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Introducing IG Reels

With TikTok on the verge of leaving us for good, creators are looking for other platforms to take its place. On August 5th, Instagram announced just that. IG Reels, a new way to create and discover short, entertaining videos, has…

Top 4 Alternative Platforms to Replace TikTok

Trump has threatened to ban TikTok, and the platform’s 100 million users are pissed. In the event that this threat actually becomes reality, creators are on the hunt for new platforms to hopefully replace the TikTok sized hole in their…

New Bill to Save Independent Music Venues

COVID-19 hit the music industry hard. As operations have been shut down for longer than anyone ever anticipated, independent venues all over the country are still feeling the heat. Luckily, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. New…

Spotify Finally Brings Back “Appears On” Feature

Back in May, Twitter lit up with people asking, “Why the f*ck did Spotify remove the Appears On section from artists’ profiles?” To say the least, people were pissed. However, you can go ahead and wipe away those angry tears.…

YouTube Expands Music Video Analytics for Artists

On July 7th, YouTube unleashed its upgraded Analytics for Artists program with new features galore. Here’s everything you need to know about the many new additions and how it serves to benefit artists like you. YouTube Expands Music Video Analytics…

What You Need to Know About Copyrighted Music on Twitch

Recently, there’s been some difficulty and confusion surrounding the legality of using music in the background of Twitch streams. Streamers with copyrighted music in their streams can get clips deleted, strikes for copyright violations, and can end up ultimately being…

Facebook Introduces New Tools To Help Artists Grow Their Business

The traditional notion of being a creator is expanding like never before. Anyone from video editors to online personalities to artists who use video and online media to connect with the world are included in the ever evolving community of…

New Instagram Shopping Expansion for Creators

Instagram is implementing new commerce eligibility requirements to help more businesses and creators sell on the platform. Here’s the rundown… New Instagram Shopping Expansion for Creators These new requirements expand access to Instagram Shopping to more types of businesses, including…

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…