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Spotify Top Artists in 2022 Oct 12, 2022

Who’s your favorite artist in 2022? Who do you think you listened to the most on Spotify this year? What do you think are the most popular songs in 2022? Spotify was filled with so many voices and songs that became viral with TikTok, Instagram, and many other factors that played a vital...

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7 Things Every Aspiring Musician Should Know Oct 07, 2022

The music industry may come off as vast and welcoming, but it can be very intimidating and daunting for aspiring musicians and music artists. It can be very hard to start with a blank slate and maneuver through an industry where it could get frightening to take the first step. 

 

The...

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Do(s) and Don’t(s) When Pitching Your Music to Curators Oct 07, 2022

“Hey, give this a listen!”

“This has great lyrics, wait for 1:34!”

“This track is <3, dedicated my life to it!”

The aforementioned pitches are some of the most common ones curators receive. Some pitches are funny, some are intense, some are too long, some...

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Top 9 Music Marketing Strategies in 2022 Sep 26, 2022

Music Marketing is the process of marketing the music and artist for a multitude of reasons, such as :

  • Generating a higher yield of revenue/profit
  • Creating a brand for the music/artist
  • Building a social media influence/following
  • Creating demand for a new album/EP/single

 
And below,...

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Selling Your Merch on Spotify: Music Promotion 101 Dec 11, 2021

Marketing merch for your music is an essential part of making money as an indie artist. Not only does that pay the bills, but it will help your audience grow as you use some of that money to fuel your music marketing efforts. Spotify often provides opportunities for artists to not just distribute...

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TIDAL’s Direct Artist Payouts Program: Everything You Need To Know Dec 01, 2021

TIDAL does not just provide high-quality audio to listeners and fans, it also pays artists more as compared to other music streaming platforms in the market. TIDAL has prided itself in being an artist-focused platform that offers its artists a fair price for their work, making the entire music...

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Music Marketing 101: Putting Previously Released Singles on an Album Nov 20, 2021

Releasing singles has become an indispensable part of music marketing today, especially in the era of streaming services. Singles help garner public curiosity and hype for your album, which helps increase your album streams when the album is released, making singles almost indispensable for music...

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Music Royalties 101: How Performance Royalties Work Nov 13, 2021

The music industry has undergone a variety of changes due to digital streaming platforms. One of them is that they’ve created a new revenue stream for songwriters in terms of performance royalties. The digitization of streamed content has generated new interest in performance royalties, but...

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Spotify x Shopify: What Does This Collaboration Mean for Artists Nov 07, 2021

Spotify and Shopify are working together to help artists build brands that combine audio streaming and e-commerce. 

In a recent announcement, Spotify announced a new partnership with Shopify, which will enable artists on its service to link their Spotify profiles with their Shopify stores,...

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The Indie Musician’s Guide to SMS Music Marketing Oct 31, 2021

Text message marketing can be a very effective channel for promoting your music. Music marketing through SMS can help you communicate with more fans, more quickly, and more effectively. As an artist looking to grow their fanbase, text and email marketing are two very effective forms of direct...

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Music Promotion on a Budget: 5 Music Marketing Techniques Oct 25, 2021

If you are an indie artist or band, you are likely not starting your career with very deep pockets to promote your music with. Music promotion can indeed be done without having to spend a significant sum of money, but the trade-off is that it will take its sweet time and effort.

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Navigating the Music Business: 7 Things Indie Artists Should Say “No” To Oct 13, 2021

As an indie artist, the idea of taking any and every gig or opportunity might seem extremely tempting. Oftentimes, you might forget that you do not have the time and energy to participate in everything that comes your way. If you put your focus and energy on the wrong things, you might not have...

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