4 New Ways To Beat The Facebook Algorithm

1It's been several months since Facebook made massive changes to its News Feed algorithm, changes which made it much harder for music marketers to utilize the platform for promotion. Now that brands have had some time to grapple with this thorny new social media beast, we're taking a look at four different ways to beat the new Facebook algorithm.

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Spotify Tests Personalization Of Editor Curated Playlists

image from lydiayeh.files.wordpress.comSpotify is testing the addition of individually personalized tracks to existing editor curated playlists, multiple sources tell Hypebot. In one example, tracks which Spotfy's believes would fit the taste of a particular user were added  to an official Spotify hand curated workout playlist. 

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Attracting More Views On Your SoundCloud Releases

2For musicians, growing a solid reputation on SoundCloud is key, as the platform provides opportunities to take their work to the next level, although the way in which they manage their account can often have as much of an impact on their success as the music itself.

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Passage Of Music Modernization Act Averts Artist Boycott Of Sirius XM

1Yesterday the Music Modernization Act, a massive overhaul of the US copyright system, unanimously passed the Senate, and while good news for the music industry as a whole, one entity remains in opposition to the bill: SiriusXM. That said, the MMA's smooth passage will like prevent a major boycott of the satellite radio service by artists.

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Music Copyright Law And The Consumer: Understanding The Basics

2While copyright law is often covered from the perspective of musicians and labels, we don't often look at it from the point of the consumer. Still, even as a casual consumer of music, copyright effects us, often in more ways than we might guess.

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How To Sign Up For Spotify's Free Music Distribution

New Release – Spotify for ArtistsSpotify has announced a new feature that allows almost any artist to upload music onto the service for free and collect royalties without any fees or going through a distributor or label. The streamer said that its expanding its beta program to more artists and will continue to add artists until the free service is available to every artist or label. here is how you can sign up to take advantage of free distribution on Spotify.

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Spotify Now Lets Artists Upload Music FREE

Spotify newSpotify has announced a beta program that allows artists to upload music directly to the streaming platform from their Spotify For Artists platform at no cost. Free distribution puts the streamer more directly in competition with SoundCloud, low cost distributors like TuneCore and even record labels.

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The Musician's Delicate Balance: Unbridled Self-Expression vs. Listener Alienation

1The motivation behind creating music varies wildly from artist to artist, with some doing so in hopes of fame and fortune, and others just because they feel like it. Here we look at how to strike the delicate balance between making music based solely on your own self-interest, and desperately trying to make music the world will like.

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eMusic Payment Problems Continue, More Labels Exit

image from www.hypebot.comMore labels and distributors are pulling and keeping their music off the eMusic download store over late or non-payments. In July, we reported that Sony owned indie distributor The Orchard informed its labels that it was pulling all music down because they had "failed to receive payments." 

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