Spotify Lets Every Artist Upload Music (and it’s free)

How to get your music on Spotify? Soon: press an upload button, because Spotify is opening up free distribution to everyone.

Bandcamp: “We’re Profitable, and We’re Not Going Anywhere”

A week ago, a rumor spread through the industry press that Apple planned to "stop selling music by 2018." It was bullshit (not least of all because the incredibly secretive company would sooner set...

That Leaked Contract is a Glimpse into Soundcloud’s Future

Digitalmusicnews.com scooped everyone yesterday by publishing what appears to be an agreement between Soundcloud and independent music publishers. That contract (embedded below) shows how desperate the streaming service is to legitimize its content, pivot...
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Audiomack is Free and Nobody is Paying

Audiomack offers unlimited uploads and unlimited data and it's completely free. So why aren't more dance music DJs using it?
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Beatport Amplify Sells Homepage Space to the Highest Bidder

Beatport has announced that they will begin selling "sponsored" banner positions on their homepage for prices starting at $2000. The program, called Beatport Amplify, was announced during the Amsterdam Dance Event but hasn't been widely...
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Mixcloud: Party Like It’s MySpace in 2006

In our continuing series on SoundCloud Alternatives, we turn to Mixcloud: The DJ's choice (and almost no one else's).

Here we go, folks: SoundCloud introduces paid promotion

"Promote on SoundCloud" sticks your music into the top of SoundCloud users' feeds for a price.

The Record Cutter: Todd Mariana

Every month 5 Magazine's Man+Machine features talks about musical machines and the men & women who love them. This month, we're going in a little different direction. Meet (if you don't already know him) Todd Mariana....

One Year With the Rane MP2015 Rotary Mixer

Rotary mixers! They always have and always will elicit something... and it's usually a very visceral response. So, a little over a year ago when Rane (the noted and established mixer company) hit...

Artists stand to lose out when Google Play goes down

Google Play Music paid artists more than its corporate sibling at YouTube. Maybe that's why it had to die.

Every Music Platform Wants To Be Your Distributor

Following the lead of Spotify, SoundCloud gets into the (almost) free distribution game.
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SoundCloud Makes It So Everyone Can Tip The DJ

Creators can now link up their cashapp, Venmo, Paypal or other platform to their SoundCloud account.

Who’s Afraid of Baboom?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you'll almost certainly have heard someone tell you that the music industry is broken. Technology companies, major labels and investment hungry start-ups...
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Rekordbox now lets you edit tracks

Pioneer's rekordbox adds a new kink for DJs to edit tracks in the new update showcasing "edit mode."

Nobody’s Leaving SoundCloud

Another day, another claim that The Copyclypse is upon us. Social media today is filled with posts by producers large and small, bigroom and bedroom reporting that SoundCloud has begun yet another purge after...

Win a Free Roland TR-8 for #808Day

The 808 drum machine has inspired a documentary and now a holiday. Roland and the team behind the AIRA product line are marking the adorable advent of #808 day by teaming up to offer...

Soundcloud NO!

The first conclusion I have about Soundcloud Go is that you're not supposed to use it. You're not supposed to find it. And there is an overwhelming sense that you're not supposed to pay...

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