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SEO 2020: Top 15 Google Page Ranking Factors

SEO 2020: Top 15 Google Page Ranking Factors

If, as you should, you have a website showcasing your music et al, your number one priority should be increasing your site's ranking in Google search results. While there are roughly 200 factors involved in the Google search algorithm, we here look at fifteen of the most important. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 If you have a website (I hope you do) displaying your musical wares, you want it to rank high in a Google search. But page ranking requires ...

Apple Says Goodbye To iTunes In Latest Mac Update

Apple Says Goodbye To iTunes In Latest Mac Update

Apple has officially killed iTunes with its latest Mac software update dubbed Catalina. Apple has moved each iTunes service into separate apps- Apple Music, Apple TV and Podcasts- replacing the once-revolutionary iTunes, which launched in 2003, two years after the debut of Apple's iPod. Highlights Apple’s new Music app, which gets the old iTunes icon, is now the new home for music on your Mac. That includes songs previously bought from the iTunes store or ripped from CDs, as well ...

Pandora Adds Conversational Voice Mode For All Users 'that sweeps the floor with anything else out there'

Pandora Adds Conversational Voice Mode For All Users 'that sweeps the floor with anything else out there'

This morning, Pandora rolled out Voice Mode for all users. The advanced, conversational voice interface combines voice-recognition and Natural Language Processing with Pandora’s Music Genome Project personalization technology so that users can talk conversationally with Pandora as specific or vague as they want. Pandora is calling Voice Mode “the most advanced, conversational voice interface that sweeps the floor with anything else out there."  However accurate the claim, it is clear the Pandora is currently beating both Spotify and Apple Music ...

World's Most Popular Websites [Infographic]

World's Most Popular Websites [Infographic]

While we think of quite a few websites as 'popular,' an actual look at the internet's favorite sites reveals just how few really come close to making the cut, and by just how wide of a margin the web's top dogs really rule the roost. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It’s easy to think that some websites and services are huge in terms of visits, but when compared with the most popular, most pale in comparison. The ...

Springtime Means New Snapchat Features

Springtime Means New Snapchat Features

Buckle up Snapchatters! Everyone's favorite now-you-see-it, now-you-don't platform is rolling out a host of new features this spring, including a variety of new filters, and the integration of Shazam, as well as some additional new tools which could help band/artists be more creative and make a bit more of a splash with some of their posts. Guest post by Luca Zanello, The Orchard's Associate Director, Interactive Marketing & Audience Development. This article originally appeared on The Daily Rind ‘Tis that ...

Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

In 2019, music and technology have become more linked together than ever, with new tech advancement now part and parcel of every aspect of the music industry. In this piece, Patrick McGuire explores the historical context for this, and what happens technological change is put at odds with artists' values. Guest post by Patrick McGuire forTuneCore In 2019, signs of the irreversible tech-driven transformation music is undergoing are all around us; from streamlined music consumption and discovery to the powerful ...

.music Domains Are Coming and DotMusic (Not Google) Will Control Them

.music Domains Are Coming and DotMusic (Not Google) Will Control Them

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has named the DotMusic as the sole provider of the coveted .music domain extension, beating internet giants like Google and Amazon. .music joins other top level domains like .com, .net and .gov and descriptive domains like .blog and .info. DotMusic founder Constantine Roussos tweeted on Friday that his foundation had been selected as the successful bidder after a decades long battle. Excited to announce that after more than a decade, DotMusic has ...

Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW!

Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW!

In this piece, Virginie Berger champions the need for music tech companies to bring about a major disruption to the music industry, siting long-unaddressed problems and an outdated distribution of power in desperate need of a shakeup. Guest post by Virginie Berger, the co founder of WeAreMusicTech The context now is right for startups to innovate in music. There are companies in the music space which are beginning to turn a profit and the digital music market is maturing. Many ...

Did Technology Bring About The Death Of Good Music?

Did Technology Bring About The Death Of Good Music?

After new research was released suggesting that millennials prefer golden oldies to contemporary pop, Stephen Carlisle did some digging to determine if this was in fact accurate and, if so, what role technology may have played in the “decline" of music's quality. Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of NOVA Southeastern University This item from the website Metro.co.uk caught my eye last week. The article’s headline read: “Millennials Prefer Music from the “Golden Age” to the Pop of Today, Research Suggests.”  ...

Amazon, Google & The Morality Of Driving Fans To Big Tech

Amazon, Google & The Morality Of Driving Fans To Big Tech

While many artists have some serious moral quandaries about driving their fans to YouTube given Google's suspect data practices, Chris Castle here looks at why Amazon is in fact a far guiltier culprit. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy When Hearst Artist Frederic Remington, cabled from Cuba in 1897 that “there will be no war,” William Randolph Hearst cabled back: “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” Time Magazine Many artists I speak to have ...


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