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Use Twitter To Supercharge Your Music Network

Twitter is a complex and sometimes confusing platform for microblogging, particularly for those unfamiliar with it. Here we look at how to make the platform work better for you, specifically through the use of Twitter lists. ___________________________ Guest Post by Andrew Apanov on Soundfly’s Flypaper Twitter is all about the…

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Music Investment Act Making Georgia Appealing To Musicians

What a peach. A state that seems to have a firm grasp on the value of entertainment, Georgia is about to pass the Music Investment Act, intended to make the state more financially appealing for artists both to outsiders and those native to the state. ________________________ Guest Post by Bobby…

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Why DMCA’s Notice & Takedown Already Has 1st Amendment Problems, Plus RIAA/MPAA Want To Make It Worse

The notice-and-takedown portion of the DMCA has ended it’s second comment period, and has shown itself to be maneuvering around a high standard set by the Supreme Court regarding expressive content in a way that may be in violation of the First Amendment, meanwhile the RIAA and other are seeking…

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Trump Administration Seeks To Cut Or Privatize All Arts Funding

In an alleged effort to reduce spending by the government, the Trump administration recently drafted a budget which would lop off funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. _____________________________ Guest post by Taylor Mims on Amplify In an…

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MON. BRIEF: Big Layoffs At Maker Studios • Shazam Powers Streamers • Oscars Winners • More

MONDAY 2.27.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Has the era of the YouTube star already peaked? Updated continuously under our More News tab

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week out music commentary comes from a former RIAA exec letting loose, T Bone Burnett railing against Google, and Roger Waters as he considers a protest concert on the U.S./Mexico border. Former RIAA Executive Lets Loose On Fair Use T Bone Burnett Slams Google and Other Tech Cos., Demands…

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

In this compilation of helpful tips and advice for the indy, do it yourself musicians there, we offer wisdom on ten things you can do to obtain better tour data, what you can do about declining organic reach on Facebook, how to organize your website in such a way as…

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read On Hypebot

This, the most frequently perused pieces on Hypebot included a look at the incredible power of YouTube’s live streaming, which artists saw the biggest Grammy’s bump, how Bandcamp boosted its fan signups, and more! YouTube Unleashes Power Of Live Streaming The Grammys Boost: Who Saw The Biggest Uptick On Pandora?…

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10 Things You Can Do To Get Better Tour Data

When artists set out to plan a tour, there are challenging decisions that must be made, when it comes to where fans and venues are located, what cities are worth visiting, and how a tour can best be promoted. Here we examine how to gather and harness collected fan data…

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4 Things Which Will Score You A Record Deal Long Before Social Media

Gone are the days of A&R executives scouring artist’s social media to determine an artists popularity. Now, these executives have in many ways fallen back on older methods of gauging whether an artist will be a label success. Here, we look at four factors they are likely to be considering….

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