips for promoting your shows on Spotify, things you simply must know about music licensing, how become verified and utilize analytics on Shazam, plus much, much more. How to Promote Your Shows To More Fans…

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

Several hit articles posted on Hypebot over the past seven days included a list of the top ten sites most apt to feature that music video you worked so hard on, how treating Spotify the way you might Facebook or Instagram can garner you more plays, a new deal between…

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3 Essentials For Breaking Into The Industry As A Broadway Musician

While it’s hard to guarantee success in any area of the music industry, as an artist hoping to break into Broadway you can build a foundation for yourself which will increase the likelihood of your being able to land a spot as professional Broadway musician. Here we at three key…

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Apple Music Sneak-Launches $99/ Year Price Tier

Although Apple has been historically consistent about keeping the price of its streaming service at $9.99, it looks as though the company has just launched a new option of $99 annually, although this new price tier has been accompanied by little to no pomp and circumstance. _________________________ Guest post by…

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FRI. BRIEF: Tesla Eyes Music Service • Dave Allen Exits Apple Music • YouTube Passes 1.5 Billion Monthly Users • More

Friday 6.23.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Could a Tesla music service signal a coming era of niche music streamers? Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Things We Learned From Austin Music Foundation’s DIY Musician Marketing Panel

From the Austin Music Foundation’s June DIY marketing panel, we learn some of the insights shared at the event regarding marketing tools and techniques available to artists seeking success in a rapidly shifting marketplace. _________________________ Guest by Sarah of Wysidio On June 7th, the Austin Music Foundation hosted “Breaking Through…

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15 Steps To Build A Fanbase

In this article we break down how artists can successfully build and grow their fanbase, outlining fifteen steps artists can follow in order to accomplish this goal, and why this new method for success is advantageous to artists over the traditional model. ________________________ Guest post from Make It In Music…

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THU. BRIEF: Apple Music Seeks Lower Rates • Sean Parker Exits Spotify Board • 18 Arrested At Spanish PRO SGAE • More

Thursday 6.22.17 Music Business News From Around The Web It was inevitable after Spotify lowered the rate it pays labels and creators, that Apple and others would also demand better terms. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Prince, Dancing Baby Appeal Despite Government’s Acknowledgement Of Legal Error

In a bizarre continuation of the court case that wouldn’t die, the supreme court asked the White House to weigh in on whether the supreme court should hear the appeal on the infamous "dancing baby" court case and, although the White House agreed that the 9th Circuit’s ruling was rife…

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How Musicians, Labels Can Take Advantage Of Key Digital Trends

In looking at how businesses are being changed by digital platforms, music is no exception. Here we examine how consumer expectations, participations and changing demographics will all impact the music industry moving forward. ______________________ Guest post by Michelle Aguilar of the TuneCore Blog It is probably no surprise that businesses…

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