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  • With 100 Million Bundles Delivered, BitTorrent Bundle Is An Established Force In Music Marketing

    Jun 16

    If you believe you can build a strong brand and closer relationships with fans by giving your music away, then BitTorrent Bundle was designed with you in mind. Filmmakers, writers and even Berklee College of Music have taken advantage of this promotional tool with built-in email collection and monetization but musicians have remained the primary users. Today BitTorrent announced the delivery of 100 million bundles with G-Eazy hitting the 100 millionth. With  just over a year in the game,...

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  • 5 Fanbase Building Tips From The Great Escape

    Jun 16

    Hypebot's previously posted insights from The Great Escape convention with advice for indie labels and a reminder of the importance of email lists for fan relations. Another panel offered unique tips for building your fanbase that get a bit more nuanced than the typical advice on offer. They include pointers for finding your own approach to social networks, capturing fan data and improving your email game. I've previously written about indie label advice from The Great Escape based on CMU...

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  • Keys To Successfully Launching and Promoting A Music Video

    Jun 16

    By Corey Rice of The AristoMedia Group. In 1995, Michael Jackson spent $7 million dollars on his music video ‘Scream’ and the world watched on MTV. Two decades later, Bob Dylan made his video ‘Love Is Lost’ for $12.99 and everybody watched it on online. Music videos have changed immensely over the past couple of decades but they are more relevant than ever. We have all heard the stats on Youtube being the number one music streaming site, the billions VEVO views, and the influence music videos...

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  • Busdriver Teams With Danny Brown and Aesop Rock for "Ego Death"

    Jun 16

    Busdriver has shared a new track from his forthcoming record Perfect Hair, due out September 9 via Big Dada. It's called "Ego Death", and features Danny Brown and Aesop Rock. It was produced by Jeremiah Jae. Listen to it above. And yes, Danny Brown calls himself the rap Marilyn Manson.

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  • Warpaint Cover Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur"

    Jun 16

    On July 15, Modern will release Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran, curated by Manimal Vinyl. It benefits Amnesty International. As previously reported, Making Patterns Rhyme contains Duran Duran covers from Moby, Little Dragon, Soko, and Austra, among others. Warpaint have also contributed, proffering up a take on Rio cut "The Chauffeur". Below, take a listen to their cover, and check out the full tracklist. (This album was originally scheduled for release in February, but was...

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  • Foo Fighters Says Yes To Fans Who Crowdfunded Local Concert

    Jun 16

    Richmond, VA fans of the Foo Fighters need no longer be disappointed that the band has not played their city in 15 years, even though leader Dave Grohl grew up in the state. Using white label crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt,  fans raised the $70,000 they thought it would take to bring the band to Richmond; and late on Friday, the Foo Fighters said yes via Twitter. well, well, well...@foofighters_rva @rvadonuts @browns_vdubs @Crowdtilt See ya soon...let's have a good time.#RVA...

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  • Ready to rock but not ready to crowdfund

    Jun 16

    Four things a new artist can do for a year before launching a campaign As an independent artist in the online community, it’s hard not to notice all the active and successful crowdfunding campaigns happening all over the social networks. In fact, I was quite taken with a podcast interview with Benji Rogers, the founder […] The post Ready to rock but not ready to crowdfund appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • How To Add More Hypebot To Your Diet

    Jun 16

    Want to make sure you don't miss anything important?  There are several ways to get more Hypebot in your daily internet diet. You can join our growing tribe on Twitter (@hypebot), where 43,000+ are already chiming in. In addition to post announcements, we also tweet to share tips, quotes and research stories. You can also follow Hypebot via: RSS - Still my favorite way of following news and other blogs. EMAIL -  Enter your email address in the upper right corner of the blog. Faceboook -...

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  • iHeartRadio Adds "For You" Genre Feature

    Jun 16

    From Beats to Pandora "personalized" is streaming music's buzzword of 2014. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's free digital music service, joined the fray today launching new iOS and Android apps designed to give users a more personalized experience via "enhanced algorithms". Among the updates is “For You”, which adds a genre selection tool for tailored station recommendations.  Once downloaded, new iHeartRadio users will be prompted to select their favorite music genres. Available categories will...

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  • Full List Of MuchMusic Video Awards 2014 Winners

    Jun 16

    Last night Canada was in the spotlight at the MusicMusic Video Awards 2014. Canada's MTV named Drake and Hadley the big winners in a show that also showcased many up and comers. MuchMusic Video Awards Winners 2014 Director of the Year: Amos Leblanc & Ohji Inoue for Thug Li’s “Run This” International Video of the Year (by a Canadian): “Hold On We’re Going Home” by Drake Hip-Hop Video of the Year: “Worst Behavior” by Drake MuchFACT Video of the Year: Everywhere We Go” by...

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