Category Music Misc

Lyor Cohen Drinks The YouTube Kool-Aid: The money will come, but for now “fans not being exposed to new music is death. “

When former WMG CEO Lyor Cohen joined YouTube, the music industry wondered if this often brash insider could change prevailing opinions of the video behemoth: great for promotion, but the royalties paid are far too low. Few opinions have shifted; but in a new open letter, Cohen remains both optimistic...Read More

Building A Music Content Pipeline: How To Be Prepared For Anything

In this article Kendra Gaines walks readers through why artists ought to be building content pipelines, why it is that they work, and how to better organize your creative life and content output to capitalize on their use. _____________________________ Guest post by Kendra Gaines on the TuneCore Blog. Kendra is...Read More

Spotify Exec Confirms Self-Serve Ad Platform, Shares Future Plans and It’s Good News For Musicians, Marketers

Spotify recently launched Ad Studio, a self-serve, targetable audio ad platform, in beta. As we reported, these 15 and 30 second ads play in-stream on Spotify's free tier, along with an accompanying banner. Now we're learning more about Spotify's ad ambitions, which include serving small business and music based data...Read More

How I used to get my song onto 200 Deezer playlists

Promoting your songs on Deezer using Last month offered me a $100 credit to run a promo campaign for my newest single. CD Baby was thinking about a deal where our clients would have exclusive access to promote sponsored songs in Deezer, and also get 500 free spins. We wanted to take the …

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Today Is The LAST DAY For GRAMMY 2018 Submissions

The deadline for submitting music to the the 60th Grammy Awards is today to Wednesday Aug. 23rd, and for the first time, submissions and voting are online-only. A full list of Grammy 2018 deadlines: ____________________________________________ Key Grammy dates: Eligibility Period: Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017 Online entry access...Read More

12 Must-Have Apps For DIY Artists And Bands

Establishing yourself in the music industry is a challenging task, but luckily there are a variety of apps out there that can make the task that much easier for DIY artists. Here several successful self-made artists share a few of their favorites. ______________________________ Guest post by Carson Yarbrough of Wysidio...Read More

SoundCloud Usage Is Falling, Making Turnaround More Difficult

New investors are hoping to turn a struggling SoundCloud around, but their job rapidly becoming more difficult because of falling usage. Traffic to has seen a steady decrease, down from 353 million visitors in December 2015 to 289 million in May 2017. _________________________________________________ Both and have a...Read More

AM BRIEF: TBG Revists $1B Spotify Bond • Sprinrilla Says No To RIAA • Apple’s $1B TV Play • Dodeka • More

Wednesday 8.16.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Spotify's path to an IPO still has many hurdles ahead, thanks in part to its large number of stakeholders. Updated continuously under our More News tabRead More

Former Billboard Editor Bill Werde Named Director Of Syracuse University Bandier Music Business Program

[UPDATED] Former Billboard editorial director Bill Werde has been named director of the Bandier Program for Music Business and the Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University. The program, established in 2006, was launched with a gift from Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier as part of SU’s Newhouse School. Bandier graduated...Read More

How To Get More Followers On Spotify

One of the most popular streaming platforms out there, Spotify is a great tool for artists to promote their music with, but getting people to follow your playlists can be challenging. Here we look at some valuable techniques for drawing fans in and gaining followers on the streaming service. _____________________...Read More