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

In our tips and advice section, we this week offer independent artists suggestions on how to book a successful European tour, the best...

MUSIC THINK TANK WEEKLY RECAP: SOCIAL MEDIA ALGORITHMS • AMBIENT MUSIC • TOURING VEHICLES • MORE

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on how important social media algorithm updates are for artists, the...

 
 
 

REWIND: NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY'S WEEK IN REVIEW

In this flip back through a full week of music industry news, we revisit Kevin Lyman and Talinda Benningtons series of conversation...

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

Some of our chart-topping articles on Hypebot this week covered the closure of CD Baby's store, YouTube's measured sharing of what...

 
 
 

SPOTIFY GIVES NEW MUSIC FRIDAY PLAYLIST A MAJOR GLOBAL REBRAND

Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, a popular weekly curated selection of new tracks from both established and emerging artists, has...

EX-SIRIUSXM PROGRAM DIRECTOR DEFINES A HIT IN 2020 PLUS THE FUTURE OF SATELLITE RADIO

Following eight years working in Satellite radio, industry veteran Jackson Bull weighs in on the challenge of defining a “hit” and...

 
 
 

HOW MANY USERS DOES APPLE MUSIC, SPOTIFY, AMAZON, OTHER STREAMING MUSIC SERVICES HAVE?

As the battle for streaming music users and subscribers heats up, streaming music stats based on questionable assumptions abound. Stuart...

GUIDE TO PREP MUSIC FOR SYNC LICENSING

Anytime your hear music in a film or show, the song or tune in question has been “synched.” Such licensing placements can be a fantastic...

 
 
 

JUSTIN BIEBER ACCUSED OF STEALING A MELODY, BUT IT'S A ROYALTY FREE SAMPLE BOUGHT ON SPLICE

Hours after Justin Beiber dropped his new album changes, Asher Monroe pointed out that the hook in his 2019 song “Synergy” is exactly...

BEATLES FAKE MERCH LAWSUIT WIN DEMONSTRATES HOW THE SYSTEM ACTUALLY WORKS

A slew of recent legal wins by The Beatles Apple Corps against 77 infringing counterfeit entities should theoretically be a windfall...

 
 
 

GUIDE TO BOOKING A SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN TOUR

While the benefits of playing shows in Europe are significant, the international component also adds a level of complexity to touring....

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WARPED'S KEVIN LYMAN, TALINDA BENNINGTON ANNOUNCE 320 CONVERSATIONS ON MENTAL HEALTH

Widow of the Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, Talinda Bennington, and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman have teamed to produce...

VINYL ALLIANCE RESPONDS TO APOLLO MASTERS FIRE

Following the devastating fires which took place at Appollo Masters earlier the year, the vinyl advocacy group Vinyl Alliance has spoken...

 
 
 

A SCALABLE CURATION SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE AND A WAY OUT OF OUR INDUSTRY'S DATA MESS

While many theories are floated about how artificial intelligence and blockchain could be the cure for rights holders' and creatives...

WHO IS GEORGE JOHNSON, WHY EVERY SONGWRITER SHOULD THANK HIM

In this piece, David C Lowery delves into what one little known indie singer/songwriter is doing to fight against the streaming giants,...

 
 
 

SOFAR SOUNDS IMPROVES ARTIST PLATFORM, PAYMENT STRUCTURE

Sofar Sounds has made major upgrades to its artist platform including a new dashboard, improved payment levels, a new tool to request...

TODAY: FREE TOURING WEBINAR

TuneCore is hosting a free TuneCore Live Session: Tour Planning and Logistics webinar today, Thursday, February 20 at 3 PM. Produced...

 
 
 

EXPLORING SPOTIFY'S NEW SONGWRITER PAGES FEATURE

After losing favor among songwriters for appealing a royalty rate increase, Spotify is attempting to get back in artist's good books...

SPOTIFY IS TESTING REAL-TIME LYRICS

Spotify is testing real-time lyrics in its app. In September, Apple added real-time lyrics to Music. Many Twitter users have reported...

 
 
 



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Law on local radio Freedom

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The Hits Collection Igor Gorbunov

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Blue Ivy Has Won Her First-Ever NAACP Image Award at 8 Years Old

Blue Ivy Has Won Her First-Ever NAACP Image Award at 8 Years Old

Congratulations are in order for Blue Ivy Carter! On Feb. 21, Beyoncé and JAY-Z's 8-year-old daughter won an NAACP Image Award for her vocal contributions to the song "Brown... Read more ...

BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7' Voted This Week's Favorite New Music Release

BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7' Voted This Week's Favorite New Music Release

Friday was packed with tons of fresh music and surprises, from a live recording of Taylor Swift's "The Man" and her bff... Read more ...

Chance the Rapper Revisits the Time Lizzo Interviewed Him Way Back When in...

Chance the Rapper Revisits the Time Lizzo Interviewed Him Way Back When in 2012: Watch

Before Lizzo became one of music's biggest stars, she was was spending her time behind the scenes studying her future peers. Earlier this week,... Read more ...

Marsai Martin Among Early Winners at the Star-Studded NAACP Image Awards Dinner

Marsai Martin Among Early Winners at the Star-Studded NAACP Image Awards Dinner

Ahead of the NAACP Image Awards ceremony, the organization held its non-televised awards dinner in Los Angeles on Friday. One of the big winners of the night was Marsai Martin... Read more ...

Pusha T Stops Streaming “Hunting Season” Out Of Respect For Pop Smoke

Pusha T Stops Streaming “Hunting Season” Out Of Respect For Pop Smoke

Pusha T has pulled "Hunting Season," his new collaborative track with Jadakiss, from streaming services. In a statement on social media, he explains that it was removed out of... Read more ...

Cardi B Goes on Twitter Rant in Response to Alleged Assault Lawsuit: 'Give...

Cardi B Goes on Twitter Rant in Response to Alleged Assault Lawsuit: 'Give Me a F--in Break'

Just hours after TMZ reported on an assault lawsuit against Cardi B for an alleged February 2018 incident, the rapper is clearing the air... Read more ...

Pop Smoke's Cause of Death Revealed

Pop Smoke's Cause of Death Revealed

Pop Smoke died of a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office. The 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper,... Read more ...

First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Claude VonStroke, Seven...

First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Claude VonStroke, Seven Lions, Jesse Lanza & More

New Music Friday is intense. Hundreds of songs drop from artists around the world, and you're supposed to somehow find the best ones. It's... Read more ...

First Country: New Music From Kenny Chesney, Caylee Hammack, Jimmie Allen &...

First Country: New Music From Kenny Chesney, Caylee Hammack, Jimmie Allen & Noah Cyrus, More

First Country is a compilation of the best new country songs, videos and albums that dropped this week. There was no shortage of new country songs... Read more ...

Jessy Lanza Returns With New Song “Lick in Heaven”: Stream

Jessy Lanza Returns With New Song “Lick in Heaven”: Stream

The Canadian songwriter Jessy Lanza has returned to her electropop roots with a new single called “Lick in Heaven”. She's also announced dates for a European tour. Before Lanza... Read more ...