Best Music Business Newsletters for musicians in 2023 -
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Best Music Business Newsletters for musicians in 2023 -

Newsletters are one of the easiest ways to stay up-to-date and even get ahead by getting the latest news and learning from experts right in your inbox. We’re proud that Hypebot’s daily newsletter made the cut!

by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog
Back Of House is a weekly newsletter created to help you stay up to date with global live music industry news, learn about industry best practices, and discover new ideas to fuel your brain. Whether you’re looking for updates on live events or on the hunt for job openings, Back Of House probably has what you’re looking for and more.
Industry veteran, Jay Gilbert writes one of my favorite newsletters, Your Morning Coffee. This highly-curated newsletter offers a weekly snapshot of the New Music Business. Not only that, Jay and Mike Etchart, former host of the syndicated Sound & Vision Radio program, host a fantastic weekly podcast. In it, they break down the top stories, latest news and trends in the industry.
By the makers of Nue Agency, a Creative Music Agency located in New York City, Beats & Bytes is an innovative newsletter that sits at the center of everything music, brands, and technology for the industry. This one curates the industry’s top news and biggest trends and is a staple in my inbox.
Here at Symphonic, we have our own weekly newsletter to help independent artists and music lovers alike navigate through the industry!
By subscribing to our newsletter, Symphonic Weekly, you’ll get updates on important trends in the music industry along with tips to help guide you through distributing, monetizing, and promoting your music with articles from yours truly, as well as contributors across the country.
If you’re subscribed to our Symphonic Weekly Newsletter, you already know it’s jam-packed with weekly industry updates, insights, how-to’s, company highlights and more. Our Symphonic Latino newsletter makes sure our Spanish speaking clients and supporters never miss a beat either.
Simpl, the badass music promotion service, has an awesome newsletter as well. From music promo tips and tactics to industry news and more, this one has a plethora of good info for anyone looking to broaden their horizons of music knowledge.
Founder and editor, Bruce Houghton, created Hypebot‘s newsletter to capture daily news and commentary on the music industry. Industry professionals and DIY musicians who are looking for a one-stop-shop of news should definitely be subscribed to this one. Subscribe here.
Cherie Hu is a music industry and tech journalist with bylines in Billboard, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and more. Water & Music breaks down the biggest ideas in the music industry and serves as a staple in my inbox each week.
The Knowledge is Music Ally’s weekly free newsletter. It offers an at-a-glance overview of the “whirling, weird maelstrom that is the modern music industry”, right to your inbox every Friday. It not only gives you industry news, but also some of the best resources to help you learn key insights as a musician.
Trapital offers a free weekly newsletter keeps its readers posted on the latest trends from some of the biggest players in the game. They’ve been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fortune, and more. For those looking to stay ahead of the industry’s ever-changing trends in the hip-hop landscape, this newsletter is for you.
Motive Unknown is a digital marketing consultancy founded by Darren Hemmings. Hemmings started the Daily Digest to summarize every day’s news in music, tech, and apps.
One of the industry’s favorite newsletters comes from the mind of Tim Ingham. This one brings you in-depth news along with insights and industry analysis’ for the international music scene. From interviews to the latest acquisitions in the game, Music Biz Worldwide is the resource to gain a global outlook on the industry.
Platform & Stream, created by Jeff Hyatt, covers the latest news about streaming platforms. Whether you’re interested in the latest innovations in streaming technology or insights about the impact streaming has on the music business, you’ll get tons of updates about the industry on the daily. There are well over a hundred issues of this newsletter out to date, so if you’ve been meaning to do some catching up, this is the place for it.
Working in this industry means keeping up with its fast-paced trends, innovative tech advancements and everything in between. Subscribing to these newsletters is an easy way to keep yourself informed and stay ahead of the game.
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