When will Instagram begin monetizing livestreams?

This thread of tweets makes for very interesting reading on that score. It’s from Neer Sharma, co-founder of mobile game HaikuJam, and is a series of ideas for how Instagram could help artists monetise livestreams. The option for fans to…

Streaming subscriptions up 32% from 2018 to 2019?

Original story: Global Online Music Streaming Grew 32% YoY to Cross 350 Million Subscriptions in 2019 on Counterpoint A new report from Counterpoint Research is plugging one of the knowledge gaps: the number of people subscribing to music…
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Want to look and sound better on social media? Turn Dobly On.

Originally found via Facebook post from Dolby United States: Dolby On could help musicians sound better on Twitch livestreams
SoundCloud

SoundCloud adds new feature to help artists during COVID-19 pandemic

Over the past few weeks, SoundCloud has been providing resources for artists to keep the music going, but with the financial repercussions of canceled shows and listeners asking how they can support the artists they love—they knew there was…
Live Nation

Live Nation launches Crew Nation to support crew during COVID-19 pandemic

Live Nation has kicked off "Crew Nation," a relief fund focusing on the crew members who work on live shows. The fund will be administered by charity Music Forward Foundation, and will see Live Nation commit $5M upfront, and match the next…
Spotify

Spotify to donate up-to $10M in COVID-19 music relief

Supporting the global music community in an unprecedented crisis | Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spotify has engaged partners across the industry to discuss how we can support artists and the creative community who have been deeply…
GRAMMY

Recording Academy & MusiCares Establish COVID-19 Relief Fund

Both the Recording Academy and MusiCares have contributed an initial donation of $1 million each, totaling $2 million The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help…
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Stream 'Eclectic Christmas' this holiday season!

There's a ton of great Christmas and Holiday music playlists out there—both sponsored/official lists from providers like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. and public playlists from curators and DSP user profiles—this season, we ask that…
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Rate Jamie Grace's 'The Story (Noel)' at CCM Magazine

In anticipation of Jamie Grace's upcoming single, "The Story (Noel)"—available everywhere digitally on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 (CLICK HERE to Pre-Order or STREAM/BUY after street date)—legacy Christian music publication CCM Magazine features…
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Jamie Grace's 2020 vision—new music coming every month!

Christian singer-songwriter and musician extraordinaire—and now, new mother—Jamie Grace is announcing her career plans for the next year, which will include releasing at least one new song every month. A true creative, Jamie's talents…
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GivingTuesday is December 3 - Facebook & Instagram ideas for artists

As Thanksgiving approaches, it's the perfect time to be thinking about how to give thanks by giving back and better yet—allowing the chance for all of your fans to rally around a cause that you truly believe in. First, what is GivingTuesday?…
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Spotify for Artists: 5 easy steps to a healthy Spotify profile

Is your profile on Spotify up to date? Perhaps a better question is: Is it even 100% completed (or 75%...50%...)? Chances are, it's not. If you're an artist and have music on Spotify—and, especially if you're reading this as a Syntax Creative…