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SoundCloud and Triller team up for emerging artists playlist

It’s clearly the day for partnerships with social media companies that have rubbed some rightsholders up the wrong way. Alongside Billboard/Twitter we also have a SoundCloud/Triller tie-up to tell you about. SoundCloud...
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Sandbox Issue 272: DSP’s Emerging Talent Programmes – how do you get on one, what happens if you do, and is there a catch?

Lead: Each DSP has a programme dedicated to supporting new artists: weaponising the platform by endorsing them to a large audience, and hopefully accelerating their careers. Places on these programmes are, of course, keenly...
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SoundCloud launches new artist accelerator with nine musicians

SoundCloud is adding a new string to its artist-partnerships bow with the launch of First on SoundCloud. it’s billed as an accelerator program for artists, starting with nine independent musicians: Charmaine, Ela Minus,...
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Apple expands its ‘Up Next’ program for emerging artists

Thus far, Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ program has picked emerging artists from across the world for promotion on the streaming service, with a global focus. Now it’s going local too. Apple is expanding...
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Spotify and Apple Music reveal latest emerging artist picks

The major streaming services are continuing to choose emerging artists for their respective promotion schemes. Spotify and Apple Music announced their latest picks yesterday. Spotify has gone with Norwegian artist Girl In...
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Songfluencer launches ‘Rising’ program for emerging artists

Startup Songfluencer is one of the companies trying to connect music artists with music-related influencers (hence: ‘songfluencers’) for marketing partnerships. Now it’s expanding its activity with a program...
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Amazon Music gets its own program for emerging artists

Amazon Music is the latest streaming service to launch a programme to push emerging artists. It is called Breakthrough and echoes the initiatives of Spotify (Radar), Apple Music (Up Next), Deezer (Next) and other rivals....
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Apple Music launches Africa Rising artist discovery initiative

Apple Music really is going big on music from Africa. The service’s latest move is a bi-monthly ‘artist program and companion playlist‘ which it says will focus on emerging talent from across Africa. Every...
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The Royalty Network debuts Black Empowerment Thru Music scheme

Music publishing company The Royalty Network has launched an initiative to help emerging Black musicians, producers and songwriters build contacts and careers in the music industry. Called Black Empowerment Thru Music, the...
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Afropop star Rema is Apple Music’s new ‘Up Next’ artist

Apple Music is placing a big strategic focus on Africa this year, and the latest emerging artist to join its ‘Up Next’ programme is the latest example. Nigerian Afropop star Rema will be getting some promotional...
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Deezer launches ‘Home Sessions’ from emerging artists

The latest lockdown-themed music streaming sessions come from Deezer, which launched its new ‘Home Sessions’ feature yesterday. It involves getting artists to record cover versions from their home studios, which are being...
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Ali Gatie heads Deezer’s latest crop of ‘Next’ artists

Streaming service Deezer has announced its latest group of emerging artists to be promoted under its ‘Deezer Next’ initiative. Iraqi-Canadian artist Ali Gatie is going to be a global priority artist for Deezer in the...