How to apply for Spotify Marquee to amplify your new music

Spotify have opened up their Marquee marketing tool, allowing any artists and label to apply to promote their new releases. Spotify’s latest controversial ‘pay-for-plays’ program lets artist and labels effectively buy listeners, advertising new albums…

How to advertise music in Spotify – Spotify Ad Studio

Social media acts as a great free tool to promote and market your new music to your existing fans. If you’ve got a small budget and want to advertise to new potential listeners, Spotify Ad…

Warner Music Group closed their first day trading 20% above IPO price

Warner Music’s late launch on Wall Street has paid off as their first day showed huge value on their shares. Warner Music Group launched their Initial Public Offering on Wall Street last week after delaying…

Spotify add over 100k tracks to Indian catalogue

Spotify have recently signed a deal with Indian record label Saregama, adding their full catalogue of over 100,000 songs to the platform in India. Spotify launched in India last year, since then it has been…

Acast partners with JioSaavn to bring podcasts to the streaming platform

The largest global podcast company – Acast and the second largest music streaming platform in India – JioSaavn, join forces to bring thousands of podcasts to millions of listeners. Podcasts have become a huge deal…

How to search in a foreign iTunes Store

You may need to search for a release in a foreign iTunes Store to check it’s live in specific territories or if you wish to share a link to a more popular market. Luckily it’s…

Japan’s streaming sees huge growth in 2019

Recent reports from RIAJ show Japan’s streaming market has grown 33.8% in 2019 from the previous year and doubled since 2017. Japan ranks as the second biggest market in the world for recorded music, bringing…

Digital music is worth more than physical in France for the first time ever

CDs are becoming a thing of the past as more and more each year digital music replaces the way we used to listen. France certainly aren’t strangers to music online, being the homeland of popular…

Tencent’s IPO gets delayed again, likely to 2019

China’s streaming giant Tencent have once again delayed their plans to go public making it likely that we won’t see their IPO this year. Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) are China’s dominating streaming service with over…

Despite protests Europe just approved Sony’s full EMI acquisition

The EU have just approved Sony Music’s takeover of EMI Music Publishing despite indie music organisations across Europe warning that it gives them too much influence. Sony Music now own a 100% stake in EMI…