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All Together Now: Spotify for Artists Combines Features for Artists, Managers, and Labels

As of May 15th, Spotify announced they’re bringing artist teams, labels and distributors to Spotify for Artists so users can manage their profile, see and analyze data and pitch to playlists, all in one place. Here’s the rundown… All Together…

AudioLock Launches Anti-Piracy Initiative: The Music Mission

AudioLock has launched an initiative that tackles the growing problem of infringing ‘pay-for-access’ download sites. By uniting labels to help cut off the pirate’s income at the source and with official support from Beatport, Traxsouce, and Juno Download, they created…

Beatsource Releases LINK: A New Music Streaming Service for DJs

Beatsource has finally announced a beta launch of their new track streaming service, Beatsource LINK. Integrated into Pioneer DJ’s powerful rekordbox 6.0.1 software and with subscriptions starting as low as $9.99/month, users get access to millions of tracks and hundreds…

Amazon Music Launches Amazon Music for Artists

Similar to Spotify for Artists and Apple Music for Artists, Amazon has launched their own new analytics platform for musicians called, Amazon Music for Artists. Here’s the rundown… Amazon Music Launches Amazon Music for Artists With this new feature, artists can…

Apple Music Launches $50M Advance Fund for Indie Labels Hit by COVID-19

To help support the independent community, Apple Music is launching a $50m advance fund to provide vital cash flow for those hit the hardest by the lockdown. This is an incredible resource that’ll help the independent sector move forward during…

SoundCloud Offers $15M in Support for Musicians During Coronavirus Shutdown

As the coronavirus crisis has unfolded, SoundCloud has experienced a 50% surge in creators in the past month alone. In response, SoundCloud’s CEO, Kerry Trainor, released an update offering additional support for its creators during this difficult time. Here’s what…

Spotify for Artists to Launch New Feature for COVID-19 Fundraising

To say the least, times are tough. Independent artists who made their living off of touring and shows are struggling to stay afloat during the containment efforts of COVID-19. Revenue streams are dwindling faster and faster as the days roll…

National Resources for Musicians During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has left countless members of the music community facing an uncertain future as festivals and tours are canceled, studio sessions are called off and business travel is restricted. To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate…

4 Topics We Think Will Continue in 2020

2020 is the year of innovation, evolution, and inclusivity. Every year, our industry becomes more and more aware of the issues we face as a community and prioritizes taking action to secure a better future for generations to come. As…

Music Biz Monday: Promote On SoundCloud Launches, TikTok Hits 1.5 Billion Downloads, + more

Every Monday, we’re sharing the latest news and information for the music industry and technology worldwide. Get your learn on and stay in the know with Symphonic’s Music Biz Monday! Soundcloud Launches Promote On SoundCloud Self-service Marketing Platform SoundCloud has…