UMG’s Spinnup DIY distribution service tells artists to move music, goes invite only

Univeral Music owned Spinnup d.i.y. distribution service has given artists two months to move music to another distributor as it transitions to an invite only artist discovery and distribution platform.. Continue reading

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Spotify tests NFTs in Artist profiles, surveys users

UPDATE: Spotify is testing allowing artists to promote NFTs within their streaming profile. Select UUsers on the Spotify Android app can find NFTs for sale from The Wombats and Steve. Continue reading

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Apple just killed the iPod, the little box that changed music forever [Mark Mulligan]

Apple just stopped produicing iPods, an announcement that’s surprising mpstly because most would guess that it would have ended years ago. But it leaves behind a legacy of chanhged music. Continue reading

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T-Pain, TIDAL launch free tipline for emerging musicians

T-Pain and TIDAL are launching a free tipline to answer questions from emerging artistson navigating the music industry and best practices for promoting music. It’s all part of the promotion. Continue reading

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The Heardle Effect: How the Wordle for music app affects… music

If you haven’t played Heardle yet, the premise of the app is to listen to a snippet of a track before trying to guess what track it is. With millions. Continue reading

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Napster sold (again). This time blockchain, Web3 will save it and ‘revolutionize the music industry’

Napster has been acquired by Hivemind and Algorand, two significant players in the burgeoning web3 sector. Two years ago, Melody VR paid $70 million for Napster with big plans to. Continue reading

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More on myth that 60K songs are uploaded to Spotify daily [Bill Werde]

Bill Werde’s recent piece debunking the ‘myth‘ that 60,000 songs a day are uploaded to Spotify cause quite a stir. Now he’s back with some new insights. by Bill Werde, the. Continue reading

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Major labels control 70% – 88% of Spotify’s playlists

Major labels like Universal, Warner, and Sony dominate 80% of all major Spotify playlists. Learn why that matters. by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0. For the longest time, “playlists” were. Continue reading

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The attention recession is hitting Spotify too [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify is amoung those streamers taking a hit this year. Learn why and what it means in the longterm. by Mark Mulligan of Music Industry Blog. Spotify added two million. Continue reading

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How your music preferences match your personality traits

There are plenty of factors that have influenced your music taste. However, a study at Cambridge University discovered your personality is heavily reflected in your favorite tunes. by Bobby Owsinski. Continue reading

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