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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 2024?

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 2024. 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 [...]

2024-03-13T14:51:46+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: , |

Music Royalties and Copyright Explained [Our Guide]

The music business is built on collaboration. Whether you are thinking of a brand-new band supporting a headliner or two veteran artists joining forces to reinterpret a classic, cooperation makes for memorable music. At the same time, this collaborative nature can make it difficult to determine who deserves what share of royalties when a song is played.  In this guide, we’ll do our best to explain music royalties as simply as possible. Don’t worry, you’re not expected to memorize the entire article. Bookmark it to refer back to it whenever [...]

2022-02-24T07:40:27+00:00February 23, 2022|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

How to upload and monetize music on SoundCloud using LabelGrid

If you run a record label, you might consider using SoundCloud as an additional revenue stream. Here's why: Soundcloud has over 76 million active monthly users and over 175 million worldwide user-reach - not having your music on the platform could be detrimental to your label and independent artist(s) success.  While most distributors only offer one way of monetizing and uploading to Soundcloud, LabelGrid provides an additional method that allows ultimate control over how your content appears on Soundcloud.  Uploading your music to SoundCloud We'll discuss uploading your music to [...]

2022-02-05T18:41:07+00:00February 5, 2022|Categories: Content Distribution, Guides|Tags: , |

Getting music on Apple Music

You've got a new tune and want to get it on Apple Music - you're in the right place. This article will cover an overview of getting your music on Apple Music. Uploading directly to Apple Music isn't as simple as it sounds. Getting direct deals with Apple is possible, but you'll need an extensive catalogue as well as having to meet Apple's ongoing requirements. It's tough. But, don't sweat. There is another, simple way! You can use a distributor with a pre-established relationship with the Apple platform to distribute [...]

2024-05-09T13:09:22+00:00January 14, 2022|Categories: Content Distribution|Tags: |

Getting music on Spotify

Unfortunately, Spotify discontinued its direct upload feature. To upload your original music to Spotify and all other streaming services, you'll first need to register with a music distribution service like LabelGrid. If you don't know how to get started uploading your music to Spotify, here's everything you need to know. The process of getting your music into the hands of millions of potential fans is simple: a music distribution service will allow you to upload your music directly to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Deezer and more. [...]

2022-01-14T09:10:11+00:00January 14, 2022|Categories: Content Distribution|Tags: |
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