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…

Reach even more fans with SoundCloud Premier’s new tools

SoundCloud are enhancing their Premier program with a bunch of new methods to get your music heard and reach even further. SoundCloud are adding more marketing and promotional opportunities to help their music reach further…

How to market your music online and get new fans

Getting your music heard is often the hardest part to making it as an artist but there are ways to bring in fresh ears. Branding Eurgh what a corporate word am I right? It may…

Shazam just released their first update since Apple bought them

Earlier this month song recognition app Shazam was bought by Apple, and now they’ve released their first update since the acquisition. Shazam have released the first update to their app since the company was bought…

Apple have bought Shazam, confirmed by Apple

Apple have confirmed their acquisition of Shazam giving them full ownership of the popular music recognition app. First announced last week as a rumour, Apple have now confirmed that they have bought song identification application…

RISE: Spotify’s new program to break the next top artists

Spotify have just launched a new program to bring rising artists to the forefront and help to break the careers of the hottest emerging talents. RISE was launched by Spotify today and will highlight the…

South Korea’s booming music industry invests in Gushcloud startup

South Korea’s pop culture tidal wave that’s engulfing anyone who steps near to it is investing $3 million into Asian influencers Gushcloud. As part of strategic investment by the Korean record label YG Entertainment have…

How to get your music heard online for independent artists

These days you can put your music online for millions, perhaps billions, to hear it – eliminating the need for big money-grabbing record labels. But with such a giant potential audience how do you get…

How to edit your artist bio on Spotify

How you are represented is massively important in building your artist image, and Spotify are adding even more customisation for artist pages. On Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming service, every artist with music gets…

Soundcharts get $3m+ in funding to track your music’s performance

Paris company Soundcharts just raised $3m+ to help them keep track of all the music activity and data for the industry. Less than a year after officially launching, spending a year in beta until late…