Tag: emerging artists
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...
May 6, 2021
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...
March 24, 2021
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,...
March 24, 2021
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...
March 22, 2021
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...
March 4, 2021
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...
February 23, 2021
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....
July 16, 2020
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...
July 6, 2020
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...
July 2, 2020
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...
June 18, 2020
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...
May 8, 2020