Newsletters serve as one of the easiest ways to stay up to date on the industry without doing anything other than reading your email.
Make sure you’re following the best email newsletters in the music industry to stay ahead of the game and learn from the experts.
Check out these industry newsletters to stay in the know:
Water & Music
Cherie Hu is a music industry and tech journalist with bylines in Billboard, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and more. Water & Music focuses on breaking down the biggest ideas in the music industry and serves as a staple in my inbox each week.
Beats & Bytes
By the makers of Nue Agency, a Creative Music Agency located in New York City, Beats & Bytes is an awesome 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.
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 be subscribed to this newsletter.
Here at Symphonic, we have our own weekly newsletter to help independent artists and music lovers alike navigate through the industry. By subscribing to Symphonic Weekly, you’ll get updates on important trends in the music industry, as well as tips to help guide you through distributing, monetizing, and promoting your music with ease.
Motive Unknown’s Daily Digest
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. Sign up, here.
Music Biz Worldwide
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
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.
Bob Lefsetz is an OG in the music world because of this influential newsletter. Bob started Lefsetz Letter way back before email even existed. Yeah, that means he did indeed print out each letter and send them out BY MAIL back in ’86. To this day, artists and industry experts respect what he has to say and look forward to receiving his emails.
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.