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More People Use MySpace Than Twitter & Other Social Media Surprises [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot

MySpace has many more active users than Twitter; and believe it or not, the once might social music network is actually growing.
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Broadcast Live Video To Your Facebook Friends With Ustream's BFF iPhone App - hypebot

On Tuesday Ustream released its Best Friends Forever Broadcast for Friends iPhone app. This new app allows you to broadcast live to your friends on Facebook and, after the broadcast is complete, leave the video for later viewing.
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Passion Pit’s New Album App Is A Win For Fans - hypebot

Passion Pit’s New Album App Is A Win For Fans - hypebot | Bands Online | Scoop.it
Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Passion Pit struck upon an intriguing way to promote its critically-acclaimed new album, Gossamer, while giving fans new ways to enjoy some of its music: the Gossamer iOS app.
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More People Use MySpace Than Twitter & Other Social Media Surprises [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot

MySpace has many more active users than Twitter; and believe it or not, the once might social music network is actually growing.
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Music Marketing With Twitter Hashtags From Plan B Tracks To GoGirls Chats - hypebot

Twitter hashtags are increasingly used to connect communities and focus conversations on Twitter and that includes musicians and music fans.
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The Value of Fans Sharing Brand Messaging: Insights Into Social Currency [CASE STUDY] - hypebot

The Value of Fans Sharing Brand Messaging: Insights Into Social Currency [CASE STUDY] - hypebot | Bands Online | Scoop.it
Guest post by Eric Hahn, Fame House Marketing Mgr.
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SoundCloud “Unmutes” Twitter - Player Now Expands Inside Tweets - hypebot

Twitter now allows SoundCloud's HTML5 widget to be played inside of tweets containing a SoundCloud URL.
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Chirpify Lands $1.3 Million In Funding, Launches Twitter Sales Platform For Music - hypebot

(UPDATED) Chirpify has scored $1.3 million in funding for it's Twitter commerce platform and launched a new service aimed directly at musicians and labels.
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15 Step Guide To Starting A Local Music Festival - hypebot

The organizers of the JP Music Festival in Jamaica Plains, a Boston neighborhood, released a guide to how they pulled off a successful new music festival on a local level despite financial challenges.
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Developing Your Social Strategy: Which Social Media To Use & When [Infographic] - hypebot

What to take you social media strategy beyond posting a few updates, hitting the Like button and snapping a random photos with your iPhone? The problem is where to start.
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Social Media Marketing Tools Updates: Google+, Twitter, Webdoc, Instagram & More - hypebot

The ongoing flow of news regarding new and updated social media marketing tools worth considering for music marketing can be a bit overwhelming.
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How To Create Free Mobile Apps For Events, Creative Content & Facebook Fan Pages - hypebot

The array of options for taking your web presence on the road in mobile form continues to grow. And now that everyone is a content producer, many of the options for the general public are quite useful for bands.
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The Art Of Content Marketing | Smashing Magazine

The Art Of Content Marketing | Smashing Magazine | Bands Online | Scoop.it
Effective content marketing holds people’s attention. It gives you a distinctive brand, loyal fans and increased sales.
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At Least One Indie Artist Is Making Big $'s From Streaming Music - hypebot

At Least One Indie Artist Is Making Big $'s From Streaming Music - hypebot | Bands Online | Scoop.it
Guest post by Chris Duncan of The Orchard's Daily Rind. If you're from outside of Scandinavia, you probably have no idea who Jonathan Johansson is. Let me fill you in.
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Getting Value from Social Media Contests - FanBridge Blog

Getting Value from Social Media Contests - FanBridge Blog | Bands Online | Scoop.it
A contest is a piece of the social media plan, but getting value from social media contests comes from what you do with the results.
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BandPage Announces BandPage Everywhere!

BandPage Announces BandPage Everywhere! | Bands Online | Scoop.it
BandPage Announces BandPage Everywhere, Giving Musicians a New Website and Ability to Embed Extensions Into Existing Sites and Blogs Update Once, Publish Everywhere When we built BandPage on Facebo...
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Did Social Media Kill The Rock Star Icon? - hypebot

Guest post by Don de Leaumont, Editor / Owner of the metal blog The Great Southern Brainfart I can remember sitting in my poster covered room back in 1985 as I listened to Twisted Sister’s “Stay Hungry” album.
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What Could You Teach Your Fans? - hypebot

This guest post is by Bob Baker of www.TheBuzzFactor.com I know what you're thinking ... "I'm an artist. I'm a performer. Why should I bother thinking about what I can teach my fans? My purpose is to entertain them." True.
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2 Social Media Power Tools: FanMix & Mingly - hypebot

Our recent discussion of Engagio led to other tools designed to organize one's social media conversations. FanMix is related to Engagio in that it manages one's conversations across social media accounts.
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Fantasy Sports For The Music Industry: TastemakerX Launches Social Music Discovery Game - hypebot

Fantasy Sports For The Music Industry: TastemakerX Launches Social Music Discovery Game - hypebot | Bands Online | Scoop.it
Think you have an eye for talent? Can you spot the next big thing before anyone else can?
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Artist of the Day: Ramona Falls – Album Artwork Teaser & Pre-order

Artist of the Day: Ramona Falls – Album Artwork Teaser & Pre-order | Bands Online | Scoop.it

Ramona Falls new release ‘Prophet’ is available May 1 and their robust pre-order page is made with love by Fanfare Media!

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Bubuti.com Sells Good Tunes For Good Causes - hypebot

Bubuti is on a mission to connect musicians, charities and music fans to raise awareness and support for good causes. Named after a Pacific Island's philosophy of mutual aid, Bubuti offers paid downloads of music related to specific charities.
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What Spotify + CocaCola Means For Music - hypebot

Guest post by David Chaitt who works in social media advertising by day. At night, he focuses on Music Tech organization SoundCtrl and his music food video series Backyard Brunch Sessions. Yesterday Spotify and CocaCola announced a major partnership.
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How To Promote Your Music On Facebook With Songza Playlists - hypebot

By Chris Robley of CD Baby's DIY Musician.
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Indie Musicians Get New Revenue Stream As YouTube Opens Partner Program To All - hypebot

YouTube has been been paying a percentage of ad revenue to a small percentage of top video producers. Now they've opened their YouTube Partners program and the revenue that comes with it to just about everyone.
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TechCrunch | Spotify’s New Embeddable Play Button Lets Any Site Turn You On To Legal Tunes

TechCrunch | Spotify’s New Embeddable Play Button Lets Any Site Turn You On To Legal Tunes | Bands Online | Scoop.it
Spotify wants to make it easier for anyone to legally soundtrack their websites, oh, and get links to its own download page plastered all over the Internet.
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