2018’s Guide to Market Your Music with YouTube

YouTube is not only a valuable platform for musicians to host their music but for marketing it as well. In this post, we’ll guide you through how to grow your YouTube channel as well as use it as content with other marketing efforts to nurture your current audience and reach new fans.

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Four Reasons to Get Verified on Spotify (And How to Do It)

As an artist, Spotify verification opens the door to additional features and profile control. Read on to learn more about how to get verified on Spotify after you’ve distributed your music through a service like Stem. Having a blue check mark next to your artist name is an important milestone for artists on social media and on the streaming platforms. This provides an added level of notoriety and legitimacy for artists when fans search for their profiles to stream their music.

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Music Strategy on Twitch: Maximizing the Value of Music in Video Games

From Drake pairing up with gaming personality Tyler “Ninja” Blevins for epic games of Fortnite, to Universal Music launching an official “Gaming Hip-Hop Playlist” with e-sports organization Luminosity, to Grand Theft Auto licensing hundreds of tracks across hip-hop, rock, pop, country and reggae over the last 15 years for its in-game radio stations, music’s role in video games and in the wider gaming community has a rich and valuable history. It makes perfect sense that Twitch, one of the leading video game live-streaming platforms in the world, is increasingly investing in its in-house music strategy.

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How to Pitch Your Music to Over 100 Spotify Playlist Editors

In 2018, playlists have become a primary method of music discovery for listeners. Getting your song added to a playlist on any platform is the icing on the cake to a great marketing plan, which should include strategy around social media, email, publicity and more. To help artists supplement their marketing plans, Spotify recently made a move that democratizes pitching to playlist editors by building a submission form into Spotify for Artists.

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Stem Users Can Now Easily Distribute Cover Songs at No Up-Front Cost

We are thrilled to announce our new integration with Loudr, which will allow Stem users to easily upload and distribute cover songs through our platform. From now on, Stem users can obtain mechanical licenses directly through Stem's web dashboard. No need to get these licenses elsewhere, anymore.

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