What Does Podcasting Revolution Mean for Independent Musicians

About a year and a half ago, I wrote this blog post about why artists need to create podcasts. My main argument was that these days, one of the coolest ways to differentiate yourself from the crowd and market yourself is through podcasts. Especially if you’re an independent artist who’s just starting his/her career, you want to create content, establish credibility and make connections with people in your area, which podcasts allow you to do.

How Spotify Uses Personalization (to Connect Artists and Listeners to Music)

A few days ago I was at a Spotify event in Boston, titled “Music and Data”. Featuring three folks from the Spotify offices in Boston, the session outlined how Spotify uses data to  customize and personalize the artist and listener experience in Spotify. There were three separate presentations, and all three were informative both from the artist side and listener angle. The highlight of the session was learning that Spotify has a superfan program, which I will get into detail, so keep reading!

3 Tools You Need to Create Lyric Videos

One of the most engaging content you can use on your social media accounts are videos.  Why do they keep people engaged? Simply put, they are shiny, they have music and they are colorful! As the grown up kids as we are, videos naturally grab our attention.  Moreover we like to write comments to them, or give a little thumbs up or share it with our friends and family. Video is the ultimate way of reaching out to our fans as independent artist.

Spotify Videos Could Be The Next Big Thing

If you’ve been following the music on popular Spotify playlists, you probably noticed your screen is playing more than audio: In fact, for a while now, Spotify has been testing videos in its most popular playlists. I’ve been seeing vertical lyric videos on Spotify, with lyric interpretation from Genius.com, or artist interviews and anecdotes. This is because Spotify is now actually pushing out a new mixed style format video for the songs on popular playlists. It’s almost like YouTube meets Spotify, meets Wikipedia meets Genius.com and it got me thinking a lot.