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ASCAP, BMI, A2IM, Music Biz, RIAA, NMPA, Others Demand Congress Improve Aid Access For Musicians, Industry Workers

Top music and film organizations sent a joint letter to Congress that highlights the many ways that implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need. Continue reading

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Spotify Tests Staff In Sweden For Coronavirus

Spotify has tested its employees in Sweden for the coronavirus. Some tests reportedly took place last week. Spotify, H&M and Tele2 and other major companies in Sweden are doing the. Continue reading

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What Exactly Does A Music Publicist Do?

In an effort to clarify some general industry confusion on exactly what role a publicist has in the music industry, Angela Mastrogiacomo here breaks down just what it is a. Continue reading

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Guide To Using Spotify To Promote Your Next Release

If you’ve got new music primed to drop and are looking to widen the scope of your exposure, Spotify for Artists has several great features for helping you get out. Continue reading

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How To Share Your Songs on Socials From Spotify

With social media’s increasingly important role in connecting artists with their fans, connecting your socials back to Spotify is more important than ever for getting your music heard. Here, we. Continue reading

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10 Ways To Use Spotify As A Social Platform

Artists are typically active at least one of the major social media platforms, but often don’t realize these skills are also transferable to Spotify as well, now that the popular. Continue reading

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Patreon Lays Off 30 As It Adds 50,000 New Creators

Patreon has laid off 30 employees or 13% of staff because of economic pressures from the current COVID-19 crisis. Kickstarter is reportedly also considering layoffs as crowdfunding projects on the. Continue reading

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Apple Music Expands To 52 New Countries, Now In 2X The Markets As Spotify

Apple Music has launched in 52 new countries for a total of 167 markets. That’s more than double the 79 that Spotify operates in. “We’re delighted to bring many of. Continue reading

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Spotify For Artists Launching New Feature For COVID-19 Fundraising

With artists facing dwindling revenue sources, and all shows and tours currently on hold, these are tough times indeed for the music industry. In an effort to alleviate some of. Continue reading

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