Facebook is the most popular social network in the world, but as usual, teens have their own ideas. A new Piper Jaffray survey shows that Facebook-owned Instagram is considered the "most important" social media outlet among teens.
In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with Julien Simon, who is the VP of Music Rights and Label Relations at Deezer, a subscription music service. We discuss the company's global expansion strategy and the challenges it must overcome in new markets.
You’re an independent artist about to release your first album in four years. On release day, in addition to making the album available via download stores and streaming, you give away free downloads of the whole album away on NoiseTrade. Crazy? No. Josh Garrels' new album Home just charted on Billboard despite (or because of) also being available for free.
One of the questions most frequently asked by artists who are enrolled in the YouTube Monetization program is “how much money will I earn per view?” A closer look at the process for determining WHEN, HOW, and WHAT advertisements are displayed on any YouTube videos that feature your music provides those answers.
Music has a long history with peer-to-peer technology.Napster was the first to allow us to download mp3s directly from our peers. Music fans were so frustrated with the pricing strategy and delivery mechanisms dictated by the music industry that they felt justified not paying for tracks. So what killed Napster?
Using the hashtag #TIDALFACTS, Jay Z and friends of TIDALtook to Twitter on Sunday defending the recently relaunched streaming music service from critics who where already calling it a failure. Adding a big dose of comedy to the debate was a new parody Twitter account @TIDALFACTS.
The UMG vs. Grooveshark trial resumes in New York today. With the judge ruling last week that the company is liable for up to $736 million in damages, the jury is likely deciding whether or not Grooveshark will survive.
News from the Indie Artist Summit, Periscope vs. Meerkat, how to run a successful PledgeMusic campaign, innovative revenue streams for musicians along with Facebook and touring tips all make the "must know" list on This Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music.
It was another big week for the new music industry: Tidal fired its CEO as user signups sunk faster than the Titanic, Grooveshark got some very bad news in court, Pandora's stock fell after they reported new earnings and listener stats, Record Store Day delivered good news to indie retailers and so much more...
Apple Watch mania is in full swing and like most app based companies, the smarter ones in music tech are jumping on the bandwagon with apps for the Apple wearable. Today Bandsintown joined Pandora, iHeartRadio, Shazam, TuneIn and a handful of other music related Apple Watch apps.
Barney has seen the PledgeMusic experience from all sides. Not only is he a valuable part of the PledgeMusic team, but he’s also a member of UK reggae rockers Sonic Boom Six. This means he’s uniquely suited to provide this helpful list of tips for a successful PledgeMusic campaign.
Lately, we have been conversing a lot about online advertising and its ever changing digital trends, so today’s topic is on outdoor advertising – What works and what are the most cost-effective outdoor advertising strategies in the Los Angeles and New York urban markets.
A New York Federal Courts' recent decision concerning a "work for hire" determination could prove controversial. The Court's ruling involved "Iron Man", a rapper from the Wu-Tang Clan and a music composer working in television back in the 1960s.
Grooveshark has always seemed to have nine lives. Despite multiple lawsuits, app takedowns and a whole lot of bad press, Grooveshark has continued to deliver free streaming music to a significant user base. Their luck may have finally run out.
Paul McCartney has topped the Sunday Times richest musicians in the UK and Ireland list after adding an estimated $30 million to his net worth from last year. Adele topped the list of UK musicians under 30.
UPDATED: Pandora is heading into a stormy season, with court decisions, rate hearings and Congressional action all just ahead. Today's report to Wall Street, however, did nothing to calm investor concerns. In fact, it probably made things worse.
As YouTube turns 10 years old today, Google is putting the finishing touches on an on-demand music streaming service as an add on to its video service. With Spotify, Apple, and Deezer and others, YouTube’s significant foothold in the industry, a YouTube streaming service seemed almost inevitable.
Hypebot presents our fourth Los Angeles meetup for readers to have a conversation with like-minded peers. You are invited to gather for drinks next Wednesday, April 29th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Rosewood Tavern. Space is limited - RSVP below!
Smule has moved beyond being just the creator of popular music apps. Smartly, they combined the apps into a popular music based social network, and today they were rewarded with $38 million in new funding.
Co-hosts Kyle Bylin and Cortney Harding are rebanding their Hypebot sponsored Upward Spiral podcast to the much more descriptive and SEO friendly Music Business Podcast. If you're not a regular listener, you're missing out. Sign up and check out the latest episode: