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Streaming Music Payment Rates Drop 9%, Apple Music Gains

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Musician and artists advocate David Lowery has been sharing an analysis of the streaming royalties that he receives as the principle songwriter and leader of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven since 2014.  Every year they offer an important snapshot of trends that effect all artists and rightsholders. Guest Post By David Lowery of The Trichordist   We first did […]

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Bono On Chance The Rapper, Going DIY, Spotify Payouts and How Streaming Made Him A Better Songwriter


In a wide ranging interview with Rolling Stone, Bono shared his perspectives on the modern music industry. For a man that can afford to never sing another note in his life,  the U2 frontman showed a surprising grasp of the limitations and opportunities presented to all musicians by streaming and the direct to fan era. Guest […]

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8 Creative Techniques For Promoting Your Music On Spotify

As Spotify continues to gain popularity among music consumers, it has become an important platform from which artists market and share their music. Here we look at eight creative ways artists can promote their music on the streaming service. Guest post by Ta’Rikah Jones of the Symphonic Blog Spotify is becoming increasingly popular among streaming users. We’ve discovered […]

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New Spotify Songwriter Lawsuits, Legal Filings Threaten Streaming Driven Music Industry Recovery


The recorded music industry is in the midst of a renaissance thanks to revenue from a single source – streaming. But a growing string of lawsuits filed by songwriters and publishers, and an aggressive new legal tactic by Spotify, threatens the company’s pending IPO and could derail the industry’s delicate recovery. Over the last year, […]

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Spotify For Artists Adds Multiple Logins, Access Levels For Team Members


Artists have teams, even if it’s just other band members, they need access to their Spotify For Artists account and data. Last week the top music streamer made that much easier to manage, adding multiple logins and three levels of user access. Spotify For Artists’s Justin Belmont shares how Team Access works: To get started, […]

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How To Promote Music On Spotify Using ‘Behind The Scenes’ Playlists and Commentary Tracks

CD Baby’s Chris Robley shares a seldom used strategy to promote music on Spotify and other streaming services: the recording and sharing of commentary tracks in a ‘behind the scenes’ playlist.   Guest post by Chris Robley of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Give your fans on Spotify a glimpse behind the curtain with “bonus content” playlists. This year marks […]

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Spotify Decides That Streaming Does Not Equal Reproduction, Distribution


Today’s music industry is the Wild, Wild, West and nowhere is this seen more evidently than with respect to new challenges to old copyright laws. In what is turning into a defining battle with rightsholders, Spotify is now arguing that streaming is not the same as either reproduction or distribution and therefore not subject to […]

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Warner And Spotify Strike A Deal


Spotify has closed its third and final major label deal, signing a new multi-year global pact with Warner Music Group. Sony, Universal and Merlin had previously announced new deals with the music streamer. This deal clears the way for Spotify to enter the public stock markets via an IPO or a direct listing. Spotify has […]

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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 targeting. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spotify’s marketing […]

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Spotify Shares Hip Hop Listening Trends, Relaunches RapCaviar


RapCavier, Spotify’s flagship hip hop playlist with 7 million followers has gotten a major makeover. Added to the evolving 50 track playlist are videos and exclusive interviews that are refreshed every Friday. Along with the relaunch, Spotify shared some new hip hop listener trends. ___________________________________________   Post courtesy of Hypebot Spotify’s hugely popular RapCaviar playlist has been […]