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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 ...

Jazz-Fusion meets 360º virtual reality

Jazz-Fusion meets 360º virtual reality

Originally conceived back in 2016, the ViO 360º Sessions are the brainchild of Hungarian-born, Holland-based saxophonist Viktor Haraszti and are based on the idea of extending original music through the use of virtual reality. Musically speaking, the project is a mixture of jazz, fusion & groove originals—influenced by the likes of Michael Brecker and Joshua Redman—and ...

How Tech Is Changing Live Music

How Tech Is Changing Live Music

While much of the music industry's future remains in doubt, particularly where tech is involved, how advancements in technology will affect venues is a little more predictable. Here we look at four ways in which we can expect the live music experience to change as a result of technological reform. Guest post by Bill Leigh of ...

Vevo Flop Reemphasizes How Badly The Record Labels Underestimate Technology

Vevo Flop Reemphasizes How Badly The Record Labels Underestimate Technology

Record label's inability to understand and effectively get on the band wagon with new tech was recently highlighted by the shuttering of video hosting service and wannabe YouTube competitor Vevo, which will ironically now only be found on YouTube. Guest post by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Just last week we wrote about how the big record ...

Why Music Fan Data Matters

Why Music Fan Data Matters

While it's been established that most online sites are collecting as much of our data as possible, artists and bands would do well to adopt a similar strategy, as carefully utilized fan data can benefit both the fan and the musicians. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Every site and social network online is ...

Splice Acquires Online Music Community Indaba, Free Rubber Tracks Sample Library

Splice Acquires Online Music Community Indaba, Free Rubber Tracks Sample Library

Music collaboration tech developer Splice has acquired Indaba Music. Indaba is an online music community of more than a million creators. Indaba’s Founder Dan Zaccagnino and CEO, JJ Rosen, a former Sony exec, will join Splice’s executive team, bringing along eight team members. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded 12 years ago, Indaba has ...