Running a music tech company that provides free distribution to artists (among a plethora of other things), I’ve noticed that there’s a serious misunderstanding around what it takes for an artist to be successful.
Our CMO Luke joined some amazing speakers including Marshall Jefferson, David Morales and Roger Sanchez in the world’s largest virtual event for upcoming electronic music artists: Mixmasters.live.
It’s been a big week for news in general, and it’s also been an interesting week in the music industry. Read on to catch up on what’s happened in the last seven days.
We talk to two artists to find out whether they love or despise streaming services, and what the benefits of being on a streaming platform might be.
Sparked by Kanye’s Twitter essays, the debate and discussion around the money artists see from their work shows no sign of quietening.
$33bn is pocket change for one of the “greatest product producers that ever existed”. Plus: a new Soundcloud feature for sharing music goes live, Glastonbury 2021 confirmed and the next money maker for the music industry...
Two independent livestreaming services launch, Twitch videos get removed after rights nightmare, Beatchain at Mixmasters.live – it’s all going on this week.
Once you have made your record, you want people to hear it. This is called distribution. But how do you choose a distribution platform?
This weekend, our CMO Luke spoke at the debut UTOPIA Talks - a series of conversations designed to empower the next generation, presented by the incredible Jaguar, host of BBC Introducing Dance on BBC Radio 1. The event was held in the Virtuoso classroom that was designed by Future DJs.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion show how important it is to know and nurture fans
The Kanye masters event rumbles on through another week, Lily Allen announces she’ll go independent for her next album and one of the USA’s biggest music publishers associations warns songwriters to keep an eye on royalties from live-streamed events. The week’s news recapped...
Daniel Ek says creators will see more money from Spotify streams while a petition against the current state of streaming revenue gains pace in the UK. Plus, are fan shares the next step in Stanning? And how even the Beatles struggled with songwriting, sometimes
The music industry generally is way behind almost every other industry in understanding the value of data. Using data in the right way, labels, managers and promoters can shape the career of an artist with less guesswork.
The independent venue association for the USA, NIVA, warns of mass collapse of the industry, Spotify launches new charts, Instagram turns 10 and is the pandemic changing our taste in music? The weekly roundup is here.
We’re going to Utopia Talks this weekend! See you there? More details below, plus UK government investigates streaming, the #saveourstages live benefit concert, Triller expansion, Stevie Nicks joins TikTok and a band wins a prestigious peace prize formerly given to Nelson Mandela... what a week for music news.