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How Level Music try to cheat and lie to the independant music community!

If you’re looking for the best Music Distribution platform, you may have heard about one of our competitors named “Level” that seems to be connected to Warner Music Group.

Level Music has launched some months ago with the promise to be a “FREE COMPETITOR” for music distribution with 100% royalties revenues for their members… Yeah Yeah… And some people have believed in this. But today, we can see how much this platform seems to be just cheating, opportunistic and not trustable.

First, as reported by Digital Music News which has read Level Music terms, Level Music dont give 100% royalties back as they pretend but takes a 8% cut + some taxes (how much? we don’t really know…). This is the first marketing lie from Level Music.

It makes us angry at MusicDiffusion as we could make the same and pretend give back 100% to our members with a little * somewhere… But we are not like Level and we believe in honestly and transparency with our members (MusicDiffusion pays 90% royalties to its artists).

In Level Music terms, Digital Music News has also reported that the platform can edit, modify, adapt, and create derivative works from posted submissions within the site and on affiliates’ services and products! (What??) In addition, Level Music can use artists’ names and photographs for any promotional purpose, as well as exercise all trademark, publicity, and proprietary rights with regard to each submission (You can read the complete article here).

We are sorry, but MusicDiffusion had to denounce this as we are fighting for the independent music community since the first day ! We can not believe how a music distribution company can try to stole this way the work from independent artists, especially when this platform is connected somehow to Warner Music!

If this was not enough, recently Level Music went a step more swindling their members, as they changed their terms without prior notice (but still according their contract…). Their members need now to pay to upload more than 2 tracks! What about previous members who believed in the Level Music previously “all free” mendacious maketing? Shall they have now to move or pay? We don’t know.

What we can just see is that Level Music seems to have taken inspiration from MusicDiffusion to create their new plans… Check it by yourself:

 


 

If we are happy to see how much MusicDiffusion is influencing the music distribution industry, Level seems to have forgotten that users would always prefer the original than a bad copy…

MusicDiffusion stays and will always stay the best choice for the independent musicians and music labels community to propel their music career. Our unbeatable Platinum distribution plan at 15,99€ for a year, permit to anyone to release unlimited music and artists, without any engagement (you can stop your subscription anytime and your music will stay online!). Not like the new “Premium Plan” from Level which is limited to 5 artists and 200 tracks and engage you for years… and this before Level changes again their prices without prior notice… If one day MusicDiffusion has to change its prices, be sure it would be for a cheaper one, not like Level Music did.

Also, and this is an important part, if Level Music changed now from totally free to a paid service, the platfom still announce just basics channel to distribute your music. Nothing about Shazam, Youtube and Facebook monetization which are now a must have… No Asia Market like on MusicDiffusion, any extra services as well, nothing! Level Music is still like a beta version of a distribution service with 10 years late trying to hide this with a good marketing.

If you are not a MusicDiffusion member, and don’t want to be, we recommend you any other distributor but not Level Music. If MusicDiffusion is runned by independent musicians for other musicians, and if we try since the beginning to really make a change in the music distribution history, Level Music seems to be runned by opportunistics guys from Warner which try to make business on your art. And we trully believe that your music don’t deserve that!

Are you or not agree with us? Have you experienced Level Music? Please share your experience in the comments at the bottom of this page!

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Spotify celebrates 100 million Premium subscribers

Daniel Ek’s company shares first quarter 2019 financial performance and they have millions of reasons to paint the town ‘green’.
When announcing 2019 first quarter results, Spotify confirmed a very important milestone: 100 million Premium subscribers.

The Swedish company has accomplished some important challenges during the first months of the year. As described in this report, overall monthly active users (MAUs) grew 26% year to year, up to 217 million.

Spotify is present in 79 countries, being Europe and North America the leading regions. The last achievement stands in India, where the streaming service launched in February. Since then, it has reached 2 million users in the country, competing with local devices like Gaana or JioSaavn.
 


 
As for Spotify Premium users, they have experienced a 32% shift in a year. The company explains this growth in the promotions they have made in the US and Canada, as well as the expansion in Google Home Mini.

Nowadays, Spotify is the most powerful music streaming in the world, at least in terms of users. Apple Music base is estimated to be 50 million MAUs, though it overtakes Spotify in the US in terms of Premium subscribers.
 

 

Article by P. FERNANDEZ

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Are streaming services resurrecting the music industry?

Music streaming services are shaping the most important changes in the industry, to the point of living a second digital music revolution.
When the IFPI Global Music Report 2019 was published, all headlines remarked one word, the term that is changing everything; not only in the music industry but also in the whole entertainment sector: streaming. According to the document, the global music recorded market grew by 9.7% in 2018 and 37% of revenues came from paid streaming services. This trend is expected to evolve in the next years…But how? Is streaming the lifejacket that the music industry needed to survive to the crisis it’s been immersed in the last two decades?

One thing is true, the future of streaming services is promising Goldman Sachs analyst Lisa Yang forecasts that the whole music industry will account for $131 billion by 2030. The recorded music industry will represent $41 billion of these earnings thanks largely to the growth of streaming, so it will generate $34 billion of that, from which $28 billion will come from paid subscription and $6 billion from ad-supported streaming services.
 


 

Millennials have the power

Let’s get back to 2019. Currently, music streaming sales are dominated by top R&B and hip-hop artists, such as Drake (the most played artist in Spotify last year), Kendrick Lamar or Cardi B. Millennials and Centennials are the two generations helping to revitalize the industry. On the one hand, they spend on music more money than other age groups. Also, they are the ones streaming more music on their smartphones. According to Goldman Sachs predictions, the proportion of people streaming music in their devices will evolve from 18% to 37% in 2030 in developed markets and from 3% to 10% in emerging ones.
 


 
Experts, professionals and technology companies and giants have their eyes on Latin American countries or India. Why would YouTube Music, Pandora, Amazon or Spotify have so much interest in these regions? Because of their potential and the fact that streaming is making us more glocalized.

 

Yes, streaming drives a new era of growth

When Spotify beat the stock market, Business Inside leaked a letter written by David Fiszel, one of the platform investors, explaining that the streaming business model is expected to grow indefinitely, as well as being the future of music distribution. By now, it is also altering the whole music creation and monetization process… which are not a walk in the park precisely.

Streaming revenues may not grow so drastically as predicted by Goldman Sachs. MIDiA Research 2018-2026 Streaming Music Forecasts states that 2018 has been the last year of considerable growth in streaming revenues. From this year and on, they will drop from 29% to 7% in 2026, especially in mature markets like the US, Australia or the United Kingdom. Moreover, the US and the UK will still dominate the streaming market, though emerging countries like Brazil, Mexico or India will scale to the top 15 positions.

So, the answer to the headline’s question is yes, we are living an unstoppable revolution in the music industry and streaming is the gasoline impulsing it. A picture is worth a thousand words so here you can see an example to illustrate this declaration.

 


 
Article by P. FERNANDEZ
 

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Artists Focus: “Privacy” by DayVinci & Dj Astonish

 

Today, our editorial team selected “Privacy”, a super cool Hip-Hop track from our music creators DayVinci & Dj Astonish. This is a pure banger, and MusicDiffusion is really proud to distribute this track on all music stores and platforms worldwide 🎶🎵


 

 

 

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Stem forsakes away thousand music creators… How to transfer your music to MusicDiffusion for free?

Once again, a music distribution platform has changed its rules without prior notice, and has pushed thousands musicians to find another music distributor. After, Zimbalam or Songflow, this time it is about the platform Stem that recently asked to thousands artists to move somewhere else… ouch.

Yes, Stem wants now to focus on the most lucrative members of their platform. Meaning that if you don’t make a lot of streams or sale with your music, you are not welcome anymore on their music distribution platform.

Don’t worry, MusicDiffusion will be happy to welcome you on what we believe is the best music creators platform, you can move here your music catalog for free, and keep your music live and get royalties from it on all digital stores and streaming platforms worldwide like Apple Music, Spotify, Napster, Shazam, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and even reach new market like Asia on their own music platforms

How to proceed? Easy, you just have to create an account for free and upload your music with the same ISRC and UPC Codes provided by your previous music distributor, and to contact us to proceed to the transfert. What else?

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Artists Focus: “Lucky Me”, the new album by dbClifford

 

Today, our editorial team selected “Lucky Me”, the new album from the talented dbClifford who has joined MusicDiffusion to release and propel this new opus, and we are really proud of it! 🎶🎵


 

 

Daniel Clifford, better known by his stage name dbClifford, is a Canadian singer of French and English descent. Born in France, he previously lived in Los Angeles and Victoria, but now resides in Toronto. His debut album, Recyclable, was released in Canada in 2007. The first single, “Simple Things”, was a top 40 hit on Canadian Hot AC radio and a number-one hit in Japan. Read more about dbClifford on Wikipedia.

 

 

 

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Promote your music on streaming platforms with MusicDiffusion new promo services

MusicDiffusion is the greatest place for music creators to do their music business!

After having created the best offers for the music distribution – from free to unlimited – MusicDiffusion has also innovated by proposing a tons of great services to its thousands users: online website creation for freethe first social network dedicated to the music industry and much more!

We are excited to announce today the launch of our exclusive music promotions services!

Want to get thousands organic streams on Spotify and Youtube easily? MusicDiffusion helps you now to reach between 10k – 100k new listeners guarantee in a simple click! Real streams, real likes, reals followers… check out our new promo services in our Artist Services store! Promo services availables for now are Youtube and Spotify, more are coming soon.

What do you think about those new services? Leave us a comment below on this page.

 

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Artists Focus: “Like a Bee” by Horizonte feat. Dollarman

 

Today, our editorial team selected “Like a Bee”, the new single from Horizonte and the mega star “Dollarman” that you may have already heard on the smash hit “Rock this Party” from Superstar DJ Bob Sinclar. This new hit is distributed to all music platforms worldwide with MusicDiffusion. Listen to it now!

 

 

 

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Success Stories: Live performance from Jo Bal on Skyrock

Jo Bal, an artist using MusicDiffusion to propel his independent music career, has recently performing his track “Denis Saint” on the number 1 french hiphop and urban radio: Skyrock. Watch it now :


 


 

 

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Artists Focus: “Rhythm is a Dancer” by DJ Starblast

 

Today, our editorial team selected “Rhythm is a Dancer”, the debut single from Dj Starblast distributed to all music platforms worldwide with MusicDiffusion ! 🎶🎵

 

 

 

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