TikTok Marketing For Indie Artists

1200px-Tiktok_logo.svgWhile it may be the one of the most discussed social media platforms of the present day, many still struggle to understand what exactly TikTok is, much less how to utilize it as the powerful marketing tool which it undeniably is. Here, we clear some of the fog surrounding TikTok marketing.

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Latin Grammy-Winning Producer Haze Launches House of Haze Label, Management Company

image from celebrityaccess.comLatin Grammy-winning producer Haze, aka Egbert Rosa, has launched his own label and management company called House of Haze. He is best known as the musical force behind Natti Natasha and Ozuna’s 2017 smash hit “Criminal.”

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Empire plus +1 - Pop Goes Indie - Liz Longley - More

Biz Of Indie 2In a new edition of the Business Of Indie, Empire and +1 partner, Pop music goes indie, Liz Longley's uses Kickstarter to buy back her master and much more.

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Labels Now Able To Pay Spotify To Promote Their Music

Spotify-money-1UPDATED: Spotify users may already be familiar with 'Music For You' notifications which sometimes pop up on the platform and now, in a new test run by Spotify, those notifications are for sale, allowing artists to promote directly to listeners without a need for third-party applications.

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Eleven Seven Rebrands As Better Noise Music

image from celebrityaccess.comEleven Seven Label Group (E7LG) has rebranded as Better Noise Music. The move has also triggered the consolidation of E7LG’s other imprints – the alt-leaning Five Seven Music and hard rock flagship Eleven Seven – under the Better Noise Music umbrella.

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Investors, Labels Queston Spotify's Future

Spotify New $Just days before Spotify's Monday earnings report, some label execs and Wall Street analysts are questioning if the steaming giant will ever be profitable, and if not, can it survive?

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Why Streaming Royalties Will Always Stay Too Low To Make A Living Off Of [Video]

3Disc Maker's Tony van Veen details why he believes that streaming services will never pay independent artists enough in royalties for them to make a comfortable living in the way that physical CD sales once did.

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Founder Benji Rogers and A PledgeMusic Staffer Respond To News That Artists Will Never Be Paid

PledgeMusic NewAfter news broke yesterday that PledgeMusic had $9.57 million in debt and assets worth $25,000 leaving "little prospect" that artists and other creditors will be paid, Hyepbot heard from two ex-staffers with intimate knowledge of the debacle.

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Indie, Major Label Trade Groups Launch Joint Data Service

image from cimamusic.caIFPI and WIN, trade groups representing major and independent record labels respectively, have announced a cross-industry collaboration to create Repertoire Data Exchange (RDx), a centralized industry data exchange. PPL, the UK music industry’s collective management organization, will operate the new service.

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Ballad of 'LoFi Rod': How DashGo Became The Home Of A New, Dynamic Genre

Laptop-1283368_1280At a time when many of the figures reinventing the music business belong to a new generation, Universal veteran Rod Linnum aka "LoFi Rod" is helping to lead the charge for the blossoming lo-fi genre.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiThis week, our tips and advice for independent artists in the music business covered how formatting impacts social media marketing, why it's so important to build a solid brand for yourself, how you can begin booking your own local shows, and more.

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QUICK HITS: AWAL Promotes 2 • Empire +1 Records • FADER Label • Spirit Music Group

Quick HitsAWAL  Promotes Two: Aaron Bogucki has been upped to Vice President, Marketing at AWAL  based in the UK.  Over the past 18 months, Bogucki has been building up AWAL’s global digital marketing and creative content team and forging strategic partnerships with third-party tech platforms.

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CD Baby, Dash Go Expand Into India

CD_Baby_Logo_Black newCD Baby has expanded into India, the world's 15th largest recorded music market, according to the IFPI. The news arrives on the heels of recent expansion into China, Canada, Columbia, Southeast Asia, and the UK over the last 16 months.

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Stem Offers Free Analysis Of Label, Distribution Offers

image from stem.isMusic industry consultancy Stem has launched Stem Check, a new free service to help musicians understand the ins and outs of any record label or distribution offers. Artists can meet face-to-face with a Stem finance specialists to analyze the pros & cons of the deal.

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Future Classic Launches 'Wilder' Label with Tom Windish, Continues New Artist Residency Program

image from celebrityaccess.comAustralia and LA-based indie label, management, and artist services company Future Classic has launched Wilder, a joint venture record label with veteran Paradigm agent Tom Windish.

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WNYC-FM Is Latest Public Radio Station To Slash Music

OldradioWNYC-FM, one of New York City's top non-commercial radio stations, is canceling most music programming in favor of news and talk. Disturbingly, other public radio stations are making similar moves or shifting music programming to less listened to time slots and secondary HD channels.

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: AIM Distro Report • 2 Chainz Goes Indie • Bubba Sparxxx + Symphonic • More

Biz Of Indie 2In this new edition of the Business Of Indie, indie trade association AIM issues a major report on the state of independent music distribution, rapper 2 Chainz signs an indie deal, Bubba Sparxxx partners with Symphonic for a new label and much more.

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Publishers Are Driving A Full Stack Music Revolution [MIDiA's Mark Mulligan]

image from cdn.pixabay.comAs the value of music publishing catalogs have multiplied, so have the ways in which forward-thinking companies like Downtown, Round Hill, Kobalt, ole/Anthem, Primary Wave and Create Group monetized those catalogs, says MiDiA entertainment industry analyst Mark Mulligan.

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Rock Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Include 12 First-timers

image from i1.wp.comThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its Rock Hall Class of 2020. 16 artists are shortlisted and of those nine are first-time nominees.

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CD Baby, Tunecore Add China For DIY Music Distribution

image from upload.wikimedia.orgTunecore and CD Baby have each just added China's largest streaming music service - Tencent Music, its subsidiaries and partners - to their indie and d.i.y. music distribution networks. When users deliver their music to Tencent, they will be available on:

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Bubba Sparxxx, Symphonic Partner To Launch Indie Label

image from celebrityaccess.comRappers Bubba Sparxxx and Alexander King have partnered with Symphonic Distribution to launch indie label 25/8 Entertainment. The first project is duo HellalujaH.

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The Get Together Indie Label Fair To Debut On West Coast

image from celebrityaccess.comIndie record label market and music fair The Get Together will make its West Coast debut next month at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles.

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Why Being Independent Is So Important In Live Music

1We hear from managers, promoters, and others about the value of relationships and community in the independent music sector, and why exactly being indie matters so much in live music.

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50 Year After Abbey Road: Two Worlds Of Music Listening

image from upload.wikimedia.orgWith the Beatle's Abbey Road near the top of the charts 50 years after release, MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan explores how older, physical-focused music fans remain the quickest route to high-value, large-scale revenue, as well as, much and how little has changed in the music industry.

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45 Best YouTube Channels To Promote Your Music

Youtube_logoVeteran music marketer consultant Amber Horsburgh graciously shares her list of the 45 Best YouTube channels to promote music to for artists at all levels. "YouTube channel promo is a great way to find new audiences," says Horsburgh, "which in turn builds your own YouTube subscriber base. Especially for official remixes or loosies."

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RIAA Releases “Notorious” Copyright Offenders List

2Copyright violation remains an ever-present issue in the music business, affecting not only an artist's ability to make money, but also that of labels. Consequently, the RIAA annually drops a list of the top offenders. Here we look at who this year's guilty parties are.

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Indie Music Publisher: 'We Are Not Blind To The Harsh Economic Realities Of Streaming'

2In this anonymous interview, Chris Castle/Music Technology Policy speak with an independent publisher about their role in a streaming-based music economy where money is made in percentages of pennies, and what the future looks like for both publishers and artists trying as they try to cultivate a career in the music business.

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