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Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst For $70 Millions Over Endorsement

Snoop Dogg sued Pabst brewery , claiming it owes him 10 percent of the $700 million sale of the company attributable to its Colt 45 brands, which he endorsed. Rap star Calvin Broadus Jr (aka Snoop Dogg). and his loan-out company Spanky’s Clothing sued Pabst Brewing Company, Blue Ribbon Intermediate…

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Hypebot Hosts #NYC Music Tech Meetup Next Monday July 13th

After successful Hypebot sponsored music and tech meetups in San Francisco and LA, we’re taking on New York City next week. Details on how to register are below. This Fall were expanding our meetups to Nashville. Please contact us, if you’d like to be involved there. ______________________ Hypebot presents our…

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How A New Band With No Fanbase Can Start Building Local Buzz

For a band just starting out, building a substantial fanbase often proves to be quite a formidable task. This article outlines several highly applicable techniques that can help new bands gain traction and start networking early on. ___________________________________ For an artist, being the new kid on the block is always…

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Doppler Labs Adds $17 Million, Investors Include Live Nation, UMG, WME

Not just protecting your ears, but offering an enhanced music experience is the aim of the earphones created at Doppler Labs. A big cash infusion should help them bring the concept to the masses. ____________________________ Doppler Labs has closes of a $17 million Series B investment round led by The…

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Taylor Swift’s New Video Racks Up 1 Billion Vevo Views In Record Time

OK, I’m going to just say it. I used to make fun of Taylor Swift as another lightweight pop star. She still is unlikely to join the pantheon of musical geniuses and pioneers. But when an artist consistently delivers mega-hits while cultivating an image that is more about self-empowerment than…

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8 Quick Tips To Get You On The Next Level In Your Music Career

How many people do you hear talk about their master plan to rule the world, but they never seem to make much progress from one year to the next? Sure, pursuing a career in the music business is difficult. But perhaps with these eight common-sense, practical tips (here are the…

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Microsoft’s Xbox Music Reboots As Groove… Or Is It Groove Music? NO, Not That Other Groove Music

Microsoft and Google must be envious. Despite their massive scale, neither has been able capture a significant portion of the music market, as Apple did with iTunes and appears to be doing again with Apple Music. But that doesn’t stop them from trying. ___________________________ Apple Music, TIDAL and other music…

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SESAC Acquires The Harry Fox Agency

Streaming is not just causing a seismic shift in recorded music revenue, its disrupting music publishing and performing rights, as well. Mechanical licenses handled by Harry Fox were once a lucrative business, but as tracks sales decline and streaming rises, performing rights have become an increasingly valuable business. ______________________________ Privately…

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TUE. NEWS BRIEF: SESAC Buys Harry Fox • Xbox Music Rebrands As Groove • Rdio • Apple Music • More

Tuesday 7.7.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

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Hypebot Readers Split On Apple Music, Beats 1

Late last week, we asked our savvy Hypebot readers to vote and share what they thought of the new Apple Music service and Beats 1 online radio. The results were mixed, though more favorable for Apple Music than Beats 1. Just under half of Hypebot readers said the liked Apple…

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