Bruce Houghton

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Chance The Rapper’s Manager Offers Tutorial In Reinventing The Music Business

Chance The Rapper and  Pat “The Manager” Corcoran,  two self-taught kids from Chicago, have set the bar for what independent artists can achieve. Chance achieved his success, which includes three Grammys as a completely independent, streaming only artist. In this Complex video interview, Corcoran shares their origin story, the philosophies that drive their decision making and […]
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YouTube Music Adds Student Discount Plans

YouTube has added student plans that match discounts offered by Spotify and other competitors  YouTube Music Premium will cost students $4.99 per month and YouTube Premium which includes video is $6.99.  Students who sign up by the end of January can lock in Premium at the special rate of $5.99 per month.  
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Cleveland’s Stella’s Music Club Launches Indie Record Label

Cleveland’s Stella’s Music Club has announced plans to launch their own record label Stella’s Records, sourcing music from artists and bands who perform at the nightclub.  The label, launched in partnership with Cleveland-based recording studio Superior Sound Studios with producer Jim Wirt, who relocated from Los Angeles and sound engineer Jim Stewart. Distribution for the […]
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Phishing Campaign Targets Spotify Users

Cybersecurity firm AppRiver have discovered a phishing campaign specifically targeting Spotify users. The attack is designed to lure users to click on malicious links in an email. The next screen asks victim to enter their Spotify login credentials to remove restrictions on their Spotify account. While there may be some value in the Spotify account information itself, […]

The Business Of Indie: Daptone Resurrected • New Ole CEO, Acquisitions • Sup Pop Singles Club • More

Today Hypebot launches The Business Of Indie, an initial step in our effort to give independent labels, publishers and artists the attention they deserve. Much like Hypebot’s More News section, The Business Of Indie will be nestled under the Indie tab at the top of the page and feature a constantly updated compendium of indie news  from hundreds […]