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20,500 Artists Made $50K+ From Spotify Last Year

Spotify just revealed its annual Loud and Clear report revealing some top level numbers with some granular insights from 2023.

If UMG Gets Its Way, Smaller Indie Artists Won’t Get Paid As Much From Streaming

Last week, UMG and Deezer made an announcement that is set to be the biggest upheaval to the recorded music industry payment structure since the launch of streaming.

Dear House Sound Engineers: We Love You, We Need You, Please Stop.

Few people in the live music industry give me as much anxiety as the house sound engineers.

Spotify’s New “Active Audience” Ain’t It, But We’re Getting Closer

Spotify just rolled this out to help you better understand how active your listeners are. But why does it matter and how does it help?

27 Jobs in the Music Industry other than Recording Artist

I have been constantly amazed by just how many professions there are in the New Music Business other than merely recording artist and performing musician. Here are 27 jobs in the music industry.

How To Book House Concerts With Side Door (Review)

Not only are house concerts fun to play, they can be quite lucrative. Side Door looks to bridge the gap between artist and host.

SXSW Is Worth It (If You Know How To Work It)

I just got back from SXSW and true to SX form, I’m in need of some serious recovery.  This was my 8th year in a row at the festival (save for the two years during the pandemic that it didn’t happen) and, as always, it was a blast. An exhausting blast. But a blast no less. And it flew by too fast. 

“Mother’s Hammer” by ANNABEL LEE is a Genre-Defying Masterpiece

On this International Women’s Day, I’d like to celebrate the achievement of the most inspiring woman I know.  The first time I saw Annabel Lee perform was at an intimate songwriter night in Los Angeles. The room was in disbelief...

Spotify Opens Up ‘Discovery Mode’ Wide Enabling Artists To Get More Listeners and Streams – For a Cost

Discovery Mode is basically a program where Spotify will help get you more listeners by inserting your songs into other artists’ radio stations and general “autoplay” sessions - for an additional commission. More on the commission part in a minute. 

Artists Made $100,000,000 in Sales on Their Website

Now of course you’re wondering if in 2023 you need a website when you’ve got Instagram, Spotify, Facebook and TikTok. The short answer is yes. Yes, you absolutely need a website in 2023.

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