Spotify updates their preferred distributors list. Their ranking seems to be based primarily on the quality of the metadata that the distributor offers to its artists.
What do you use? Read the new preferred list HERE.
The name of the game for releasing new music is keeping things short and visual. Now that music has to share attention with everything else on our screens, it’s important to learn how to stand out.Read more about “Pop in the Era of Distraction” HERE.
You don’t have to be an expert on everything, but it’s important to at least know how to communicate properly within various aspects of the music industry. Learn the lingo specifically around distribution HERE.
Particularly in the albums and new artists category, one genre rakes in the most streams for another year. Read Billboard’s year end summary and find a link to all of the streaming charts for 2018 HERE.
Your image and brand has always been important, from your album artwork to the way you present yourself on stage, but this importance now applies to your digital presence, especially your socials and Spotify profile.
Read some insight from Robby Morris, who oversees releases by Bon Iver, Angel Olsen and Mitski HERE.
Treat Spotify like your label
From editorial submission to direct upload, Spotify has been acting more and more like a label for its millions of artists. Even though this year’s best-selling albums were released by a major label, streaming now accounts for 75% of the U.S. market, which is leading Spotify to believe that this fact […]
One of our clients 5 Time Juno Award Nominee and artist coach, Chris Greenwood A.K.A Manafest shares how he hit three different Billboard charts on his latest remix album without a record label.
He was kind enough to create a video sharing three marketing secrets he used to drive sales so he could hit the Billboard […]
Before you bank on a peak in sales from your upcoming Christmas album, it’s important to note that the behavior of music consumers has changed.
The increasing prevalence of streaming has turned the industry into more of a 12-months-a-year enterprise, with digital distributors not marketing specifically for the holidays anymore. Read more about the new (or the […]
Spotify’s direct upload feature may be invite only for now, but it’s been indicated it will be open to all in the near future…
Read more here.
While Apple Music’s subscriber count is currently at 21 million, just edging out Spotify with 20 million, feeding this is the fact that Spotify has a free, ad-supported tier that users can choose, while Apple Music does not.
Spotify still controls the global paid music streaming market with a roughly 62 percent share.
Read more about these […]