Music industry newsletters to which you must subscribe

Read on to see what newsletters from the music industry – including Hypebot! – are the best in the business.

An article invited by Randi Zimmerman of SymphonicBlog.

Newsletters are one of the easiest ways to stay up to date. Want to stay one step ahead? Learn from the experts straight from your inbox with some of the better electronic newsletters in industry.

Water & Music

Cherie Hu is a music and tech industry reporter with signatures in Billboard, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and more. Water & Music breaks down the biggest ideas in the music industry and serves as a base in my inbox every week.

Your morning coffee

Industry veteran Jay Gilbert writes one of my favorite newsletters, Your morning coffee. This highly organized newsletter offers a weekly overview of the New Music Business. Not only that, Jay and Mike Etchart, former host of the syndicated show Sound & Vision Radio, are putting on a fantastic weekly podcast. In it, they break down the main stories, breaking news, and industry trends.



Founder and Editor-in-Chief Bruce Houghton created the Hypebot newsletter to capture daily news and commentary on the music industry. Industry professionals and DIY musicians looking for a one-stop-shop for news should definitely subscribe to this one.

Symphonic weekly

At Symphonic, we have our own weekly newsletter to help independent artists and music lovers navigate the industry!

By subscribing to our newsletter, Symphonic weekly, you will get updates on important trends in the music industry as well as tips to guide you in distributing, monetizing and promoting your music with articles from yours truly, as well as contributors from all over the world. industry.

Sym Latino Bulletin

If you’ve subscribed to our Symphonic Weekly Newsletter, you already know it’s packed with weekly industry updates, information, how-tos, company highlights and more. Our Symphonic Latino newsletter makes sure our Spanish speaking customers and supporters never miss a beat either. // Click on here register.

Beats and Bytes

By the makers of Naked Agency, a creative music agency located in New York, Beats and Bytes is an innovative newsletter that sits at the center of everything about music, brands and technology for the industry. This one brings together the top industry news and trends and is a staple in my inbox.

Motive Unknown Daily Digest

Motive Unknown is a digital marketing consulting firm founded by Darren Hemmings. Hemmings launched the Daily Digest to summarize daily news on music, technology and apps. // Register here.

Music Biz in the world

One of the industry’s favorite newsletters comes from the mind of Tim Ingham. It brings you in-depth news as well as industry information and analysis for the international music scene. From interviews to the latest game acquisitions, Music Biz in the worldis the resource to have a global vision of the industry.

Platform and flow

Platform and flow, created by Jeff Hyatt, covers the latest news on streaming platforms. Whether you are interested in the latest innovations in streaming technology or information about the impact of streaming on the music industry, you will receive tons of industry updates daily. There are well over a hundred issues of this newsletter to date, so if you are intending to catch up, this is the place for it.

Behind the house

Behind the house is a weekly newsletter created to help you stay on top of global live music industry news, learn about industry best practices, and uncover new ideas to fuel your brain. Whether you are looking for updates on live events or looking for job openings, Back Of House probably has what you are looking for and more.

Letter from Lefsetz

Bob Lefsetz is an OG in the music world thanks to this influential newsletter. Bob started Letter from Lefsetz long before e-mail existed. (Yeah, that means he did indeed print each letter and send them 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 that keeps readers up to date with the latest trends from some of the game’s biggest players. They have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fortune and more. For those looking to stay ahead of the ever-changing industry trends in the hip-hop landscape, this newsletter is for you.

In conclusion…

Working in this industry means keeping up with its rapid trends, innovative technological advancements and everything in between. Subscribing to these newsletters is an easy way to stay informed and stay ahead of the game. – Enjoy!

Alice P. Darby