How Streaming Bots Are Wrecking Independent Musicians’ Careers

Unsurprisingly, artists’ desperate quest to gain as many Spotify streams as possible has led to the rise of streaming bots, and their manipulation of the streaming numbers has resulted in. Continue reading

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How To Use Feature.fm’s Impressive Music Marketing Toolkit

Daniel Sander from Feature.FM joins Michael and Jay on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to discuss the impressive Feature.fm toolkit including geotargeting, retargeting, landing pages and how-to webinars. And don’t. Continue reading

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5 Differences Between In-Person, Digital Concerts

While they certainly can’t replace in-person shows, digital concerts appear to be hear to stay, and as a performer, it’s importance to understand the difference between a show that’s live,. Continue reading

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TuneCore Turns 15 with $1.2M Daily Payments To Artists, Venue Donations

D.I.Y. digital music distributor and publishing administrator TuneCore is celebrating its 15th anniversary today. As part of the clebration TuneCore will be making donations to global organizations formed to save. Continue reading

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Quick Music Release Formula And How It Jumped To Radio

As with so much of the music industry, the way in which we release music has changed dramatically over the past few years, with a new ‘quick release’ formula that. Continue reading

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5 Indicators Fans Are Meaningfully Engaging With Your Music

Without a screaming audience in front of you, it can sometimes be difficult to gauge whether or not you and your music are really clicking with listeners. Here, we look. Continue reading

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Use Spotify Canvas To Add Looping Video To Your Streams

Spotify’s Canvas feature allows artists to easily add short, looping videos that play over their music, and can offer a great opportunity to for artists to further engage with listeners.. Continue reading

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Music Has An Attention Dependency [Mark Mulligan]

“Every minute gained is at someone’s expense,” writes top MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan on the challenges and effects of attention dependency on music and the music industry. The attention economy. Continue reading

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When Will The New Mechanical Licensing Collective Pay Me?

The Mechanical Licensing Collective is now essentially the sole mechanical licensing/royalty go-between in the US, and artists are wondering when and how the MLC plans to pay them. Guest post. Continue reading

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SiriusXM Takes $1B Pandora Hit Due To ‘Royalty Cost Structure’

SiriusXM added 909,000 new subscribers last year, bringing their total monthly self-pay subscriber base to a record of 30.9 million at the end of 2020. Subs beat SiriusXM’s guidance for. Continue reading

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