A Critical Look At Spotify PR Firm Virtuoso Music

In this review, Brian Hazard of Color Theory walks us through his recent experience using the Spotify PR service Virtuoso Music, whether the service delivered on it’s promises, and whether or not it might be right for you. ____________________________ Guest post Brian Hazard of Passive Promotion It’s always a good… Continue Reading

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YouTube Music Is Adding 3 New Personalized Playlists

YouTube Music is preparing to launch three new personalized playlists – Discover Mix, New Release Mix, and Your Mix – YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan announced onstage yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Reddit users had already spotted Discover Mix, which like Spotify’s "Discover Weekly" helps users discover new-to-them songs… Continue Reading

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Move Over Radio, Spotify Lets You Add Podcasts To Playlists

Spotify now allows users to add podcasts to new or existing playlists. The new feature, which appropriately launches on International Podcast Day, allows users to curate their own streams of music, automatically updated podcasts and other audio-content and share it with others. "With this new feature, users have the ability… Continue Reading

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Releasing A Single: 10 Best Strategies For 2019 & Beyond

Releasing a single track in 2019 is a very different animal than it once was, and presents a set of unique challenges and opportunities. In this piece Chris Robley offers the promotion and distribution tips needed for planning the release of your next standalone track. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris… Continue Reading

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Spotify Adds Two New Personalized Playlists: On Repeat and Repeat Rewind

UPDATED: Following in the footsteps of its popular Discover Weekly, Release Radar and Your Summer Rewind playlists based on each user’s previous listening habits, Spotify today added two more into the mix: On Repeat and Repeat Rewind. "With these two new playlists, you can sit back, relax, and fall in… Continue Reading

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Dissecting A Spotify Playlist Promotion Pitch Letter

Spotify playlist promotion offers.. we get them all the time. You probably do too. In this episode of the Music Biz Weekly podcast, co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert read an actual Spotify playlist promotion proposal, dissect it and point out… Continue Reading

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Managing Your Band • Music Magazines • Playlist Streaming • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared pieces on how you can help keep things organized when you find yourself falling into a managerial role, what music magazines are doing to stay afloat in the digital age, how playlist streaming is hurting artists, and more! Meghan Belnap | Manager For… Continue Reading

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Playlist Streaming: Is It Hurting The Artist?

Leaving downloads and CDs in the dust, streaming (and consequently playlists) is now the new normal for music consumption. But just how much is this style of listening harming artists, and how much value is there getting your song a coveted placement on a popular playlist. ___________________________ In this latest… Continue Reading

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6 Marketing Strategies For Getting Your Music On Playlists

In the age of on-demand streaming, a crowded marketplace has made getting your music discovered quite a challenge. Luckily, playlisting has become such a dominant part of music consumption that many artists are able to tweak the system in order to land their music on both algorithmically generated and user… Continue Reading

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Apple Music Adds New Music Daily Playlist

of "the latest must-hear songs." According to Apple, "When the most important artists—from across the world and across genres—have something new to drop, this will be the place to find it first." New Music Daily replaces Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist and is updated daily. The first track… Continue Reading

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