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This One Thing Could Burn Bridges to Influential Spotify Curators

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Spotify playlists are quickly becoming a major conduit to rack up streams, gain fans and followers, and get discovered. While there are endless amounts of organic, user-built playlists, there are also tastemaking, curated playlists with millions of followers.

How do you approach those curators and land a coveted spot on a popular playlist? Before you take the first step, know that not every curator will have the most positive feedback, and scoring a placement might be a bit harder than you think. Here's a bit of advice when courting influencers who build Spotify playlists.

3 Unexpected Ways to Book Your Next Show

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We all know the tried-and-true techniques of booking shows, but what about the unconventional? What about the weird and unusual ways that bands have secured gigs? When you’re feeling stuck or a little bored with the same ol’, same ‘ol, try out some of these unusual, but successful, tactics.

An Updated Look at Neighboring Rights: What They Are and Why They Matter

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

Featured artists, session musicians, and master-sound-recording owners, typically record labels, are entitled to an additional royalty stream that artists and sound recording owners within the United States are currently not receiving. This additional revenue stream is referred to as “neighboring rights” royalties. In recent years, this revenue stream has become a valuable source of additional income for non-U.S. citizen performers. It is reported that neighboring rights generates over $2 billion per year.

3 Ways to Get Your Song Heard and Cut by an Artist

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Back before the advent of downloads, the music business was a different place. It didn't take much to get your song heard, at least in Nashville. Getting a song cut – particularly a single – was a lot harder, of course, but the truth is, now it's harder than ever. Here are three ways to actually get a cut – and what is actually involved with each.

Save Time on Social Media: 5 Kinds of Images You Can Pre-Plan for Your Instagram

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I have spent a lot of time on this blog writing about how pre-planning or scheduling your social media posts is perhaps the best way to ensure you always have a steady flow of content, which can keep you on top of people’s minds and even gain you new fans in this socially focused world. It’s incredibly easy on Twitter, where there are dozens of applications that allow you to actually schedule messages to go out on specific times at certain days, but Instagram is a bit trickier.