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Why (not) Bandcamp? [Emily White]

By Guest Post By Emily White of Whitesmith Entertainment & Dreamfuel Bandcamp is a platform I came across by accident in 2008. A platform I was seeking nonetheless, by asking everyone around me “Why isn’t there a way to sell… Continue Reading

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YouTube Takes The Guess Work Out Of Music Copyright Status

By Laura Schneider Have you ever spent hours searching for the perfect soundtrack to your video masterpiece only to have it pulled immediately from YouTube for copyright infringement? You’re not the only one. You’re also not the only one who… Continue Reading

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How to get your music on YouTube Music Key, YouTube’s music subscription service

By Chris Robley Move over Spotify and Rdio. YouTube Music Key is finally here. After much anticipation, YouTube has just announced the launch of its subscription streaming service: YouTube Music Key. YouTube Music Key, available in the US and 6 European… Continue Reading

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5 Pop Labels You Probably Didn't Realize Accept Demos

By jhonijackson.atl@gmail.com (Jhoni Jackson) Passion Pit released both the Manners LP (2009) and Chunk of Change EP (2008) on Frenchkiss Records, a revered indie label that still accepts demos. (Photo courtesy of Passion Pit) Pop is an increasingly diverse and… Continue Reading

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Will SoundCloud Take Advantage Of Artists, Or Save Them?

By Jeff Price The following guest post comes from Jeff Price, founder of Tunecore and Audiam. To date, for a variety of reasons, no interactive streaming music service has paid the artist/songwriter/publisher all (or any) of the money they earned.… Continue Reading

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8 Simple Steps to Maximize Your SoundCloud Exposure

By Janelle Rogers Image via developers.soundcloud.com A version of this article originally appeared on the Green Light Go blog. SoundCloud has increasingly become one of the most important tools in an artist’s toolbox. Most blogs prefer a SoundCloud link over… Continue Reading

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How to Get Your Music on Spotify

By nicholas.moorhead@gmail.com (Nick Moorhead) Image via thegreatrufus.com Spotify is quickly becoming the place where big influencers in music go to check out the newest stuff. And with over 40 million active users, having your music on Spotify can be a… Continue Reading

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Pandora Is Now ‘Steering’ Playlists Towards Lower-Cost Music…

By Paul Resnikoff If you give Pandora a lower royalty rate, then your music will get played a lot more. That’s part of a re-tooled ‘Music Genome’ algorithm that puts finances first, according to documents filed by Pandora in US… Continue Reading

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iTunes Music Sales Down 13-14% This Year…

By Paul Resnikoff It’s worse that we thought. From the Wall Street Journal this morning: “Music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.”… Continue Reading

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How to sign up for Pandora AMP (Artist Marketing Platform)

By Chris Robley Pandora launches free analytics tools for artists Pandora, one of the most powerful platforms for music discovery, has just launched the Artist Marketing Platform (also called Pandora AMP), providing free listener data to the 125,000+ artists whose… Continue Reading