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Indie Labels On The State Of The Music Union: If Content Is King, How Does It Feel To Be A Prince?

Over the past couple of decades, changes to the music ecosystem in relation to the fall and rise of major labels is frequently rehashed at music industry events, but the fate of the indies is often neglected. Here Neil Turkewitz his experience at a recent panel discussing precisely this issue. _________________________ Guest post by Neil Turkewitz of Medium This past weekend I participated on a panel at the Oregon Sports and Entertainment Law conference at the University of Oregon L...
Tags: Music, US, Guest Post, Music Business, Digital Music, Gang Of Four, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Coltrane, Mumford, Duke Ellington, Dave Allen, Blake Morgan, Alligator Records, Blues Foundation, University of Oregon Law School


Qobuz launch Hi-Res music streaming in the US

French company Qobuz have brought their “premium gasoline of music services” to the US to take on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and others. Qobuz have launched in the United States joining the plethora of music streaming services available in the country. The French service’s US managing director, Dan Mackta hopes they can set themselves apart offering a hybrid “streaming service and download store” with high resolution quality options. Qobuz has been around as long as Spotify, being ava...
Tags: Downloads, Spotify, Europe, Music, UK, Digital, US, United States, Music Streaming, Digital Music News, Digital Music, Hi-res, High-resolution, Qobuz, France Germany, Music Streaming Service


Shazam's Hidden Tool

Most people are familiar with Shazam as the go-to music identification app, but in addition to it's powers of clarification,  Shazam also has the ability to show the user top tracks being Shazam'd the world over. _____________________________ Guest post by Jake Udell of Art of Manager You’re already familiar with Shazam. The reason I’m writing about them today is because they have a tool I enjoy that is a bit hidden in their app so I am bringing it to the forefront here in case it...
Tags: Music, California, Guest Post, Shazam, Music Business, Apps & Mobile, Digital Music, Jake Udell, Shazaom


RouteNote and DistroKid: music distribution costs compared

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to getting your music online and it can be hard to decide who to go with. We’ve compared our free and Premium distribution with DistroKid to help you decide. Yearly fee for full distribution of 5 singles by 1 artist RouteNote Free: $0RouteNote Premium: $50DistroKid: $89.45 With RouteNote you can distribute your music for free and choose any and all of our partners including streaming services and download stores as well as services like Shazam...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Youtube, Support, Artists, Streaming Music, Comparison, Streaming Services, Shazam, Labels, Distribution, Digital Music, Routenote, Music Distribution, Distributor, Distro


How To Use Affordable Ads On Spotify To Promote Music

With such a large number of Spotify subscribers still operating on the free tier, this streaming platform presents a huge opportunity for artists to advertise their music. Here we look at the basics of getting an ad on Spotify, and how to target it at a specific audience. ___________________________ Guest post by Tarryn Meyers of Symphonic Spotify currently has 200 million active users, over half of which are free-tier subscribers. As we all well know, the real price for th...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Streaming, Digital Music, D.I.Y, Tarryn Meyers, Symphonic Spotify


Arcade is a synthesizer, looper, sample store and more all in one

Expand your workflow in style with the massive and brilliant virtual instrument and sampler that is Arcade. Arcade calls itself a ‘playable loop synthesizer’ but what it offers is much more than that. It’s a virtual instrument that puts other plug-ins to shame not just thanks to it’s power and versatility but the way that it presents itself in such a streamlined manner. From the intuitive team at Output, Arcade offers up sampling manipulation in a synthesizer form with a beautiful inter...
Tags: Music, Production, Software, Arcade, Samples, Digital Music, Synthesizer, Daw, Virtual Instrument, Looper, Sampling, Synth, Music Production, Loops, Gregg Lehrman


Submit music to Pandora free

It’s easy and free to get your music online on the world’s favourite streaming services and music stores with RouteNote. When it comes to Pandora and all the others, we have you covered for getting your music worldwide. Pandora are one of the US’ favourite music streaming services with over 75 million listeners in the country. This is a giant audience that could be listening to your music and getting your music there is free and simple. It’s as simple as creating a free account at www.r...
Tags: Music, US, Pandora, Artists, How To, Streaming, Digital Music, Music Distribution, Distro, Digital Music Distribution, Digital Music Distributor


Pandora and SiriusXM’s partnership has made a music powerhourse

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to become the largest audio entertainment company in the world. On the 1st February SiriusXM completed their acquisition of Pandora, a deal agreed in September and approved in November. Combining Pandora’s streaming services and SiriusXM’s exclusive content and programming together they now reach over 100 million listeners between both platforms. Together they have created the world’s largest audio entertainment company. They hope that together ...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Streaming, Sirius Xm, North America, Partnership, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Digital Music, Jim Meyer, SiriusXM, Sites Actually Worth Checking Out


SoundCloud Appears To Be Getting Healthier

For awhile things looked pretty dark for SoundCloud, and as the audio distribution platform continued to suffer growing losses, both creators and consumers of the sites content began to worry about what sort of changes the company might have to make to stay afloat. Thankfully, a new report from the company has revealed a strong uptick in revenue. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Artists and bands everywhere have been worried for a while about wheth...
Tags: Music, London, Berlin, San Francisco, United States, Guest Post, Streaming, Soundcloud, Music Business, Digital Music, Indie Labels, London New York, Bobby Owsinski


New Nielsen Music Report Reveals Industry Quite Healthy

Thanks to the expedited turnaround of our new digital age, Nielsen's latest annual report has already become available and (spoiler alert) the news is good. Most numbers gathered over the past year seem to indicate a happy, healthy music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It used to be that you’d have to wait for the music industry reports from the previous year to be released in late February or early March, but our wonderful new dig...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Drake, Nielsen, Apple Music, Music Business, Digital Music, Major Labels, Nielsen Music, Bobby Owsinski


Music Groups Use New Australian Copyright Law To Skewer Stream Ripping Sites

After Australia recently amended its copyright laws to feature some subtle but important language changes, there was immediately concern that this alterations would be a target for abuse. The new provisions are now being used by music groups to shut down stream ripping sites which, though it may seem good on the surface, could be problematic, writes Mike Masnick. ______________________________ Op-Ed by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Late last year, after Australia proposed amending its co...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Australia, Guest Post, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Mike Masnick, Sony Music, Australasian Performing Right Association APRA, Warner Music Australia Pty Limited Stream, Stream Ripping


German Music Streaming Up 40% In 2018

Germany streaming music grew by over 40% in 2018 to an all-time record high of 79.5 billion, according to German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).While CD sales saw a 23% decline in the last year – a first for the format in the German music market – there was still an impressive 48.2m units sold in 2017. Commenting on the report, Dr. Florian Drucke, CEO of the BVMI, said: “Looking at the sales in the past year, we see a continued strong growth in the area of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Japan, Youtube, Germany, Music Industry, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech


Do I Need To Start a Record Label to Distribute My Music

A few distribution companies out there claim that you need a record label to get your music online. This IS NOT the case! Any artist can now distribute their music to the world’s largest online stores and streaming services without having to start a record label first. Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, and many more can all be home to your music for free. When uploading your music to RouteNote and other distributors we ask for a label name (as this is required by a lot of stores and streaming...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Artist, Independent, Distribution, Digital Music, Label, Music Distribution, Distro, Faqs, Record Label


Do I Need To Start a Record Label to Start Distributing My Music

A few distribution companies out there claim that you need a record label to get your music online. This IS NOT the case! Any artist can now distribute their music to the world’s largest online stores and streaming services without having to start a record label first. Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, and many more can all be home to your music for free. When uploading your music to RouteNote and other distributors we ask for a label name (as this is required by a lot of stores and streaming...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Artist, Independent, Distribution, Digital Music, Label, Music Distribution, Distro, Faqs, Record Label


Spotify Updates Preferred Distributor List

UPDATE: Spotify has refreshed it's official list of preferred distributors and renamed its "Other Preferred" designation. In October, Hypebot broke the news that Spotify was publically ranking distributors based primarily on the quality of the metadata that they delivered with tracks. In the new listing (pictured above), Spotify has renamed the"Other Preferred" category as "Recommended" and upgraded CD Baby to a "Preferred Artist Distributor."  DistroKid, which Spotify invested in ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, TuneCore, D.I.Y, Fuga, Advanced Features Analytics, Spotify Preferred Label Distributor


Spotify Cuts 2 Of 5 From Preferred Distributor List

Spotify has narrowed its official list of "Preferred" distributors from 5 to 3 and added a slightly lower "Recommended" tier. In October, Hypebot broke the news that Spotify was publically ranking distributors based primarily on the quality of the metadata that they delivered with tracks. Now, Spotify has cut two distributors from it's "Preferred" list. Under Artist Distributors, EmuBands has been dropped from the "Preferred" list to a new lower "Recommended" tier. Only DistroKid, whic...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, TuneCore, D.I.Y, Fuga, Advanced Features Analytics, Distibutor Fuga


Rapper Tops US Album Chart With Record Low Sales Of 823

Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie topped the US album chart last week with a record low sales of just 823 albums. With no release on CD or vinyl, the 823 albums sold in the week ending January 10th were all digital downloads. The #1 came mostly from streams, with his album "Hoodie Szn" streamed 83 million times across all platforms.  The record sales low shows just quickly listeners are shifting from the purchase of music to streaming.  Multiple sources have told Hypebot that 2019 is the yea...
Tags: Music, US, Streaming, Music Business, Digital Music, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Hypebot, Wikimedia Commons, Curtis Huynh


Artful Dodger’s Mark Hill joins RouteNote to discuss the opportunities of online music

Mark Hill from the Artful Dodger will join RouteNote next month to discuss the opportunities that have come with the adoption of digital technology in the music industry. Next month we will be taking part in a talk about how digital distribution is changing the opportunities for artists and musicians. The discussion will be hosted by Cultivator at the RouteNote Headquarters with input from our experienced team. Experienced musician, songwriter and producer Mark Hill will also be in attendanc...
Tags: Music, Featured, Industry, Cornwall, Talk, Digital Music, Discussion, Routenote, Mark, Truro, Craig David, Mark Hill, Distributor, Digital Distribution, Online Music, Artful Dodger


When Economic Theory Fails: A Critical Look At Waldfogel’s Digital Renaissance

In this piece, Neil Turkewitz digs deep into the recently released book by Joel Waldfogel entitled "Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell Us About the Future of Popular Culture, a work which explores how the entertainment industry is fairing in the current explosive digital age with regard to the quality of content being produced. ________________________ Guest post by Neil Turkewitz from Medium Joel Waldfogel has released a book entitled: “Digital Renaissance: What Data ...
Tags: Google, Music, Eu, Guest Post, Mcdonalds, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Waldfogel, IFPI, Digital Renaissance, Hal Varian, Neil Turkewitz, Joel Waldfogel, Ariel Katz, Hal Varian Waldfogel


10 Music Industry Predictions For 2019

While predicting the future is no easy task, a careful look at the best can least give us a sense of where the industry might be headed in the coming year, whether its the next development in the ongoing streaming war, the future of live music, or something else altogether. ________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Predictions can be a tricky thing, but if we look at the trends in the music business over the last year we can see where things might be going. ...
Tags: Music, Eu, Guest Post, Streaming, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Major Labels, Bobby Owsinski, Spotify Spotify, Tencent Music


Music Metadata: Why You Need To Get It Right

Metadata (aka data about data) has become a huge part of achieving musical success in the digital age. So huge, in fact, that to ignore it, or to have incorrect metadata, can ruin your chances of keeping your head above water in the streaming era. By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician blog. What is music metadata? Metadata is “data about data” — information about information. In the digital music world, it’s the data that accompanies your songs and albums. Today ther...
Tags: Music, Maine, Guest Post, Streaming, Apple Music, Digital Music, LA Times, Chris Robley, UPC, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting


10 Tips For Growing Your SoundCloud Community

Part of the main ethos behind SoundCloud which allows it to function is the idea of its users sharing and engaging with each other not just on a musical level, but also sharing common interests and ideas. As an artist, this can make for the perfect environment in which to build and grow a community of both fans and fellow creators. __________________________ Guest post by Jeanette Kats of the Symphonic Blog The heart of SoundCloud is its deeply engaged community of creators who shar...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Soundcloud, Start, Music Business, Digital Music, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Jeanette Kats, SoundCloud Community


3 Greatest Challenges Facing Musicians In The Digital Age

While artists now live in a time when they have more freedom than ever to create, market, and sell their music, the digital age has brought with it a unique set of challenges as well. Here we look at the three biggest obstacles standing between contemporary musicians and success. __________________________ Guest post by David Andrew Wiebe of Music Marketing Guy People often talk about the “good old days”. But I don’t believe there was ever a Golden Age in music. From day one, ar...
Tags: Music, Yahoo, Marketing, Tony Robbins, Guest Post, Music Business, Digital Music, D.I.Y, David Andrew Wiebe


SoundCloud Mixes Things Up With Dubset Integration

After recently making waves by allowing its users to link back to their Instagram stories, SoundCloud is mixing things up once again by integrating Dubset into their platform, allowing tracks to be scanned and then collecting and distributing royalties to the appropriate rightsholders. _______________________________ By Vince Seibert, Coordinator, Rights Management at The Orchard from The Daily Rind We recently covered SoundCloud’s arrival to Instagram, which allows users to link Sou...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Dj, Guest Post, Streaming, Soundcloud, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Edm, Dubset, Publishing & Songwriting, Vince Seibert, Hercules Mixvibes Native Instruments Serato


Spotify Tests Option To Import Your Own Songs

Spotify is testing a feature that would allow users to upload their own tracks into their personal Spotify library. Apple Music already integrates tracks stored on an iPhone with its streaming music service. ___________________________________   Spotify is testing "Import your music" directly from your Android device pic.twitter.com/Nx28gdI4mR — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 29, 2018 The "import your music" function is appearing in the settings menu of some subsc...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Streaming, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, Jane Manchun Wong


Apple Music Tops 56 Million Subscribers

Apple Music now has 56 million subscribers, according to a new report. That's up 6 million since April, when CEO Tim Cook announced a 50 million milestone. Spotify, which has an estimated 90 million paid users, is adding subscribers at almost twice Apple's rate. Apple's past and current stats include free subscribers. The new Apple numbers come via The Financial Times.  Apple recently acquired Shazam to boost its music service. The song recognition app recently cut off access to competin...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Tim Cook, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, Apple Music Apple, The Financial Times Apple


Apple Music To Grow To 164M Users As iTunes Crashes [Morgan Stanley]

Apple Music will continue its growth trajectory, according analysts at  Morgan Stanley.  Over the next five years, Apple Music's 5% market penetration will expand to 14%of a growing user base of Apple's products, driving a 28% revenue growth.  Apple Music is predicted to grow to 164 million users by 2023. Meanwhile, iTunes download sales we decline 16% yearly, if - and according to our sources, it's a big if - Apple keeps the download store open past 2019. H/T Apple Insider ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Itunes, Streaming, Morgan Stanley, Apple Music, Music Tech, Music Think Tank, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton


How to set the Original Release Date when I upload my music to RouteNote

When you’re creating your release you need to ensure that you set your Original Release Date correctly so that it can make it onto stores. When releasing new music with RouteNote you have the option of setting a Sales Start Date so you’ll know exactly when your release will be available on stores, this must be 4 weeks from your upload date You will need to set a Original Release Date in order for your release to be approved. This can be on or before your Sales Start Date but not after it. If...
Tags: Music, Support, Streams, Sales, Streaming, Stores, Stream, Release Date, Streaming Services, Distribution, Digital Music, Routenote, Upload, Original Release Date, Sales Start Date, Sell Your Music


Millennials Are Changing The Music Industry: Here's How

Millennials are thirsty for music and are constantly immersing themselves in at every opportunity, to the point where it is fundamentally altering the music industry, impacting both traditional retail sales of music and digital streaming. __________________ In this latest post from MusicThinkTank, Daniel Matthews explores the dramatic effect which millennials are having on music consumption and the music industry as a whole. "Millennials are walking a line with the music industry the...
Tags: Music, Streaming, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Digital Music, Owen Davie, Napster, Shawn, Retail & Vinyl, MusicThinkTank Daniel Matthews


Artists Gaining Fake Spotify Plays From Unexpected Source

Artists have been finding ways to game the system since the digital age began, often in the form of purchasing likes or subscriptions, but streaming isn't immune either. Here we look at the tactics employed by some artists to dramatically boost their streaming numbers. ______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Throughout the digital age, artists have learned to game the system in an effort to move their careers ahead. It’s easy to buy fake YouTube views...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, US, Guest Post, Streaming, Harry Styles, Music Business, Digital Music, Bobby Owsinski, D.I.Y