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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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our tips and advice for the independent self-starters out there this week covered whether or not its mastering your music to match different digital platforms, five out-of-the-box promotion ideas for your next album you might not have tried, why indie venues on the chopping block need to be saved. Is… Continue Reading

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Video Premiers: Facebook vs YouTube

Both YouTube and Facebook have made it an option for those uploading videos to "premier" their content, allowing you and your fans to experience the video together as one big happy family. In this piece, Brian Hazard of the project Color Theory offers his data from a side by side… 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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7 More Essential Sites to Download High-Quality Free Samples

Using loops and sampled sounds in your beats is a great way to inspire creativity during your production process, as well as fill space and add placeholders in your tracks. Finding high-quality free samples can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re new to the world of production and aren’t aware of the hot spots to grab yourself some […]

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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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Music Video Promotion: 5 Things To Know Before Marketing A New Music Video

Although the music business is changing constantly, the music video is – and will likely remain – a staple of music industry marketing. But while a powerful tool though they may be, it’s important to plan ahead as to just how to execute their distribution. ________________________________ Guest post by Andy… Continue Reading

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