Big news from Spotify and Label Worx, from today the Canvas feature will be available to all artists on your roster moving forward. In addition to being a great branding tool, Spotify Canvas has shown to consistently drive key performance metrics, such as social shares (+145% average vs. control group), streams (+5%), saves (+1.4%), adds to user playlists (+20%) and visits the artist's profile page (+9%). The Spotify Canvas microsite, canvas.spotify.com, is the source of truth for all things Canvas related - it has specs, a guide on 'how to upload', and their content policy. Spotify are also introducing a new Canvas category on SoundBetter, where artist teams can find and hire credible visual designers to help them make their assets. Spotify Canvas will remain inaccessible to consumers in these markets: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, MENA (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, India We look forward to seeing how your artists continue to express their creativity with the format.
Welcome to our Black Friday deal! We're offering up to 30% discount on Royalty Worx subscriptions. With a new year around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your accounting in order using our powerful, cloud-based royalty accounting solution for independent record labels. Developed alongside some of the leading brands in the industry to provide impeccably accurate data management, Royalty Worx offers unparalleled flexibility to manage all types of deal structures.
Our Label Copy tool is something used by labels on a daily basis. This tool enables labels to quickly export label copy for a particular release or track. If you license your music to third parties you will have already realised how important this little feature has become. It is simple but it saves a lot of time! We have now gone one step further and redesigned the public Label Copy tool, with an improvement that now gives you the ability to now generate a link for the Label Copy and email that to your recipients. This public link takes you to a web a page, which contains all of the required label copy information. It even has a download option if your recipient wishes to keep a copy.
It's fair to say that TikTok is more than a passing craze - with over 800 million active users worldwide and a huge focus on sounds and music, it has the potential to have a real impact on your brand and therefore is a platform that labels and artists need to take seriously.
We are excited to announce our latest DSP Integration: ACRCloud ACRCloud provides, among other things, automated content recognition ('ACR') of audio and audio-visual content for third party digital service providers and social media partners. ACRCloud has partnered with a number of Partners (including Deezer, AWA, KKBOX, NetEase Cloud Music and Anghami) in order to enable the Partners to scan and fingerprint uploaded content including user generated content ('UGC') before it makes such content available on its service. Once a piece of uploaded content is scanned and fingerprinted, this will additionally help ACRCloud's partners to more effectively identify, and consequently monetize, your content.
We are excited to announce our latest DSP Integration: Soundmouse Soundmouse provides music reporting services to the broadcasting industry. They develop and provide software that reports music usage directly to broadcasters and collecting societies for them to identify the use of the rights owners' copyright material on radio, TV, online and across other media. Using Music Recognition Technology (MRT), Soundmouse listens to key television and radio broadcasts in the UK and across the world to track where our labels' music has been used. It monitors and reports performances across 125 domestic radio stations, as well as international TV & radio stations. Soundmouse also offers cue sheet services on behalf of broadcaster clients. Soundmouse covers several territories around the world, including Ireland, Australia, USA, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea and Japan. They also analyse broadcast data from 30 channels in three territories: USA with 10 television channels and France and Germany with 5 radio and 5 television channels each.
It's no secret that contracts, licensing and music rights in general can be a bit confusing - but if you're a producer or artist, it's essential you make sure you're clued up so that you don't find yourself out of pocket at some point in the future.
We caught up with Berlin-based duo, Teenage Mutants, to chat about the launch of their new label TRAGEDIE. Formed in collaboration with Ersin Akgul, the label's sound will combine epic emotions with straight beats, without forgetting the origins of techno. Take a read as we discuss the inspiration behind the label and 'What We Think' - the collaboration with Giorgia Angiuli which forms the label's debut release.
Halloween might look a little different this year, but you can still celebrate on Facebook and Instagram as they offer some seasonal opportunities to create virtual engagement for you and your music. Here are just a few ideas of how you could take part and use the spooktacular features available this Halloween.
For labels and artists, YouTube is a crucial platform with a truly global audience which you need to master if you want to get the most out of your music. With this in mind, we invited SongStats' Head of Editorial, Lennie Zhu, to give us a run down of why YouTube is more important for artists than ever before.
Some welcome news for the creative industry as Arts Council England opens the application process for their Developing your Creative Practice fund - an opportunity which could offer DJs, performers, creators, arts and cultural educators, community practitioners'/engagement specialists, movement directors, cultural conservators, creative enablers, and creative technicians grants of up to ?10,000.
Spotify have just launched a new way to experience music alongside engaging conversation on their platform. This new format combines music alongside spoken-word content - essentially allowing you to create podcasts with music or a show similar to something you'd hear on the radio, but with all the music discovery benefits that Spotify's platform provides.
If you tuned into the recent virtual Brighton Music Conference 2020, you may have seen our co-hosted panel with AudioLock discussing The Music Music - 'AudioLock & Label Worx present: The Music Mission'. During the panel, we covered additional ways the industry can protect itself from piracy and how to maximise revenue streams at a time when it counts more than ever.
Instagram is putting a lot of energy into its new Reels feature and has just announced some interesting updates that will make it easier for users to discover, save and share the sounds they love. If you're currently creating Reels for your label or thinking of integrating the format into your promo strategy, you will want to read this...
WORLD'S TOP DJs, LABELS, AND MUSIC INDUSTRY EXECS JOIN A VIRTUAL CYCLE RELAY RIDE FROM ICONIC MUSIC VENUES AS PART OF AN 8-HOUR VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER.
Spotify has just launched 'Promo Cards' - a new tool to quickly create personalised visual assets which will help you shout about your releases and artist profiles on social media.
This week, we heard the positive news that PPL have granted 100K to the Stagehand COVID-19 relief fund.
It's no secret that streaming has taken on a new life this year, and the music industry's continued crossover with the world of gaming has made Twitch the crown jewel of streaming services. We've been working with Twitch for a long time, and we are now proud to announce that music distributed by Label Worx from labels who opt-in will now be delivered to Twitch via their new service: Soundtrack by Twitch (Beta).