Newsletters serve as one of the easiest ways to stay up to date. Want to stay ahead of the game? Learn from the experts right from your inbox with some of the best email newsletters in the industry.
Best Music Industry Newsletters You Should Subscribe To In 2021
Water & Music
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.
Your Morning Coffee
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 so you can stay on top of the latest news and trends in the industry.
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.
Sym Latino Newsletter
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. // Click here to subscribe.
Beats & Bytes
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.
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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.
Back Of House
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.
Bob Lefsetz is an OG in the music world because of this influential newsletter. Bob started Lefsetz Letter way back before email ever 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. (Me included!)
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.
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.