Monthly Archives December 2016

5 Marketing Takeaways From Music Streaming

Some recent analysis from Next Big Sound is showing that streaming is more than simply getting artists' music to the public, but is also providing important social and event data, as well as information on interactions between artists and fans. ____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 If...Read More

Anti-YouTube Crusader Elton John Partners With YouTube

Already an artist with a long history of flip-flopping on what the web's role in the music business should be Elton John, recently a vocal opponent of YouTube, has announced a new public music video contest sponsored by the popular video sharing site. _______________________________ Guest post by Timothy Geigner of...Read More

WMG CEO Sends Year End Letter To Staff

Thanks to the rise of streaming, 2016 was a strong year for all three major labels, but particularly for Warner Music Group. The "We're #3!" major music group not only had profitable quarters, it grew its global market share, WMG CEO Steve Cooper celebrated the year with a letter to...Read More

Music Industry Leaders Offer Their Predictions For 2017

The team behind the music business program at William Paterson University reached out to a variety of top music industry leaders to get their predictions for the business in 2017. __________________________ Guest post by Dave Philp from Music Biz 101 at William Paterson University It’s easy to recap a particular...Read More

Fader Adds 2 To Social Media Team

Music and media company The FADER, has announced the addition of two social media editors, Juliana Pache and Ali Suliman. Pache and Suliman join former social editor, Nazuk Kochhar, who has been promoted to associate editor.In her new role, Kochhar will develop newsletter and video products for The FADER, and...Read More

Facebook Video Chat Is An Effective Music Promotion Tool

While live video has long been a useful tool in musicians' promotional arsenal, Facebook's new video chat option provides some interesting and useful advancements to the medium allowing for more interaction with a higher volume of fans. _____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Video is an important...Read More

Save 30% on CD Baby Pro: we’ll help you get paid EVERYTHING you’re owed from streaming

Collect all the money from your music when you join CD Baby Pro If you write your own music and don’t have a publishing administrator, you’re losing out on money that your songs have earned. Did you know for every dollar you make through a streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music, there’s (on average) …

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

Some of the most popular Hypebot articles leading up to the Holiday weekend included speculation over whether the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack can live up to its predecessor, the impact of the 'Drake' effect on the music industry, and ten important music marketing predictions for 2017. ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Soundtrack:...Read More

Holidays Hustle: 8 Ways To Promote Your Band Or Brand

The holidays are around. Everyone is trying to save cash. Everyone is trying to spend cash. Some people are given presents and they get cash and iTunes gift cards. Now is the time to convince people you have the best best best shit. That is right. Say best three times....Read More

Identifying Your Two Types Of Fans

In this article we look at the difference between casual and core fans, how to tell the difference between the two, and why it doesn't necessarily make sense to expend too much energy on the former. _________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Every artist, whether they’re selling...Read More