In this anonymous interview, Chris Castle/Music Technology Policy speak with an independent publisher about their role in a streaming-based music economy where money is made in percentages of pennies, and what the future looks like for both publishers and artists trying as they try to cultivate a career in the music business.
Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) will share its Q3 2019 financial results and letter to shareholders on Monday, October 28th before market opens. The streamer will hold a question and answer session to discuss financial results at 8AM Eastern Time.
Even to industry insiders, determining what exactly each streaming service pays out per stream can be a confusing and complex process, with each platform having its own unique formula for calculating what an artist actually earns. Here we break down some of the numbers in a more digestible format.
EU based music streamer Deezer surveyed UK fans and found that 49% are listening to fewer full albums than they were just 3 -5 years ago. The survey found that 42% were putting favorite songs on shuffle or playing individual tracks. Under 25, the stat rises to 55%.
In this review, Brian Hazard of Color Theory walks us through his recent experience using the Spotify PR service Virtuoso Music, whether the service delivered on it's promises, and whether or not it might be right for you.
The RIAA promises to cut through the complexities of consent decrees, the Mechanical Licensing Collective and other issues related to streaming in an intensive 60 minutes session at the Mondo. NYC conference later this month.
Music analytics and fintech startup Paperchain and Centrifuge, a decentralized platform that connects the global financial supply chain, has advancedmade its first advance based on future Spotify royalties.
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30% of the Beatles' plays on Spotify are coming from the 18-24 year old age group, the streamer revealed. The Fab Four have been streamed an impressive total of 1.7 billion times on Spotify, so far this year.
Here AWAL speaks with several veterans of the digital marketing space about some of the most common (but by no means all) marketing mistakes advertisers make when attempting to promote their music across social media and streaming platforms.
Spotify recently updated its 'Spotify for Artists' app, providing artists with an exciting host of new features, including live listener tracking, monitoring of milestones, improved profile management, and more.
Pandora has announced redesigned mobile apps for iOS and Android that add more personalization and discovery for users across all tiers of service. The new features are available to free ad-supported, Pandora Plus, and Pandora Premium users.
For a while now, Dolby has been stockpiling audio from Universal Music Group, and it appears the company is finally going to put this digital hoard to use in partnership with Amazon Music. These immersive mixes from some of the world's biggest artists will debut as Dolby Atmos Music on the retail giant's high end tier, but just how accessible will it be to the average consumer?
Spotify playback controlled by Apple's Siri is finally a reality. Users that have upgraded to iOS 13.1 can now request songs, albums and playlist played via Spotify on their iPhone and iPad using Siri.
Corin Faife looks at the upcoming book release, Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music, a work which takes a hands-on look at the Spotify including the process of setting up a fake record label to upload tracks to the platform.
Releasing a single track in 2019 is a very different animal than it once was, and presents a set of unique challenges and opportunities. In this piece Chris Robley offers the promotion and distribution tips needed for planning the release of your next standalone track.
In this recent article from Chartmetric analyzing music data, their playlist analyzer takes apart the Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer playlist ecosystems to help artists formulate optimal trajectory for their tracks.
In an an effort to appease shareholders and pull down a little more cash for its aritst, streaming giant Spotify recently acquired SoundBetter, a company which helps book musicians and producers while taking a commission for the service. Whether the gamble will pay off, however, remains to be seen.
UPDATED: Following in the footsteps of its popular Discover Weekly, Release Radar and Your Summer Rewind playlists based on each user's previous listening habits, Spotify today added two more into the mix: On Repeat and Repeat Rewind.
Analytics are more important than ever... but they don't tell the whole story. In this video by ArtistPro founder Hisham Dahud, he explains why emerging artists should NOT be deterred by relatilvey small numbers, because their CORE fans may be silently growing under the radar.
Spotify for Artists is releasing a revamped app for both iOS and Android today. The new app rolling out this week includes a refreshed design, a new “home” tab with access to resources, personalized artists milestone updates and expanded real-time stats for both current listeners and new releases.
IFPI, the global recorded music trade organization, today released its Music Listening 2019 report, which surveys how music consumers 16-64 engage with recorded music across 21 countries. Here are 5 big takeaways.
Apple Music has debuted a “Lyrics to Live By” video series as part of its launch of a real-time lyrics feature in iOS 13 last week. The new video series is designed to “celebrate this new frontier in the listening experience.”
Where listeners are discovering music has always been a driving question in the industry and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the current answer appears to be social media. Here we look at how music is being shared between social media and streaming platforms.
While everyone in the music business wants to know what the various streaming services are paying out to artists, the number of variables involved in determining the actual amount are so many that it can be difficult to get any more than an educated guess. Here we look at a chart that outlines, with some accuracy, what each platform is paying.
Stationhead, the social radio station creation app has added the ability to record shows with music drawn directly from Spotify and Apple Music. The app's streaming integration eliminates the need for costly licensing while ensuring rightsholders are properly compensated, as well as empowering artists and podcasters to create content that showcases music.