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Spotify acquires Findaway to “revolutionize the audiobook space”

Spotify has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire audiobook distribution company Findaway. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.According to a media statement, Spotify and Findaway “will accelerate” the music streaming company’s entry into the “rapidly growing audiobooks industry”, currently dominated by the likes of Audible, which was acquired by Amazon for $300 […]

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4 Music Marketing Methods That Are Rewarding and Effective

Music promotion is simply offering your music to people as the valuable thing it is. These four methods for engaging with your fans will strengthen your connection with them. And you’ll still feel like the good person you are. These four music marketing methods mentioned in this article are different, outside of the box ways to […]

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Taylor Swift Shakes Up Music Industry With Remakes | Kings of A&R

Taylor Swift has shaken up the music industry with the Rerecording of her 2012 album Red. After Scooter Braun bought her master recordings, Swift made a promise to rerecord her hit albums in attempt to “stick it” to her betrayers. People never actually thought she would follow through with the effort. There was hope that […]

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The Rise And Rise Of Virtual Acts

Virtual music acts – complete with cartoon-like identities and huge social media followings – come without the trappings of human fame. No egos. No ill-health. No certainty of death. But what’s the appeal for music consumers and fans? And are they a long-term viable option for the recorded music industry?  I’ve got to be honest […]

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Singapore’s BandLab acquires DIY artist services platform ReverbNation

Music making platform BandLab has acquired ReverbNation from parent company, eMinor, Inc. The deal is effective immediately. Hmmm, I wonder what this is going to mean for the many thousands of musicians on ReverbNation. Maybe BandLab will stop all of the annoying pay-to-play spammy adverts that ReverbNation inflicted on its subscribers. Source: Singapore’s BandLab acquires […]

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AC/DC become fifth Aussie act to crack 1 billion YouTube views

AC/DC have become the fifth Australian act to have one of their videos crack 1 billion views on YouTube.They join Sia, Gotye, Tones & I and Iggy Azalea on the exclusive list. I would’ve thought that AC/DC had already hit the 1 billion view barrier but well done. Source: AC/DC become fifth Aussie act to […]

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Are Music Magazines Dead?: The Demise Of Print Magazines, Explained

I used to be part of a free music magazine in Adelaide called BSide Magazine. Every week was a hard slog to get everything done by the deadlines imposed on you plus getting advertising spots filled then getting the advertisers to pay… In the AmplifyYou article Are music magazines dead?: The demise of print magazines, […]

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4 Smart Ways To Invest In Yourself As A Musician

I’ve personally have gone through a re-investing in myself stage when it comes to gear and education and I can say first-hand that taking a punt on yourself and investing in YOU is the best thing you can do for your career. The article “4 Smart Ways To Invest In Yourself As A Musician” which […]

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Ex-Stream Measures: Spotify Clamps Down On ‘artificial Plays’

I find it amazing the amount of emphasis that has been placed on the actions of social media users to determine the value or worth of an artist. Whether it be called likes, shares, streams, subscribers or whatever a platform calls it, these user actions can be bought and sold, manipulated and fraudulently acquired. Just […]

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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 […]

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