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  • TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot August 17, 2018
    The popular and frequently perused articles from the pages of Hypebot this week explored five Spotify hacks your really ought to know, the reason so many major labels are dumping the streaming platform's stock, what you should consider before hiring a music publicist, and more. 5 Spotify Hacks You Need...
    Owen Davie
  • CD Baby Distributes 50% Of New North American DIY Tracks, Publishes 1 Million Songs August 17, 2018
    [UPDATED] CD Baby, a company best known as a distributor of and advocate for independent musicians, now also administers the publishing of more than a million songs for 160,000 songwriters in over 50 countries. Their core distribution business is booming, as well. CD Baby estimates that their distributed catalog accounts...
    Bruce Houghton
  • Spotify Direct Deals vs Major Label Artists - Who Wins? August 17, 2018
    Spotify has drawn fire for making direct deals with artists. But while it might offer a higher net royalty rate, are these deals really good for artists overall vs. the clout of a major label. This fascinating Chartmetric analysis looks at the numbers. _______________________ Guest post from Chartmetric. Research by...
    Guest Post
  • How Adam Yauch Ended Up As Rap’s Fun-Loving Social Change Advocate August 17, 2018
    In this piece Jon Chattman explore how Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys rose to prominence from a band that was often considered juvenile to become powerful social change advocate, before his untimely demise in 2012. _____________________________ Guest post by Jon Chattman of Soundfly's Flypaper Anyway you slice it,...
    Guest Post
  • Radio Issues An Ironic Plea For Fairness [Op-Ed] August 17, 2018
    In a welcome twist, a group radio broadcasters recently got together and penned a letter supporting the national Association of Broadcasters' goal of deregulating the radio industry. ________________________ Op-Ed by Michael Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange On Monday, a group of radio broadcasters penned a letter in support of...
    Guest Post
  • Remembering Jerry Garcia's Musical Legacy August 17, 2018
    Jerry Garcia acted as the frontman for the Grateful Dead, a band who musical style will forever impact music across the globe. In this piece we explore the artists legacy on the anniversary of his passing. ______________________ In this recent post on MusicThinkTank, we take a look back on the...
    Owen Davie
  • 23 Prince Albums, New 'Anthology' Available On Spotify, Apple Music and Other Streamers For 1st Time August 17, 2018
    Twenty three Prince albums are now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other music streamers for first time. The superstar singer/songwriter was a vocal critic of music streaming, with YouTube a particular target. _________________________ Two years after his death, Prince albums released between 1995-2010, one of his most prolific...
    Bruce Houghton
  • Sony, Universal Earn $500K Every Hour From Streaming August 17, 2018
    While streaming is often slammed for how little money it brings in, it turns out that this is more an issue for the artists, and the major companies behind the music like Sony and Universal are pulling down plenty of cash from streaming. ______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of...
    Guest Post
  • AM BRIEF: Aretha • 23 Prince Albums Stream • Apple Music Lyric Search • Inside Spotify • More August 17, 2018
    FRIDAY 8.17.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab
    Bruce Houghton
  • Janet Jackson Partners With Tech Driven Indie Cinq Music For New Release August 16, 2018
    Janet Jackson has partnered with tech driven indie distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music to release new music through her own label Rhythm Nation Records. Jackson's last release was in partnership with BMG. ____________________________________ (L-R) Jareiq 'JQ' Kabara, A&R Rhythm Nation Jason Peterson, Chairman GoDigital Media Group & Cinq Music...
    Bruce Houghton
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