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Last week in music industry commentary

Commentators in the thick of the industry last week shared their opinions and thoughts on the future of the Copyright Royalty Board, new support for the TikTok ban, and more…. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: Last week in D.I.Y. & Indie Music

Last week, our tips and advice for the independent, musical do-it-yourselfers out there covered how AI can curate personal playlists for you, how to legally cover a song, and more…. Continue reading

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REWIND: New music industry’s last week in review

Last week was a busy week by any definition, and the music industry was no exception, with the announcement of this year’s Rock Hall nominees, Spotify getting a bit more. Continue reading

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Spotify [NYSE: SPOT] stock ends week up 20%

UPDATED: On Friday morning, Spotify [NYSE: SPOT] stock was trading at $122.57, up $21.90 or 21.75% s since the streamer offered Wall Street a mixed Q4 report on Tuesday. After. Continue reading

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Spotify asked how to improve Artists, Album Pages & it’s not too late to tell them

Chris Stoneman, a product exec at Spotify, told the Twitterverse that his team “is spending lots of time right now on how we might improve the Artist & Album Pages”. Continue reading

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Google says YouTube Shorts now gets 50 billion daily views

YouTube Shorts are now viewed 50 billion times a day, according to Google this week. That’s up from 30 billion daily views this time last year. That’s an impressive number. Continue reading

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4 ways to create the perfect artwork for your album

Here are four great ways to make your album cover turn heads affordably and with as little as a few clicks. by Gideon Waxman from the Bandzoogle blog In the music. Continue reading

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How to double your merch sales

There are simple ways to boost merch and CD sales at gigs — but you’ve got to have merch and CDs to do it! by Tony van Veen of Disc. Continue reading

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Indie Spotlight: Angela Benson, CEO/Artist Manager at Vitae Records

Angela V. Benson is a business entrepreneur, artist manager, and a Professional member of the Recording Academy. Born and raised in Chicago, she is most widely recognized for her work. Continue reading

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Drake wants a ‘Lebron-sized’ bonus from Spotify for passing 75B streams

Drake responded to the news that he was the first artist in history to accumulate more than 75 billion streams on Spotify with a challenge to the streamer to pay. Continue reading

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