Why Hasn’t Spotify Rolled Out An Offical Pre-Save Tool? [Kieron Donoghue]

Ever since 2016 when third party tools made Spotify pre-saves possible, they have become a standard part of artists marketing when releasing new music. So, why hasn’t Spotify released an official pre-save tool for all artists and labels to access? ____________________________ Guest post by Kieron Donoghue of Here.org.uk Back in… Continue Reading

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Netflix Needs Music, But Music Is Fine Without It

After a lengthy amount of time atop the streaming roost, Netflix now faces a serious threat from its competitors, and is hoping that investing in the music industry by creating things like original docs, it can stay at the head of the pack. That said, Netflix will need to act… Continue Reading

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Labels, Streamers, Publishers Pledge To Battle Streaming, But Major Players Fail To Sign On

Spotify, Amazon and Deezer have joined all three major labels and music publishers, the RIAA, the American Association of Independent Music, IMPALA, Merlin, The International Confederation of Music Publishers and other global music industry trade groups in signing code of conduct designed to battle streaming manipulation. MIssing from the list… Continue Reading

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Grammys Finally Accept Streaming Links As Submissions

The Recording Academy will finally accept streaming links instead of physical product for award submissions in most categories. In a statement, the Academy also said, "For most categories, we would prefer streaming distribution links for online entry submissions, though CD submissions remain optional." The cost of submitting multiple physical copies… Continue Reading

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Why Fans Are More Important Than Listeners

It’s impossible to please everyone, and trying to winner every casual listeners is a futile effort. Instead, artists are better off focusing on their core diehard fans – an overall more easily targeted, easier to keep happy group. _________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix You will never please… Continue Reading

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ Sets Apple Music Pre-Add Record

Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album Lover isn’t out for 2 months, but it’s already broken the record for most the Apple Music pre-add (aka pre-save) album in a single day by a female artist. Clocking a whopping 178,600 pre-adds worldwide in its first day of availability (June 13) – that… Continue Reading

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Merlin Paid Indie Labels $1 Billion In Last 18 Months

Global independent digital rights agency Merlin announced the findings of its 2019 Membership Report & Survey at A2IM Indie Week on Tuesday, The report revealed 63% year-on-year increase in member payments to $845 million. The total includes over $130 million in revenues generated from one time settlements and other non-royalty… Continue Reading

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Apple Music Secures Trademark Filing in Canada for Its ‘Up Next’ Documentary Series

Several years ago, Apple Music officially unveiled a ‘now-forgotten’ mini-documentary series. In an effort to place the spotlight on its then-growing indie music catalog, the monthly series – dubbed Up Next – would focus on up-and-coming artists. The f… Continue Reading

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As Apple Music aims to make ‘pre-adds’ the new pre-orders, Taylor Swift’s Lover breaks day one record for female artist

The album achieved 178,600 pre-adds worldwide
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