Independent artists are taking over as global music grows $1.4 billion

Streaming continues to revitalise the music industry as new reports show one-and-a-half billion dollars of growth globally last year alone. The latest report from Midia Research shows a monumental year of growth for the worldwide music…

Feedbands are paying artists for streams with cryptocurrency

Feedbands is a new music streaming service with a difference, it pays artists for every stream using a cryptocurrency. Feedbands, a vinyl subscription service and crowd sourced independent record label, are planning to become the…

Spotify get top artists to choose rising stars to record in their new studios

Spotify’s Secret Genius initiative has gotten it’s own recording studios and they’ll be recruiting Meghan Trainor, Jhené Aiko and Charli XCX to find their talent. Last year Spotify announced Secret Genius, their way of celebrating…

Spotify CEO wants “one million artists to live off their work”

Daniel Ek has spoken on what he wants for the future of Spotify saying that he wants more artists to make a living from music streaming. At Spotify’s Investor Day earlier this month Spotify’s CEO…

First On SoundCloud promotes and celebrates creators in new ways

SoundCloud have launched ‘First On SoundCloud’ to celebrate and push 10 “groundbreaking artists” with new initiatives. This week SoundCloud announced the launch of ‘First On SoundCloud’. SoundCloud say the initiative will “celebrate the inspiring stories…

Spotify’s latest hire comes from an executive position at Vevo

Spotify have nabbed their new head of artist and label marketing from the label-owned music video site Vevo. Spotify have hired Tom Connaughton, a former executive at Vevo, to join the music streaming giant. Connaughton…

Apple Music and iTunes analytics platform launches for more artists

Apple are giving more power to the artists to see who’s loving their music and where they come from. In January Apple revealed that they were rolling out an analytics platform for ‘a few thousand…

Facebook sign a deal with Warner Music, the last of the 3 major labels

As Facebook move towards legally allowing music on their social media platform, they have just finalised licensing deals with the last of the major labels. Warner Music Group have announced they’re teaming up with Facebook to…

Artists can now take control of their Google Search results

Google are putting power in the hands of artists to control how they show up in google searches with direct posts. Google have given artists the power to edit their ‘Knowledge Panel’ the section that…

Sex up your Spotify artist pages with 2 new features

Spotify are giving you even more options to make your artist page represent you and your music in exciting ways. Spotify have introduced photo galleries and new tools for connecting with fans to artist pages….