How I Earned My Place in the Music Business: 6 Insights For Breaking In – hypebot

For you aspiring industry professionals, I hope that my story and insights can help you get a clearer sense of where you are in your pursuits, as well as provide you with motivation and inspiration to help you advance your own career. For you established professionals, I’m quite proud to call you my constituents, and… Read More How I Earned My Place in the Music Business: 6 Insights For Breaking In – hypebot

Why Social Networks Need Musicians Like You

The music industry has become increasingly reliant on the social media. Twitter, Facebook and other services such as YouTube with a strong social element have frequently overtaken the press, television and radio as the primary means of promotion What is perhaps less often reported is how dependent social networks are on music fans for growth… Read More Why Social Networks Need Musicians Like You

7 Tips on How to Transition from Open Mics to Longer Gigs | DIY Musician

For the purposes of this article, I’m thinking of an open mic as a performance event where each person is given time to play 1-3 songs, usually maxed out at 10-15 minutes. Sometimes the list of performers is settled in advance by an MC or booker, while sometimes it’s open to the public and you’re… Read More 7 Tips on How to Transition from Open Mics to Longer Gigs | DIY Musician

Digital Music News – Want More People to Care About Your Music? Then Charge for It…

It’s a basic economic principle: as price increases, demand decreases. But that’s the beginner’s guide, and it doesn’t take psychological components into account.  Because sometimes, when you raise the price – or simply attach a price tag at all – demand actually increases.  And so does the perception of quality.  via digitalmusicnews.com It makes sense.… Read More Digital Music News – Want More People to Care About Your Music? Then Charge for It…

File Sharing Research Supports Adaptation As Best Industry Reponse – hypebot

A recent study from a researcher at NC State University in Raleigh found connections between increased filesharing of leaked albums and increased sales of those albums. The findings were a bit limited but it correlates nicely with an overview of filesharing research conducted by Drew Wilson at ZeroPaid. Wilson took a close look at nineteen… Read More File Sharing Research Supports Adaptation As Best Industry Reponse – hypebot