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Music

Great Feels – FKJ & Masego – Tadow

There is something about this track from FKJ and Masego that just makes me relax and enjoy myself (not matter what mood I am in).

These are artists at their creative best.

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Tech

Is there a web-based Shazam?

Shazam doesn’t have a web based application at the moment.

However, Shazam used to have a native Windows 10 app for desktop until it was shut down a few years ago.

Since Shazam is now owned by Apple I doubt they will be making a desktop PC or web based version any time soon.

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Music Tech

Amuse.io – Do They Pay Musicians / Artists More Money Than Competitors?

The short answer is = NO.

Amuse claim that they pay artists / musicians more money than their competitors – but this is a completely FALSE claim.

The major record labels and the lead music distributors all have the same revenue share with Spotify, Apple Music and other DSPs. There is NO way that a small distributor such as Amuse would have a higher revenue share than the major record labels!

It’s getting a little bit tired that there are a lot of companies out there making completely false claims knowing they can’t be challenged.

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Tech

What is Slaps.com and Who Owns It

Philip Kaplan seems to be the owner of Slaps.com, which is a new music website. Phil is a serial entreprenuer who seems to create a lot of startups and then a few years in will get a little bored and start a new project.

Slaps.com seems to be a very early and very basic Soundcloud streaming services, but with basically no features and hip hop heavy.

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Business Music Tech

Free Music Distribution for TikTok and Resso

RouteNote has started offering Free Music Distribution to TikTok and Resso. RouteNote was one of the first music distributors to partner with TikTok and Resso globally and they can provide full access into the platform for no upfront fees and artists and labels keep 85% of the royalties.

TikTok and Resso pay royalties to both artists and labels so its worth adding your music into the music library into TikTok so creators of all shapes and sizes can find you and promote your tracks to a global audience.

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Music

Halsey – Without Me (Stripped) Live At Magnum #TrueToPleasure Performance (Video)

Very interesting performance from Halsey – but it really seems like the video has been recorded separately from the audio and then its been placed together.

It is great to see companies like Magnum realise the influence of music within current culture.

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Music Video

The Selected 2017 New Year Mix – Packs a Punch (Video)

With 2020 being so rubbish I have been spending a lot of time on YouTube. Here is a video from Selected – which showcases their New Years Mix. It’s from 2017, but it still really packs a punch.

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Business

Amuse Fast Forward Charges Artists 12% Interest on Their “Advances” / Loans

Amuse announced the other day that they were expanding their Fast Forward program – which allows artists to have an advance on their royalties of between $250 and $300,000 (MA).

However, all these “news outlets” forgot to mention that Amuse will be charging artists 12% interest on the loans they provide as advances on their royalties.

12%!

I’m struggling to understand why any artist in the world would consider this a good idea!

This also goes against the artist first idea of Amuse. It’s not artist first in any way!

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Business Tech

Amuse.io Music – Release Financial Figures for 2019 – $9.5m Revenue – $10.9m Loss!

Amuse.io is a new music upstart that has been getting a lot of press of late. Amuse.io has just released their official 2019 financials and it’s very interesting reading.

Revenues = $9.5 million USD

Profit / Loss = $10.9 million USD Loss

Staff = 49 staff

Cash Liquidity = 208%

This basically means that Amuse will need to raise another round of Venture Capital within the remainder of 2020 or start of 2021 to be able to survive.

Source – https://www.merinfo.se/foretag/Amuseio-AB-5590367016/2kgcyso-1hslk

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Tech

Where do lofi YouTube music channels download their music from?

Most of the Lofi channels on YouTube work with or talk to Lofi artists on a daily basis and they ask if they can use their music in their videos.

If the channel is large they normally ask the artist to sign an agreement which states the channel can use the audio in their videos and keep the money from the videos.