Music On Facebook, Instragram Adds 7 Countries In Europe

Music on Facebook and Instagram launched today in The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Romania, and Slovakia, bringing to 30 the total number of countries across the EMEA with music on the social platforms. Users in these countries now can include music from a large catalog of international and local… Continue Reading

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Blue Check, Please: What Is An Instagram Verification Badge?

As with other social media, having a verified account on Instagram clearly carries with it significant value, but exactly what it means, and what the process of getting verified is like can seem elusive to some users. Here we walk through the importance of verification and how to determine whether… Continue Reading

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Instagram Reportedly To Replicate TikTok Features

Over the past couple of years, TikTok, the brainchild of Chinese tech company ByteDance, has blown up particularly among teens. Not one to miss the party Facebook is now planning to incorporate some of the apps choice features into Instagram in the near future, according to recent reports. ___________________________ Guest… Continue Reading

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All The World’s A Vertical Stage – Particularly On Instagram

In an exploration of how much the ubiquity of smartphones has impact our media consumption, Fred Jacobs looks at the recently constructed Samsung KX stage, a vertically stacked contraption taylored specifically for its view-ability via smartphone. ______________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies If you took Communications… Continue Reading

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Guide To Monetizing Your Music On Facebook, Instagram

Facebook and Instagram have begun partnering with a number of labels and distributors to allow artists to monetize their music on the platforms. Here we break down how the process works, what sort of content artists should submit, and what musicians can expect to get paid. __________________________ Guest post by… Continue Reading

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What To Do When A Fan Posts A Video From Your Show On Instagram

While some artists may be strongly opposed to fans posting footage of their concert on Instagram (as they certainly have the right to be) other artists love the idea, seeing it as a source for free promotion. Indeed, if you discover such footage, there are a number of things you… Continue Reading

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THU. BRIEF: Spotify, FB, IG, BMG Go Latin • Sony Acquires Kontraband • Apple Music Adds Original EPs • More

THURSDAY 9.5.19
Music Business News From Around The Web
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Pandora Adds Music, Podcast Sharing To Instagram Stories

Pandora has added music and podcast sharing to Instagram Stories. Starting today, Pandora users across all tiers of service can share songs, albums, podcasts, playlists and Pandora stations via Instagram Stories and give friends and followers free temporary access to Pandora. From the Pandora app, tap “Share” and then “Instagram… Continue Reading

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