A guide to getting your music noticed on Spotify in 2022

How to get the most out of being an artist on streaming services, build a buzz and get your music on Spotify playlists.

The songs that defined Summer 2019

Summer 2019 may be over already but Spotify are keeping the sunny times alive with the most popular songs lining people’s playlists this year. We can’t believe it either. Summer has been and gone already….

WHOISMGMT? MGMT’s Album ‘Congratulations’ Leaks, So They Give It Away

MGMT’s new album, Congratualtions found it’s way onto the file sharing ecosphere over the weekend, so in a striking move to make the best of a bad situation, Columbia and MGMT decided to put the…

Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge To Release Freemium Album – Angels and Airwaves

From the luxurious position of having a major label deal with his main band, Blink 182, singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge can afford to experiment with his other project, Angels And Airwaves. The band are…

Warner Goes Shy on Music Startups

Warner Music Group has had mixed experiences with investing in music startups; losing out heavily on their purchase of Imeem and Lala, and their bad experiences look like preventing them from investing in any other…

The Sometimes Happens On A Friday Playlist

How much sample makes a cover? Some of the biggest selling rap songs do little more than add lyrics to great songs someone else has written. I don’t want to detract from the achievments of…

…And I Agreed

An interesting opinion piece from The Huffington Post on the future of the music industry, confirming our long held belief that the head-in-the sand, resistive approach from the big record labels when it comes to…

Digital Music Distributors Compared (again)

It’s been a while since we last ran through the comparison between our digital distribution service and those of our competitors. Let’s open with a table looking at the USD$ price of signing up various…

Spotify, MOG, Streaming, Piracy and the Future of Digital Music

The debate on music piracy is a bit like that on global warming; vocal and vehement, and extremely polarised (pardon the pun). Evidence can be produced to support the most extreme opinions, and is wrangled…