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Whilst times are certainly tough right now, we know that there's still plenty of positive news out there. Every day we're seeing amazing examples of the industry we love pulling together and proving that there's a strong community of artists, labels and professionals all looking out for each other - that's why we're going to be updating this article regularly to include as much of the good stuff that we can find. If you have any tips, we'd love to hear from you on our socials!
One of the most common enquiries we get here at Label Worx is about playlist and store features, and what labels can do to give themselves the best chance of support on their releases. Our team is always on hand to advise on individual cases, but we felt this article from Red Bull definitely sums up the main things to think about with information directly from Deezer, Spotify and SubmitHub.
To say that times are strange would be an understatement, and one of the biggest changes that many companies have had to make - ourselves included - is setting up a way to have the whole team working from home at once.
Beatport's 34 hour live stream raises over $180,000 for COVID-19 Solidarity funds with a staggering 8.5m people tuning in.
Music piracy affects us all, this is why we are proud to announce that we're working with anti-piracy specialists AudioLock and a growing number of high-profile labels on a new project that will tackle the issue of pay-for-access download sites: The Music Mission.
With people all over the world being told to stay at home, music is playing an important part in keeping us connected. If you've spent any amount of time online over the last ten days you'll almost certainly have stumbled across a live stream by your favourite DJ. Whether this is from their home studio or a setup in the middle of their kitchen, everyone in the music industry has had to quickly adapt and we've loved seeing this display of unity in a very difficult time.
As streaming continues its inevitable rise to the top, it's important to make sure your label is making the most of every platform available to you. But where do consumers stream the most content whilst on the move? Well, we did a bit of digging and the current leader in the mobile streaming wars is. (Drum roll, please) . YouTube!
News just in: SoundCloud Go+ has launched their premium listener subscription plan in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. It's a big move and we're excited to see the results of this for our labels. For those not in the know, SoundCloud Go+ provides an enhanced listening experience, with features including offline sync, no ads and high-quality audio streaming.
With TikTok's phenomenal growth being closely watched worldwide, we came across an interesting read on MBW discussing the impactful launch of Resso in India by TikTok's parent company, Bytedance. The launch is licensed by Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Beggars Group and Merlin, as well as large local India-based rights holders such as T-Series, Saregama, Zee Music, Times Music and Tips.
Have you noticed a few changes to your Spotify mobile home screen recently? Well, this is because Spotify has a new home screen greeting which adapts depending on the time of day. Whilst it might look cosmetic at first glance, this is not just a lovely greeting for the user - this is a brand new section to Spotify's interface.
When it comes to creating an impact, the release day for any track, EP or album is one of the most important in your calendar. You only get one shot at getting it right so we've compiled a few tips and tricks to make sure you hit the ground running.
On March 4th and 8th 2020, Beatport will continue promoting diversity in dance music with two carefully curated events for International Women's Day. The first includes a workshop, a documentary screening and mixer, in association with shesaid.so and BIMM Berlin Institute. The second takes place at Studio Cherie with Nike, as well creative agency Peach Socials and shesaid.so, and includes discussions on mental health, interactive spaces for physical activity such as yoga and dance, as well as plenty of knowledge sharing.
Beatport split their Techno category into two separate genres: Raw/Deep/Hypnotic and Peak Time/Driving/Hard.
Every so often we have to update the Label Worx system and this results in a few subtle but important changes to the way you need to manage the data associated with your releases. You may have seen a few changes recently to our Label Management System (LMS) - if you haven't, don't worry because we're about to get you up to speed on the way you need to log track credits on your releases moving forwards...
Claude von Stroke and his DIRTYBIRD label celebrate 15 years with the wind beneath their wings this year. To mark the anniversary, the label head is celebrating with a new album and commemorative book.
SoundCloud has just announced that it has secured $75 million investment from SiriusXM - which, remember, acquired another leading music streaming platform, Pandora, last year in a $3.5bn all-stock transaction.
Boomplay, Africa's leading music streaming and download service and Label Worx Distribution, leading provider of services to independent record labels worldwide announced a landmark partnership.
Infectious PR is one of the world's leading dance music promotion companies, working with some of the best artists and record labels in the game, including Solardo's label Sola, Gorgon City's REALM, Gene Farris's Farris Wheel Recordings and Sonny Fodera's Solotoko.