SHAZAM REMOVES ADS AS APPLE COMPLETES AQUISTION

Apple announced that it has completed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam which is used by hundreds of millions globally....

TICKETMASTER WANTS YOU TO PURCHASE FROM SECONDARY TICKET MARKET

Already a rather suspect company, a new piece of investigative journalism appears to show that Ticketmaster is, as it turns out, perfectly...

 
 
 

UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT: HIGHLIGHTS AND BENEFITS FOR ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS

A massive piece of legislation, the Music Modernization Act has, at long last, finally passed through both the House and the Senate....

WHAT WILL SPOTIFY DIRECT DISTRIBUTION PAY ARTISTS? LESS THAN THE LABELS GET

Spotify opened the floodgates last week with a commitment to allow all artists to upload music to the streamer with no fees or commissions....

 
 
 

WHAT FREE SPOTIFY UPLOADS MEANS FOR SOUNDCLOUD, ARTISTS: BRUCE HOUGHTON, MICHAEL BRANDVOLD, JAY GILBERT WEIGH IN

Bruce Houghton from Hypebot and Skyline Artists sits down with music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert of the Music Biz Weekly...

UMG TO LAUNCH MULTIPLE ARTIST STREAMING, DOWNLOAD PORTALS

Universal Music Group has entered into an agreement with streaming and download tech provider 7digital to launch streaming, download...

 
 
 

10 MOST INFLUENTIAL COLLEGE RADIO STATIONS IN THE US

Many a legend tells of the band who's big breakout came as the result of an early pickup by a college radio station, and while terrestrial...

3 STEPS TO PROVING PLAGIARISM OF YOUR SONG

Many songwriters, particularly those just starting out, may live in constant fear of their creative work being stolen from them, a...

 
 
 

SIRIUSXM ACQUIRES PANDORA FOR $3.5 BILLION

SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at $3.5 billion. The combined companies create what they are calling...

AM BRIEF: INSIDE SPOTIFY DIRECT UPLOADS • BEYONCE, JAY-Z 100K SURPRISE • DEEZER MOOD AI • FIX • MORE

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THIS WEEK IN MUSIC COMMENTARY

This week in music commentary we weighed the delicate balance artists face between unbridled self-expression while avoiding listener...

GETTING IT DONE: THE WEEK IN D.I.Y. AND INDIE MUSIC

Our sage council for the music industry's scrappy do-it-yourselfers this week covered how to create free, simple music videos, how...

 
 
 

MUSIC THINK TANK WEEKLY RECAP: MOBILE APPS FOR MAKING MUSIC • COPYRIGHT AND THE CONSUMER • DRUGS • MORE

On MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at 10 great mobile apps for creating music from scratch, how to understand the basics of copyright...

TOP POSTS: THIS WEEK'S MOST READ POSTS ON HYPEBOT

The most popular of the articles shared on Hypebot this week covered issues ranging from the major changes brought to Apple Music By...

 
 
 

REWIND: THE NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY'S WEEK IN REVIEW

As we flit back through major music industry goings-on, we revisit artists new free upload option on Spotify, the power of live music,...

4 NEW WAYS TO BEAT THE FACEBOOK ALGORITHM

It's been several months since Facebook made massive changes to its News Feed algorithm, changes which made it much harder for music...

 
 
 

SPOTIFY TESTS PERSONALIZATION OF EDITOR CURATED PLAYLISTS

Spotify is testing the addition of individually personalized tracks to existing editor curated playlists, multiple sources tell Hypebot....

ATTRACTING MORE VIEWS ON YOUR SOUNDCLOUD RELEASES

For musicians, growing a solid reputation on SoundCloud is key, as the platform provides opportunities to take their work to the next...

 
 
 

PASSAGE OF MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT AVERTS ARTIST BOYCOTT OF SIRIUS XM

Yesterday the Music Modernization Act, a massive overhaul of the US copyright system, unanimously passed the Senate, and while good...

TICKETMASTER RESPONDS TO SCALPER COLLUSION EXPOSÉ

After an undercover investigation appeared to show that, contrary to an anti-scalping pubic posture, Ticketmaster is courting ticket...

 
 
 



Today we are all in the history of music!

Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Today we are all in the history of music!

Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Today we are all in the history of music!

Dear Academy members records: Moments ago, the us Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music modernization Act ! Today we are all in the history of music! Thanks to the... Read more ...

Ryley Walker Will Release a Dave Matthews Band Covers Album

Ryley Walker Will Release a Dave Matthews Band Covers Album

Ryley Walker is neither the hero we need nor the hero we deserve, but he's a hero of sorts anyway. The merry prankster of experimental music announced today that he'll release... Read more ...

"Weird Al" Is Rivers Cuomo in Weezer's Very Familiar Video for "Africa"

"Weird Al" Is Rivers Cuomo in Weezer's Very Familiar Video for "Africa"

The Weezer-cover-"Africa" cycle, a dream-come-true for one hero-child and an unexpected source of joy for soft-rock enjoyers everywhere, has sustained itself largely because... Read more ...

Apple Completes Purchase of Shazam, Will Remove Ads

Apple Completes Purchase of Shazam, Will Remove Ads

Apple has completed its acquisition of audio-recognition mobile app Shazam following approval earlier this month by European regulators. As a... Read more ...

Carrie Underwood & Jimmy Fallon Team Up for Impromptu Duet of 'Islands in...

Carrie Underwood & Jimmy Fallon Team Up for Impromptu Duet of 'Islands in the Stream': Watch

On the eve of Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty album release, the country superstar stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon... Read more ...

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Announces Solo Album 'Warm' With Jeff Tweedys

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Announces Solo Album 'Warm' With Jeff Tweedys

Just a year after recording stripped-down versions old songs, Jeff Tweedy has announced a new solo album out Nov. 30, Warm, along with a memoir. Read more ...

Maroon 5 & Cardi B's 'Girls Like You' Hits No. 1 on Hot 100, Eminem & 5...

Maroon 5 & Cardi B's 'Girls Like You' Hits No. 1 on Hot 100, Eminem & 5 Seconds of Summer New to Top 10

Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, ascends to No. 1, after six weeks waiting at No. 2, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (... Read more ...

Nothing on TV? This App Will Help You Find Your New Favorite Show to Binge

Nothing on TV? This App Will Help You Find Your New Favorite Show to Binge

Finding a new TV show you love is a double-edged sword: you're thrilled that you discovered something new to watch, but you already know you're going to be devastated when it... Read more ...

Get a First Listen Of New Song 'Part Of Me' From 'Dear Evan Hansen': Exclusive

Get a First Listen Of New Song 'Part Of Me' From 'Dear Evan Hansen': Exclusive

After nearly two years of playing to packed Broadway audiences, the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen is about to release new music. Tomorrow (... Read more ...

Odesza's Fireworks Hit Fans At Life Is Beautiful

Odesza's Fireworks Hit Fans At Life Is Beautiful

The electronic duo Odesza perform at festivals so often that they and their crew almost certainly have their live show down to a science. However, something went terribly wrong... Read more ...

Kelly Clarkson Praised Carrie Underwood For Opening Up About Her Miscarriage...

Kelly Clarkson Praised Carrie Underwood For Opening Up About Her Miscarriage - More of This, Please

After Carrie Underwood revealed that she suffered three miscarriages in two years during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning , the "Cry Pretty" singer is getting support from... Read more ...