December 12, 2017

Music marketing expert Michael Brandvold and Hypebot's Jay Gilbert talk with Ari Herstand about how artist's can find more success getting their music placed on Spotify playlists.

Note:  Rocket to the Stars' own Wade Sutton will be a guest on an upcoming episode of Musi...

December 12, 2017

"The music career of Lance Allen is a true DIY success story. He doesn’t tour. He doesn’t rely on merch sales to pay the mortgage. He isn’t a household name. And yet he’s earning a full-time living in music by balancing guitar lessons with streaming revenue. That money...

"The life of a Nashville songwriter is a glamorous parade of hit songs, money, No. 1 parties and awards shows ... or at least, so country music fans think. While those things can and do happen, the reality of the average songwriter's career in Music City is a much dark...

Streaming is quickly becoming music’s most profitable frontier.  For many artists, that means skipping gatekeepers and developing a direct following.  But with so many different streaming music platforms available, the digital rights management process has become highl...

October 17, 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG) has launched a new ‘Accelerator Network’ to help develop music-based startups around the world – and, naturally enough, get in there early before they get big.

UMG says it will will work closely with existing entrepreneurial ‘accelerator’ pro...

October 17, 2017

The Spotify ‘artist verification’ request process will take you minutes at most to complete.

Once upon a time you needed at least 250 followers on Spotify to become a verified artist on the world’s most popular streaming platform. No longer.

Spotify has opened up the art...

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