How Spotify Turned The Top 40 Into The Top 43,000

Without the physical limits imposed by radio, Spotify is changing the antiquated Top 40 into the Top 43,000 and, in so doing, hopefully giving more artists a chance to be. Continue reading

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Streaming Bots Might Be Tempting, But Artists Should Beware

Given the weight of streaming numbers in the music economy, the idea of employing a streaming bot has a significant allure to bands and artists, but as with so many. Continue reading

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Streaming Music Deemed ‘Essential’ By Consumers During COVID-19

While the economy overall and music industry in particular have been hit hard by the global pandemic, streaming has – according to most metrics – seen some impressive growth and. Continue reading

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Best Practices: Pitching In Spotify For Artists

For artists, getting their music on playlists has become something of a Holy Grail in the music promotion sector, and understandably so. Landing on a playlist is a great way. Continue reading

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Music Industry Growth Continues Amid Catastrophic Global Pandemic

Concerts and tours have obviously remained on pause while the pandemic rages on, but the music industry as a whole has continued to see some remarkable growth, particularly in the. Continue reading

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Billboard Launches Two New Global Charts

Billboard and MRC Data have launched to new charts ranking the top songs globally. The weekly charts, the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S., are based on both worldwide streams and. Continue reading

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What Gives This Song Its Value?

With the realities of streaming economics now dramatically reducing the ‘value’ of a song, Stephen Carlisle takes us through the intricacies and complexities behind an individual track, explaining how these. Continue reading

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Streaming Still Pays 50% Less [2020 Edition]

While the streaming has been the dominant form of music consumption for quite some time now, the numbers show a music economy that still can’t compare to the financials of. Continue reading

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So You’ve Been Added To A Spotify Playlist – What Now?

If you’ve been added to a Spotify playlist, then you’ve struck exposure gold. Getting featured means further reach and potentially new fans. That said, being added is just the beginning. Continue reading

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Generate Excitement, Revenue During Live Streamed Concerts With Contests Using Texts

Engaging your fans in a market as saturated as the live streaming one has become is no small challenge. Thankfully, things like contests have emerged to become a valuable tool. Continue reading

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