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

This week, we provided sage council to the independent, do-it-yourselfers out there on a variety of issues, including how to jumpstart...

THIS WEEK IN MUSIC COMMENTARY

This week in music commentary, Ted Nugent cussed out protestors, Mark Mulligan warns that Netflix's stock tumble could be writing on...

 
 
 

REWIND: THE NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY'S WEEK IN REVIEW

After a busy week in the music industry, we take a moment to revisit the new Twitter reality facing celebrities following a major bot...

YOUTUBE EXANDS MERCH SALES, CHANNELS TO MORE CREATORS

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has shared an update that focuses on the streamer's top five priorities for 2018. At least three of the...

 
 
 

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

Some chart-topping articles from the pages of Hypebot this week looked at 2018's leading MTV VMA nominees, why Apple Music's passing...

DITTO SCORES DISTRIBUTION OF NEW CHANCE THE RAPPER RELEASE

Chance The Rapper has become the poster child for truly independent artists with his hugely successful streaming only releases. So...

 
 
 

'WE INTERRUPT THIS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST.' SENATE BILL ADDS EMERGENCY ALERTS

Your Deep Focus playlist may soon be interrupted by those frightening tones and messages from the Emergency Broadcast system, if a...

HOW TO SPEND LESS, BUT SELL MORE TICKETS

While every artist and promotor wants sold out shows, pouring endless amounts of money into every aspect of marketing isn't usually...

 
 
 

JAY-Z RESPONDS TO PHILADELPHIA MADE IN AMERICA MOVE

The year seems likely to be the final hurrah for Jay-Z's Made In America festival, at least at its current home on Ben Franklin Parkway...

GETTING TO THE TOP OF THE PILE WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR MUSIC FOR LICENSING

With record deals no longer what they once were, and live shows and merch sales notoriously unstable, music licensing has become one...

 
 
 

THE PROBLEM WITH PERFECT: THE POWER OF MUSICAL MISTAKES

While an error in either recording or performance is bane of many musicians' existence, such errors aren't necessarily the worst thing...

AM BRIEF: BEGGARS' BREXIT WARNING • YOUTUBE EXPANDS CREDITS • NASHVILLE SCORES SCORES • MORE

FRIDAY 7.20.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

 
 
 

5 TIPS TO JUMPSTART A YOUTUBE MARKETING STRATEGY

While promoting your music may have gotten easier, doing so successfully has only gotten harder. In this piece Joan Selby illustrates...

WHY THE WORLD DOESN'T YET CARE ABOUT YOUR MUSIC

As a musician, getting the world to pay attention to your music can be one of the most frustrating and heartbreaking tasks you will...

 
 
 

TUNECORE ADDS FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM MONETIZATION

DIY distributor TuneCore has added a new opportunity - Facebook and Instagram monetization. Facebook recently cut licensing deals with...

NETFLIX $9B STOCK TUMBLE ALSO OFFERS WARNING TO SPOTIFY

$9.1 billion was wiped off its market capitalization this week, after Netflix missed aggressive targets by analysts, despite solid...

 
 
 

TED NUGENT BANS GUNS AT SHOW, CALLS PROTESTERS

Second amendment supporter and gun enthusiast Ted Nugent banned all guns during his performance in Roanoke, Virginia on Tuesday night....

CHANCE THE RAPPER BUYS 'CHICAGOIST' ENTERTAINMENT AND LOCAL NEWS SITE

In a pretty rad business move, Chance The Rapper purchased local news, culture and entertainment website Chicagoist, and announced...

 
 
 

10 FUTURE MUSIC BUSINESS JOBS

As with so many industries, advancements in tech are quickly changing and reshaping the music business in several significant ways,...

NEW REALITY FOR MUSIC CELEBS SETS IN AS TWITTER SLASHES FOLLOWERS

Recent government enforced crackdowns on Twitter in the wake of Russian meddling has led the popular social media site to delete a...

 
 
 



New Release

New Release

Hey, world, be on the look out for hot new music by All Reach. Music to quench your soul's thirst. Motivational or let's say inspiring music for the soul, from morning to... Read more ...

Watch Conan O'Brien's Star Wars Cantina Band Documentary

Watch Conan O'Brien's Star Wars Cantina Band Documentary

Finally, Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes are getting their due. The band also known as the Cantina Band, famous for their hit song "Cantina Band" and their raucous performances... Read more ...

Meek Mill Earns Fifth Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Legends...

Meek Mill Earns Fifth Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Legends of the Summer'

Meek Mill collects his fifth top 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Legends of the Summer opens at No. 8 on the list dated July 21. The... Read more ...

'Aquaman': Jason Momoa Unveils Action-Heavy Trailer at Comic-Con

'Aquaman': Jason Momoa Unveils Action-Heavy Trailer at Comic-Con

James Wan and Jason Momoa have finally unveiled the anticipated first trailer for his superhero movie Aquaman. The Comic-Con panel began with... Read more ...

Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler Star in the First Godzilla: King of the...

Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler Star in the First Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer

Godzilla: King of the Monsters doesn't hit theaters until May 2019, but after the first trailer released at Comic-Con on Saturday, our countdown has officially begun. In the... Read more ...

Post Malone In Talks With Queer Eye Because His Fans Think He's Ugly And...

Post Malone In Talks With Queer Eye Because His Fans Think He's Ugly And Smells Bad

Post Malone might end up getting a makeover on the next season of Netflix's Queer Eye. Post Malone's fans have been leading the charge, reaching out to the Fab Five on Twitter... Read more ...

Offset Home With Cardi B & Daughter After Posting Bail Following Arrest in...

Offset Home With Cardi B & Daughter After Posting Bail Following Arrest in Georgia

Migos rapper Offset was released on bail from a Georgia jail Saturday after spending the night behind bars following his arrest on felony... Read more ...

Astronaut Jams With Kraftwerk From Space

Astronaut Jams With Kraftwerk From Space

Kraftwerk welcomed a very special guest during their performance at Stuttgart's Jazz Open Festival yesterday: German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who's currently stationed... Read more ...

'Fantastic Beasts 2' Brings Magical Trailer and Johnny Depp to Comic-Con: Watch

'Fantastic Beasts 2' Brings Magical Trailer and Johnny Depp to Comic-Con: Watch

The Wizarding World returned to Hall H with a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The panel featured many of the film... Read more ...

Watch Janelle Monáe Perform “Americans” On Colbert

Watch Janelle Monáe Perform “Americans” On Colbert

Janelle Monáe released her new album Dirty Computer , one of the very best albums of the year so far , a few months back. And today, she went on The Late Show With Stephen... Read more ...

These Dietitians Explain the Best Way to Drink Protein Shakes For Weight Loss

These Dietitians Explain the Best Way to Drink Protein Shakes For Weight Loss

Protein shakes seem like the go-to supplement for fitness fanatics and people looking to lose weight. Protein can help you build muscle and keep you full; research shows that... Read more ...