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

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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Google Play Music - Still Shutting Down

Google continues to play things very safe. (See what I did there?) The music service has been "shutting down" for years and users have now been given a final date after which their user data will be deleted. Fear not, however. If you’re still relying on Google to play music, you can transfer your...

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Spotify for Artists - Pitch Music Directly from the Mobile App

Artists can now pitch upcoming music for playlist consideration directly from the Spotify for Artists mobile app. It's worth noting that this option will only be available for future releases and may take a few days to appear after your song has been uploaded via your distributor or...

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Spotify Listening Together

"Every second, more than 30,000 people start playing the same song as someone they'd never met". The team at Spotify have created yet another fun tool. This is free and available to anyone, you don't even need to sign in to view this site. Kudos to the engineering team at Spotify for creating a...

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Instant-Gratification Tracks

Instant-Gratification Tracks are individual tracks that are immediately available as part of a pre-order for an album. If you purchase an album as a pre-order, you may find that some of the tracks are available immediately to download or stream, before the album is available. Artists can request...

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2020 End of Year "Wrapped" Summaries for Artists and Listeners

2021 is here and while we are focused on the future (and kicking Covid to the curb) let's not forget about the growth you experienced as an artist in 2020. Many streaming platforms offer their own "wrapped" or end of year summaries for listeners, in this article I'm going to share the ones for...

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Artist Tips for 2021

2020 didn't go as expected, but 2021 is approaching fast. I've invited a number of music industry friends to share their tips for artists going into 2021. This series will be available on Instagram, and the audio will be featured in the Streamline podcast. The first guest is Troy Carter Jr. Hear...

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