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Tech

ClubHouse Offering Music Audio Listening Without Any Music Licensing

ClubHouse has been a popular audio app for some time now, but it seems like they now have audio listening rooms (Pandora style).

It seems like ClubHouse has forgot one huge downside to this and that’s the fact that they don’t actually have any music licensing to be able to offer such a service.

I wonder whether this is part of the ClubHouse strategy or whether this has just become something that is happening inside their app without their control …. I’m not too sure. However, it won’t take very long for music PRO societies to notice this and come calling for an appropriate license.

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Business Cryptocurrency Tech

Does Audius Pay Artists, Musicians and Record Labels for Streams?

No.

Audius has been live for over 3 years now and it is still yet to have a full payment system for artists and record labels.

Audius provide tokens to 5 top artists each week, but that has little to no value for any artist that is going to use their platform with the hopes of reaching more fans and making money from their music.

This feels like it is a completely dead project – even though they have over $1 billion stakes in the platform with a market cap of now less than $500 million.

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Tech

Can Certain Music Distributors Send Music to Stores / DSPs Faster Than Others?

Short Answer = No

All music distributors (RouteNote, CDBaby, Tunecore, etc) take the same amount of time from the moment a track leaves the distributors server and is packaged to be delivered to a DSP (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc). On average the DSPs will take between 24-48 hour to ingest the content once it is uploaded to their servers.

The ONLY way a music distributor can speed up the process is by pushing tracks through its internal moderation process faster.

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Music Tech

Apple Acquires Classical Music Streaming Service – Primephonic – Dedicated Classical Music App Coming Soon from Apple

Apple has announced that they have acquired Primephonic, the classical music streaming service.

Apple Music now plans to launch a dedicated classical music app new year combining Primephonic’s classical user interface with more added features. It will be interesting to see if Apple are able to take Primephonic to a more mainstream audience – and how will this dedicated app be differentiated from the standard Apple Music app, which obviously includes the classical music found in Primephonic and far more.

Primephonic is no longer available for new subscribers and will be taken offline beginning September 7.

Apple says that, when it launches, its new dedicated Apple Music Classical experience will offer “the best features of Primephonic, including better browsing and search capabilities by composer and by repertoire, detailed displays of classical music metadata, plus new features and benefits”.

In the meantime, current Primephonic subscribers will receive six months of Apple Music for free, including its library of Lossless and high-resolution audio, as well as hundreds of classical albums in Apple Music’s Spatial Audio.

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Music Tech

Synchedin – Music for All Creators – Unlimited Music for Your Videos

Creators are always looking for great music – that’s why we created Synchedin! But Synchedin also allows the musicians to finally get a strong revenue share from a licensing service!

The music is fully controlled by Synchedin and is completely safe to use across social media, etc, globally.

For only $4.99 per monthly – creators now have an amazing choice of great tracks and the catalogue is growing daily.

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Music

Will I get a copyright strike if I submit my song to RouteNote or CDbaby after I upload it to my YouTube channel?

No.

Within these platforms you should be able to whitelist your artist channel or even have your artist channel in their Networks.

In some cases you might be claimed, but all you need to do is to dispute the claims or talk with the support teams at these services and the claim will get removed immediately.

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Music

My Ultimate Escape Music at the Moment – Escape Everything 3 | A Chill Mix

I came across this about a year ago and it is amazing! I find this mix to be amazing to run in the background when I’m trying to get stuff done.

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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.

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Business

How to Submit Your Music on Sony Music or Universal Music Record Labels?

Universal Music and Sony Music don’t have an official website and app for submissions at present. They have always selected music based on their A&R team who keep a close eye on artists and platforms all over the world and then select the artists that are performing well.

If you want to be a major label artist you should focus your efforts on building your own fan base to start and getting your music into the world’s largest stores and streaming services via a platform like RouteNote.

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Tech

Synchedin – Royalty Free Music for YouTube Video Creators

Synchedin is a sync licensing service that lets creator subscribe and use any audio track in the catalogue in the videos they create on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and more.

Key Selling Points:

  • Affordable price for all creators ($4.99 per month or $49.99 per year)
  • Unlimited Downloads
  • Unlimited Commercial License (any project worldwide in perpetuity)
  • Royalty Free
  • Known Independent Artists
  • Claims Control – Directly partnered with YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, to be able to release claims if required.

If your looking for royalty free music for your videos then take a look at Synchedin. Its great value for money and will allow you to make more money and focus more on the videos you are creating.

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Tech

Is TikTok deciding the future of music?

TikTok has become a very strong force in online video and become a place for youth culture to thrive.

TikTok has a great feature that allows anyone creating a TikTok to use any music they have licensed in their catalogue. This has driven great success for specific artists and it has now become a marketing strategy of the major labels to get their music used by song of the world’s largest TikTok creators.

TikTok isn’t the future of music, but it is for sure a driving force in the music industry.