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Four years on, Spotify’s ‘Discovery Mode’ is taking shape

Spotify’s ‘Discovery Mode’ lets artists pick songs for targeted promotion, but participation means accepting lower royalties.   While this obviously risks reducing earnings for struggling artists and undermines the value of music, Spotify has been defending Discovery Mode, citing its ability to facilitate audience expansion for artists. Since the initial

A quarter of the artists slated to perform at the annual Brighton event have since announced their decision to step back from the festival by the date it was supposed to commence (15 May 2024). This action follows the circulation of a petition in April urging The Great Escape to

Sheffield-based record label and shop Black Beacon Sound has welcomed six independent musicians and producers affiliated with its past catalogue of releases, live events, radio, and local networks, celebrating cutting edge music and independent culture, in order to raise awareness of and funds for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). The

We sat down with Mirik Milan, the founder of VibeLab and cofounder of NightSchool. VibeLab is an organisation committed to research, consulting, and advocacy aimed at bolstering and safeguarding night-time culture. With a decade-long track record, VibeLab collaborates with local authorities and institutions to adeptly engage and champion the dynamic

  TikTok can be a powerful platform for promoting your music and gaining exposure as an artist. Here are some tips on how to effectively use TikTok to promote your music:   Create Catchy and Engaging Content: Start by creating short, eye-catching videos that showcase your music. Use the first

  Listening to classical music can offer a wide range of benefits for individuals, both in terms of mental and emotional well-being. Here are some of the potential advantages of listening to classical music:   Stress Reduction: Classical music is known for its calming and soothing qualities, making it an

  Patreon is a popular crowdfunding platform that many artists, creators, and content producers use to monetize their work and build a sustainable income. It allows artists to receive direct support from their fans and patrons in exchange for various rewards and exclusive content. Here’s how Patreon works for artists:

  LANDR is an online automated mastering service that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze and process audio tracks to make them sound more polished and ready for distribution. While LANDR can be a useful tool for some musicians, it may not entirely replace the expertise of a professional mastering

  Mastering is the final step in the music production process, and it involves preparing your final mix for distribution, ensuring it sounds polished and consistent across different playback systems. While the mastering engineer typically handles this process, it’s essential for musicians and producers to understand the key considerations for

  Promoting a Spotify playlist with Instagram Stories ads can help you reach a broader audience and attract more listeners to your curated collection of songs. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do this:   Create a Business Account on Instagram: If you don’t already have a business account

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