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The Association For Electronic Music is a non-profit trade body acting globally to support and enhance the Electronic and Dance music community. Giving this industry a voice to challenge and deal with matters within the music industry. Label Worx Director Matt Abbot was recently elected on to the Executive Board to represent the Retail & Infrastructure Sector. This is great news for Label Worx and all of the labels we work with as we now have an even stronger foot in the industry and the power to achieve more for our labels. The AFEM are looking to address many topics and disputes around Royalties, Publishing and general movements within the music community. We would like to congratulate Matt on his 2 year term as an Executive Board member and we hope he can make a big difference within the AFEM and electronic music community.
Today Spotify is giving the truly vast number of artists available on its platform access to data on how they're being listened to. The data can be useful, if understood, interpreted and contextualized properly, to artists trying to identify untapped audiences or optimize their tour routing. The Fan Insights dashboard joins similar initiatives from Pandora and YouTube and helps creators to segment their audience and the sources of those listeners. The utility helps delineate between fans and casual listeners -- drilling down to fans that have listened to an artist every day for a week, most days of a month, new listeners -- as well as geographical locations, what percentage of listens are being generated by specific playlists on the service and other metrics like statistics on specific songs and albums, and spikes in popularity by their date and which artists people listened to the most besides themselves (or their client). Spotify tells Billboard it worked with managers and artists to try and identify the data metrics that would be most helpful to the most people -- to provide them 'the right data in the right context,' as a Spotify representative explained it to Billboard during a preview of the features.
Feature.fm is the first digital advertising platform designed exclusively for music, giving you access to play the right song to the right people inside their streaming partner, 8tracks. Understand how people genuinely respond to your music with real-time insights so you can make better decisions about how to further develop and promote your artists. As a client of Label Worx, you will receive a 25% match on your first deposit with feature.fm. There is no subscription commitment and you only pay if the song is listened to for more than 30 seconds. Organic plays generated after your campaign has ended, are free of charge however they are still added to your analytics dashboard. Join now and get your music heard: http://www.feature.fm/LabelWorx You can purchase airplay in their current streaming partner, 8tracks, which has over 9 million users, mostly in the US, CA and the UK, aged 18-24. 8tracks is a platform that is based on human-curated playlists which means that when people like artists' songs, they can add them to their own playlists that get published to the 8tracks community. 8tracks has millions of playlists, all lovingly handcrafted by people who know and love music. You can explore playlists by genre, mood, artist, or activity.
We are really excited to welcome Darius Syrossian's new label Do Not Sleep to Label Worx for distribution. 'Hanns Trippy' is the first release from the label and was a massive anthem in the summer for the DO NOT SLEEP party's in Ibiza. Cuartero and Nathan Barato are on the remix duties for what is one heavy release and already racing up the Beatport Charts. OUT NOW on Beatport : http://btprt.dj/1jb3kpe
That was fast: just as soon as it was reported that Pandora was in talks to buy Rdio, the two sides have confirmed that an acquisition is indeed taking place. Pandora has acquired
Shazam, one of the worlds most popular apps for connecting artists and fans through music discovery, they have announced that its verified-artist community has achieved a combined reach of 1.4 billion followers. Shazam Verify is now open for all artists as a way to connect with their fans. Now any artist, from global superstars to garage band discoveries, can join and become a verified artist. Verified artists have already published thousands of Shazam's and continue to share their moments of discovery, giving fans a unique glimpse into the music that inspires them. Together these artists are helping Shazam build the world
As of 30th November 2015, Apple will be killing off Beats Music and and the streaming service will be gone for good! Apple's decision to end Beats Music is not a surprising one since the launch of Apple Music. A statement on the Beats website said: 'All the pros that curated music for you are still crafting more amazing experiences. Plus, on Apple Music, you
From Today, you will notice several changes to the Beatport website to simplify how users navigate the site The Beatport Store will become the default homepage to anyone visiting www.beatport.com. Since the majority of visitors come seeking the store, they've made it easier and quicker to get there. The streaming service will be accessible through the new Listen menu tab at the top on the Store page. Users can now navigate between Store, Listen, Video, and News with ease. They have also added a sub-menu to each property with links to the features unique to each, created to better surface their individual capabilities. For the Store, this includes Genres, Tracks, Releases, Charts, Stems, and Sounds. These changes are designed to emphasise the importance and impact of the Beatport Store. This drives revenue for their valued partners and which their millions of loyal customers are most familiar with, while ensuring streaming remains a key pillar for fan engagement and music discovery. Head to Beatport.com
We are pleased to confirm our integration with TIDAL, the first High Fidelity music streaming service with High Definition music videos and Curated Editorial. Unlike other services TIDAL doesn't offer a free subscription model and their monthly fees are higher than its competitors. They promise a much higher return to labels. With backing from major artists throughout the industry this streaming service has already caused quite a stir in an already competitive streaming market.
Spotify's ability to personalise its music recommendations is getting another big boost today, with the launch of a new feature that will now point its users to area concerts they may like to attend. Similar to how Spotify suggests songs in its popular weekly playlists, the
Congrats to all the winners and people involved in the event and awards. A special mention goes out to our winning client Billy Kenny (This Ain't Bristol) who went home with an award for 'Best Bass House Single' with his track 'You Spin Me'. Well done Billy! The Bass Music Awards in association with PlayStation Music and Skiddle.com had a record breaking year receiving tens of thousands of votes from all over the world. London
YouTube were thrilled to announce that they have launched the new YouTube Music App today in the US! For ten years, music has played a critical role on YouTube, connecting music fans around the world. It's been the source of some of our biggest hits and cultural moments. Launching YouTube Music is an important milestone their long-term commitment to the success of the music industry on YouTube and the success of artists. Most importantly, YouTube Music will provide a powerful upsell path to YouTube Red by unlocking users' most requested features in a simple, easy-to-use experience.
Label Worx distributed label Komplex Sounds is proud to present the new head A&R across all labels, Matt Bowdidge. Working in conjunction with the current A&R team of Dub Tek, Tasso, Yuri and Ozzy, Matt will be the new face of both Komplex Sounds as well as the new monthly radio show, 'Critical Sounds Radio' which will be launching in November. Joining forces with the current A&R team, Matt is proud to be working with talents like Photographer to ensure market success. 'My mission statement is to create a core set o
December is approaching fast! In preparation of the Xmas plugging, iPluggers are asking interested labels to upload and plug your releases no later than the first of December. (the sooner you plug, the better as most stations start playing Xmas songs at 1 December and it takes some time to get your music to all radio stations). Each release that will be plugged from today until 1 December will receive a free 'music in the spotlight' spot on the iPluggers homepage until the end of December + the 10% discount you already received via Label Worx! Please note these free ads are only applicable on Xmas related releases (releases about Xmas, winter, snow, holidays, happy new year etc). Plug your Xmas release to more than 30.000 radio stations worldwide and make sure all listeners get that special Xmas feeling listening to your music! This is a great opportunity to try out the 2 new iPluggers features: Airplay feedback and Interview requests. Questions, comments? Contact Marvin, Head of A&R @ iPluggers, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Label Worx are a member of Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) and Label Worx Director Matt Abbott is also on the board for the AFEM. Some exciting news was announced that the Music Business Association (Music Biz) has partnered with the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) to launch the Electronic Music Workgroup. Organised under Music Biz
Beatport.com is home to the streaming platform launched earlier in the year. Beatport are constantly updating this platform and adding new features with the most recent feature given the ability for users to create playlists. This is a great way to reach a new audience through Beatport's vast network of electronic music fans. Anyone can create playlists from Artists, Labels, Blogs to Promoters for Events. Creating playlists that celebrate milestones, label influences, favourite tracks of year are a few ideas for creating engaging playlists for your fans. How To Create a Playlist: Step 1 - Select a track you'd like to add to a playlist and press the '+' icon. Step 2 - You will then be prompted to create your playlist with this track. Step 3 - From your profile, click on a playlist to edit the information, including privacy settings. Don't forget to share and tweet your playlists socially. Tweet @labelworx and @beaport and we will retweet. You can also submit your playlists to us and we can put forward to Beatport to potentially feature on the streaming site. We look forward to checking out our labels curated playlists.
Label Worx distributed Bambossa Records owner Harry Romero sat down with Traxsource to give them the inside scope of the label and why he decided to recently re-launch the label. Check out the full article on Traxsource News.
QRATES offers a unique 'Funding System' where the vinyl pressing fee can be collected from the fans before the manufacturing process, reducing the costs and risks that the artists/labels need to face. Vinyl can be pressed from a minimum of 100 copies. From designing the vinyl to ordering and selling it, QRATES offer an one stop platform for your best vinyl business solution. QRATES are offering a 10% discount to Label Worx artists/labels pressing price for the first project. Vinyl is on a boom at the moment and QRATES are offering a cost effective solution with most plants demanding minimum pressings of 300 or 500 at a time. QRATES turn around times for pressing are also very competitive with them being 8 weeks or less. We are really excited by this and looking forward to seeing our labels projects online.