Some of the most popular items on Hypebot this week included a look at several labels working to fix the music industry, an examination of the actual problem with streaming, and the power of the Ryan Adams bump, plus much more.
Louisa Wendorff has been awash in success following a recent tweet from Taylor Swift and has had the good fortune to play at both the Grammy Red Carpet on E! as well as the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics. Here PledgeMusic speaks with her about the upturn in her career and her new EP.
This will not be a long post. It is being written to share one fact: on Monday, 1 billion people used Facebook. That's 1/7th of the world's population, including people too young, old or poor to be online using, Facebook on a single day. If you still wondered whether or not you need to have a strong presence on Facebook, you have the answer.
While new products and services are constantly being introduced to the music industry, few of these are truly "disruptive." This article examines some telling signs that can allow artists to identify game-changing technologies early on.
While you hopefully won't end up in court, creating a paper trail when submitting your work is critical when it comes to protecting your intellectual property, be it music, art, or something else all together.
Music tech is experiencing a brain drain. What began as a trickle is starting to feel like a flood. Today came the news that music tech pioneer Ian Rogers, a key executive at Apple Music who also helped found Yahoo Music, Beats Music and Topspin, is exiting the music industry.
Do you know what it takes to successfully launch an artist? Release parties and Facebook posts are all well and good, but a truly successful launch requires that any social media posts be backed by a database and strong content.
While making music readily available for digital download is an easy process, it is important that artists take the time to include metadata relating to the music in order to maintain a professional image.
Although debates over music streaming generally revolve around the meager incomes which they often earn for artists and songwriters, there may be a larger issue at stake concerning the overall commercial sustainability of these services.
Bobby Brooks was, by all accounts, both a passionate advocate for artists and that rarest of all commodities, a truly good person. Today, on the 25th anniversary of his passing, in the same helicopter crash that killed Stevie Ray Vaughn and 2 others, Rob Light, who guides CAA's music division with his own impressive passion and grace, remembers his friend.
Gunning to be the social network where artists connect with their fans is an ambitious goal. But Flipagram has deep pockets and offers the one thing most of its competitors from Facebook to niche players don't - artist monetization.
It's one step forward and one step back for SoundCloud. Rumors have the music site close to a key deal with Universal. But today UK music collection and licensing body PRS Music announced it was suing SoundCloud after five years of negotiations with no agreement.
Can blockchain technology really save the music industry? While it has often been praised as the savior which will lead artists into a decentralized and immutable transaction utopia, there remains some question as to whether it can really live up to the hype.
The latest in a series of campaigns to prevent music piracy attempts to guilt people away from infringing content by reminding them of the personal struggles undergone by famous musicians such as Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley.
Once the fun part of picking a unique and memorable band name is done, there are some important steps you need to take immediately afterwards in order to properly secure your carefully selected moniker among the ranks of others.
[UPDATED] For much of recent history, the music industry has been infamous for its inability to adapt to digital technology. This said, certain companies within the industry, like Apple and Spotify, have proven they are able to adopt new ideas and succeed, demonstrating how valuable innovation is in any creative industry.
Forbes is out with another one of their popular lists of entertainment's top earners. This time the world's top DJ's are analyzed by the financial magazine's team of calulator jockeys. Its no surprise that Calvin Harris tops the list earning $66 million last year, but there are plenty of new names making big $'s, as well.
A one minute long recording of silence is #1 on the Austrian iTunes chart just days after its Friday release. Recorded by Austrian artists Raoul Haspel, the track "Schweigeminute" (German for Minute's Silence), the track is designed to draw attention to Europe's growing refuge crisis.
While there are those who say that the era of musical protest is over, an agency of music hackers has been collaborating with Greenpeace to create interactive digital music as a means of protesting Shell's oil drilling in the arctic.
While a recent article in the New York Times used fuzzy math and selective reporting to paint a rather sunny picture of artist rights and the direction of the new music economy, the reality for most creatives is far different.
How much is a celebrity tweet worth? Recently, an up-and-coming artist was lucky enough to have Ryan Adams tweet about his music to 685,000 followers, with the result that he gained quite a bit of online attention. The exact impact of said tweet is quantified in this article.
Like almost every stock on the major global exchanges, Monday was a tough day for music and entertainments stocks. But like others on the New York Stock Exchange, most rebounded slightly on Tuesday morning.