Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” Is Still Not On Spotify, Apple Music A Week After Release [UPDATED]

When will Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” be available on Spotify, Apple Music and other music streamers? It’s a been a big debut week for Taylor Swift’s “Reputation.” But contrary to rumor and speculation, 7 days after release, Swift has not placed the full album on any music streamer surveyed…

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” Is Still Not On Spotify, Apple Music A Week After Release

It’s a been a a big debut week for Taylor Swift’s “Reputation.” But contrary to rumor and speculation, 7 days after release, Swift has not placed the full new album on Spotify, Apple Music or any other music streamer that we surveyed Friday morning. Some believe that the continued omission…

How To Promote Your Band On Shoestring Budget

Band promotion can be a challenge even with a well funded label at your back, but for just getting started, financial restrictions often make effective marketing next to impossible. Here we look at five stealth tactics for promoting your band with minimal expense. ____________________________ Guest post by Ged Richardson, founder…

UnitedMasters On Closing The Music Data Chasm: The Inspiration Driving This $70 Million Startup

UnitedMasters launched it artist services platform this week with $70 million in funding from Google and Andreessen Horowitz; and a promise to “free musicians from dependencies on the old model while increasing their income tenfold”. Using data to understand and monetize fan behavior is at the core of their plan…

How An Indie Musician Made $26,000 Selling Just A Handful Of Albums

Many artists bemoan the transition from paid digital downloads to the fractions of a penny artists earn from streaming, but some artists are adapting to this shift, and in fact have made selling less work to their advantage. Here we look at how Buffalo-based electronic musician Spruke is selling his…

YouTube’s Feed Evolution and Why It Matters

Having been welcomed into the world way back in 2005, YouTube has naturally undergone some changes over time, but of all these changes, the evolution of its feed is perhaps the most important, particularly when it comes to being a artist looking to reach fans via the platform. ___________________________ Guest…

Spotify Acquires Online Recording Studio Soundtrap To Help ‘Democratize The Music Ecosystem’

Spotify has acquired fellow Stockholm based startup Soundtrap, a popular web based recording studio. In a post announcing the deal, Spotify said that “Soundtrap’s rapidly growing business is highly aligned with Spotify’s vision of democratizing the music ecosystem. ” ____________________________________ Spotify has acquired online recording studio startup Soundtrap. Few details…

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FRIDAY 11.17.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Everything in the music industry now exists in service of just two things: streaming and live concerts. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Tidal Adds Direct In App Sonos Control

Tidal streaming subscribers can now control their Sonos audio sound system directly from within the TIDAL app. The upgrade follows similar in-app control announcements from Pandora and Spotify. Pandora’s update included Alexa-powered voice control. Tidal’s latest app update includes: The ability to send the music from your headphones to any…

What Composers, Musicians, Should Know About The Proposed Tax Reform Bill

Recently introduced to the House of Representatives, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” has buried within its pages legislation that could, depending on how the bill develops, dramatically impact the careers of artists and musicians – potentially for the worse. ____________________ Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of Nova Southeastern University…