Tag Archives for " Spotify "

November 21, 2018

Universal Music Artists Might Get A Big Gift Thanks To Taylor Swift

Universal Music Taylor Swift on the Music 3.0 Blog

It’s big news that Taylor Swift has left the Big Machine label for Universal Music, but a byproduct of that deal is that the label’s artists would receive all of their share of the revenue from a sale of the company’s holdings of Spotify should it decide to sell. That means that the total amount […]

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November 20, 2018

Spotify’s US Users, Voice Care In Winter, And Post Engineer Paul Hollman On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Paul Hollman on the Music 3.0 Blog

My guest today on the podcast is engineer Paul Hollman, who mixes and edits sound for film, TV, and streaming broadcast. His work currently airs on Netflix, Amazon, SyFy, Discovery, Seso, Go90, and Hallmark Channel, and he’s also mixed documentaries which aired on Fox, NBC and PBS. Paul offers clients a full range of sound […]

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November 9, 2018

Spotify Offering New Analytics To Publishers

Spotify Publishing Analytics on the Music 3.0 Blog

While artists have long felt that they’re not making enough from streaming, songwriters and publishers have it even worse, making as little as a tenth per stream as that of an artist. Although the rates may not change, Spotify is at least attempting to provide more info to publishers to help them understand their payouts […]

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October 23, 2018

Spotify Payouts, Nano-Membrane Audio, And Composer Michael Raphael On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Michael Raphael on Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 Blog

My guest today is guitarist Michael Raphael, who started his career in the 80s hair metal band Jailhouse but turned his experience into a career first as a hit songwriter and later as a television composer. Along the way he’s worked as a songwriter/producer for Disney Records and Disney Mania, and as one of the main […]

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October 18, 2018

Spotify Deal With Distrokid Means Artists Can Now Upload To Other Streaming Services As Well

Distrokid Spotify on the Music 3.0 Blog

When Spotify announced its direct upload feature last month many artists weren’t particularly wowed since they’d still have to use a distributor to have their music uploaded to the other streaming services anyway. The company has now turned that argument on its ear by making a “passive” investment in the the distribution company Distrokid, which […]

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Spotify Wants Your GPS Location If You’re Signed Up For A Family Plan

Spotify family plan GPS info on the Music 3.0 Blog

Recently I posted about how the streaming services are losing subscribers through family plans, when a user invites people into a plan from outside the family. This is especially the case for Spotify, who reportedly is suffering from this problem more than other streaming services. Now the company has taken the unusual attempt to stop […]

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Looking At What Artists Get Paid In A Spotify Direct Deal

Spotify label split on the Music 3.0 Blog

As previously posted, Spotify is now doing both direct deals with artists, and allowing them to directly upload their content onto the platform. There have been a lot of announcements to that effect, but not much on exactly what an artist receives when it comes to royalty payout – until now. Music Business Worldwide did […]

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There’s More Behind Spotify’s Artist Direct Upload Strategy Than Meets The Eye

Spotify direct uploads on the Music 3.0 Blog

In a surprise announcement, Spotify will now allow indie artists to bypass distributors like CD Baby and TuneCore and directly upload their songs to the platform. Best of all, there will be no charge to do so, relieving artists from paying the nominal fees that distributors charge for the service. The upload feature will be available via the […]

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September 18, 2018

All About Music Metadata With Veva Sound’s Drew Waters On My Latest Podcast

Drew Waters on the Music 3.0 Blog

If you’ve ever wondered why musical metadata is so important you’re about to find out in this excellent conversation with this week’s podcast guest. Drew Waters has gone from high school dropout to PhD all in the name of music. Starting out as a working electric bass player as a teenager, he switched to upright […]

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September 11, 2018

Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher, Spotify Video War, And Neumann Logo Badge Color On My Latest Podcast

Mitch Gallagher on the Music 3.0 Blog

My guest this week on Episode #230 of my Inner Circle Podcast is Sweetwater’s editorial director Mitch Gallagher, who started his career as a guitarist/vocalist with various rock and country bands while earning a degree in music from Moorhead State University and studying with various classical guitar masters. After making his living as a touring […]

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