This week in music business commentary, industry insiders weighed in on what a new California law might actually mean for musicians, the reason songwriters are so woefully underpaid, the complexity around death, creativity, and caring what others think, and more!
This week, our ideas and advice for the industry's independent do-it-yourselfers dug into what and updated electronic press kit should look like, what artists ought to understand about Songtrust, how to check if you're actually monetizing your YouTube channel, and much more!
This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared pieces on how you can help keep things organized when you find yourself falling into a managerial role, what music magazines are doing to stay afloat in the digital age, how playlist streaming is hurting artists, and more!
In this flip back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit YouTube's attempt to eliminate pay-for-view, Vevo's ten year anniversary, Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett's recent honors, and more!
This week, some of the most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot looked at Spotify's launch of its new upgraded family plan, the streaming platform's head of music's choice to step down, Jammber's acquisition of TuneRegistry and what that means for music rights, plus much more.
Clio Music has announced that Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett will both be honored at the 60th annual Clio Awards. Crow will receive the Clio Music Impact Award, recognizing artists who have made a significant impact on popular culture through their originality, which as a result, move their industry forward and bring about social change, while Jett will be the recipient of the 2019 Clio Music Lifetime Achievement Award.
YouTube is revising its chart criteria and will no longer count paid advertising views on YouTube in the YouTube Music Charts calculation. The shift aligns YouTube with the policies of Billboard and Nielsen.
[UPDATED] Music video platform VEVO is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2019 and the service is now home to more than 400,000 official music videos, exclusive original series, and unique concert videos.
Here W. Tyler Allen revisits the idea of Electronic Press Kit, or EPK, and how recent shifts in the music industry have precipitated the need for artists and managers to update their offerings for the era of social media and streaming.
For a musician, or really anyone working in the music industry, a solid understanding of how copyright law functions and effects your work is important. In this series of videos, Dr. E. Michael Harrington walks us through the ins and outs of music copyright and what you must do to protect yourself and your work as an artist.
“Please Me” rapper Cardi B led the charge for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations, with a total of nine nods. Cardi’s extensive list of nominations includes picks for MVP of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Collabo, Single of the Year, Made-You-Look Award, and two nods for the Best Hip-Hop Video, & Sweet 16 categories.
In order to get paid from the mechanical royalties generated by your song's plays, you need to some kind of publishing administrator to collect it for you. In this article, Brian Hazard gives us feedback on his recent experience using Songtrust, one such publishing admin.
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Broadcast radio consultant Fred Jacobs explores the complex history of radio on television, a phenomenon which, though it may seem pointless and even contradictory, has accrued a significant following, and been the origin of some very popular modern programming.
In this piece Neil Turkewitz uses the framing of the recent federal court case in Nebraska brought by YouTube against Christopher L. Brady, alleging that made false copyright claims, as a way of highlighting some of the serious flaws in the DMCA and how takedowns and copyright claims are carried out.