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How The YouTube Algorithm Works: A Guide To Getting More Views

How The YouTube Algorithm Works: A Guide To Getting More Views

At over a billion users, YouTube has become a key component of any artist's online marketing strategy. This means it's important to play ball and work with the platforms algorithm to increase the number of views your videos receive.  Guest post by Ric Mazereeuw, originally published on the Hootsuite blog. With more than one billion users—or nearly one-third of ...

Using Topic Clusters As An SEO and Content Marketing Strategy

Using Topic Clusters As An SEO and Content Marketing Strategy

As search engines have developed to become more intelligent, the way artists formulate their content strategy online must also adapt and allow them to take advantage of modern day search engine optimization, in particular through topic clusters. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Through the years Google and other search engines have gotten a ...

The Current State Of AI: Artificial Intelligence In Music, Movies & More

The Current State Of AI: Artificial Intelligence In Music, Movies & More

As a followup to part one of his guide to computational creativity for those in creative fields, Thomas Euler looks at the current state of artificial intelligence today, and what sort of role it can and will play in the creation of music, writing and film. Guest post by Thomas Euler of Attention Econo.me This series is ...

Regulation And The Internet’s Adolescence [Mark Mulligan]

Regulation And The Internet’s Adolescence [Mark Mulligan]

Although the internet has certainly come a long way since the days of the dot-com bubble, it still has a long way to go. Here Mark Mulligan looks at what he considers to be the internet's 'adolescence', and what will happen when greater regulation catches up to internet companies. Guest post by Mark Mulligan from his ...

Spotify Acquires Music Machine Learning Startup Niland

Spotify Acquires Music Machine Learning Startup Niland

During yesterday's Music Biz conference, Spotify's Troy Carter shared that Spotify was becoming an “anticipatory" service, delivering the right music at the right moment. Carter's prescience was likely driven by Spotify's acquisition of music machine learning startup Niland, announced this morning. Spotify has acquired Paris-based  music machine learning startup Niland. Details of the deal were not ...

Rank On Google: How To Manage SEO For Events

Rank On Google: How To Manage SEO For Events

Although about 5-10% of an event's ticket sales result from people searching for the event, getting to this point requires concerted effort and careful search engine optimization on the part of the organizer. Here we look at some techniques for ensuring that your event appears at the top of a potential ticket buyers search results. Guest ...

How An Unknown Duo Broke Top 10 On iTunes New Jazz Releases

How An Unknown Duo Broke Top 10 On iTunes New Jazz Releases

Here the jazz-influenced singer/songwriter duet 23rd Hour out of Silicon Valley explain the details of how they were able to amplify their moderate online success into something greater until they were able to successfully crack the iTunes Top Ten for jazz releases. Guest post by Sherry-Lynn Lee & George Paolini of DIY Musician Six ways that 23rd ...

5 Reasons You Should Know About Metadata

5 Reasons You Should Know About Metadata

Although it's not something all musicians discuss or even understand, Metadata is critically important, it is essential it be correct and complete before being entered and distributed to the masses, and that it be kept organized once it is. Guest post by Ta'Rikah Jones of Symphonic Distribution and the SymphonicBlog Metadata is not always talked about by ...

Spotify Is Planning Its Own Music Hardware, Voice Control

Spotify Is Planning Its Own Music Hardware, Voice Control

Two jobs listings point to a major expansions of Spotify's ambitions to include music hardware with voice control. While details are scarce, they hint at a wearable device “akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles." Snapchat is building eyewear, Facebook is building 360 cameras, and now Spotify wants to build and sell music devices. ...

Google Play Music Becomes Default Music Service On All Samsung Mobile Devices

Google Play Music Becomes Default Music Service On All Samsung Mobile Devices

Apple Music got a huge leg up as the default music services on tens of millions of iPhones and other Apple Devices. Now Google Play Music is getting a similar boost via an exclusive relationship with the globe's #2 phone maker Samsung. Google Play Music is now the exclusive default music player on Samsung phones and ...


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