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Articles, tips and news to help with almost every aspect of an artist's career.

Fun Spotify Apps for Listeners

The team at Spotify have been busy creating a number of fun, helpful and unique tools that seem to have flown under the radar for most listeners. I wanted to highlight some of these here. Let me know which one is your favorite! Spotify for Pets https://pets.byspotify.com Get your Pet...

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You don’t need to buy a new Webcam. Use your phone!

Many of us are "going live" right now. Whether it is hosting webinars, performing, gaming, attending meetings or simply chatting. Let's be real. the Webcam on most of our computers sucks and the quality just doesn’t cut it. While recording a bunch of videos for my online course I realized that...

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Explore artists around the world with explr.fm

This handy website takes your publicly available listening data from last.fm and shows where the artists you listen to are located in the world. It's a great opportunity to find artists in specific cities and reach out to ask for support - or even arrange a collaboration while you're in their...

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Spotify launches in 80+ additional markets

Spotify shared a stack of announcements in their Stream On livestream event. One piece of exciting news for artists and fans is the news that Spotify is launching into over 80 new markets in the next few weeks. If you already have an audience in any of these new cities, it may be worth doing a...

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DistroKid now offers Twitch affiliate status

DistroKid is partnering with Twitch to offer qualifying DistroKid members who have shown a level of dedication and success in their music the opportunity to join the Twitch Affiliate Program. The Twitch Affiliate Program is open to Twitch streamers who meet select qualifications, allowing those...

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Apple Music Marketing Tools

Artists that are looking for unique ways to share links to their music, such as a scannable QR code, can check out this suite of marketing tools from Apple Music. If you happen to also be an affiliate with Apple, you can include your affiliate code when sharing links to your own music on Apple...

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Beatport Hype Promotional Tool

Running your own label? Beatport Hype is an official Beatport promotional platform, with a suite of features to get your music in front of more listeners. The monthly cost is less than a Netflix subscription, and Beatport claims that "on average, labels signed up to Beatport Hype have seen an...

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Sundae - Organization for Remote Artist Collaborations

Even before Covid-19 existed, many artists were opting to collaborate on music digitally. Remote collaborations open up opportunities with people outside of local networks, minus the expensive travel costs. While there are many benefits to working together remotely, it can be a struggle to keep...

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Quick Guide to Clubhouse

Clubhouse is a revolutionary new audio-only app that is a breath of fresh air for many of us who feel pressured to be “camera-ready” for video calls. While this is a fun app for listening in on conversations among celebrities, there are also some incredible networking opportunities available. In...

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Anghami for Artists - Playlist Pitching Coming Soon

The Anghami for Artists mobile app now shows an exciting feature that is "coming soon" for playlist pitching. While there is no more detail yet, it's a great reason for artists to sign up and claim access now so they can be first in line as soon as this feature becomes available. Keep in mind...

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