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How Important are Spotify Followers?

Whether it's Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube; growing followers is fundamental in becoming a successful artist. But what about Spotify followers specifically? The first thing we pay attention to when it comes to Spotify is our Monthly Listeners. And yes, don’t...

How to Rise Through the Spotify Charts

Is it realistic to think you can climb up the Spotify Charts? It’s definitely possible. But should you even care? Do the Spotify Charts actually matter? Are Spotify Charts Really That Important? As of February 2021, Spotify revealed they had 345...

Has TV Gotten Too Good for Live Music’s Resurgence?

The other night I found myself on a front porch in Highland Park for show #42 of quirk-rock band More Fatter's backyard concert tour.  While major festivals and traditional tours are getting cancelled left and right, these guys managed to...

YouTube Content ID is a Scam

YouTube and the major labels and publishers are in cahoots. YouTube knows its Content ID claiming system is far from perfect, but it’s the best we got.

Don’t Fall For This Songwriting Scam

Avoid getting scammed out of thousands of dollars (and hours of time) by this songwriting scam going around.

Lucifer Music: Season 5, Episode 11

What was that song from the new season of Lucifer? "High and Mighty" by Annabel Lee. It kicked in, during season 5, episode 11, when Lucifer and Chloe were at the police station talking about the body that Ella has downtown....

How To Get a Sync Agent and Your Music on TV and in Film

I study the sync licensing realm (getting songs placed in film, tv, commercials, video games) quite a bit. Just in this past year, on the New Music Business podcast, I've had as guests: Music Supervisors: Jen Malone - Euphoria, Atlanta, Empire,...

The MLC is Sitting On $423 Million, How Songwriters Can Claim It

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) came out of the Music Modernization Act (MMA). Wow there were a lot of buzz words and phrases you may have never heard of in that first sentence. To not get into the weeds of how...

NFTs for Music Explained (in Musician Terms)

I have a new album coming out April 9th. No, I'm not about to pimp another album NFT (more on this in a bit). This is only for reference to say I'm A) a working musician and B) I...

How Much Each Distributor Pays For Spotify and Apple Music

All streams are not treated equally. How much Spotify and Apple Music pay for a stream varies on many factors. There are around 800 different pay rates for each stream on Spotify. Some of the variables include: Country/Territory of the listener ...

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