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What is iHeartRadio and how to upload your music free

RouteNote Blog

Although only available in a handful of countries, independent musicians and labels worldwide can upload their music to iHeartRadio for free!

Broadcast, podcast and radio streaming platform iHeartRadio has come a long way since its introduction back in 2008…

CD Baby vs Melokid in 2024: Determining the Preferred Option for Most Artists –
Vents Magazine

If your goal is to get your music featured on prominent platforms like Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Tidal, and others, engaging the services of a music distributor is essential. But what exactly does a music distributor do?

5 Music Marketing Mistakes (most) Musicians make & How to avoid them

There are a few common marketing mistakes that might be keeping musicians from reaching success. Here are a few examples of how to improve any current strategies…
… You can create the best tracks in the world, but they won’t go very far without good music marketing. That’s true for artists at all levels. If you …

Types of Music Residencies and How to Get One


There will come a time in your either budding or flourishing career as a musician where you will feel an itch to try new things, extend your reach professionally, and expand your scope of artistry. This is what music residencies are for. A plethora of opportunities exist on a global scale for artists to do just that, and they come in a number…

Independents take aim at major labels’ visions for 2024 – RouteNote Blog

The UK’s Council of Music Makers has shot back at the major labels’ approaches to the streaming industry and AI.

To start the year, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group laid out their optimistic ideals for 2024. The two major labels spoke on the changes within the industry …

The Role of Machine Learning in Creating New Genres – The Hype Magazine
The Hype Magazine

One of the wonders of artificial intelligence and machine learning has become music. AI doesn’t just copy or improve famous tracks, it can even create new trends and genres. If we are talking about human-machine collaboration in art, then such cooperation will become more global and widespread. This applies to music and most other forms of art…

Getting Your Live and Touring Projects Funded

The Musicians’ Union
Learn some key things you need to have in place before you apply for funding, what can help make your application stand out and common mistakes that are specific to live music projects…

DistroDirect expands global reach with key hires in India, US, UK and Latin America
Music Business Worldwide

White-label music distribution platform DistroDirect has announced strategic appointments in four key markets, expanding its artist-centric distribution services.

DistroDirect has welcomed Ritnika Nayan to its Indian team. Nayan, former India country head for CD Baby, Fuga, Downtown Music Service, Adrev & Songtrust, and current owner of MGMH …

Indie Spotlight: Music and audio platform Music.AI

Music.AI is an AI-powered music and audio platform used by labels, tech companies, and developers. Forty million users leverage our tools to process over one million minutes of audio daily…

A Day with iPluggers A&R rep, Marvin Kuijs

For The Love Of Bands

I have always wondered what a day in the life of an A&R rep was like. Does he listen to demos in his chair all day? Or does he look online for new artists to sign? To get a better impression of this wonderful A&R job, I asked Marvin Kuijs if I could follow him for a day to see what it’s all about. Marvin Kuijs is Head of A&R at iPluggers. iPl…

DistroDirect Continues Global Takeover With New Roles In UK, India, Latin America & US Divisions
… music distribution services. First up is Ritnika Nayan – who currently heads up music consultancy firm Music Gets Me High, with former roles at CD …

New Year, New Hobbies: a Beginner’s Guide to Songwriting

The Teen Magazine

Getting to the core of creativity requires you to be in tune with your feelings. Pun aside, songwriting is the next hobby for you to level up your creative projects in 2024!

As an audible art form, creating music gives …

Napster and TerraZero Partner to Offer Metaverse Experiences to All Artists on Napster …

Grit Daily

Napster signs leading independent Chicago rap, funk, and R&B artist Ric Wilson as its first artist to launch a virtual hangout on its music service.

Today, Napster, the original music disruptor and longest-running independent music streaming service in the world, and TerraZero Technologies

DkIT: Introducing three new undergraduate music and audio degrees through the CAO

Dundalk Institute of Technology is introducing three new undergraduate music and audio degrees through the CAO – perfect for those looking to pursue a career in these ever-evolving industries.

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has long been the home to exciting and innovative courses …

Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Music Composition with Novel Song Creations

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken a giant leap into the music industry, enabling the creation of songs that are not just novel but surprisingly catchy. As we delve into this technological marvel, it’s essential to understand how AI is transforming the landscape of music composition and the broader implications …

Radio promotion firm Your Army’s US division absorbs Strange Loop Promo
Music Business Worldwide

Independent music promotion companies Your Army and Strange Loop Promo announced a merger on Monday (January 15), consolidating Strange Loop’s US operations under the Your Army banner.

The combined entity, with offices in Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, will offer a multi-genre approach to radio promotion across the US and Canada…

Chillhop – Chill hip-hop beats & vibes. (Jazzy, Hip-Hop, Lofi, Study, Relax, Focus) : Spotify Playlist [Submit Music Here]


ABOUT THIS PLAYLIST Chillhop is a collection of beats (jazzy, hip hop, lofi) that are perfect for study, focus, late night, gaming, watching anime and relaxation. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the lush vibes. Recommended for fans of: J. Dilla, Nujabes, Freddie Joachim, Aso, SwuM, & more. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3HKoMvpHCEg9nKblWXlUCU   …

Ditto Music Surveys Indie Artists on Releasing Vinyl – Music Connection Magazine
Music Connection Magazine

Global music distribution company Ditto Music has discovered that only 12.8% of independent musicians have released their music on vinyl, despite UK vinyl sales reaching their highest level since 1990.

Ditto’s survey of 1,000 independent artists found that the main reason for artists not releasing vinyl was that production costs were too high …

The Percentage of Music on Streaming Services That Was Never Played in 2023 Is Staggering

One of the great things about streaming is that it provides you a seemingly endless amount of content that you can listen to all within a specific platform, but how much of that content do you take advantage of? According to the 2023 Luminate year-end report, there is an absolutely staggering amount of music that never even got touched …

One Liners: BRITs Week, 6 Music Festival, Idles + more
Complete Music Update
Smartlink platform Linkfire has renewed its deal to provide its Saas Marketing Platform to Universal Music. The agreement runs to the end of the …

Songer Announces UK Tour; Born Bred Distribution Partners with Warner Music
BNN Breaking

British rapper Songer has announced his most extensive UK tour to date, titled ‘The Price of Therapy,’ which is set to kick off on April 2 at Glasgow’s SWG3 Warehouse. The tour will see the Reading-based artiste perform in several UK cities, including Dublin, Bristol, Manchester, and Birmingham …