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Do Search Inquiries Indicate Hit or Miss Albums?

Say you're a new artist or have signed one to your roster. Months have gone by, the recording process is over, the CDs are ready to be shipped, and the marketing push has long since been underway. What data would... Say you're a new artist or have signed one to your roster. Months have gone by, the recording process is over, the CDs are ready to be shipped, and the marketing push has long since been underwa ...

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Cool Alert: Nic Harcourt’s Back With LiveBuzz

Former KCRW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” host Nick Harcourt is back as curator of The LiveBuzz. It's Buzzmedia's new addition to an music and celebrity blog empire that includes Stereogum, Idolator, Absolute Punk and more. Once dubbed the “Star Maker of... Former KCRW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” host Nick Harcourt is back as curator of The LiveBuzz. It's Buzzmedia's new addition to an music and celebrity blog ...

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ASCAP Loses Its Anti-Digital Music Lawsuit

The Second Circuit appeals court has ruled against ASCAP and determined that music downloads are not a 'public performance' under copyright law. Thus, the streaming music royalty rates that Yahoo, Real and others pay to the performing rights organization have... The Second Circuit appeals court has ruled against ASCAP and determined that music downloads are not a 'public performance' under copyright law. Th ...

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Enter Your Musical Narrative: What Song Is Playing?

This is a guest post by Alex Mann (@alexjmann). You are greeted with a smile and repetitive hello by the stewardess as you roll your bag out of the flimsy, makeshift tunnel and onto the plane. Approaching your seat, you... This is a guest post by Alex Mann (@alexjmann). You are greeted with a smile and repetitive hello by the stewardess as you roll your bag out of the flimsy, makeshift tunnel and onto the p ...

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An Audience With An Audience: What Digital Technologies Are Changing About Live Music

Traditionally, when journalists write about the widening of the digital divide, what they're talking about is the gap between those who have access to digital technologies and those that don't. As a recent article in The Wall Street Journal points... Traditionally, when journalists write about the widening of the digital divide, what they're talking about is the gap between those who have access to digital ...

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2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees:

Alice Cooper Beastie Boys Bon Jovi Chic Neil Diamond More 2011 Nominees: Donovan Dr. John J. Geils Band LL Cool J Darlene Love Laura Nyro Donna Summer Joe Tex Tom Waits Chuck Willis Alice Cooper Beastie Boys Bon Jovi Chic Neil Diamond More 2011 Nominees: Donovan Dr. John J. Geils Band LL Cool J Darlene Love Laura Nyro Donna Summer Joe Tex Tom Waits Chuck WillisRead Full Article ...

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Has Streaming Music Been Sneeking Up On You?

George Howard, the former president of Rykodisc and author of the 9GiantSteps blog, has posted his first entry over at Music Think Tank. In it, Howard argues that streaming music and video has stuck up on most people. That they... George Howard, the former president of Rykodisc and author of the 9GiantSteps blog, has posted his first entry over at Music Think Tank. In it, Howard argues that streaming music ...

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A Time For Restraint: Does Our Obsession With NEW! Doom Bands Before They Get Started?

These lines in The Independent stuck a chord: "With the internet making it ever easier to discover new music, musos scrambling to stay ahead of the game and record labels getting ever more frantic in the face of their decline,... These lines in The Independent stuck a chord: "With the internet making it ever easier to discover new music, musos scrambling to stay ahead of the game and record labels ...

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How To Launch a Music Startup: Willingness to Pay

This post is part of the How To Launch a Music Startup series by Brenden Mulligan, which focuses on building a company that creates online products for musicians. Mulligan founded ArtistData, which was recently acquired by Sonicbids, and can be... This post is part of the How To Launch a Music Startup series by Brenden Mulligan, which focuses on building a company that creates online products for musicians. ...

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Whatcha Say: The Alternative Video Revolution

This is the second essay by Hypebot intern Mike Pineau (@mikejpineau). For years now, multi-million dollar music videos have been a staple of the budgets that major labels set aside for artist releases. Iconic performances by artists like Michael Jackson... This is the second essay by Hypebot intern Mike Pineau (@mikejpineau). For years now, multi-million dollar music videos have been a staple of the budget ...

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