Esthero Interrupts Her Own Track to Protest Spotify Royalties

Esthero is protesting Spotify’s low royalty rates paid to artists — by interrupting one of her own tracks on Spotify. Around a minute and a half into her song ⁠— “Gimme Some Time” ⁠— the music stops. Esthero begins speaking and explains to fans that th… Continue Reading

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Death, Creativity, And Caring What Others Think

In this piece, James Shotwell tackles the triple minefield of a cultivating a creativity based career, the opinions of others and when they matter, and the inevitability of death as it relates success in the music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix There are a lot of… Continue Reading

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Guide To Harnessing Influencer Marketing In The Music Business

While the internet has made it easier to create and distribute music, this same phenomenon has also led to oversaturation. Although more commonly thought of as a tool for the fashion and lifestyle industries, influencer marketing can also be utilized in the music business as a way to stand out… Continue Reading

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Audible Magic Monetizes Music On User Generated Content

Content ID solutions provider Audible Magic has launched its UGC Music Rights Platform (UMRP) which simplifies the licensing and administration of music rights for user generated content on social media. Audible Magic’s UMRP encourages greater use of licensed music while creating new revenue streams for both social networks and rightsholders…. 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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Spotify Enables Music, Podcast Sharing To Snapchat

Spotify has launched an integration with Snapchat that allows users to share music and podcasts directly through Snapchat Stories. The feature is rolling out soon across iOS and Android devices starting today. Sharing to Snapchat is the latest in a series of social media integrations including with Instagram and Facebook… 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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Pandora Integrates Stations and Podcasts Into Instagram Stories

More than a year after Spotify, Pandora is finally enabling sharing on Instagram Stories. In an effort to keep up with the competition, SiriusXM-owned Pandora is now allowing users to share content with friends through Instagram Stories.  This content … Continue Reading

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