The recorded music industry did alright last year with $12 billion in revenue

Although COVID obviously hit live music like a ton of bricks, the recorded music industry had a much better year, with overall revenue up 9%. Unsurprisingly, streaming continues to dominate,. Continue reading

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5 ways to use music as a storytelling tool

While music is more accessible than ever, converting casual listeners into fans remains a big challenge. Storytelling is a great tool for communicating to listeners who you are – not. Continue reading

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Soundcloud shifts to ‘fan-powered’ royalties but artists must pay to get paid

Soundcloud has become the first major streaming service to shift to a user-centric artist payment system it is calling “fan-powered” royalties. Beginning on April 1, each Soundcloud listener’s subscription or. Continue reading

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Apple Music says it will never have a free tier like Spotify

Apple Music’s head of music publishing Elena Segal has confirmed that there will never be an Apple Music free tier. Segal made the statement at a UK government hearing into. Continue reading

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Indie artist’s guide to Apple Music

While it’s important to not focus on any one streaming service for your music promotion Apple Music, as one of the top earning streaming platforms, should not be ignored. Here. Continue reading

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60,000 Tracks Are Uploaded To Spotify Every Day

Spotify is now home to more than 70 million tracks with more than 60,000 uploaded to the service every day. This staggering stat was shared by Spotify’s co-Head of Music,. Continue reading

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Beginner’s guide for streaming music production on Twitch

As the pandemic drags on and artists’ focus remains on virtual concerts, we look at a beginners guide to some of the advantages of livestreaming on platforms like Twitch, and. Continue reading

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DistroKid Artists Now Have Easy Access To Earn Money On Twitch

DistroKid has added easy access to the Twitch Affiliate monetization program. The Twitch Affiliate Program is usually only open to Twitch streamers who stream frequently and meet select qualifications. It. Continue reading

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Spotify to launch HiFi CD-quality audio tier

Although the details remain sketchy, streaming heavy-hitter Spotify recently announced it’s plan to launch a CD quality lossless audio ‘HiFi’ tier later this year. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of. Continue reading

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What Morgan Wallen Ban? He’s #1 for 6 weeks, on an ‘official’ Spotify playlist and just 18% of fans know about takedowns

After Morgan Wallen was caught yelling racial epitaphs by a security cam, Spotify, Apple Music, virtually every broadcast radio chain and others were quick to drop his music. But despite. Continue reading

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