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Creative Ways to Engage with your Fanbase

There are so many ways to engage with your fans that your message can often be lost amongst all the other bands trying to say something. Social media can also lull you into a familiar rhythm where you’re posting often,…

How to Put Together a Marketing Plan

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “marketing” I’m instantly flooded with scenes from Mad Men, visions of charts and numbers, and a lot of floating question marks that leave me asking “wait, what exactly is…

Get Your Music Reposted on SoundCloud!

Have a new release you’re looking to push on SoundCloud? We just made it simple for you. By following a few simple steps, we will repost your track to our SoundCloud network of over 7,500 followers. Click below to get…

How To Add Value To Your Email List

Social media algorithms can be annoying. They change daily (so it seems) and make it so your fans don’t have the chance to see all of your posts. That’s why people say email lists are the future. As of right…

Next Big Sound Introduces: Pandora Playlists & Discovery

A deeper dive into how artists are getting discovered on Pandora. Pandora is a service widely recognized for its ability to promote the discovery of new artists. Combining the power of Pandora’s Genome with the genre expertise of our curation…

Next Big Sound Introduces: New Audience Map for Pandora Streams

Learn How Pandora is Spreading Your Fan Base Geographically The Audience Map was introduced to Next Big Sound Artist Profiles last November, highlighting the areas where each artist has received Pandora Artist Station Adds over the last 28 days. Now, we’re happy to announce…

Instagram Story Ideas For Fan Engagement

Instagram introduced it’s ‘stories’ feature a couple years ago, and everyone has been obsessed ever since. With this feature, you are no longer confined to a single post. You can post a set of as many photos or videos as…

Advertising On Spotify

Spotify has 200+ million active users, over half of which are free-tier subscribers. As we all know, the real price for the free tier is enduring ads throughout your listening experience. Most users find these ads to be the bane of…

Best Times to Post on Social Media

Let’s face it: it’s no longer enough to simply post on social media when you randomly feel like it. With the wavering algorithms within platforms and a consistently growing knowledge base of how people consume social media, some strategy needs…

Four Ways The Business Of Music Videos Will Transform In 2019

This post was written by Cherie Hu and originally appeared on Forbes. Speaking at the Cardozo School of Law on December 5, 2018, YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen made an argument that initially seemed frivolous, but actually rings with…