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Friday - April 09, 2021


Spotify Will Not Offer Penny per Stream Royalties to Artists
By James Shotwell (Haulix) -- Following massive global protests at the company’s many offices, Spotify has responded to demands that they make a significant increase to their per-stream royalty payments.

What Is a Grammy Win Worth? Some Earn 6-Figure Bonuses
By Tatiana Cirisano and Ed Christman (Billboard)

Exercise equipment powered by music …
Patreon Is Now Valued at $4 Billion Following $155 Million Raise
By Dylan Smith (Digital Music News) -- Patreon unveiled the multimillion-dollar Series F in a formal release April 7th, and the $155 million tranche (as well as the multibillion-dollar valuation) arrives as the platform continues to enjoy user and creator growth …

To Succeed, Some Fans Need To LOVE You, But the Rest Need to Think You SUCK
By Bruce Houghton (D.I.Y) -- Lee Abrams has proof. Watching his video explaining why is like watching paint dry, but you’ll learn a LOT about your audience

Upcycling: 8 Kinds Of Repurposed Content You Can Create From Your Music Video
By Randi Zimmerman (Symphonic Blog) -- Once you’ve put all that time and energy into creating a music video, it seems a shame to just share it and move on. Here, we look at multiple ways you can utilize elements of your music video in creating a variety of other promotional content.

4 Vocal Tips For Getting Sync Placements
By Your Online Singing Coach (Music Think Tank) -- Getting a song into a film or TV show is one of the most exciting things an artist can experience. … Unfortunately, the cat is out of the bag and everyone wants a sync placement, making the competition fierce. … But you might be surprised what kind of singing has the best chances of getting used on a film or TV show.

3 Reasons Why Spotify Playlist Promoters Might Not Be the Answer
By Bobby Owsinski (Music 3.0)

Snapchat Keeps Crashing? These Quick Fixes Usually Work
By Ashley King (Digital Music News) -- If Snapchat keeps crashing on your smartphone, here are a few quick fixes to resolve the issue.

Amazon Music Now Has A Car Mode, But Don’t Use It While Driving
By Simon Cohen  (Digital Trends) -- The Amazon Music app for iOS and Android now comes with an optional car mode that offers up a simplified interface… however, on the webpage that promotes car mode, Amazon warns its customers that they should not “interact with this app while operating your vehicle.”

What Is a Mic Preamp, and Why Do I Need One?
By Gideon Waxman (FlyPaper] Thanks to Etan Rosenbloom for the link.]

Science Now Says You Can Judge People By Their Taste In Music After All
By Austa Somvichian-Clausen (The Hill) -- It turns out our musical preferences say more about us than we once thought.

[Don’t Tell the Beach Boys]
Councilman Mike Bonin Proposes Stopgap Homeless Housing Sites at L.A. Beaches

By Ian Spiegelman (Los Angeles Magazine)

Strange Magic: The Pop-Music Soundtrack from American Graffiti to Sofia Coppola
By Phil Dellio (Rock Critics)

Hidden in Plain Sight: 21 Surreal Portraits by Oleg Shupliak
(Twisted Sifter) -- Oleg Shupliak is a Ukrainian artist living in Berezhany. The artist has gained a large following online for his Dali-esque portraits that reveal the surreal faces of famous artists like van Gogh and da Vinci. The artist uses a variety of mediums and techniques like painting, photography, graphics, illustration, and animation for his works.



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