1. Social Media Tips: Spotify (How to get more streams)

    We all know how important marketing is for the growth of sales, marketing attracts potential customers and in order to get them to buy your music you need all of your platforms to be fresh and relevant. Spotify is a great platform for musicians but not everyone uses it to its full extend, here are a few things you can do to update your profile and marketing strategy in order to gain for streams and customers.

    Firstly go over your profile and all your detail, check if they’re up to date and that you’re filling out every section. Your bio is so important yet it’s something we all tend to skip over, you want your audience to know who you are and what you’re about as soon as they click on your profile. Write a short paragraph about your music, what you’ve achieved so far and what you hope to achieve with future content. Don’t forget to let them know that you appreciate their support and thank them for taking the time to listen to your music, be humble.

    Along with your de

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  2. How To Get Your Music On Spotify

    Once you’ve got a good collection of songs ready to be heard its time to start getting them online and hopefully earning you some money, with so many platforms including Soundcloud, YouTube music and Spotify it’s difficult to know where to start and to know exactly what you have to do. Let’s start with Spotify, it’s easy enough to get your music on Spotify but a lot of people don’t actually know how to do it, we wanted to give a step by step guide to help you out.

    Firstly if you doing have a label to get your music on Spotify for you then you will want to look at using a company to help you out. These companies include CD Baby, Record Union, Tunecore, Distrokid and more. These services will take care of the licensing and distribution of your music and also pay you your royalties whenever your music is streamed on Spotify. Of course with using one of these services to help you as you are not signed to a label means they will get a small cut or you will have to pay a small fee

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  3. Best DJ Apps (iOS & Android)

    With digital djing becoming more popular it’s only right we give you the top DJing apps available to you on IOS and Android. Many still prefer to stick with physical copies of their music and equipment but with everything quickly becoming digital having apps so readily available means you can work on the go, anytime, anywhere.

    We’ve gathered a list of the best, must have DJ apps. Whether you’re an iOS user or Android there’s something on this list for you.

    Traktor DJ (iOS) - £9.99

    One for the more experienced DJ’s, Traktor is a very well known brand which offers high quality DJ products. Traktor have taken it digital with their Djing app, available on iPhone and iPad. This one allows you to mix tracks at a more advanced level.

    Serato Pyro (iOS) – Free

    Another popular brand, known for their pro software Serato have also created an app. Aimed at music fans Serato Pyro can take music from itunes and Spotify, making mixing easier for you it also o

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  4. Musicians: Selling your music

    For musicians it can be hard to tell where you should be posting your music and if it will benefit you or harm your chances of success. The obvious place to start is social media, simply getting your music our there or at least teasers of your latest creations is a great way to gain attention and a fan base. Once you’ve got the hang of using social media to market your brand it’s time to start making money on your music, you can only go so long putting your music out there for free before you decide your stuff is worth a fee.

    Here are some ways to sell your music.

    The most popular way of consuming music these days is through streaming; right now there are multiple streaming apps which include Spotify, YouTube, Apple music, Amazon music and many more. Although anyone can create a YouTube account and primarily it’s free, you can make money from your music on YouTube. If you gain enough followers and views then it’s a great way to start earning some money and exposure.

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  5. Spotify In Talks To Purchase Soundcloud

    Music streaming service Spotify is in talks to acquire fellow music streaming service Soundcloud as the battle for leading the future of digital music commences.

    Spotify has recently raised £695m in debt financing, allowing a lot of money and resources to be used for a potential expansion and it has its eyes on Soundcloud. Value at roughly £600m, Berlin- based Soundcloud has a 200m member community, a huge catalogue of music and 135m tracks from genres including hip hop, EDM and DJ remixes,  however they have never turned a profit. In 2014 it operated a loss of £30 million and since then it has not released user numbers or business figures.

    Last month Spotify hit 40m paying subscribers a week after Apple music announced its service had expanded to 17m subscribers.

    While Spotify attracts a more mainstream audience (Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd and Kanye Wests count among the platform’s most-played artists), SoundCloud has estab

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  6. Pacemaker App Lets Users Create Mixtapes Using Spotify Music

    The Pacemaker app is back with its second version which allows users to share mixtapes made up of songs on Spotify and share them with friends. 

    The program, which originally launched back in 2014, contains an automatic beat-matching function, enabling users to create seamless mixes which they can then share with others. It also allows DJs to stream songs from Spotify and be creative with their mixes.

    The company has also introduced a new digital mixtape which includes a new feature in the second version of app that enables users to use its beat-matching capabilities.

    Pacemaker will also recommend display a list of other mixes on the home screen using an algorithm that is based on who users follow and what they've previously liked. It has also added social elements through the application that let users scroll through their home feed and comment, like and even remix a friend’s digital mixtape.

    The app is a quick, simple and effective way fo

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