How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

Linktree Competitor – create beautiful fan links for free with Push.fm

Our partner site Push.fm offer more features at better prices than the competition. On the face of it, Linktree seem to offer many of the same features as Push.fm‘s Fan Links, but take a closer…

Glossary of music industry words, terms and what they mean

Don’t get lost in the music industry chat. All the lingo you’ll need to get clued up on all things distribution, streaming, revenue, etc. C/P Line – The C Line and P Line are indicators…

Think your Metadata’s unimportant? Think again

In this digital age of music some things are crucial to making it as an artist and as Spotify say, Metadata is the gluten holding your bread together. If you’ve ever used us to get…

Spotify now show credits for songwriters on each track

Songwriters are getting the credit they deserve when listeners stream their songs as Spotify will now show the songwriter credits for all tracks. The modern music industry can be rife with a lack of credit…

How to pass RouteNote moderation and get your music on stores

At RouteNote our service is open to everyone from the bedroom guitarist to worldwide DJs, we want everyone to have the chance to get their music online for sale and streaming. Uploading your music through…

Song lyrics now in Apple Music, here’s how to prepare your tracks for lyrics

Apple launched song lyrics on Apple Music with iOS 10 and now to make sure they can obtain the licenses Apple have a guide to preparing your music for lyrics licenses. With the release of…

After their purchase by Nielsen, Gracenote combines all their databases

Following the recent purchase of Gracenote by analytics company Nielsen, Gracenote are unifying all their music, video and sports data into a single database. Metadata aggregator Gracenote are aiming to become the one-stop data provider…

Nielsen have fully acquired Gracenote

Analytics company Nielsen revealed this week that they had completed their acquisition of metadata service Gracenote. Nielsen have confirmed that they have completed Gracenote acquisition giving them access to the entertainment metadata provider’s data and…

Groove Music just got a load of new features including Metadata editing

Microsoft’s music streaming service Groove Music is getting a bunch of new features less than a week after they release the Windows 10 anniversary update. Microsoft have been regularly updating and improving Groove since rebranding it…