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How to Trigger the Spotify Radio Playlist

Spotify has several playlists on its platform that can help artists gain more exposure and streams from listeners. These playlists include editorial playlists curated by Spotify editors that one can pitch to be featured. Additionally, there are algorithmic playlists that are auto-generated for each user based on their listening history and preferences. While you cannot […]

Are There Real Spotify Promotions?

If you want to make a name for yourself in the music industry, you know that having a solid marketing strategy is paramount. But let’s be real: the music marketing landscape can be tough to navigate. With everyone vying for the attention of listeners, it often feels like a cutthroat competition against big companies and […]

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 […]

How to Grow an Email List as a Musician in 2024

Despite everyone saying that email remains an underrated and underappreciated marketing channel, the fact is that email remains severely underrated. This underrated streak is almost as impressive as Cal Ripken Jr. starting two thousand one hundred and thirty-one consecutive major league baseball games.  Email marketing wins the Iron Man Award for underrated marketing tactics for […]

10 Ways to Make Money as a Musician in 2024

Every year, we like to ask artists how they make money. What were the things that actually worked and led to an inflow of cash in their bank accounts? In our most recent survey, we received 75 responses from musicians that Jon broke down on the YouTube channel. He detailed what musicians do to make […]

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