Tag: monetisation

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Instagram has plans to help artists monetise livestreams

Instagram is one of the best platforms for quickly drawing an audience for an artist’s livestream, if they have a healthy following on the app. However, when it comes to those artists making money from their broadcasts,...
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Sandbox Issue 249: What music can learn from YouTube’s biggest channels

Lead: Music is critical to YouTube while the music industry (beyond the politics of the value gap debate) is hugely reliant on the platform. But so too are other content types. We look at the biggest channels on YouTube generally...
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Facebook expands its ‘stars’ monetisation to musicians

We haven’t written about this much, because musicians couldn’t use it, but Facebook has had its own livestream monetisation system of ‘stars’ running for a while now. It’s akin to Twitch’s bits and cheers and...
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SoundCloud opens up its Premier monetisation program

SoundCloud has thrown the doors open wide to its SoundCloud Premier program, which enables independent artists to make money from streams of their tracks on its service. Any SoundCloud Pro and Pro Unlimited creators –...
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Musical.ly adds in-app purchases and expands video limits

Fresh from reaching the milestone of 100m downloads and signing its first licensing deal with Warner Music, social app Musical.ly is making some changes to the way it works. Yesterday, the company pushed an update live for...
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Live.ly plans monetisation features after 2m downloads

Live-streaming video app Live.ly has now been downloaded more than 2m times on iOS since its launch a few weeks ago. Launched by lip-dub startup Musical.ly, the Periscope and YouNow rival has already attracted musician Jason...
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Merlin talks SoundCloud deal, monetisation and the crushing imbalance of the Universal/Sony duopoly

Amid mounting criticism of SoundCloud and its attempts to swing into monetisation and licensing, the deal struck last week with Merlin, representing a multitude of independent labels, was hugely significant. Here was a significant...
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UMG under fire for YouTube claim on composer’s music

Musician Bjorn Lynne is getting some headlines for a trenchant attack on Universal Music Group, after it claimed one of his tracks – ‘Kingdom of the Persians’ – on YouTube and started monetising it. Why? Lynne claims...
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TuneCore adds YouTube Money feature for artists

It’s becoming a standard feature for digital music distributors to add ‘YouTube monetisation’ to their arsenal of features. TuneCore is the latest, branding its feature YouTube Money. It gets artists to...
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DoclerMusic livestreams musical tuition AND gigs (for some reason)

DoclerMusic is the latest service to enter the – already busy and very niche – online musical tuition market. It’s a freemium model, with basic lessons free but users are encouraged to leave tips and pay for private...
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AdRev’s new president: ‘YouTube is a bright shining light’

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the president of a company whose business is YouTube monetisation is impressed by Google’s video service. Still, at a time when friction between YouTube and the music industry...
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Audiam goes toe-to-toe with TuneCore with DistroKid partnership

It's fair to say Audiam and TuneCore have history.