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What’s new on music streaming services

Here is a short overview of the most important news from music streaming services . Over 2 billion YouTube users are playing music In mid-2018, YouTube said that more than one billion people visited it every month to consume music. Two and a half years later, that total has doubled to more than two billion. […]

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Spotify for Artists. New tool in development

Swedish startup is constantly developing Spotify for Artists. It is a free tool for creators, their teams, distributors and labels. Thanks to S4A, you can create profiles, analyze data and  pitch to playlists. In the spirit of partnership, we are committed to providing quarterly updates on what our S4A teams are focusing on – write Spotify. . […]

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Spotify Promo Cards. For artists and fans

Spotify Promo Cards is a new, attractive way to share music and podcasts on social networks. The tool is available both to creators and fans. Thanks to Spotify Promo Cards you can share not only albums and songs, but also Spotify artist profiles and selected playlists.* Promo cards can be square, vertical and horizontal. You […]

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Apple Music TV. Free, 24-hour live stream

Apple has launched a music channel – Apple Music TV. The new music video station offers a free, 24-hour live stream of music videos, exclusive video premieres, curated music video blocks, live shows, fan events, chart countdowns and guest appearances. Apple Music TV doesn’t have its own dedicated app. The channel will be available in […]

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YouTube upgraded Analytics for Artists

The new version of Analytics for Artists offers a full picture of popularity in YouTube, expanded information about viewers and interactions with fans. The tool also allows access to data via the YouTube Studio mobile application. YouTube unleashed its upgraded Analytics for Artists on July. In our post, we outline the most important changes to […]

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Google Play Music is shutting down

YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music and serve as Google’s only music subscription service. Google Play Music users have already started transferring their playlists, purchased and uploaded content over to YTM. We have worked diligently to make this transition as smooth as possible for our users and for artists. – as mentioned in a […]

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Digital distribution. Educational project

Digital distribution is still insufficiently understandable for the music industry. Independent Digital and its partners have launched a project that aims to raise awareness of digital distribution and increase the competitiveness of European musicians. The project is implemented within the framework of Erasmus+ programme. Digital distribution. Research and education It is  a pioneering research and […]

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Spotify for Artists, managers and labels

The Swedish streaming service provides labels and distributors with the free Spotify for Artists tool. Now they can, together with artists and their collaborators, manage the profiles, analyze data and pitch to playlists. . It’s been three years since we first launched Spotify for Artists. We’ve seen artists and their teams come together to share […]

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YouTube Premieres. Promote your music

YouTube Premieres is a combination of traditional YouTube videos and online streaming. It allows you to pre-record your video (like other YT videos) and play the video with a live chat. It is similar to a television show – prepared in advance, but with set air time. YouTube Premieres is a free tool that allows […]

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