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How to Increase Monthly Listeners on Spotify

Spotify has been the most popular music streaming platform for the last few years, and with over 551 million users and 220 premium subscribers, it is by far surpassing Amazon, Apple, and YouTube Music. What is Spotify’s secret? The Swedish startup entered the market in 2008 to address piracy issues in the music industry by […]

Music Marketing: Complete Guide for 2024

“I wish the music business was a much easier thing, but you know what? Nothing easy is worth anything. So it is what it is. There comes a time when things can work out, and everybody can be happy. And that’s what it’s all about in the end – everybody being happy and working it […]

ConvertKit Review (for Musicians in 2024)

There is a difference between having a mailing list and showing up on social media; the former allows you to create a direct, more personal connection with the already interested but limited audience, and the latter gives you access to a broader and new audience, but you without complete control over who will see your […]

Feature.fm 2024 Review

Promoting your music and growing a fanbase as an indie artist can be complex and mind-boggling for many; the variety of services that are supposed to make the task easier is overwhelming at times, and if you start adding on the subscriptions, they will cost you an arm and a leg. One of the first […]

Viberate Analytics a 2024 Review

You may already be familiar with Viberate Analytics. The music data analytics platform launched back in 2015 with headquarters in Slovenia stirred up the music industry in early 2023 by slashing their premium tier to $9.99/month (now at $19.99/month) down from $129 – for a product essentially competing with the premium offer of music data […]

Apple Music Promotion Guide (2024)

Spotify has been dominating the DPS space for a while now, but that doesn’t mean Apple Music should be ignored: it is the most popular streaming service in the US in 2023 and is predicted to reach 125 million subscribers in 2025. Most music distributors will publish your music on various streaming platforms. To take […]

Best Lyric Video Services for Artists 2024

There’s no way around it: in 2024, video content is a crucial part of an artist’s image on social media, and with the rise of TikTok and Instagram Reels, effective music promotion requires not only good quality music but also a captivating visual experience. A lyric video is one of the techniques to get your […]

Artist.tools vs. Chartmetric

I’m always torn when I offer marketing advice: yes, in 2024, you have bigger than ever chances to grow as an indie musician, yet often, it feels like the efforts we make are having minimal impact, if any, while everyone around is apparently gaining attention doing precisely the same thing. While not exactly true, I […]

Spot On Track Review

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night only to discover that all your tracks have been taken down from Spotify due to being added to a botted playlist. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. Let’s be honest: getting your music on a fake playlist is a nightmare for any musician who […]

Top 7 Chartmetric Alternatives

The union between music and data analytics is not a passing trend; access to data in the music industry has increased significantly in the last two decades, and its impact continues to grow. While many artists recognize the value of this data, it’s close to impossible for an indie musician to gather all the statistics, […]

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