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Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances

Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances

Royalty advances are typically an unpredictable shot in the dark about what an artist is worth, with publishers seeking to keep it as low as possible, while artists work to squeeze as much money out as possible. In hopes to remove some of the polarizing ambiguity from this process, Swedish AI platform Amuse with soon begin ...

Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon is bringing Alexa voice control to the car. Announced in September, the Echo Auto is finally shipping to the more than one million drivers that pre-ordered it. To boost sales farther, the Echo Auto is on sale for $24.99, a 50% savings. Add free Spotify and TuneIn accounts and any advantage held by broadcast radio ...

Google Not The Only Large Search Engine You Ought To Know About

Google Not The Only Large Search Engine You Ought To Know About

While the vast majority of us rely on Google for our searching needs, we're also aware of a few other engines like Bing and Yahoo, as well as some other outliers. One major search engine artists over look when focusing on making their music discoverable, however, is the Russian search engine Yandex. Guest post by Bobby ...

Would You Pay To See A Classic Rock Hologram Perform A Show?

Would You Pay To See A Classic Rock Hologram Perform A Show?

We've all at least heard of, if not seen, the “rebirth" of some of music's most beloved deceased artists as they return to stage in holographic form, but will these resurrections actually sell concert tickets? Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies I've been known to speculate about the staying power of Classic Rock ...

How Keywords Impact Your Site Ranking

How Keywords Impact Your Site Ranking

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) was once critical to effectively growing one's presence on the internet, and while it is no longer the be all and end all thanks to the domination of social media, correct keyword choice still makes huge difference for artists and musicians when it comes to Google's algorithm and guiding traffic to their ...

3 Effective Techniques For Connecting With Your Audience

3 Effective Techniques For Connecting With Your Audience

Unless you're writing music purely for your own delight, fostering a strong connection with your fans should be a top priority as an artist. Besides simply the substance of the music itself, we here look at three essential ways in which artists can cultivate a connect with fans. Guest post by Patrick McGuire of the ReverbNation ...

Don't Sleep: Subtle Impact of Turning Your Computer OFF [Hisham Dahud]

Don't Sleep: Subtle Impact of Turning Your Computer OFF [Hisham Dahud]

This short piece comes from independent music professional and former Hypebot contributor Hisham Dahud. Here's an unexpected revelation: I used to put my laptop to 'sleep' upon ending a workday. No shutdown; just close the screen and pick up where I left off the next day. I used to view this as a nifty feature, but I've ...

AI Is Creating New Opportunities For Artists, Disruptors

AI Is Creating New Opportunities For Artists, Disruptors

When new technology is introduced to the music industry, artists and musicians often flock to it to create new music, and new businesses. The next tech now positioned to disrupt the music industry is predicted to fill this role is Artificial Intelligence )AI). Guest post by Taishi Fukuyama of Amadeus Code When you give musicians new technology, they ...

Just Because The Internet Didn't Implode Immediately, Doesn't Mean Killing Net Neutrality Was A Good Idea

Just Because The Internet Didn't Implode Immediately, Doesn't Mean Killing Net Neutrality Was A Good Idea

Many may recall when the FCC ignored the pleas of just about everyone besides the telecom giants and opted to axe net neutrality, a decision which only went into effect as recently as June 11, and while Ajit Pai and friends are claiming the internet's continued functionality is proof dissenters fears were overhyped, the reality may ...

Google Overtakes Amazon In Smart Speakers

Google Overtakes Amazon In Smart Speakers

Fresh research has revealed that Google has pulled ahead of Amazon in the smart speaker department, the latest move by the tech giant in its quest to be the best in the biz at tracking users and building speech recognition tools. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy According to the Canalys research outfit, Google has ...