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Agency Group Buys EDM Boutique Autonomous

Autonomous Music is not autonomous any more. The Agency Group announced that they have acquired Chris Richard’s boutique electronic music-focused booking agency and management firm Autonomous Music. Chris Richards will join TAG’s Los Angeles office and brings with him a roster of artists that includes festival favorites like Emancipator, Ott,…

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Prince Pulls Music Off All Streaming Services Except TIDAL, Soundcloud

Prince does things at his own pace and for his own reasons. He’s always has a love/hate relationship with streaming music, but his timing leaves more questions than answers… Without issuing an official statement, Prince ordered that his music be pulled of Spotify and other streaming music services yesterday. “Prince’s…

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Google Play Versus Apple Music: Who Will Win?

Eager to beat Apple Music’s June 30th launch to the punch, Google recently announced its newly-launched free music streaming service. Beginning this Tuesday, the search engine giant is introducing a free version of Google Play Music that allows users to listen to custom-made radio stations based on time of day,…

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10 Great Reasons To Play the Piano

As children, some of us were forced to take piano lessons. Was there any point to it all? Check out today’s article to find out 10 great reasons why that may be the case. The piano is an amazing instruments. It is often the springboard of learning other instruments and…

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THU. NEWS BRIEF: Facebook In Label Talks • Prince Exits Streaming • Even More Apple Music, Beats 1 News • More

Thursday 7.2.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE

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This Friday Join Our Free Holiday Networking Party And Introduce Yourself To The Hypebot Community

We haven’t done it in awhile, but its a tradition for Hypebot to host online networking parties. Much of the business shuts down over a holiday, but many readers use the down time to work on exciting projects. Be sure to stop back on Friday, introduce yourself and share what…

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36 Years Ago The First Sony Walkman Went On Sale, 11 Years Ago Today We Launched Hypebot

36 years ago today on July 1 1979, the original Sony Walkman went on sale. (image via Timehop) 11 years ago today in 2004, we launched Hypebot.com. Our very first post was about Sonicbids new digital press kits. "The best under $50 any band could spend…except maybe guitar strings." via…

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The Lesser Of Two Streaming Evils: Why .002 Is Greater Than .001 And Why 90 Days Is Better Than Forever…

There’s been a lot of talk and understandable dissent surrounding Apple’s free tier payment of the reported .002 per play during each consumers 90 day free trial period. We now live in a world of lessor evils, says David Lowery. ________________________________________________ Guest Post by David Lowery from The Trichordist. Here…

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Indie DIY Advice: Write ‘Thank You’ Notes

While adding extra items to merchandise orders can be expensive for an artist or record label, ‘Thank You’ notes can be a friendly and cost effective way to connect with fans while helping to increase social media exposure. _______________________________________________________________ Guest Post by James Shotwell on Haulixdaily.com I’ve been running my…

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