Getting your music to rank on one of the Billboard charts can often be the big break that helps kick an artists career up to the next level, and if you have a single or new album headed for release, there are a few things your fans can do for you that are guaranteed to up your music's chances of charting.
Lyrics annotation site Genius,com says that it has caught Google stealing and using its song lyrics to power some of the tech giant's search results, Genius says it caught Google by cleverly inserting a series of alternating straight and curved apostrophes in the lyrics that it hosts and then finding them verbatim in more than 100 Google search results.
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Connecting with your audience and cultivating a meaningful career as an artist is a dream of most performers, but in order to make this happen, you first need to get paid. Here we look at some key tech platforms that can help you book gigs and keep you career moving forward.
Spotify updated its app for Premium users yesterday with a streamlined look, new music features like 'Your Daily Drive' and, of course, more emphasis on podcasts. As part of the streamlining, however, Spotify buried the users lists of "Songs" as well as the list of downloaded music that many use to listen offline.