Spotify Now Allows Artists to Upload Songs Directly

Some say ‘the floodgates have opened’ and some say ‘the game has totally changed’. But the news are true: Spotify now allows artists to directly upload songs to the platform.

The new feature enables independent artists to upload tracks to the service directly –without any requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. What this means to the likes of CDBaby or TuneCore is currently unclear. However, the new service is in the beta phase and soon to be released for all Spotify users.

Notes from Music Week Istanbul

This week, I am attending the Music Week Istanbul organized by fizy. This is a very special event that just started this year which features people from the music industry in Turkey, such as concert promoters, festival organizers, record labels, journalists, academia and people who are from the world of culture and arts. It is […]

Producing Your Songs (Part 4)

In the previous weeks of music production blog posts we looked into finding the right equipment, writing the melody and coming up with the song forms. Moreover, last week we looked into how to arrange the rest of the song in terms of adding more instruments such as bass and drums.

Producing Your Songs (Part 2)

One of my go-to softwares for producing/writing is Ableton Live. I also regularly produce record on Pro Tools, Logic, Digital Performer and Reason, but there is something about Ableton that speaks to me in terms of writing music. There are many different softwares that you can record and produce your music, but I think one of the biggest reasons I regularly use Ableton is its ability to loop.