YouTube have paid over $4 billion to the music industry in the past 12 months

YouTube says they’ve paid more than $4 billion to artists, songwriters and rights-holders over the past 12 months.

Spotify Marquee is launching in the UK & Ireland on May 28th

Spotify’s campaign tool will soon allow artists and labels to promote new releases to audiences in the UK and Ireland.

Spotify reveal they paid out over $5 billion to rights holders in 2020 and more stats from their Stream On event

Here are all the latest artist, podcaster and listener statistics announced at Spotify Stream On event yesterday.

YouTube Music launch Global Charts letting your explore the most popular music around the world

Browse the top songs, music videos, artists and trending music around the world and in 57 individual countries with YouTube Music’s new Global Charts. YouTube Music launched the Explore tab within their music streaming platform…

Discover your listening similarities with your favourite artists using Spotify’s Listen Alike

Find what listening habits you share with top musicians, podcast creators, influencers and everyday listeners with Spotify’s Listen Alike feature. Using Spotify’s listening data, Listen Alike shows how listening to music connects us even while…

Spotify: For the Record takes listeners behind the scenes of the streaming platform

Spotify’s new podcast Spotify: For the Record, takes listeners behind the scenes, with chats from top artists and music streaming industry experts. For two years, Spotify have shared the background in big moments for music,…

Facebook launches Music Videos this weekend, connecting artists and fans like never before

Facebook is getting music videos this weekend so that social media users can listen to the latest from their favourite artists in their news feed and discover what their friends are listening to. Facebook has…

Jeff Bezos doesn’t know if Amazon-owned company Twitch pays royalties to artists

When questioned in Congress about Twitch streaming but not licensing music, Bezos responded “I don’t know”. For some context, Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 million. Twitch has since grown to be the world’s…

What is Musixmatch and how can it help promote your music

Musixmatch is the world’s largest catalog of song lyrics and translations, providing artists and fans with a free and easy way to add lyrics to tracks. Musixmatch is an all-in-one platform for consumers and content…

YouTube have launched their own ‘Spotify for Artists’ type dashboard for music analytics

YouTube have just launched a brand new dashboard for artists featuring a lowdown of all the stats that matter about them and their music. Analytics for Artists is a welcome new platform for artists, labels,…