Step By Step Guide: How To Submit Music To An Official Spotify Playlist

2Spotify recently gave users the ability to submit their music to officially curated playlists, and as any artist knows, getting your music on these coveted can do wonders for you popularity and exposure. Here we look at how to determine eligibility and the submission process itself.

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Sprint Could Single-Handedly Rescue Tidal As A Platform

2Most streaming platforms have seen their share of woes, but perhaps none more so than TIDAL, which has been plagued with a flagging user base and numerous legal issues. A new partnership with Sprint could change things around for the platform, however, and give TIDAL a fighting chance.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Quit The Music Industry • Arthritis • Get More Gigs • More

MTTRecapNewLast week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles on quitting the music industry to join your local scene, how to deal with and hopefully prevent arthritis as a musician, how to get more gigs for your band, and more.

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Pandora Adds 'The Drop' Personalized Playlist - 'Daily Mix' Meets 'Release Radar'

image from public.boxcloud.comPandora has just added The Drop, a personalized playlist for Premium listeners. The new feature uses machine learning to create a custom-built playlist from the artists the user plays the most, alongside new artists. The daily playlist automatically updates as soon as new music is released.

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Music Modernization Act Vote Unlikely Today [UPDATE]

Music Modernization ActUPDATE: The Music Modernization Act is being fast tracked for a voice vote in the Senate. It's a bold strategy that could backfire if even one Senator votes no. Despite earlier reports, it is now unlikely that the vote will happen today.

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WMG Acquires EMP Merchandising For $180M

21 Pilots[UPDATED] Warner Music Group continues to diversify beyond recorded music with the $180 million acquisition of EMP Merchandising,  a major European specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailer. EMP is currently owned by Sycamore Partners, a New York City private equity firm.

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How The European Union Copyright Reform Could Change The Music Business For The Worse

1While YouTube certainly has received plenty of negative attention from the music industry over the years, due in large part to its failure to pay fair royalties to artists. It has a least been good for promoting music discovery thanks in large part to user generated content, something which Bobby Owsinski says the EU's copyright reform could make harder.

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50% Active Spotify Free Users Convert To Paid says Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy

Spotify free vs paidHalf the users of Spotify's free ad supported tier convert to Premium paid users, if they stay engaged, Barry McCarthy, Spotify Chief Financial Officer said in an interview at the Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Communacopia Conference Friday.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiWe've been keeping the music industry's indy self-starters up to speed on the latest music industry tips this week, with advice on promo tools that will stop fans in their tracks, four things music promoters should know about Instagram geotagging, the best way to utilize samples in your tracks without wrecking the mix, and more!

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiHere we check back in on major news in the music industry from the past seven days including the departure of Spotify's head of marketing (the ninth industry exec to step down in the past 18 months), what a deal between Spotify and Nielsen could mean for artists, BMI's bumper year, and much, much more!

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Stop Fans In Their Tracks With These Promo Tools

1While you may think you have everything ready to go for a release as far as your marketing campaign and advertising plan are concerned, getting the attention of fans (or potential fans) can sometimes require an extra push. Here we look at promo tools that will grab consumers by the throat and hold their attention.

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4 Things Music Promoters Must Know About Instagram Geotagging

1Instagram is an incredibly valuable and effective social media marketing tool, and while most music promoters already have a regularly established strategy when it comes to the photo sharing platform, they could be leaving out a key piece: Geotagging.

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AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith Social [INTERVIEW]

2In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself.

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Spotify, Nielsen Deal May Mean More Money For Artists

1One of the most valuable types of data for artists and labels is demographic information on exactly who is listening to their music. This is why a new deal being struck between Spotify and Nielsen Research could have implications for not just advertisers, but also artists.

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Amazon Music Adds 'Produced By' Exclusives From Al Green, Margo Price, John Prine, More

image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.comAmazon Music jumps into the streaming exclusives game with a new "Produced By" series. The legendary Al Green's first new recording in more than a decade was released yesterday as part of the series produced Matt Ross-Span.

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How To Prevent, Deal With Arthritis As A Musician

3Arthritis is hugely prevalent in the population, and one of the primary causes of disability in adults. The lifestyle of musicians makes them particularly prone to this ailment due to the repetitive strain practicing and performing can put on one's joints. Here we look at how to keep arthritis at bay, and cope more effectively with it as a condition.

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Scooter Braun Sues Troy Carter Alleging $10M Loan Default

Troy_CarterA new lawsuit pits Scooter Braun, who manages Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber against recently departed Storify executive and former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter. Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Management Holdings has filed suit against Troy Carter, his wife and his company Atom Factory for fraud and breach after Carter allegedly defaulted on a $10 million loan.  

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BMI Has Record Year, Revenue Tops $1B, Digital Up 32%

BMIBMI has reported record revenue of $1.199 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30th. The PRO distributed and administered a record $1.118 billion in royalties to its songwriters, composers and publishers, an increase of $95 million, or 9% higher than the previous year.

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