In February 2016, YouTube acquired BandPage, a service that more than 500,000 musicians were using at the time to control how their profiles displayed on different music services like Shazam, Vevo, Napster and Deezer. BandPage provided a central space where bios and photos could be saved and updated across these platforms. Since this acquisition, YouTube has been… Read more »
Streaming: All In One, The New Norm?
No doubt we’ve all written and read countless articles about streaming. There will always be those who declare it to be the shotgun-wielding saviour of the music industry, single-handedly delivering us to greener pastures and fatter pockets, and those who declare it to be nothing more than the final fart of a rotting corpse to which… Read more »
Merch, “Experiences,” Serendipity: Spotify Has Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Spotify has really ramped up their fan experience with the roll out of their successful artist merchandise store on verified profiles, incorporated tour info via Songkick and stream counts to help fans find popular songs. They recently took a step further with the integration of BandPage onto artist profiles. Besides providing fans with the option to buy merch, concert… Read more »