Want To Know How Much Artists Get Paid From Spotify?

You may already have your songs on Spotify, so you know how much you’re making from the statements you’re receiving, but that data you’re seeing might be more useful if you could compare it to other artists. Now there’s a tool that not only allows you to see how much popular artists get paid from the platform, but other data points like number of followers, monthly listeners, and popularity as well.

According to this article, Duran Duran get over $22K/month in royalties… Nice 🙂

Source: Want To Know How Much Artists Get Paid From Spotify? – Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog

TikTok Reaches 1 Billion Global Users

Video sharing phenomenon TikTok has hit a global milestone. Its chief operating officer Vanessa Pappas announced on September 27: “Our global TikTok community is now more than 1 billion people strong.

“That means that over 1 billion people around the world now come to TikTok every month to be entertained as they learn, laugh, or discover something new, like sports, music, arts and culture, fashion, DIY and more.

“That’s a billion people every month watching and sharing each others’ creativity. So on behalf of the TikTok team, I want to say thank you.”

That’s 1 BILLION… With impressive stats like that, I’ve got to start taking TikTok more seriously for music promotion.

Source: TikTok reaches 1 billion global users

TikTok Pinned Posts = Perfect For Music Promotion

According to RouteNote, rising social media giant TikTok is really gearing themselves up to be a major player in online music promotion. This is because…

Rumour has it that TikTok is testing a helpful pinned videos feature. It could be a great way for musicians on TikTok to promote new releases.

TikTok is currently testing out a feature that lets users pin up to three videos at the top of their profile.

The feature is something the video platform has been exploring for a while, but recent activity suggests it will become a permanent fixture on the app.

If this news doesn’t get you at least checking out TikTok’s potential as a music marketing tool then nothing will. Interesting!

Source: New pinned posts are perfect for TikTok music promotion – RouteNote Blog

Celebrity podcasts fuelling rise of music streaming subscriptions in Australia

According to themusicnetwork.com

The total number of audio streaming subscriptions in Australia reached 13.5 million at the end of June 2021—up 13% from a year ago.

According to technology analyst firm Telsyte about a quarter signed on to listen to “celebrity” podcasts and broadcasts.

One in four (27%) had chosen their music subscription based on “a good variety of celebrity and popular podcasters”.

Now seems to be the best time to start a podcast, the market is primed for really good audio content and a podcast is a great way to build up your community/tribe.

Source: Celebrity podcasts fuelling rise of music streaming subscriptions in Australia

A Musician’s Guide to Online Advertising | DIY Musician

The internet and how music can be promoted through it can sometime seem like a rabbit hole that never ends but thanks to articles such as this from the guys at CD Baby, music marketing and promotion through online advertising will seem a little less mysterious.

The overall reason for effective online advertising is listed below. As the article states…

There’s one thing that every artist wants: FANS! Loyal listeners don’t invent themselves though. They have to be found, wowed, and converted. Found, wowed, and converted — BY YOU!

Online advertising is one of the ways to get your message across to your (potential) fans.

Source: A Musician’s Guide To Online Advertising | DIY Musician

Songs Today Are Short And Here’s Why

This is a great example of how technology is changing the very fabric of how music is listened to and consumed these days.

Songs today are shorter than ever with some coming in at even under 2 minutes. That doesn’t mean that they’re any better or worse than what came before, but it’s worth noting the reasons why shorter sub-3 minute songs seem to be the norm these days.

Source: Songs Today Are Short And Here’s Why – Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog

What Not To Do When Writing Your Bio

I don’t know anyone who is a songwriter, musician or any other creative for that matter who likes writing a bio or at the very least talking about themselves in a positive way.

This article from the ReverbNation blog demonstrates how important a well written bio is for your career.

The article states that…

A bio is a major reflection of the band or artist it’s about. This may seem like a big duh, but you’d be surprised at how many bios out there are poorly written or make the band look bad because they are poorly written.

And honestly, I think the truth is most of us don’t realize how important a bio really is, and we don’t know what to look out for when it comes to writing them.

What I got from reading the article is that writing your own artist bio is one of THE most important things you can do for your career.

Learn how to do it today.

Source: What Not To Do When Writing Your Bio | ReverbNation Blog

All About Music Business – What’s It All About?

Hi there, my name is Corey Stewart and I’m a singer, songwriter, musician and blogger from Australia and for me, the music business is this wonderful industry that has given me so much in my 30 plus years that I’ve been involved.

Quite simply, music, the business of music and networking with the industries that are involved and surround it is a way of life for me, as a professional musician

All About Music Business was created to help all musicians at any level, expand on what music business knowledge they already have or to perhaps help budding yet ambitious musicians start off their journey towards self sufficiency in the right direction.

This is my humble attempt to document all of the aspects of the music business and the music industry in general that I have either directly experienced myself or, what I’ve discovered on the internet along the way through hand picked articles and other sources of information.

On a personal level, I want this blog to constantly remind me of why I chose to become a professional musician in the first place.

It is a well known fact that great music is the backbone of the music industry however, in todays music industry a musician has to be much more than just an artist waiting to be discovered… RIGHT?

To be really taken seriously in today’s music industry, a musician has to be very business savvy. That is how important the music business is in the whole scheme of things.

I feel it’s really important that performing songwriters and musicians have the best information at their fingertips as this will enable them to be the best musicians that they can be.

Over the coming months you’ll see this site grow and evolve and over time it is my goal to have All About Music Business become one of the most trusted sources of music business and industry information on the web.

This site can only develop in the long term with direct input from its readers, so if in the future, there are any questions that you may have about the music business or the music industry in general, just let me know and I will do my very best to answer them.

I wish you all well on your respective musical journeys, wherever it takes you but let’s take this first step together… NOW!