AMAZON MUSIC PASSES 55 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS

Amazon Music is entering 2020 with 55 million customers globally, the notoriously PR shy company announced today. “our strategy is...

DOWNTOWN, AVL/CD BABY ACQUIRE B2B MUSIC TECH PROVIDER FUGA

Downtown Music Holdings announced today that its subsidiary, AVL Digital has acquired FUGA, the Netherlands-based B2B music technology...

 
 
 

BEATPORT HAS PAID OUT $300 MILLION TO INDEPENDENT LABELS

Dance and DJ focused Beatport is turning 16 and with the birthday comes some new stats. Beatport has paid indie labels $300 million...

“WOMEN STILL MISSING FROM POPULAR MUSIC,” SAYS NEW ANNENBERG STUDY

The third annual edition of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism music industry report again underscores the underrepresentation...

 
 
 

GUIDE TO SOUNDPROOFING A RENTED APARTMENT

Whether it's traffic outside, wildlife, or simply loud housemates, noise is ever-present, and when trying to record or even practice,...

CYBERSECURITY FOR MUSICIANS

As in independent musician, you have a multitude of distractions and different things worry about and, although you're likely on your...

 
 
 

FCC DEMANDS DEMANDS PAYOLA ANSWERS FROM UMG, SONY, BMG

Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly has demanded that Sony, UMG and WMG answer new “pay to play” allegations that surfaced in...

MUSICIANS: SET GOALS, STAY ACCOUNTABLE IN THE NEW YEAR

Many artists are kicking of the new decade with whole host of resolutions to be more productive and goal-oriented in the new year....

 
 
 

GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT YOUR OWN MUSIC

No matter how talented a writer you might be, writing about your own music can often be a difficult task. That said, doing so will...

AM BRIEF: NEW MUSIC DIVERSITY STUDY • CMT PLEDGES 50% FEMALE • FCC PAYOLA PROBE • SONOS • MUCH MORE

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SORRY ABOUT YESTERDAY. WE WERE BUSY GETTING FASTER

We want to apologize for Tuesday's lack of posts. The day was spent migrating to a new server that dramatically improves how fast Hypebot.com...

CMT PLEDGES EQUAL MUSIC VIDEO AIRTIME FOR FEMALE ARTISTS

Music videos played on the CMT and CMT Music will now be 50% female, the cable channels announced on Tuesday. “Effective immediately...

 
 
 

NEW BOARD AT GLOBAL INDIE MUSIC TRADE GROUP WIN

WIN has named its new board of directors. Five new directors join the global indie music trade group. The new WIN directors are Francesca...

TUE. BRIEF: MORE GRAMMY DRAMA • ARIANA GRANDE ‘7 RINGS' LAWSUIT • TRASH WINS NY:LON CONNECT • MORE

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4 ISSUES DRIVING THE D.I.Y. MUSIC INDUSTRY IN 2020

With each passing year, the music industry continues to develop and broadens its awareness of issues, and further its efforts towards...

CHECKLIST FOR YOUTUBE RELEASE

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new music release and forget some important some key steps along the way. To prevent...

 
 
 

YEARS OF COPYRIGHT MAXIMALISM IS KILLING POP MUSIC

When the “Blurred Lines” decision was handed down - stating that creating a song that had too similar of feel to a preexisting track...

RADIOHEAD OPENS FREE ‘PUBLIC LIBRARY' OF RARE TRACKS, VIDEOS, MORE

Radiohead opened its extensive vaults Monday with the launch of the Radiohead Public Library sharing three decades of rare tracks,...

 
 
 

MIDEMLAB NAMES JURY, ADDS LIVE MUSIC CATEGORY

Midemlab, the startup competition of global music industry conference Midem has named its 2020 jury and added a new Live Music Experiences...

EFFECTIVE STORYTELLING FOR MUSICIANS

While some artists seem to gifted with a ‘naturally' compelling backstory, any band or artist can usually craft of compelling narrative...

 
 
 



SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM!

SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM! 19 April at 20:00(Atlanta,USA), at 3:00 (Moscow,Russia) the Transfer of the group "The show broadway group" ON the AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL... Read more ...

Law on local radio Freedom

Chuck Schumer U.S. senator Dear Mr. Gorbunov: Thank You for contacting me to Express your concern about S. Con.Res.6, the Law on local radio Freedom. While the local... Read more ...

The Hits Collection Igor Gorbunov

GET THIS SHOW !!! From NoiseTrade and get free music from @showbroadway3 at @noisetrade. Listen here... Read more ...

Playing SXSW 2020? Send Us Your Songs

Playing SXSW 2020? Send Us Your Songs

For the 13th straight year, NPR Music is heading to Austin in search of discoveries. To prepare, we want to hear music by every artist scheduled to perform at the festival... Read more ...

Watch Taylor Swift Say “Fuck” In The Miss Americana Trailer

Watch Taylor Swift Say “Fuck” In The Miss Americana Trailer

The documentary about Taylor Swift, Miss Americana, will debut at the opening night gala at Sundance Film Festival tomorrow, and it'll be in select theaters and on Netflix on... Read more ...

10 Most Shocking Allegations In Deborah Dugan's Complaint Against the...

10 Most Shocking Allegations In Deborah Dugan's Complaint Against the Recording Academy

On Tuesday , deposed Recording Academy president/CEO Deborah Dugan filed an incendiary complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity... Read more ...

Hear An Alternate Version Of Alex G's “Bad Man”

Hear An Alternate Version Of Alex G's “Bad Man”

Alex G released his latest album House Of Sugar late last year, and we named it the sixth best album of 2019. Today, he's revisiting it with a music video and alternate version... Read more ...

Dinah Jane Announces 2020 Tour With Support From Agnez Mo: See the Dates

Dinah Jane Announces 2020 Tour With Support From Agnez Mo: See the Dates

Dinah Jane is ready to take on the world. After closing out 2019 with her first solo shows in select U.S. cities, the "Bottled Up" singer... Read more ...

Baseball and Softball Will Make an Olympic Comeback in Tokyo, but Are They...

Baseball and Softball Will Make an Olympic Comeback in Tokyo, but Are They Here to Stay?

Softball and baseball are among several sports that will make their debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo , but if you're thinking, "Wait, weren't they already Olympic... Read more ...

Lockn' Festival celebrates Phil Lesh's 80th birthday with Warren Haynes...

Lockn' Festival celebrates Phil Lesh's 80th birthday with Warren Haynes, David Crosby, John Mayer, and more

Lockn' Festival has unveiled its 2020 lineup. For its eight edition, taking place June 19th-21st at Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA, Lock'n will celebrate Phil... Read more ...

Eminem Is Still Angry, Weirdly Compelling On Music To Be Murdered By

Eminem Is Still Angry, Weirdly Compelling On Music To Be Murdered By

What did we expect? What did anyone expect? Eminem's new album Music To Be Murdered By dropped as a clear-blue-sky surprise on Friday, and yet the outrage that followed was... Read more ...

Andy Madadian, The Prince Of Persian Pop, Receives Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

Andy Madadian, The Prince Of Persian Pop, Receives Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

The Tehran-born singer, who has a huge fan base among Persian and Armenian Americans, just became the first Iranian American to be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame... Read more ...

Waxahatchee Announces New Album 'Saint Cloud,' Shares First Single 'Fire'

Waxahatchee Announces New Album 'Saint Cloud,' Shares First Single 'Fire'

Katie Crutchfield's fifth album as Waxahatchee is full of clear-eyed self-reflection, with the distortion dialed down. (Image credit: Molly Matalon/Courtesy of the artist) Read more ...