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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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Spotify personalized Family Mix playlist

Spotify have found a way to potentially bring families closer together through music. If you are part of a family subscription, chances are you have varying listening habits and musical tastes. While there weren’t any big announcements and this isn’t relevant to single user subscriptions, it’s...

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Frequently Flying: How to earn more Delta SkyMiles

The last cabin door has closed, the runway is clear, the wheels leave the ground and you are in the air. Regardless of whether the flight is for fun, a gig, or business, at this point you could be earning miles! What are miles you ask? Miles are essentially a points system, where you earn points...

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Bandsintown for Artists

Bandsintown have expanded their online tools, the service previously known as Bandsintown Manager has been relaunched as Bandsintown for Artists. Bandsintown allows artists to upload tour dates and promote shows to their 50 Million registered users as well as promoting across Billboard, Google,...

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iTunes: the end of an era

The time has come. The latest Apple OS (named Catalina) is now available. Mac users are treated to a variety of new features and apps. Three particular new apps have been added, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Yep, iTunes is nowhere to be...

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Must Read Music Books

There are literally thousands of experts prepared to share their knowledge in writing, for artists it’s hard to know where to start. This list was compiled by asking my followers on social media to share their best suggestions for current, useful books for artists. This will continue be updated...

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How to Claim a YouTube Official Artist Channel

As an artist, there’s a good chance some of your music is already on YouTube in one form or another. You may have uploaded some live footage, or your distributor may have added it to one of those “your band name - topic” channels. Now there’s a way to merge all of these videos from various...

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