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

Why your pitches aren't working.

Ever wondered why your email pitches aren’t receiving a positive response, or any response at all? These are real emails that have been sent to myself or close friends. Names have been removed because the purpose of this post is to help, not to shame or embarrass the sender. You don’t...

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Google Play Music shutting down!

Since posting this article it has been brought to my attention that Goole Play Music is still active. Please visit https://play.google.com/artists/ for confirmation from Google themselves and note the following important piece of information. Your content and associated metadata, and your...

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Clean up your playlists on Spotify

Take a look at your playlists, there's a good chance some are in need of a little TLC. Here's some tools I use to make sure my playlists are always in good order. Remove duplicate songs Spotify Dedup is a nifty website that removes duplicated songs from your playlists and saved songs. It...

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How I made my podcast available (almost) everywhere

Should I make my podcast exclusive to one service, or make it available everywhere? This is a question many people ask themselves. The way I see it, listeners will use their App or service of choice, so don't miss out on potential listeners thinking you need to be exclusive. Unless someone...

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Main Artists vs Featured Artists

There's been some confusion surrounding the difference between a main artist and a featured artist. What are the benefits of tagging artists as main artists when distributing your release? In this quick explainer video I share the benefits of tagging contributors as a main...

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Update your profile on streaming platforms

It still amazes me how many artists have not taken the time to add a bio, photo or social media links to their artist profile on streaming services. It takes minutes and helps listeners to easily locate and follow you on social media platforms where you can have a direct relationship with...

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Spotify's Stations App & Your Daily Drive Playlist

Spotify have released a standalone app called Stations. This is music to the ears of radio listeners who have yet to make the leap into streaming music. Additionally, a new personalized playlist for driving is available. Your Daily Drive features music, news and podcasts to keep you informed and...

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Apple Music for Artists iOS App and Shazam Insights

Apple have announced some big updates for artists. These new additions offer more transparency around streams, listeners, music videos and playlists for artists who have music on Apple Music. Download the iOS App...

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Spotify for Podcasters out of BETA

Spotify have taken a significant leap into the podcast world, securing original podcasts and acquiring podcast distribution platform Anchor. Now Spotify for Podcasters is out of BETA and open to the public. Sign up at podcasters.spotify.com Here’s a quick summary of what we know so...

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Pandora launches Independent Artist Submissions Tool

Pandora have been somewhat quiet since being acquired by Sirius XM. After news of this acquisition went public many artists were left wondering what the next move would be. Today Pandora launched a new independent artist submissions tool, here’s a quick look at what has been announced so...

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