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How To Prepare To Release New Music [Ariel Hyatt]

Many artists spend so much time and energy writing and recording their music, that they almost ignore the essential steps needed to prepare for and launch its release. Veteran music publicist Ariel Hyatt has created a template to help artists avoid this crucial mistake.  _______________________________ By Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR I was recently invited by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to give a masterclass all about how to prepare for and launch a new release. This ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, Diy, Social Media, Digital Music, Indie Labels, Scott, Ariel Hyatt, New Orleans Jazz Heritage Foundation, WWOZ, Indie Music, D.I.Y, Cyber PR, Indie Musician, Diy Musician


How Spotify Pre-Saves Can Boost An Album Release

With the streaming age in full swing, pre-saves have booted out pre-sales and become a great way to get fans access to your music first, and give you a play count boost when your album finally drops. In this piece C hristine Elise Occhino walks us through how to utilize the Spotify pre-save feature for maximum efficacy. ___________________________ Guest post by Christine Elise Occhino of Soundfly's Flypaper In the new digital music market, pre-save (formerly known as “pre-sale,” bef...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Diy, Marketing, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Indie Labels, Musician, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians


RouteNote’s new Discography page makes managing your music slicker, quicker and better

We have a brand new look for your discography page that makes arranging and releasing your music the greatest and easiest experience yet! Welcome to the all new home for all of the music you have uploaded and released through RouteNote. We’ve redesigned your discography page to pack it with more features, make it easier to navigate through every release and see their statuses and enhance your whole music distribution experience. We’ve arranged the columns so that you can simply sort thr...
Tags: Music, Featured, Music Streaming, Digital Music, Routenote, Music Distribution, RouteNote News, Account, Edit, Independent Artists, Discography


MelodyVR Reports $14.7M Losss

Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR has reported a loss of $14.7 million on revenues of $1,6 million in 2018. It was the first full year that its signature app was available. The company promised to focus more future efforts on mobile in addition to standalone headsets. “While VR device adoption continues to build, we will focus on our mobile strategy to extend the reach of our music content library to the 1 billion plus smartphone devices around the world,” said Executive Chairman...
Tags: Music, Musicians, Vr, Ar, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Digital Music, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Anthony Matchett, melodyVR


Find out how many streams you’ll need to buy an iPhone

It’s hard to tell how much you earn per stream and especially hard to tell how many streams you’ll need to earn a big amount of money. But this site helps you out using the currency of Iron Man suits, Coachella tickets, and Taco Bell tacos. Guitar Tricks have launched their Song Streaming Calculator to quantify just how many streams it will take to buy a meal, get a drink and, if you’re really popular on Spotify playlists, buy your own Space Ship. For just 250 streams you can get yourse...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streams, Online, Earnings, Streaming, Artist, How Much, Music Stores, Digital Music, Calculator, Streaming Rates, Taco Bell tacos Guitar Tricks


The Dark, Light Sides Of Digital

While many musicians in the industry (particularly legacy artists) may like to rage against the digital machine, the reality is that this new era of music, while it reduces or closes off many traditional sources of revenue through music sales, creates a number of important new opportunities for those willing to embrace them.   ____________________________ In this newest piece on MusicThinkTank, contributor Gideon Waxman examines both the dark and light sides of this new digital age of ...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Gideon Waxman


Concerts From The Closet: Amy Speace’s “Yes” to Motherhood + Music Making

When critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Amy Speace , live streamed a Concert Window album preview from her walk-in closet to the fans who had just helped fund its release, it wasn’t because she couldn’t book another venue. It was because she is both a new mom, and a musician, and with a one year old asleep down the hallway, it was a way to say yes to both. So far as I’ve observed it, the intersection of parenthood and any career is a tricky one to navigate. Reliable road s...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Marketing, Social Media, Streaming, Nashville, Women In Business, Motherhood, Livestreaming, Freelancer, Live Stream, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Digital Music, Broadcast & Satellite


Bandcamp are pressing vinyls for artists and labels now

Bandcamp’s platform for independent artists and labels is getting a bit more physical with a new vinyl pressing service. Bandcamp provides a streaming platform and digital store for artists and labels to easily share their music with fans and the world. Their store lets uploaders choose to add merch and physical copies to their releases but now they want to open up the wonderful (and thriving) world of vinyl music to independent artists and labels. Bandcamp announced the new service las...
Tags: Music, Featured, Artists, Vinyl, Streaming, Vinyl Records, Independent, Labels, Artist / Label News, Digital Music, Bandcamp, Pressing


Musician’s Guide To Growing A Massive Email List

 As old school as it may sound, email is still the most effective and consistent way to communicate with and monetize your fans.  Here, Ariel Hyatt and the CyberPR offer a step by step guide to building a massive email list. By Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR You probably have some interest in making money from your music yes? The only way I know how to do this is by Building A Massive Email List. The number two main arguments I’ve heard from countless artists about why they don’t wa...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Email, Marketing, US, Newsletter, Social Media, Cta, Engagement, Mailchimp, Email List, Digital Music, Cheryl, Ariel Hyatt, Bain Company, D.I.Y


TikTok may be launching a music streaming service

From letting anyone make short music videos to streaming music in full, TikTok’s business could be changing. TikTok is one of the world’s favourite apps, with over 500 million users creating short clips and music videos on their video platform. Despite global success the company have reportedly been working at a loss. Now reports are suggesting that TikTok are looking to create a new service to turn profits around. The South China Morning Post reported last week that TikTok’s owners, By...
Tags: Music, Streaming, Warner Music, Labels, Digital Music News, Digital Music, South China Morning Post, Bytedance, Tiktok, Online Music Streaming


Amazon will launch a free music streaming service, reports suggest

Amazon are looking at launching an ad-supported music streaming service as their first free on-demand music offering, according to reports. Amazon have had a big influence in developing the digital music industry we have now, pioneering the smart speaker generation and launching multiple music services in digital downloads and on-demand streaming. Now reports suggest they’re launching a new service to offer free music streaming. The reports come from “sources familiar with the plan” spe...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Spotify, Music, Free, Amazon Prime, New, Streaming, Stream, Amazon Echo, Digital Music News, Digital Music, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify Amazon, Smart Speakers, Ad-supported


Pre-Adds, Pre-Saves Are The New Pre-Orders - Is That A Good Thing?

Much as streaming has replaced traditional album sales, Spotify and Apple music 'pre-saves' have replaced pre-orders. While these pre-saves are certainly good news for artists as a metric of gauging listener interest, there is concern that artists are missing out some valuable listener data as a result. ___________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Consumers are replacing pre-orders with pre-adds and pre-saves, but is something important being lost along the way...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Billie Eilish, Publishing & Songwriting, Oliver Schusser, Schusser, James Shotwell, Haulix


Gaana Beats Apple, Spotify As India's Top Music Service

Music streamer Gaana has beaten Apple Music and YouTube as Indian consumer's most popular music streaming service.  Spotify barely registered on the survey. In terms of popularity, Gaana at 25% was followed by Apple Music at 20%, YouTube at also at  20% and Wynk 14%, according to  the Music Streaming Apps Survey Report 2019 survey by CyberMedia Research (CMR). JioSaavn Pro and Gaana Plus recently dropped their Premium rates by 75% after Spotify entered the market, Why No Spotify? ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Digital, Streaming, Apple Music, Gaana, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, Thomas George, JioSaavn, CyberMedia Research CMR JioSaavn Pro, Prabhu Ram Head Industry Intelligence Group


Streaming accounted for nearly half of music revenues worldwide in 2018

The scales are about to tip in favor of streaming music becoming the number one driver of global recorded music revenues – a shift that appears to be on track for sometime this year. According to a new industry report, global recorded music revenues jumped 9.7 percent in 2018 to reach $19.1 billion – up from $17.4 billion in 2017. Streaming music revenues, in particular, now account for nearly half (47%) of global revenue, thanks to a sizable 32.9 percent jump in paid streaming last year. This b...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Music, Japan, Media, Australia, Tech, Music Industry, Vinyl, Streaming, Streaming Music, North America, Subscriptions, Latin America, Streaming Services, Streaming Media


Apple Music App Now Installed On 40 million Android Devices

The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million devices running on the Google Android operating system. Of course, installs and paid subscriptions are two different things, with Apple Music only having a total of 50-55 million subscribers worldwide. But it's clear that Apple Music availability on Android is a significant driver for the streamer. According to data from , Google Play users in the US account for approximately 28% of all Apple Music for Android installs to date...
Tags: Google, Music, Russia, India, US, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, Google Android, Great Britain Brazil


JioSaavn, India’s favourite music service just got 75% cheaper

With competition increasing in the region, native Indian streamers JioSaavn are slashing their prices to compete. JioSaavn was created last year as a hybrid of India’s two favourite online music services, JioMusic and Saavn. The partnership created one of the world’s most powerful digital music forces worth over $1 billion and with a massive price drop for their services they will surely now only get bigger. Spotify’s recent launch in India has raised the stakes for competition in India...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Streaming, Subscription, Cheapest, Pro, Discount, Youtube Music, Music Stores, Digital Music, Price Cut, JioMusic, JioSaavn


Burnside Distribution Turns 25

Founded in 1994 by Bill McNally, Terry Currier and David Cobb, music distributor Burnside has withstood the slings and arrows of a tumultuous industry to arrive successfully on its 25th birthday. _________________________________ By Chris Calabrese, Manager, Brand Marketing & Communications at The Orchard. This originally appeared on The Daily Rind The Orchard is happy to break out the candles and cake to congratulate the one and only Burnside Distribution on their 25th anniversary! ...
Tags: Music, Idaho, Guest Post, Music Business, Digital Music, Indie Labels, Burnside, Katelyn, David Cobb, Caspar Babypants, Shook Twins, Anna Tivel, Tivel, Laurie Shook, Burnside Distribution Turns, Bill McNally Terry Currier


Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit. Watch this short video and get to grips with what you need to know. The post Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Law, Support, Copyright, Production, Copyrights, Ableton, Samples, Digital Music, Producers, Sampling, Sample, Abid Hussain


40% of Indian record labels’ digital revenues come from YouTube

A new report shows just how massive an impact YouTube is having for the digital music industry in India’s up-and-coming market. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has recently published a report that shows some insights into the fast growing digital music market of India. Digital music in India, boosted by local streaming services like JioSaavn and international streamers. The report shows that digital music accounts for a whopping 83% of labels’ revenue...
Tags: Music, Youtube, India, Streaming, Industry News, Digital Music, FICCI, Online Music, Record Labels, JioSaavn, MusicPlus


Digital music is worth more than physical in France for the first time ever

CDs are becoming a thing of the past as more and more each year digital music replaces the way we used to listen. France certainly aren’t strangers to music online, being the homeland of popular music streaming service Deezer. Their love for music streaming and downloads means that digital music is now worth more than their entire physical market of CDs, vinyls and all other music you get in a shop. The latest figures from the SNEP show that for the music industry, digital revenues now ...
Tags: Music, France, Digital, Industry, Streaming, Revenues, Market, Industry News, Digital Music, Physical, Cd's, Alexandre Lasch


Court Denies WMG Injunction, Clears Spotify India Launch

[UPDATED] A Mumbai court has failed to grant Warner Music Group and it's Warner/Chappell Music publishing subsidy an injunction that would stop Spotify's launch in India. Unable to reach a direct deal with Warner/Chappell, Spotify is preparing to launch under a blanket license previously used only by TV and radio. A Spotify spokesperson reacted to the news, telling Hypebot: “We’re pleased with today’s outcome. It ensures songwriters, artists, labels and publishers will benefit from the ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Streaming, Warner, Mumbai, Music Business, Digital Music, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, WMG, Hypebot, Warner Chappell Music, WCM, Spotify India Launch


Amazon, Google & The Morality Of Driving Fans To Big Tech

While many artists have some serious moral quandaries about driving their fans to YouTube given Google's suspect data practices, Chris Castle here looks at why Amazon is in fact a far guiltier culprit. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy When Hearst Artist Frederic Remington, cabled from Cuba in 1897 that “there will be no war,” William Randolph Hearst cabled back: “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” Time Magaz...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Music, England, Youtube, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Atlantic, Guest Post, Pentagon, Halliburton, Intelligence Community, Jeff Bezos, Cuba, Central Intelligence Agency, Amazon Echo


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