Create Playlists Simultaneously on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Napster, More Free with Soundsgood

soundsgood.coPlaylist distribution and sharing app Soundgood has announced a new integration with Napster and an improved integration with Apple Music. The app, which enables playlist distribution and updates to multiple streamers simultaneously, is used by 19,000 influencers and music companies. 

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Thought Streaming Royalties Were Bad? Radio Airplay Royalties Even Worse

1Almost since its inception, streaming has often been maligned in the industry for the pittance which it pays out to artists, and while this criticism is often merited, things are actually much worse in the world of old-school radio play.

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Is Troy Carter Leaving Spotify? Fresh Rumors Claim Epic Move

TroyCarterIs Troy Carter leaving Spotify?  Rumor spread that Spotfiy's global head of creator services was leaving after the streamer's new 'hate and hurtful' policy banned  XXXTentacion, R Kelly and others from official playlists. While concerned that the policy smacked of censorship, Carter denied the rumors. Now, they've resurfaced with a destination attached to the move.

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XXXTentacion Shot Dead, Spotify Re-Adds Tracks To RapCavier, Other Playlists

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e7/3e/9e/e73e9e4d517ee86c4f5848b354c28400.pXXXTentacion was pronounced dead following a robbery and shooting in south Florida. As news of his death spread, Spotify, which just weeks before had banned the controversial 20 year old rapper from its official playlists after accusations of domestic violence, added two of his tracks to the top of the RapCaviar playlist, which has 9.7 million followers.

 

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YouTube Music Launches In 17 Countries, Red Re-brands As YouTube Premium

image from cdn.wccftech.comYouTube's newest subscription service, YouTube Music, is now available to all users in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, in addition to 12 new countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

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D.I.Y. Spotify Playlist Promotion with Crosshair Music

image from bluejaymusic.comGarrison Snell CEO of Crosshair Music and Gyrosity Projects joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to discuss the self-service platform, Crosshair Music, for submitting music to playlists. Their mission is to affordably connect musicians directly to the playlist curators and social influencers who can help grow their audiences. But does it work?

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Beyoncé, Jay-Z New Joint Release Now On Spotify, Amazon, Pandora [LISTEN]

image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com"Everything Is Love" by The Carters, the first joint release by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, is now available to stream on Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music. The roll out to other music services comes less that 36 hours after the album was released as a Tidal streaming exclusive. LISTEN:

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Beyoncé, Jay-Z Release Surprise Joint Album As Tidal Exclusive [VIDEO]

Beyonce_JayZ_apeshitBeyoncé and Jay-Z  surprised fans and the industry with the release of their first joint album on Saturday afternoon. The announcement came at the end of the duo’s London show on their joint "On the Run Tour II" with the casual announcement: “Album Out Now.”

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Sony, Orchard Share $750M Spotify Windfall With Indie Artists, Labels Regardless Of Recoupment

image from openclipart.orgSony Music will begin sending checks sharing its $750 million windfall from the sale of Spotify stock with the independent artists it distributes through its Orchard subsidiary as soon as August.

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Paths To Playlists: How To Get Your Music On Spotify, Apple, Amazon and More

1[UPDATED] Landing songs on the playlists on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital service providers has become the holy grail of music marketing. Industry veteran Jay Gilbert interviewed some of his peers to create a compendium of how to make it happen, or at least improve your chances.

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Two More Spotify Execs Exit, At Least One For Apple Music

Spotify newTwo respected executives at Spotify are exiting the music streamer, and at least one is headed for Apple Music. The pair join a handful of others in what could be a growing trend, as Spotify staffers cash out stock options and are lured by lucrative offers in an increasingly competition streaming sector.

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What Does AT&T, Time Warner Deal Mean For Music? A Lot.

AT&T Time Warner MusicA Federal Judge yesterday ruled that AT&T could complete its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, including HBO, CNN, DC Entertainment and all of its popular media properties. With no major music companies in either company's portfolio, the impact of the mega-deal on the music industry would seem to be minimal.  Think again. 

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Music Biz Adjusts To Spotify's New Rules Of Engagement [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify newWhile Spotify generates just 27% of global recorded music revenue, it is a growing percentage that the music industry increasingly can''t imagine living without. That and its cultural influence a a market leader and taste maker, means that the industry most tread lightly a music's new world order takes shape. 

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Spotify Misstep: Direct Licenses With Managers For Rights They Don't Control

1There have been rumblings over at Spotify HQ of a plan for the streaming platform to pay advances for direct deals with artists and artist managers. Chris Castle explains why this shift is a wrong turn for the music streamer

 

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How A DIY Artist Lance Allen Is Earning Consistent Revenue From Streaming

1Instrumental guitarist Lance Allen has been consistently able to make his mortgage payments every month with the money he's earning off Spotify streaming revenue. Here Chris Robley of CD Baby looks at what this DIY artist is doing right, and the five ways in which he's been able to drive streams.

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Spotify Eyes Strategy Shift Music Industry Won't Like

1A recent report hints that Spotify may soon be pursuing a strategy which could potentially anger partners which it needs to stay in the business, with the streaming giant considering offering certain indie artists advances and direct licensing deals.

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SiriusXM To Pay SoundExchange $150 Million Settlement

Sound-exchange-logoSoundExchange and SiriusXM have settled their years-long litigation surrounding outstanding claims for unpaid and underpaid royalties from January 2007 through December 2017 in exchange for a lump sum payment of $150 million.

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Updated YouTube Music Charts Launches In 44 Countries

1Originally rolled out in 2016, a newly updated YouTube Music Charts is being released to forty-four different countries, and will offer easily accessible charts ranking music videos, artists, and songs, with the addition of a brand new 'trending' section.

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24,000 Tracks Uploaded To Music Streamers Every 24 Hours

image from cdn.pixabay.com20,000 to 24,000 tracks are uploaded to Spotify, Apple Music, Napster and other streaming music service every 24 hours. That's 1 million tracks every 6 weeks.  Let's that number sink in for a moment and imagine how hard it is to break through that much clutter.

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Spotify Stock Begins Week Near All Time High On News Of Direct Deals With Artists

Spotify New $Spotify stock begins the week trading at $171.48 per share, near its all time high of $172.93. That gives the music streamer a total market value of $30 billion, slightly exceeding the $28.7 billion set on its first day of public trading. 

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Apple Music Quietly Adds Pre-Release Album Saves

Apple Music pre-addsApple Music has launched album "pre-adds" that allow the user to "save" an album to their streaming library prior to release. A number of independent services have developed Spotify pre-save tools, but this quiet launch is the first inside a streaming service app.

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Where Fans Discover New Music In 2018

1As the music industry has changed, so too has the way in which consumers find new music, but music discovery remains one of the most important aspects of the music industry, and is the holy grail for artists and promoters. Here we look at prevailing music discovery trends of 2018.

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6 Reasons To Create Playlists, Share Them With Fans

1As streaming continues to dominate music consumption, (with an eye towards replacing the album altogether) artists have a lot to gain by assembling their own playlists and promoting them to fans. Here we look at six benefits in particular.

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4 Editing Tricks To Make Your Songs More Playlist Friendly

1Playlist curators are the tastemakers of the modern age, and when they're putting their playlists together, they have a specific set of requirements in mind. Here Michael Warner explains how artists can game with a few editing tricks to make their songs more playlist-friendly.

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