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

Tips, tricks, and advice for the DIY artist were plentiful on Hypebot this week, with solutions on how to crowdfund for your sick guitarist, get better music blog coverage for your next release, how to make Snapchat work for you in 2017, and much more. The Smart Way To Crowdfund…

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Top Gear For Indie Artists • Merch Table • Much More

On MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at a new infographic examining famous songs in an unusual way, the best gear for indie artists to use, and how to ensure you leave nothing on the merch table. Terry Hearn | New Infographic “The Sound Of Music” Looks At Famous Songs In…

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

The most popular and often read posts on Hypebot this week included the question of whether labels are encouraging Spotify’s free users to become pirates, The diversification of Pandora and Spotify as they unveil new features, a close look at the artist/manager relationship, and more! Are UMG, Labels Encouraging Spotify’s…

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3 Great Services Finding Royalty Money In Unusual Places

Although there is a high volume of derivative music content online in the form of things like covers and remixes, it can often be difficult for artists to capitalize on the royalties from such things, something these three services are looking to fix. _____________________ Guest post by Ta’Rikah Jones on…

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Support Copyright Office Legislation And Call Congress

Here Chris Castle urges readers to support new bipartisan legislation making the Librarian of Congress a presidential appointment, as well as bringing about several other badly needed fixes to the position. ______________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy I don’t often ask MTP readers for their vote,…

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Artist & Manager Relationships – A Look At Recording Industry Management Agreements [Part 2 Of 2]

In the second part of a set of articles exploring the different music business agreements, Justin M. Jacobson dives into the world of management agreements, the additional clauses associated with them and negotiation tactics surrounding these clauses. _________________________ Guest post by Justin M. Jacobson of the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note:…

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FRI. BRIEF: Q1 Numbers Released • Spotify’s Non-IPO Plans • YouTube Ups Ad Limit • More

Friday 4.7.17 Music Business News From Around The Web New music industry snapshots show a growing business entirely dominated by streaming Updated continuously under our More News tab

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The Smart Way To Crowdfund For Your Sick Guitarist

Here Caryn Rose discusses Sweet Relief, an organization which was designed to help ill musicians get the kind of financial support that they need, before online crowdfunding was as commonplace as it is now. ___________________________ Guest post by Caryn Rose of CASH Music It’s become a deeply sad and all…

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5-Step Guide To Getting Music Blog Coverage For Your Next Release

Most musicians want their music heard, and hiring a publicist can be a great way of getting the word out. Unfortunately, publicists are also expensive, and not always affordable on a DIY budget. Here we walk through a five-step guide on how to be your own PR agent. _______________________ Guest…

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Miranda Lambert’s ACM Awards Performance Spurs Massive Sales Bump

One of the year’s biggest nights in country music, the ACM awards not only offer fans a chance to catch some outstanding live performances from their favorite artists, but also give the artists a chance to experience a massive post-performance sales bump. Here we look at several of the artists…

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