Shazam and SoundCloud recently announced their Instagram Story integration for various strategic decisions and interests. Instagram Stories is a currently a very cool feature, so a lot of music platforms want to be a part of it. In this blog post, I will be analyzing the latest news regarding Shazam and SoundCloud’s integration and what it means for independent musicians.
In order to get placed in large playlists with thousands or millions of followers, you have to boost your first-day stream totals AND also be getting fans to save your song to their queue or library. With Spotify and Apple music pre-save campaigns you have the chance to demonstrate both quality and quantity this way.
Last Wednesday (April 11), United States’ House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously (32-0) to approve the Music Modernization Act. It is a big step towards clarifying how musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers get paid in the age of streaming, as the current laws are out of date. The bill has had great support from many musicians and music organizations, and for this blog post I would like to break it down for you: