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Beginner's Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Facebook's Analytics

1For artists looking to get to know their online audience a little better, there are a variety of online tools at their disposal, but perhaps none is more powerful than Facebook Analytics. Here we offer some tips for those new to the service on how they can get the most out of it.

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Spotify Names 5 Preferred Distributors, What Does That Say About All The Others?

Spotify newHypebot recently uncovered that Spotify had bestowed "preferred" status on just five of the many distributors delivering music to the platform  That news came alongside the shockwaves that Spotify sent through the distribution sector with two recent announcements. 

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SoundCloud, Dubset Partner To Clear, Monetize Remixes

Soundcloud dubsetSoundCloud and Dubset have partnered to clear remixes and DJ sets on the streamer. Utilizing Dubset's technology,  the pair will work to enable faster rights clearances, attribution and monetization for both content creators and rights holders.

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7 Indicators You Have A Wrong Music Marketing Strategy

Marketing mistakesA successful music career depends on a solid public image, communication with fans, and almost anything related to the artist. While an artist's PR department does all they can, not every approach has a positive outcome - here we look at some of the most frequent errors that can cause a marketing strategy to fail.

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SiriusXM Makes In Home Play With Amazon Partnership

SiriusxmSatellite broadcaster SiriusXM signaled a push beyond the vehicle market into the home and on mobile this week with a new Amazon partnership.  Amazon Echo owners can get three free months of SiriusXM and those who sign up for a new SiriusXM All Access or SiriusXM Premier subscription get a free Echo Dot.

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SESAC Names Kelli Turner President, COO

image from celebrityaccess.comUS performing rights organization SESAC announced this week that Kelli Turner has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. In the new role, she will oversee SESAC’s day-to-day operations and continue to play a key role in setting the strategic direction as well as the overall corporate management of the for-profit company.

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Spotify Premium App Gets A Major Makeover

image from newsroom.spotify.comSpotify has revamped its app, giving its paid Premium users more reasons to renew their subscriptions.  Navigation within the app has been simplified and a revamped Search page now incorporates features found in “Browse” including favorite genres and music to match a mood.  Artists Radio Playlists have also been revamped and brought to the forefront.

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VR: Real Future Of Live Music Or Another Shiny Distraction?

2While there is a prominent school of thought in the music industry that Virtual Reality shows will soon replace the expensive and detached traditional concert format with a cheaper, more intimate alternative, the "reality" may in fact be somewhere in the middle between the two, as Chris Robley tells us.

 

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Music's $20M A Month Man: Spotify's Daniel Ek Shows Tim Westergren How It’s Done

1The industry gave a collective gasp of horror when founder Tim Westergren was pulling down $1,000,000 by selling of Pandora stock while simultaneously fighting artists with royalty loopholes. Chris Castle writes that Spotify's Daniel Ek is leaving Westergren in the financial dust with a monthly windfall of $20 million.

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Spotify + DistroKid On Road To A Two Sided Marketplace

image from musicindustryblog.files.wordpress.comWith news that Spotify had invested in DistroKid and offer it as a distribution conduit to other music services, came speculation as to the music streamer's greater motives.  MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan sees the move as part of Spotify’s strategy to work way up music's value chain by "a) removing some of the distribution component and b) entering into direct relationships with artists."  But how will the record labels react?

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Evaride Talks Hustling Their Way To A Debut Streaming Hit [INTERVIEW]

2Although already experienced musicians in some unusual ways, the band Evaride here sat down to talk with AWAL about their music and how they managed to hustle their way into debuting a streaming hit.

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SoundCloud Makes DJ's Lives Easier with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes, Hercules Integrations

SoundCloud_logo (1)SoundCloud has partnered with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes and Hercules, to connect its music catalog with these popular DJ performance software platforms.

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How To Make A Band Seem More Professional (On The Cheap)

1If you're a local band that's still a little rough around the edges, getting anyone to care about your music or show an interest outside your immediate family and friends can be difficult. That said, here are a few ways to give your band that professional sheen without breaking the bank.

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Music in Media Awards Names 2019 Nominees

Cropped-HMMA-logo-512x512-1The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) has announced its 2019 nominees for music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. With over 500 submissions, nominees were chosen from around the world in genres of music for film, TV and video games, including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation.

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Rules For Success For Blockchain Music Entrepreneurs [George Howard]

2While blockchain has long been thought of as God-send and natural fit for the music industry, the budding technology has yet to live up to the hype surrounding it. In his "Howard Test," George Howard outlines what it will take for the technology to reach its potential.

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Hospital Creates Spotify Playlist Perfect For CPR

CPRImageA Spotify playlist created by NewYork - Presbyterian Hospital, contains only songs with 100 and 120 beats per minute, the perfect rate to perform CPR to. The diverse playlist includes wonderfully appropriate songs like the Bee Gees' "Stayin’ Alive" and "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, and some so, like Mariah Carey’s "Heartbreaker." 

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