Posted on 22 Feb 2021

When and How to Schedule Your Next Music Release

When and How to Schedule your next release… So you’ve just finished a track, an EP or maybe even a whole album. You’re excited and eager to get it into the hands, or more likely the ears of many. But then reality sets in and you think, when is this right time to do this, […]

music marketing strategies from famous artists Posted on 15 Feb 2021

Music Marketing Strategies From Famous Artists

Music Marketing Strategies From Famous Artists The music business is one of the most difficult industries to break into – less than 1% of all recording artists will ever find a mainstream audience; the other 99% will fight to claim a portion of the remaining market share. If you want to succeed, you need to […]

Are you looking for the perfect music release strategy? This guide will help you choose between a series of singles vs. albums. Posted on 01 Feb 2021

Singles vs. Albums: The Best Release Strategy For New Artists

Singles Vs. Albums: The Best Release Strategy For New Artists One of the biggest challenges that new artists face is choosing the right music release strategy. Is it better to start off with a series of singles? An EP? Or to promote all of your music at once with a full-blown album? Unfortunately, there is […]

Posted on 25 Jan 2021

New Technology For Songwriters to Help Detect Plagiarism: Developed by Spotify

New technology for songwriters to help detect plagiarism, developed by Spotify. Music Business Worldwide shared that Spotify filed a European patent for new technology that will detect plagiarism for songwriters. The patent, titled “Plagiarism Risk Detector and Interface” will be able to track down plagiarism on musicians lead sheets. If you’re not familiar with a […]

Posted on 12 Jan 2021

How Two Musicians Are Overcoming Live Concerts Being Cancelled

Per Songtradr’s “Happy Hour’ livestream event, Touring’s Out. Now What?, CXO Victoria Wiltshire welcomed on two musicians to share their story on how they are navigating today’s world with live concerts being cancelled. The 60 minute session featured insight on cancelled concerts and the music industry’s plans moving forward. More on how Covid-19 will change […]

Posted on 12 Jan 2021

Social Media For Musicians: What You Need To Know To Be Successful

Social Media For Musicians: What You Need To Know If you want to build a loyal fan base, social media is the best way to go. MusicWatch found that social media users are more likely to follow a musician than any other celebrity or public figure –  57% of social media users follow at least […]

Posted on 05 Jan 2021

4 Reasons You Need A Music Marketing Agency

4 Reasons You Need A Music Marketing Agency Are you searching for a better way to promote your music online? You’re not alone – millions of indie artists are trying to tap into the $15 billion recording industry, even though the top 1% earns more than 75% of all recorded music income. That means that […]

Posted on 22 Dec 2020

Our Spotify Marketing Tips for The Holiday Season

The holiday season is a special time for millions of Spotify listeners – and a great opportunity for indie artists to gain new fans! Christmas songs accounted for more than 5% of all Spotify streams from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve 2017, and received 22% of all streams on Christmas Day. With the right Spotify marketing […]

Posted on 18 Dec 2020

Spotify Wrapped 2020 Is Out and Here’s What You Need To Know

In the midst of this crazy year, we find some normalcy and comfort with Spotify’s release of their 2020 Wrapped Stats. This year’s most streamed artist was rapper Bad Bunny with more than 8.3 billion streams. Additionally, his album, YHLQMDLG, was the most- streamed album of 2020.  Most Popular Artists on Spotify – Spotify Wrapped […]

Posted on 03 Dec 2020

Spotify to offer Promotion to Artists and Labels for “No Upfront Cost”

Recently, Spotify announced a new strategy, offering to promote artists and labels through their algorithm into user’s recommendations in exchange for a “lowered promotional recording royalty rate.” This is spiking many opposing views and opinions on whether this yields a negative or positive change. For artists already struggling to make a profit off their music, […]

Posted on 27 Aug 2020

Playlist Additions: The New and Fundamental Way to Build an Independent Artist’s Career

In the age of digital streaming, playlists have become a crucial component of how artists have grown their fanbase and spread their music. Whether it be Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL, or any other digital streaming platform, playlists bring new music to the ears of listeners that would not have come across it otherwise. […]

Posted on 11 Aug 2020

How Will COVID-19 Change the Music Business?

To say we are living in unprecedented times would be an understatement. COVID-19 has truly not only changed the way billions of people around the world live their lives on a personal level, but it has also altered the manner in which all businesses, including the music industry, function in some material form. Before the […]

Posted on 11 Aug 2020

Music Mix and Master: Why Both Are Important

Any song or produced track that you may hear on the radio or on a music streaming app is the product of hours of work. Not everyone understands the level of difficulty of producing a high-quality track, as this is a niche skill only individuals in the music production industry possess. Typically, the artist works […]

Posted on 03 Aug 2020

Bot Streams vs. Organic Streams: Why Earning Real Streams is a Winning Formula

With how prevalent digital streaming platforms are in the music industry today, there is no question that streams are a crucial component and determinant of an artist’s success. Consequently, the market has become infatuated with services that give artists the opportunity to buy streams on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, and much more. […]

Posted on 03 Aug 2020

Why Playlist Activity Is More Important Than Playlist Reach

Chances of landing on large, influential playlists developed by Spotify’s editorial team or the algorithm itself are improved the more people engage with artist content, because Spotify tracks overall engagement only. The importance of organically increasing engagement cannot be understated. As an artist, you want listeners to enjoy and listen to your music, to the point where they follow your account, add the song to their personal playlists, and share with their connections.

Posted on 27 Jul 2020

Spotify Algorithmic Playlists: What are they?

Music streaming platform Spotify boasts 286 million monthly active users as of 2020, claiming 36% of the global streaming market. Yet, the app is able to create personalized recommendations of playlists, songs, and content for every one of these users who log on. How?

Posted on 21 Jul 2020

What is a Master Recording?

Prince oned said, “If you don’t own your masters, the master owns you.” In the music industry, the term master recording refers to the official recording of a musical performance, song, or sound that can be played back or reproduced. As the term “masters” entails, this is the version from which all copies are made. […]

Posted on 14 Jul 2020

Royalty Structures: How Do Artists Make Money?

The answer to how much music streaming services pay their artists has always been a complicated one, but today, we will begin to unravel this key component of the music business. Aside from the immediate differences in payments due to distinct digital streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify, other factors such as reach and […]

Posted on 07 Jul 2020

The Ins and Outs of Music Distribution!

In the age of digital streaming, one of the most important decisions that an artist will make is choosing a music distribution service that can best promote their work. Gone are the times of everyone solely using vinyl records and cassette tapes: now, record labels and artists made the colossal change to use the intermediaries […]

Playlist Phone Posted on 11 Jun 2020

How do I get my song on Spotify/Apple Music/ Tidal etc.?

We get asked by a numerous amount of people how do they get their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. Digital distribution is what you would need. Distributors are the ones who get your music on all the Digital Service Providers (Spotify, Apple, etc.) libraries. Some companies whom you can sign up for distribution […]

Posted on 26 May 2020

How do I invite a team member to my Artist for Spotify?

Hey! We have been getting a few inquires about adding new team members to your Artist for Spotify accounts, so we decided to share that information with you all here. Spotify’s Artist for Spotify provides artists and their teams with audience stats and tools for promoting their music and managing their profile on Spotify. You also become a […]

Posted on 25 Apr 2020

How to claim your Spotify for artist page

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Posted on 02 Mar 2020

Top 10 Spotify Playlists.

There is something magical about falling in love with a new artist on a playlist. And if you find one artist you like, there will likely be several more on the same playlist. Navigating the vast world of music discovery on streaming services is daunting, but Spotify has helped the curious listener find their way […]

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