Bandsintown, the most trusted source for concert discovery, today announced the acquisition of Hypebot.com and MusicThinkTank.com. These sites, founded by Bruce Houghton in 2004, are set to serve DIY Indie artists looking to take the next step in their career. This acquisition helps foster the mission that Bandsintown set forth to help empower their artists, providing them with numerous free tools to help them succeed.
Hypebot is a site that runs on the artist point of view. Keeping the music industry in touch with the latest technology, and how it’s effecting how music is made, promoted, and monetized. Hypebot’s Musicthinktank, serves as a platform for musicians and industry professionals to have open discussion, dubbed “where the music industry goes to think.”
Hypebot and MusicThinkTank will continue to be run by Houghton, who will also step into a adviser role for Bandsintown with a specific focus on artist partnerships. The site will continue to operate as an independent voice and source of news and information, publishing daily and free to all. Houghton will also maintain his role in the live touring business in his continuing role as President of booking agency Skyline Artists Agency which books 2000+ live dates annually.
“We believe Indie and emerging artists are a transformative and a vibrant component of the music industry” said Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner of Bandsintown. “We share the same passion for independent and DIY artists. By welcoming Bruce and Hypebot into the Bandsintown family, we enhance the breadth of our support to the artists and further contribute to artists’ career growth and success.”