Amazon Music gets exclusives from Al Green + others in new series

Amazon Music are getting into exclusives with a new series working with independent labels to create music just for Amazon. Exclusives on music streaming services are a contested issue. In 2016 and 2017 services, like…

How to promote your music and gain listeners

When the time has finally come after finding inspiration, writing, recording, mixing, mastering and you can finally press export – what comes next? There’s lots of ways to push your music to the world and…

Spotify reveal the nominees for 2018’s Secret Genius Awards

After the success of last year’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards show, Spotify are back to celebrate the biggest inspirations and influences in music that are under-recognised – the Secret Geniuses. On November 16th Spotify return…

Creative ways to make the most of your samples

Samples give new life to your mixes, you can transform samples into completely new sounds and use them like their own instrument. Here’s some inspiration for getting more out of your sampling. Each section has…

How to get your music on QQ Music for FREE

Get your music in front of over 700 million new listeners all for free with RouteNote and QQ Music, China’s favourite streaming service. You may know that we offer you FREE distribution of your music…

Producers are going to love SoundCloud and Pioneer DJ’s new partnership

When you slap together a new tasty mix on Pioneer DJ’s tasty DJM-REC app you can now ship it straight off to SoundCloud to share the love with your fans. SoundCloud have teamed up with…

Widely loved Swedish DJ Avicii has been buried in Stockholm

Following the shock death of one of the world’s biggest DJs and music producers, Avicii has been laid to rest at a private ceremony. Last month the world was shocked and saddened by the death…

What DAWs do the world’s top DJs and producers use?

All music software is slightly different and every producer has their favourite that works for them when they’re mixing up a plate of fresh sounds – these are the favourites for the world’s top producers….

FL Studio 20 is here and Fruity Loops is on Macs at last

FL Studio have just jumped from version 12 to 20 and with it their bringing their acclaimed music software to Apple computers for the first time. To celebrate 20 years of their acclaimed Fruity Loops…

Get 16,000 of the BBC’s sound effect samples for free

As you can imagine the BBC have a massive collection of sound effects for use in all of their shows, now they’re free for you to download and do anything you like with. The BBC…