Tag: artists

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Soundrop unveils ‘label-friendly’ marketing tool Show.co

Startup Soundrop made its name running virtual listening rooms for Spotify users, before expanding to include other services (Deezer and YouTube) as well as working with artists and labels on online listening parties. The...
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More artists speak out on music piracy

The BBC's youth-focused Newsbeat site has been running some articles about music piracy this week.
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Snapchat gets ‘Stories’ feature including tap-to-buy buttons

With millions of users sharing 350 photos a day, social app Snapchat is growing fast, and has been used by some musicians in their digital marketing.
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Ticketmaster CEO calls for ‘powerless’ artists to unionise

Ticketmaster's CEO Nathan Hubbard weighed into the artists v streaming debate yesterday with some stern words for the musician community.
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Pandora publishes artist payout numbers

Pandora founder Tim Westergren has hit back at criticism of his company’s payouts to artists. In a blog post, he claims that over the next year, Pandora will pay more than $10k each to more than 2,000 artists, and more...
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100k registered users for Mobile Backstage apps

Finnish apps startup Mobile Backstage says its service has signed up more than 100k registered users on mobile phones since the launch of its first apps, with those users registering 4m 'interactions' in 2011 and 92m page...
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Artists shouldn’t ignore Google+ says Ariel Hyatt

Digital PR Ariel Hyatt says that artists should be getting onto Google+ sharpish, rather than shunning Google's social network until they're sure it's popular enough.
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StoryAmp helping artists forge links with music journalists

Another new platform launching for digital music marketing focuses on the editorial side of things.
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Music Ally Report : More than a geek thing

- Lead: EMI and The Echonest - Interview: Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio - Startups: Boom.fm, Playground Sessions and MixPixie - Market profile: Netherlands - Comment: Terry Goetz, ParkVu
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Twitter lists now available to half of all users

Heard about Twitter lists? It’s a new feature on the micro-blogging service that lets users create lists of other users, with unique URLS offering a stream of those users'' tweets.
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Verizon to develop and launch artist-focused mobile apps

Every artist and their aunt seems to be launching an iPhone app at the moment, but other mobile platforms are having to work harder to court the music industry.
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Genero.tv launching fan video contests for artists

With the days of million-dollar video budgets seemingly long gone, the hot new thing is getting fans to make videos for you on the cheap - safe in the knowledge that you can create a bit of a buzz, and end up with hundreds...