Category Archives: Music Distribution

Apple Music – Claim Your Artist’s Page And Other Smart Tips

Today is June 30 and APPLE MUSIC has now officially been launched. If you are an independent artist or small label owner, today is the day to not only download the app and test run Apple Music but also to …

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How Many mp3s Do You Have To Sell To Pay Your Rent?

This is a great chart. It shows in general how little money is actually made selling music files or mp3s. In detail it illustrates that a song needs at least a million streams (and probably many more) for artists to …

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Rumblefish and ‘False’ Copyright Claims on YouTube ~ An Open Letter

Despite having disputed their actions, the music licensing company Rumblefish has stubbornly been claiming the copyright to some of our songs uploaded on YouTube. Hopefully this very annoying problem will soon be resolved. Here is our email to YouTube’s copyright …

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Frances Livings’ Jazzoetry CD “During the Hours” ~ Now Available on CD Baby!

During the Hours is the debut album of the London-born lyricist and songwriter Frances Livings. It features three of her previously unpublished poems. It was originally released in digital Form by Moontraxx on January 1, 2010. Since February 1, 2012 it …

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Facebook and Spotify = Good News for Indie Artists?

Yesterday at the f8 tech conference in San Francisco, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek was on-stage and shared some interesting statistics about Spotify users that have connected with their Facebook account, like the online magazine Mashable reports: According to Ek, Spotify users …

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Are You Too Cheap? Thoughts on Free Music.

As a songwriter and label owner I find it actually quite depressing to read that Facebook is planning to offer music “for free”. There is no mention of music being streamed like on Pandora or on the traditional radio where …

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Google Chrome’s Music+ ~ Are You An Indie Artist or A Second Class Artist?

I subscribe to a couple of online newspapers, webzines and newsletters. Mashable, is one of them, an American news website and blog whose primary focus is social media news and developments. Yesterday morning, one headline especially caught my attention: “Facebook gets …

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Will QR Codes Help CD Sales At Concerts?

Have you ever missed a CD sale because you can only take cash or cheques? I bet you have! We have, most musicians and indie labels have. But fear no more, since the advent of smart phones, mobile and extremely …

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Music Marketing Innovations: Your Music and the QR Code

Although they have been around since 1994, they are still a novelty in the US and most parts of Europe: Strange looking printed black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background called QR codes. QR codes can …

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