Two Spotify alumni involved in the creation of Discovery Weekly, have raised a $4.5 million seed round from Matrix to release an app that offers music, film and other recommendations based on user preferences, but without sharing data with Spotify, Netflix, Facebook or anyone else.
Spotify has launched a new Apple Watch app which includes improved access and control over music and podcasts, as well as, the ability to connect to speakers or devices. The streamer promises the more improvements ahead including the ability to listen to music and podcasts offline.
Since the beginning of the recording industry, the limitations imposed by format have directly influenced music, from wax cylinders to MP3s. Here we look at how the now dominant format - streaming - is reshaping music.
Going as far back as the FM radio receivers of the 1950s, transportation and music have been inextricably linked; and as the landscape of the transportation industry changes, new marketing opportunities for music and artists are emerging.
SoundCloud has added private track and playlist sharing on iOS. Users can maximize collaboration on the go, making it easier to share demos, refine content, receive feedback and promote their. Here’s what you need to know:
[UPDATED] Bandsintown shared that it now has close to 45 million registered fans using the system to discover and track live concerts. They generate about 500,000 clicks daily. More than 450,000 artists post their shows on the platform.
Popular navigation app Waze has added 7 audio services including Pandora, Deezer, iHeart and TuneIn to its Waze Audio Player, designed to seamlessly stream audio alongside Waze driving directions and alerts. Spotify was announced as a launch partner last year.
Spotify has revamped its app, giving its paid Premium users more reasons to renew their subscriptions. Navigation within the app has been simplified and a revamped Search page now incorporates features found in “Browse” including favorite genres and music to match a mood. Artists Radio Playlists have also been revamped and brought to the forefront.
Having a website is a hugely important aspect of establishing your brand and web presence as an artist, but that doesn't mean your website can still suck. Here we look at some of the top complaints consumers have had when using artist websites in the past.
The Genius crowd-driven lyrics database is now available on Apple Music as part of an expanded partnership. Apple Music subscribers who visit Genius will also be able to play full tracks from the song page by signing into their Apple Music account.
Kevin Brown from GigRev joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about their white label solution for building a mobile fan club that easily allows bands to monetize their fans online. Artists can connect with fans like nowhere else and generate income from their biggest fans.
The cloud-based management system Artist Growth has seen massive growth over the past eighteen months, bringing in multiple billions in revenue. Here the company's founder and, until recently, CEO Matt Urmy sat down to chat about the company stands, and where it's headed moving forward.
Developer and artist marketer Lee Martin introduces Turn, a recently launched application which allows users to create a turntable style music video consisting of an audio track and rotating static image, which can then easily be shared across the social media platform.
Artist management platform Artist Growth has seen an impressive 18 months. This cloud-based system which provides artists and managers with tools to organize touring, finances, merch and data reporting, now tracks more than $2.5 billion in tour revenue and nearly $700 million in expenses.
The rollout of Apple's newest operating system iOS 12 began yesterday and with it comes some significant changes and improvements to Apple Music. Overall, the updates should improve Apple Music's sometimes confusing user experience.
A mainstay for budding music industry creatives everywhere, Garageband has long enabled those interested in music to cut their creative teeth before moving on to more industry standard software, at least usually. Here, however, we look at seven major performers who used the basic apple software to craft major hits.
If the mid year slump is hitting you hard, a lack of organization could be the issue. As with so many industries, effective time management is key to achieving success in the music business. Here we look at five apps that can help you get organizationally on track.
Fresh research has revealed that Google has pulled ahead of Amazon in the smart speaker department, the latest move by the tech giant in its quest to be the best in the biz at tracking users and building speech recognition tools.
Collaborators can now comment on private tracks uploaded to SoundCloud. The iOS app update enables musicians and producers working on a track to give and receive feedback on their work before it is shared publicly.
Most homeowners are familiar with Zillow, a site which allows you to easily find out the value of your or someone else's home. Thanks to a new app from Royalty Exchange, artists can now do this same thing, but with their song royalties.
Pandora has partnered with T-Mobile to offer a free one year Pandora Plus subscription. But the promotion only last a single day - August 28th.Pandora Plus is an ad-free music streaming service that allows unlimited skips, replay songs and offline stations.
From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage.
Popular short video music app Musical.ly is merging with TikTok today, in a move to consolidate their substantial audiences just as Facebook and Instagram ramp up their own efforts to dominate bit-sized video.
With Facebook no longer the youth powerhouse it once was, Facebook owned Instagram is hoping to get these mobile-centric digital natives to spend an increased amount of time on Instagram, thanks in part to its new long-form video service.
ArtistGrowth, a mobile artist management platform, and Pinnacle Financial Partners have announced a strategic partnership and equity investment designed to broaden the financial services and capital available to touring entertainers.