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Few Points About BMI Music Royalties for Songwriters and Publishers

If you’re a songwriter or publisher with BMI, or you’re thinking of joining BMI, this post is for you. Just for clarity, BMI is actually not a publisher. It simply collects royalties for publishers and songwriters.

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.

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 ...

How I Reclaimed Myself After a Decade Long Relationship Ended

For the first couple months of living on my own, I was very unstable. I was living amongst boxes. I couldn’t unpack my former life into my new one until a friend came over and forced me to. I hadn’t quite learned how to stand on my two feet and hold myself up - on my own. I buried myself in work, in community, in live music and occasional sexual explorations which were fun, but confusing. 

Are Spotify Pre-Save Campaigns Worth It? Feature.fm vs. DistroKid vs. Show.co vs. Smarturl

You can create a way for fans to save your song to their library or playlist in advance of the release. Why do this? If Spotify notices that your song gets a ton of saves or playlists on day 1, it will trigger their algorithms and potentially pop your song into various algorithmic playlists like Discover Weekly, Radio, Your Daily Mix, Releaser Radar, Radio, etc. And the more saves a song gets, the more likely a Spotify playlist editor will add it to a playlist.

22 Musicians Who Made It After 30

Does age matter in music? Here are 22 musicians, including Sia, Rachel Platten, Bonnie Raitt, Louie Armstrong, who made it after the age of 30.
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