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Last year, I wrote a post about the rise of playlists as a music release format. Just to recap from that post, I had two main arguments why releasing playlists instead of albums could be more beneficial. First, in the age of streaming, most people do not listen to every song on the album, and […]
It has finally happened: Artificial intelligence can now not only create fully coherent songs, but also extended plays (EPs) and long plays/albums (LPs). An AI-focused startup called WaveAI created the app Alysia, where the AI created a 3 song EP. Surely Alysia is not the first experiment of replacing composers with artificial intelligence, and it surely won’t be the last.
A few days ago, Facebook announced its new feature, Premieres, a new interactive video format that lets publishers and creators release a pre-recorded video as a live moment. This is a big feature that can be seen as an extension of Facebook’s strategy to allow publishers and creators to both grow their audiences and build deeper connections with their communities through video.
With so much social media and streaming tools at our disposal, now it’s more important to set your release date and strategy for your music more than ever! Just like the old rule in marketing, the more buzz you create around your release, the bigger rewards you will reap.
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.
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 […]