5 tips to engage with fans on SoundCloud and beyond

Engaging with your fans is crucial to building a following and right now it can be more important than ever. It’s hard to connect with your fans when both you and them are stuck at…

Spotify’s tips for artists livestreaming from home

Home concerts are becoming the standard with a lack of real gigs, so make sure yours are good as they can be. Venues shut and fans stuck at home? That’s not stopping artists around the…

Twitch hires Spotify director to create products for musicians

As lockdown makes Twitch one of the most popular sites in the world, their new hire will help broaden their horizons. Twitch have announced that Tracy Chan will be joining their team as the head…

SoundCloud adds Shortcuts to connect artist and fans

SoundCloud have added a new way for artists to connect with their fans on the app with updates. SoundCloud have added artist shortcuts to their mobile apps. With shortcuts, fans will be able to see…

How YouTube creator and influencers can reward fans, followers and reposters

Content Unlocks from Push.fm can help creators of all types boost their follower base by rewarding fans in exchange for follows, tweets, retweets and shares on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook as well as streaming services….

Sonos end ‘Recycle Mode’ for old devices that are being replaced

As they phase out support for their older devices Sonos have abandoned their plans for legacy devices. Sonos announced near the start of the year that they would be fully phasing out their older products…

Instagram’s new Chat Stickers wants to get artists talking to their fans

Connecting with fans is a massive part of being an artist but it can be hard to keep up with all of them – Instagram’s Chat Stickers hope to resolve that. Social media is a…

Apple Music ditch artist-to-fan social platform Connect

Apple are renovating artist pages on their music streaming service but as they do so they’re getting rid of their under-appreciated Connect platform. Apple Music has come a long way since it launched all the…

All the world’s music on your wrist with Spotify now on Apple Watch

Spotify are officially on Apple Watches at last meaning you can take the tunes around with you everywhere and start streaming with the tap of a wrist. It was only last week that we reported…

Spotify now streams to speakers free on Spotify Connect

You don’t have to pay to stream all of your favourite tunes through WiFi speakers on Spotify Connect anymore as they open it up to beyond Premium users. Spotify have opened up their Connect platform…