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Instagram Reportedly To Replicate TikTok Features

TikOver the past couple of years, TikTok, the brainchild of Chinese tech company ByteDance, has blown up particularly among teens. Not one to miss the party Facebook is now planning to incorporate some of the apps choice features into Instagram in the near future, according to recent reports.

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8 Tips To Make Your Email Newsletters Mobile Friendly

1Whether you're an artist or producers, sending a regular newsletter is the best way to stay in touch with fans, clients, or both. Given that so much of email is now consumed smartphones, we're looking at eight tips to make sure your newsletter is mobile friendly.

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Spotify Is Testing In-App Feature To Create Podcasts With Anchor

1In a recent test move, Spotify appears to be experimenting with allowing its users to create podcasts from within the streaming platform, inserting a button which, if clicked, will redirect the user to the Anchor app, a user-friendly podcast creation tool acquired by Spotify in early 2019.

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What To Do When A Fan Posts A Video From Your Show On Instagram

2While some artists may be strongly opposed to fans posting footage of their concert on Instagram (as they certainly have the right to be) other artists love the idea, seeing it as a source for free promotion. Indeed, if you discover such footage, there are a number of things you can do with it to help market your music and your brand.

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SEO For Musicians: 6 Best Ways To Promote Your Music

Screen Shot 2019-09-02 at 4.21.30 PMWhile you may be able to find some success getting decent airplay for your music, your online presence is still likely to suffer without a proper visibility boost. Here we look at how DIY artists can employ Search Engine Optimization to increase their content's chances of being discovered via organic searches.

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BeatChain Brings Tools, Data Musicians Need Into One App

BeatchainBeatChain brings both the data and tools that musicians and labels for marketing in a single spp. Using an expanding toolkit, artists can build an engaged fanbase who get everything direct including tracks, content, tickets, and merchandise.

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7 Reasons Teenagers Love Instagram (According To A Teenager)

2Established as the social media darling of the under twenty set, the post offers an insider's understanding of why it is that Instagram is so popular among teenagers, as detailed in seven points by University of Texas student Andrew Watts.

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Discovering The Music Fan - Gimme Radio Links To Spotify

4Recently the popular music discovery platform Gimme Radio launched a new feature which allows its users to link their apps with Spotify, adding their favorite tracks to a playlist. Given that Spotify could, in many ways, be considered a competitor, why would Gimme radio do this? Here Tyler Lenane explains the rationell behind it.

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Converting Weather Into Music With Dark Sky, Spotify For Tycho

Screen Shot 2019-08-25 at 10.58.56 AMIn a unique algorithmic twist, Tycho recently teamed up with Lee Martin to craft an app which employs the user's local weather forecast in order to create custom weather-based playlist. Here Martin walks us through the process of the app's creation, and how it works.

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How To Get More Fans On Instagram

4As with most social media platforms, bands and musicians operating on Instagram often struggle with getting their posts to stand out on amidst a crowded field, even as the platform's nuances become increasingly inscrutable. Here, we offer a helping hand in growing your follower base on the platform, and getting your content seen by more people.

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Apple Music For Artists Exits Beta, Available Free To All With Enhanced Analytics, Shazam

image from artists.apple.comApple Music For Artists has long lagged behind Spotify and Pandora with the tools and analytics that it offers artists.  That changed overnight with the public launch of a toolkit that insiders have been playing with for months.

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You Can Now Edit Your Soundcloud Profile On Mobile

SoundCloud_logo (1)SoundCloud has added mobile profile editing to its iOS app. Profiles are used by SoundCloud creators to showcase work to potential collaborators and the industry, as well as to connect with fans in real-time.

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Incubus Guitarist Michael Einziger’s Startup Mixhalo Raises $10.7M To Improve Concert Sound Quality

image from assets-global.website-files.comLive music audio startup Mixhalo has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding. The company was co-founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and his wife, violinist Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger.

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TikTok Acquires AI Music Pioneer Jukedeck

image from www.hypebot.comTikTok parent Bytedance has acquired UK based music AI startup Jukedeck, according to multiple reports. The purchase, which could offer AI-created music to TikTok's 500 million global users even as the social video app continues contentious re-licensing with the major labels and battles performing right organizations.

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Spotify Lite Had 1 Million Users In First Week, India Users Now Top 2 Million

image from static.makeuseof.comUPDATED: Spotify clearly filled a need with the launch of its Spotify Lite app, which takes up one-third of the space on the users mobile, while still maintaining most of Spotify's popular features.  Spotify Lite grabbed more than 1 million global users in its first week.

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Music 'Trigger Cities': Spotlight On Latin America

1In this third part in a series exploring music "trigger cities", Jason Joven pf Chartmetric takes an in-depth look at Latin America's music consumption stats to explore how listeners there are precipitating the exponential growth of Latin music's global popularity.

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WAVE Raises $5.65 Million To Mix Music and Meditation

image from cdn2.shopify.comBreath, body, and beats could serve as the tagline for WAVE, the new subscription-based music-based meditation app and vibrating pillow that has launched with $5.65 million in seed funding. Investors include CrossLink Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Ludlow Ventures.

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Spotify Lite Launches In Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, But Not In North America

image from mspoweruser.comSpotify Lite is now available in 36 countries across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Android via Google Play. But this light version of Spotify is not yet available in key streaming markets in North America and Europe.

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Ridesharing, The New VIP Event Transportation Experience

2When crafting a VIP event experience, it's important to make sure the attendee has an elevated experience from the moment they walk out the door. Luckily, the advent of ridesharing technology has made premium, stress-free transportation an achievable reality.

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Free Social Music Discovery App LÜM Launches To Boost Emerging Artists

image from s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.comLÜM has launched its its iOS app designed to connect merging artists with new fans. The Madison, WI based startup recently closed their $1.2 million seed financing and recently partnered with concert promoters Frank Productions.

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How To Update Your Bandsintown Artist Profile

1An app used by millions of fans, the Bandsintown Concert app can be a great tool for artists working to stand out. Here we look at a step by step breakdown on how to update your profile on platform and increase your discoverability to new potential fans.

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UPDATE: Spotify Is Back Up!

Spotify newUPDATE: Spotify is back up and running. "We’ve made a few tweaks backstage, so everything should be back to normal," the streamer Tweeted around 4PM ET. The outage began for many users around 8:30AM Thursday. Spotify acknowledged the problem by early afternoon and said that it had not been caused by today's major app update.

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Spotify Redesigns 'Your Library' with Artists and Album Sections, Liked Songs Playlist, Podcasts, More

image from storage.googleapis.comSpotify has launched a major "Your Library" update. Centered around a sleeker design and putting podcasts on an equal footing with music, the update offers features to please music fans, as well. The update is currently available to Premium users only.

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Spotify Launches Your Daily Drive Music + News Playlist

image from storage.googleapis.comSpotify has added Your Daily Drive, a playlist that combines personalized music with news and short features. At launch, the Wall Street Journal, NPR and PRI are providing non-music content. The music mixes old and new based on the user's previous listening habits.

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Siri To Control Spotify, Pandora, Other Streaming Apps

image from cdn.pixabay.comApple has included Siri support for Spotify, Pandora and other third-party music and media apps in the upcoming iOS 13. A new developer tool, SiriKit for Audio, now makes it possible for iOS audio app developers to integrate Siri’s search and play feature.

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Chartmetric Offers Artist Cross-Platform Performance Ranking

1In this in-depth article from Chartmetric, Josh Hayes provides a detailed breakdown of how to utilize the website's data warehouse to instantaneously compare and analyze the general performance of artists across platforms.

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Musicians: Getting The Most Out Of A Podcast Interview

1As journalists seek out new ways to introduce music to the listening public, many have turned to podcasting. A less formal and often more in depth way of interviewing artists than traditional radio. While certainly a good promotional opportunity for artists, there are some things you should keep in mind before entering the studio.

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Why Apple Just Killed Off iTunes [Mark Mulligan]

image from cdn.pixabay.comYesterday, Apple announced the end of iTunes on the Mac and its replacement with three separate apps for music, podcasts and TV.  The reason given was feature bloat which slows performance. But top analyst Mark Mulligan says that its really part of "the great unbundling" which has been going on across other digital services for years.

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