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Challenges Faced by Modern Record Labels: Navigating the Digital Age

Think about the last time you bought a CD or vinyl record. Has it been a while? You're not alone. The music industry has undergone seismic shifts in the past few decades, with digital streaming and downloads becoming the norm. Record labels, once giants in the field, have had to adapt quickly to stay relevant. Today's landscape presents unique hurdles they must grapple with. For starters, there's the matter of sheer competition. In an age where anyone with a laptop can produce and distribute music, record labels are no longer [...]

2023-09-28T12:25:59+00:00September 28, 2023|Categories: Content Distribution|

How Artists Can Understand and Use Data from Digital Distribution

The digital age has completely revolutionized the way music artists distribute their work. It's no longer about record sales and radio playtime but streaming numbers and social media followers. But what do all these numbers mean, and how can they help you as an independent artist? Leveraging data from your digital distribution platforms can be a game changer for your career. Understanding this data is critical if you've ever wondered why certain songs get more streams or how to reach your audience more effectively. Imagine knowing exactly where most of [...]

2023-09-19T16:47:10+00:00September 19, 2023|Categories: Content Distribution|Tags: |

How to Market a Record Label: Tips and Strategies for Success

Breaking into the music industry with a new record label can be challenging, but your label's success will be in sight if you are equipped with the right marketing strategies. By effectively marketing a record label, you'll establish a strong brand identity and attract talented artists to your roster. In this guide, we'll explore various approaches to promoting your label and the importance of implementing these tactics to remain competitive in today's dynamic music market. Creating a solid online presence is a crucial aspect of marketing. This includes developing a [...]

2023-06-06T15:46:01+00:00June 6, 2023|Categories: Music Marketing|Tags: , |

How to Build a Record Label Release Schedule: A Comprehensive Guide

Launching a successful record label requires strategic thinking and effective planning. One crucial aspect of this process is creating a well-structured music release schedule. A solid release schedule can significantly improve the chances of your label's music getting noticed and generating buzz in the highly competitive music industry. In this article, we'll guide you through the best strategies to build an optimal release schedule for record labels. To maximize your success, it's essential to identify your target audience and understand their listening behaviours. By doing so, you can tailor your [...]

2023-07-12T09:25:50+00:00May 31, 2023|Categories: Content Distribution|Tags: |

Sync Licensing 101: A Guide for Music Artists

Few musicians start writing songs to make money. For many artists, becoming a musician, songwriter, or composer is first and foremost about expressing themselves in the best way they can. However, once you start gaining a following, you may just find yourself considering the possibility of earning a living from your music. That is the moment when you need to start thinking about licensing your music. Licensing means allowing someone else to use your work within certain limits. Music licensing can seem like a complex topic initially, but understanding the [...]

2023-02-09T15:50:28+00:00February 13, 2023|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , |

How Much Does Spotify Pay Per Stream in 2023?

Over the past few years, streaming has become one of the leading income sources for musicians. Whether you’re an independent artist or signed to a label, a seasoned performer or just starting out, it pays to understand how streaming platforms work out compensation for musicians. Here is a closer look at how much Spotify pays per stream in 2023. Music Streaming in Numbers Music streaming has become big business for streaming platforms, labels, and artists alike. They have also been wholly embraced by music fans around the world. Just two [...]

2023-09-15T10:23:28+00:00February 7, 2023|Categories: Royalties|

Distributing music to Beatport

Beatport is the world's largest online electronic music store, where DJs, producers, and EDM fans can buy digital copies of electronic music tracks. It was founded in 2004 and is now owned by LiveStyle, which has offices in Denver, Berlin and Los Angeles. You can browse through thousands of tracks from over 100,000 artists, including new releases, remixes, live sets, DJ mixes, and more. You'll need Beatport to stock your music if you run, manage, or own an EDM record label. How to upload music on Beatport's platform To get [...]

2022-09-27T13:25:10+00:00September 27, 2022|Categories: Content Distribution|Tags: |

Choosing a Music Aggregator for Your Brand, Artist, or Record Label

How do you get your music “out there” and heard by people all over the world? A few years ago, making it in music meant signing a record deal. There was simply no other way. Taking care of your own distribution? That would have been a pipedream for musicians who relied on small gigs and open mic nights to be discovered by record companies.  Digital music has changed the industry and made it possible to distribute your music worldwide, even without the backing of a label. Music aggregation and carefully [...]

2022-08-22T10:55:20+00:00August 22, 2022|Categories: Content Distribution, Guides|Tags: , |

What Is Music Licensing? [Our Guide]

Music licensing may not be the first thing on your mind when you’re writing a song or composing a piece of music. But while the legal aspects of the music business may seem a bit complicated or even boring, those are the aspects that will make you money.  Licensing your music for others to use is one of the biggest sources of income for musicians. It’s essential to grow your brand and make a living in the music industry. Here is how it works.  How does music licensing [...]

2022-07-08T16:23:52+00:00July 8, 2022|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |
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