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  • Create Playlists Simultaneously on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Napster, More Free with Soundsgood June 20, 2018
    Playlist distribution and sharing app Soundgood has announced a new integration with Napster and an improved integration with Apple Music. The app, which enables playlist distribution and updates to multiple streamers simultaneously, is used by 19,000 influencers and music companies. Along with thousands of musicians and playlisters, all three major...
    Bruce Houghton
  • 5 Reasons To Release Your Music On Vinyl June 20, 2018
    While it would have been hard to believe a decade ago, vinyl is back on the charts as a medium of music consumption. In this piece we look at the pros and cons of putting your music on vinyl, and why a format that may seem cumbersome and expensive just...
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  • What To Do If A Band's Name Is Similar To Yours June 20, 2018
    The music industry is fraught with trademark disputes, and any artist would be well advised to take steps to avoid such infringement conflicts before they arise. In this piece Katelyn Kindberg talks us through what to do if your artist name is similar to that of another band. ___________________________ By...
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  • Video Marketing In 2018: Artist's Guide June 20, 2018
    The stats on video clearly demonstrate that it's one of the best ways for artists to both engage with their audience and spread their message. Here we look at what artists need to consider in terms of originality and content in order to make their video stand out. ______________________________________ By...
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  • SOCAN Reports Record Royalty Distribution, Digital Up 44% June 20, 2018
    SOCAN collected a record $352-million in total royalties in fiscal year 2017, continuing a seven-year trend. The Canadian PRO said the jump was driven by a 44% increase in revenue from Internet sources and a 13%t surge in royalties from countries outside of the county. SOCAN 2017 Financial Highlights: Record...
    Bruce Houghton
  • Instagram To Lift 1 Minute Video Cap Later Today, YouTube Creators Lured June 20, 2018
    Instagram will launch a new video hub today and expand the 1 minute video length cap to a full 60 minutes, according to multiple sources. The announcement will be made at a press event at 9AM PT/ Noon ET today. A new longform Instagram video hub dubbed IGTV will be...
    Bruce Houghton
  • WED. BRIEF: XXXTentacion Remembered • YouTube Music Expands • Russia's VK Music • More June 20, 2018
    WEDNESDAY 6.2O.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab
    Bruce Houghton
  • How To Promote Music Using Instagram Stories June 19, 2018
    As a DIY artist, walking the line between overt promotion and an actual authentic connection with fans can be challenging task. Luckily Instagram has developed feature which make achieving this balance that much easier. Here we dive into how. _______________________ Guest post by Chelsea G. Ira from the TuneCore Blog...
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  • Spotify Fans First Team Shares Interpol Success Story June 19, 2018
    Spotify details how artists are utilizing the streaming platform as a tool to reward their most devoted fans through their experimental Fans First team, which gives listener's a chance to personally connect with their idols. _________________________ Guest post by Garrett Kamps from the Spotify for Artists blog. Spotify for Artists...
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  • Thought Streaming Royalties Were Bad? Radio Airplay Royalties Even Worse June 19, 2018
    Almost since its inception, streaming has often been maligned in the industry for the pittance which it pays out to artists, and while this criticism is often merited, things are actually much worse in the world of old-school radio play. ______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Artists...
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