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We recently had an insightful conversation with someone working at Spotify. We asked him the question; how many songs you should release as an artist? 

We got some inside information from someone working at Spotify on how many songs you should release. The person with whom we spoke is curating one of the most extensive Dance playlists on Spotify. If you want to succeed as an artist on Spotify, you need to know everything about the algorithm. Spotify uses a sophisticated algorithm to choose which songs would be allegeable for curated playlists or not.  

When you do not have a ton of releases or a big following on Spotify, the algorithm wouldn’t push your music to a bigger audience. However, you can work on the number of releases you put out. That’s what the algorithm actually favours, constant releases. So when you do not have a big following consistency is key.  The more frequently you release new material, the more reasons there will be for fans to go there and listen to your music. Together with having the right marketing plan with enough run-time to get the most out of your marketing efforts.

Some key numbers

When you’re just starting out, do six to eight releases per year. This is quite a reasonable amount of releases for you to achieve and will show some consistency. Doing 12 releases a year when you are starting out is just not a feasible number. It’s too much for you to produce high-quality songs and promote them properly. So that will mean a release every one and a half months to 2 months. 

Depending on the music you make there are some key points to take into account. If you make more pop music or music with more vocals it is a good idea to release less music trough out the year and focus on doing a proper marketing campaign. Around 6 releases a year would then be a sweet spot. When you make more underground music or instrumental music you should be aiming for at least eight and maybe consider doing two to four remixes. 

Albums are dead

We also asked him about releasing albums to the streaming service and he has a clear answer to that, no just don’t do it! It doesn’t make any sense nowadays. The only reason to release an album as an artist is if you want to have this creative journey and share that with your fans. If you want to have a piece of work that is a collective of songs that reflect a certain point and time in your life and share this with your fans. But only consider it when you already have a big and tight-knit fanbase. If you still want to do it you should release four or five songs of the album as a single throughout the year to have the desired outcome and reach. 

You could consider selling the album when the first single releases as merch or as a digital download for super-fans. This way you’ll make a lot more money from the music you made. After a year you just release it as an album or as singles so you have the right amount of content for your fans to be growing on Spotify. 

The most important thing to keep in mind is what feels good for you and makes you satisfied. If a song is not ready, don’t release it. There’s no sense in pushing a song without having something that is good enough. 

Our last quick tip for promoting your songs on Spotify playlists is; Try to reach out to Spotify if you know someone there; it’s like gold; it’s worth a ton! It’s really hard to reach these people because everyone wants to be on this playlist; even the big guys are begging for playlist spots. Attend networking events and conferences like ADE to meet the people behind the streaming platforms and get your name out there.

Create your own playlist and trade spots with other artists. Organically grow your playlist, make sure your fans follow it and maybe consider gate the link. So when you release some free music people need to follow your account or playlist on Spotify.

The rest is then completely up to chance; maybe someone at Spotify likes your song or maybe the algorithm likes your song and features it. You could also have a huge hit by just releasing one song once a year. Everything is possible, but these are the recommendations of someone who knows how the algorithm works.

 

 Have fun creating awesome music and don’t forget to submit your demo to us so we can help you get your music heard!

After the invention of ‘TikTok Music’ emblems and several other TikTok Music Twitter accounts earlier this 12 months, it’s hardly a secret that ByteDance is engaged in a brand new DSP. A brand new report from TechCrunch reveals which might be new references to TikTok Music contained in the Resso streaming app, which is one other provided by ByteDance.

In response to a snippet of code found, personal knowledge could sync between Resso and TikTok Music. Additionally referenced within the code is the URL ‘music.tiktok.com,’ which at present results in a 403 (Forbidden) error for US customers. Nevertheless, TechCrunch reports that the area seems to be lively for areas like Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Malaysia, and Singapore.

 

Resso is a music streaming service that operates exterior of the USA in nations like India, Brazil, and Indonesia. There’s a working website with a obtain button that invites customers to ‘Test again quickly’ with no specified date given.

“Welcome to TikTok Music! TikTok Music, considered one of our providers defined beneath the TikTok phrases, is a music streaming service that enables customers to hearken to music,” some placeholder textual content on the website reads. ByteDance has confirmed that it plans to launch a music streaming service beneath the TikTok branding to develop extra markets.

 

On October 12, the Wall Avenue Journal reported TikTok dad or mum ByteDance was in talks with the Huge Three (Warner, Sony, Common). However, document execs are cautious of how troublesome it’s already to earn cash from Resso within the markets that the service already operates inside. Sony Music Group allowed its agreement with Resso to lapse in all three nations–ensuing in their total catalogue elimination from the Resso library.

 

Resso provides an ad-supported free tier and an on-demand subscription tier. However, knowledge from Resso suggests that only a few individuals are prepared to transform from free to paid subscribers–with that ratio within the single-digit share for now.

 

 

 

Spotify continues to revamp and innovate at warp speed, The latest updates involve its home screen, a new concert ticket pre-sale program and live collaboration within its Soundtrap recording studio app.

New Home Feeds

Spotify’s new home screen separates Music and Podcasts into two separate algorithmically driven feeds.

The Music feed offers quick access to suggested music, including album and playlist recommendations, along with buttons to share, like, and play music. The Podcast feed highlights new episodes of favourite shows and personalized recommendations.

It’s all currently rolling out on Android and will soon be available on iOS.

Spotify Ticket Pre-Sales

Spotify Tickets

Potentially much more consequential is Spotify’s move into concert ticket presales and the quiet launch of tickets.spotify.com/.

It’s a strangely timed move for Spotify.

Just weeks ago, the streamer announced direct ticketing deals with Ticketmaster, AXS, DICE, Eventbrite, and See Tickets alongside a new Live Events Feed. Now instead of promoting its new partners, it is trying to compete with them.

Spotify’s initial ticket pre-sale offering is heavy on emerging artists like Bandsintown Big Break artist Annie DeRusso, but some artists approached by Spotify to participate tell Hypebot that the streamer is planning a much broader offering.

Live Collaboration via Soundtrap

Spotify’s third innovation this week comes from its Soundtrap recording app.

The online digital audio workstation (DAW) now offers a live collaboration feature that lets multiple people make and see changes to a track n real-time.

Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and serves as a Senior Advisor to Bandsintown which acquired both publications in 2019. He is the Founder and President of the Skyline Artists Agency and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

According to information sent to NOXU Music Group, several customers and artists are reportedly experiencing “blocked” notifications on Facebook and Instagram videos.

These messages result from a modification to how Meta handles reference matching internally. They deal with copyright management enforcement in regions where the Audio Library is not yet accessible:


Netherlands Antilles (AN), Angola (AO), Antartica (AQ), Åland Islands (AX), Azerbaijan (AZ), Bahrain (BH), Burundi (BI), Benin (BJ), Saint Barthélemy (BL), Brunei (BN), Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BQ), Bhutan (BT), Bouvet Island (BV), Botswana (BW), Belarus (BY), Democratic Republic of the Congo (CD), Central African Republic (CF), Republic of the Congo (CG), Côte d’Ivoire (CI), China (CN), Cuba (CU), Djibouti (DJ), Western Sahara (EH), Eritrea (ER), Ethiopia (ET), Faroe Islands (FO), Georgia (GA), Greenland (GL), The Gambia (GM), Equatorial Guinea (GQ), Greece (GR), Guinea-Bissau (GW), Haiti (HT), Hungary (HU), British Indian Ocean Territory (IO), Iran (IR), Comoros (KM), North Korea (KP), Liberia (LR), Moldova (MD), Saint Martin (MF), Madagascar (MG), Marshall Islands (MH), Myanmar (MM), Mauritania (MR), Mauritius (MU), Maldives (MV), Mozambique (MZ), New Caledonia (NC), Niger (NE), French Polynesia (PF), Papua New Guinea (PG), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (PM), Pitcairn Islands (PN), Sudan (SD), Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (SH), Slovenia (SI), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (SJ), Sierra Leone (SL), Somalia (SO), South Sudan (SS), São Tomé and Príncipe (ST), Syria (SY), Chad (TD), French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TF), Togo (TG), Timor-Leste (TL), East Timor (TP), United States Minor Outlying Islands (UM), British Virgin Islands (VG), Wallis and Futuna (WF).

This situation is not specific to NOXU Music Group’s services; it affects all distributors and rights holders that use Facebook/Instagram.

We can attest that the material is still accessible through the Facebook/Instagram Audio Library and is merely muted in the regions mentioned above. Asset availability shouldn’t have altered, and most situations don’t call for user intervention.

Both that this shouldn’t harm income and that going forward, these alerts would happen less frequently, be more pertinent, and be more location-specific for the user have been confirmed by Meta.

What Do You Need to Do?

Most of the time, nothing has to be done. In order to avoid receiving these banned notifications, whitelisting is not required.

Please click the “appeal” button on the notification if there is a need or want to make your content accessible in the impacted markets and you have permission to publish everything in the video. Please be aware that appeals are handled content-by-content.

The process to restore that particular content will begin when you select “appeal,” but the asset will not yet be usable in the relevant territories’ Audio Library. You can submit all necessary appeals with no repercussions if you have authority to make the flagged content available.

Based on the information now available to us, it is apparent that Yandex is a sanctioned entity. Unfortunately, this means we are under an obligation to suspend deliveries with immediate effect.

Please note that at this stage, based on the advice we have received we do not believe that we are required to take down content previously delivered to Yandex. However, this point is under review and we will update our labels should the position change. 

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