With fanboy like zeal, I'll admit that Spotify's Discover Weekly is one of my favorite features on any streaming service. (Though, I'm also excited about Slacker's new programming.) Stats from Spotify show that millions of others have also experienced the eerie accuracy with which Discover Weekly unearths great music that fits their specific tastes.
Are playlists the new radio? It's too early to know if that's really an apt comparison, but its unequivocally true that playlists generate huge interest and income. Proving just how important playlisting has become, Spotify, the biggest player in streaming music globally, has shared new playlist stats.
One of the best ways to get new strategies and ideas for your music career is to look at what other musicians are doing. So Dave Kusek and Lindsay McGrath of the New Artist Model put together a series of case studies from musicians pushing the envelope in indie music. The third installment is musician Justin Ratowsky of Cali Conscious.
In an "Open Letter to YouTube, 'Pushers' of Piracy" composer, bandleader and five-time Grammy winner Maria Schneider leaves no stone unthrown as she goes after Google and its YouTube subsidiary: "... for the vast majority of the artistic community, including me, and every musician I know (and I know thousands), YouTube is a resounding disaster."
One of the best ways to get new strategies and ideas for your music career is to look at what other musicians are doing. So Dave Kusek and Lindsay McGrath of the New Artist Model are putting together a series of case studies from talented and successful musicians who are pushing the envelope in the world of indie music. The third installment is musician Shannon Curtis.
While the live music market is strong and getting stronger, it may soon struggle, as increasing numbers of potential concert goers opt for a night in. It's time that the music industry take steps to make live shows more enticing.