The recorded music industry did alright last year with $12 billion in revenue

Although COVID obviously hit live music like a ton of bricks, the recorded music industry had a much better year, with overall revenue up 9%. Unsurprisingly, streaming continues to dominate,. Continue reading

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Indie artist’s guide to Apple Music

While it’s important to not focus on any one streaming service for your music promotion Apple Music, as one of the top earning streaming platforms, should not be ignored. Here. Continue reading

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Spotify to launch HiFi CD-quality audio tier

Although the details remain sketchy, streaming heavy-hitter Spotify recently announced it’s plan to launch a CD quality lossless audio ‘HiFi’ tier later this year. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of. Continue reading

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Boomplay: The African music streamer you’ve never heard of aims for global impact

Music from Africa is finding its place on the world stage and as an increasing number of Nigerian artists rise to prominence and impact western music, West African music streaming. Continue reading

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Musician’s guide to building buzz on Spotify

Landing your music on an official Spotify playlist has become something of a modern Holy Grail for many independent musicians. The process for making this happen, however, remains a confounding. Continue reading

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Official Spotify curator offers a peek behind the ‘Jasmine’ curtain

Here, the Spotify editor behind the playlist Jasmine (formerly Beast Meets West) discusses connecting the dots of Asian identity to build a unique listening experience. Guest post by Eric Diep. Continue reading

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Spotify’s COVID-19 rocket fuel

New data (which may be unsurprising to many) reveals just how much the pandemic accelerated subscriber growth for Spotify over the past year. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music. Continue reading

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Spotify makes a lot of money, loses a lot of money simultaneously

While the popularity of streaming apps like Spotify might cause consumers to assume they’re rolling in dough, this is only partially true, the company is also hemorrhaging money, as it. Continue reading

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Deezer adds “search by lyrics”

The popular music streaming subscription service Deezer recently unveiled a clever new “search by lyrics feature” that other major players in the streaming game would do well to latch on. Continue reading

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Trigger cities could be the key to expanding your audience

When it comes to growing your audience, new data emphasizes the importance of targeting cities that spark favorable algorithmic effects on music streaming platforms (AKA ‘trigger cities’). Guest post by. Continue reading

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