Facebook expands access to fan subscriptions and ‘stars’
In March, Facebook announced that it was expanding its ‘stars’ system to musicians. Stars are its equivalent to ‘bits and cheers’ on Twitch: a system for creators to make money when people are watching...
June 30, 2020
Instagram to share revenue with creators with badges and ads
In April this year, we reported on the acknowledgment by a couple of Instagram executives that they had plans afoot to help creators (musicians included) to make money from their livestreams on the platform. Yesterday,...
May 28, 2020
Facebook will soon let page owners charge for livestreams
In terms of reach, Facebook is a hugely powerful platform for livestreams, which is why many artists have been using it during the Covid-19 lockdown period for performances, fan Q&As and other live broadcasts. Making...
April 27, 2020
How do 24-7 YouTube lo-fi hip-hop channels make their money?
As podcasts have become more strategically important both to music streaming services and to the music industry, so Hot Pod News has become one of our trusted sources for information on the podcasting world. Its latest piece,...
January 29, 2020
Facebook: Monetization by Age Group, February 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
February 5, 2014
Pivotshare raises $1m for D2C media platform
Pivotshare, a new service to help people create and monetize from their media channels.
August 9, 2012
London-based startup Mixeeba wants to help music-related sites make more money from linking their visitors to download stores
February 1, 2012