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MusicDiffusion NUMBER 1 music distribution in Google Search!

 

Hello MusicDiffusion community!

 

Thanks to you, MusicDiffusion is now one of the leading music distributor and biggest music community around the world according Amazon Alexa Rank.

On top of that, the number of search including MusicDiffusion worldwide made that Google Search is now also ranking us #1 from billions results for the keyword “Music Distribution” in numerous countries, like France. Before the leaders TuneCore, Believe Digital and Universal Music’s Spinnup! This makes us so proud as musicians to help so much other musicians and to see our hard work be recognized, not just inspiring competitors! 😉

Again, thank you all to made that possible.
Together, and step by step, we are building the future of the digital music industry! And we working on many many new revolutionary products and services that we can’t wait to share with you, so keep connected to our blog and our newsletter to not miss our updates to come 🤫

 

MusicDiffusion is now number 1 from 1 320 000 000 results for the “Music Distribution” search on Google France!


 

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New! Showcase your creativity on Instagram Reels with MusicDiffusion

MusicDiffusion is excited to announce the launch of Instagram Reels, a new tool for creating and discovering short Instagram videos to capture the attention of your audience!

Instagram is already one of the essential platforms for independent artists, since the network has given them the opportunity to express themselves and connect with their fans for several years. Whether through its partnership with MusicDiffusion which allows fans to access your music from the app or through the possibility that it offers to add the lyrics of their favorite songs to their stories to send a message, Instagram is undoubtedly one of the spearheads of artists marketing strategy.

With the launch of Instagram Reels, the network gives you yet another good reason to use it to connect with your audience.

Instagram Reels is a new feature that allows users to edit 15-second video clips with background music. Once created, the Reel can be shared on the Explore tab to reach new fans and introduce music to all platform users. In addition to giving you a new way to encourage your fans to use your titles in their videos, this entertaining tool is guaranteed to have a great time.

 

 

FUNCTIONALITIES

When creating your first Reel, take a look at the options available to you to customize your videos however you want.

  • Audio content: Choose your music! If you’ve delivered to Facebook with MusicDiffusion, your releases should already be available for selection on Instagram.
  • Reading speed: Fast or slow? It’s up to you! This is a fantastic tool for highlighting the highlights of certain tracks or for creating a video that follows the beat of your song.
  • Augmented reality effects: In addition to stickers and GIFs, this tool gives you the option of incorporating augmented reality (AR) effects into your videos. Of course, you can always choose them from a constantly updated catalog of graphics.
  • Timer: Trigger the start of recording remotely and take the opportunity to imagine different content.
  • Multi-clip pane: Use this tool to start recording your sequence and then stop it to integrate it into your video, which should not exceed 15 seconds in total.
  • Ghost Tool: Perfect for customizing the timeline or getting smooth transitions, this option lets you see the last frame you recorded while you add a new section to your video.

HOW TO SHARE YOUR REELS

The Share on Reels option allows you to only share your Reels in the Explore tab of your Instagram. So instead of appearing in the news feed of your subscribers, your creation will be highlighted on this tab, allowing you to reach a wide audience. Of course, your Reels will still appear on your Instagram profile, but in a different space. If you want to share your creations both on your Reels and on your News Feed, that is also possible!

TRENDS

Hashtags have always been at the heart of Instagram. Using a hashtag to follow content related to certain topics or trends is one of the go-to methods for discovering new posts, and Reels allows artists to explore this functionality further. In addition to being able to contribute to trending topics, artists can now create their own to inspire users. Artists and fans alike can add trending tracks/audios and hashtags to their Reels to get the maximum audience.

WHAT TO SHARE

Like every time a new feature is available on a social network or on a platform, artists should start by playing around with it to discover it. Think about what your fans particularly like. Find out how you express yourself best. Ask yourself how Reels can help you strengthen your brand and digital strategy.

The most successful music videos are surprising, funny, and often just right. You will need to post content that will make your fans want to watch it multiple times, share it, and create their own music video. You are the one who decides what kind of content you want to post, but like any other network, its ultimately the most inspiring, relevant and user-friendly posts that work best.

SHOW YOUR CREATIONS

We don’t need to give you a lesson on this, but there are some tips that might help you create a relevant Reel. Here is the procedure to follow in our opinion:

1) PREPARE IT

Think about the message you want to share. Do you just want to ask your fans how their day is going, or would you like to tackle something deeper, more thoughtful, that has been going through your mind for some time? A bit of both? Either way, make sure you show yourself the best you can to your fans.

2) SKIN IT

You only have 15 seconds to get your idea across. If you want to build a Reel that incorporates different settings, locations, characters, or angles, take the time to prepare each sequence before. The advantage of this preparation is that it will allow you to use the beat that you want and coordinate your clip with it. And believe us, this organization will save you time.

3) FILM IT

Just like with videos or Insta Directs that you save on your smartphone, there are some tips that will give your Reel a special touch.

  • Light: Make sure you are not filming under a direct light source and try to leave it behind the lens.
  • Color / Tones: Use different lighting effects to set the mood of your clip.
  • Get the attention of your fans: It’s the very first seconds of your Reel that should hook your fans.
  • Use the tools at your disposal: Instagram Reels offers you a whole catalog of effects and tools with which to create your clip (see above); make sure you use it to entertain your audience.
  • Have fun: Remember that this feature is all about giving you a good time. If your fans see you having fun with your music, they’ll want to do the same.

4) PUBLISH IT

As we already mentioned, you will be able to publish your clip to your news feed or to your Reels tab (in which case it will be visible in the Discover area of other users). But, like everything in your career, it’s important to build a consistent, long-term strategy.

Instagram Reels is a new feature that lends itself perfectly to the creative expression game. And finally, isn’t this one of the main strengths of artists? This new tool will allow you to create new content to share with your fans to make you known, to communicate with them or to encourage them to integrate your tracks into their Reels. Above all, don’t forget to keep up to date with the latest trends or fashionable challenges on social media. Who knows, soon it might be your song that will make the buzz on Reels.


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Bye bye Google Play Music – Welcome YouTube Music

 

Google has announced that its plans of merging Google Play Music with Youtube Music will completely be fulfilled by December 2020.

Last May, the technological giant revealed it was gradually shutting down Google Play Music, and replacing it with YouTube Music during the last quarter of the year.
Since the announcement, Google has been leaking some details and deadlines about Google Play Music’s definitive closure, which is going to be on December 31st.

The company is offering users switching to YouTube Music before the year ends, the option to join the platform without losing the content uploaded on their profiles in Google Play Music.
The ultimate goal is to focus all the energies on a single subscription service where creators and songwriters can upload and share their favorite tracks with fans, while music enthusiasts can discover the latest hits.

 

When and how to move playlists and libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music?

To make the switch smoother, Google has provided a set of guidelines on how to safely and effortlessly transfer content to YouTube Music before Google Play Music disappears forever in December.

A transfer feature has been added to YouTube Music app, so Google Play Music users can easily export their music libraries, personal playlists and preferences.

They can also migrate other data such as uploads, stations, likes and dislikes as well as billing information.

Alternatively, data can be downloaded with Google Takeout.

In spite Google Play Music platform will be available until the end of 2020, from October, users won’t be able to stream music from the app.

Uploads and downloads, pre-orders or purchases were unavailable since August.

Switching from Google Play Music to YouTube Music: Key information for artists and record labels

What about record labels and artists who used Google Play Music and are delivering their artists’ content to this DSP through third parties such as MusicDiffusion?

If you are a MusicDiffusion member and distributing to Google Play Music, your content will also be sent to YouTube Music until Google Play service is completely killed off in December.

You are more than welcome to get in touch with MusicDiffusion’s team if you have any queries regarding these changes.

YouTube Music unveils new features to appeal Google Play Music users

Google has also confirmed a series of enhancements in YouTube Music to attract the biggest possible number of Google Play Music users and encourage them to move their content to the platform.

Some new add-ons are imported from Google Play Music, while others have been specifically designed to present a better offer for switching users.

Amongst the new features added to YouTube Music, there is the option to create more extensive playlists, an increase in the number of songs that can be uploaded to libraries as well as the brand-new Explore Tab where users can discover music considering new releases, genres and moods.

Keep an eye on our blog to find the latest news and updates about music streaming apps like YouTube Music.

Written by GRAZIA CARLONE


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MusicDiffusion became one of the leading music distributor platforms according Amazon Alexa Rank!

 

So much thanks to all of you! Really we do! MusicDiffusion is now incontestably one of the leading digital music distribution platform and indie music community around, according Amazon Alexa Rank.

Although we are a recent platform for the indie musicians around the world, MusicDiffusion is today better ranked than leaders Tunecore.fr, iMusiciandigital.com, Horusmusic.global and many more in term of internet trafic and engagement. Meaning that our platform actually getting more visitors than these competitors, but also that our users interact way much more on our platform by staying more than 14mn connected to our services. Incredible!

These numbers make us very proud as we work hard to build since 2017 the best platform for all music creators around the world. With MusicDiffusion artists and music labels have access to the best digital music distribution, starting from free plan to unlimited without ANY HIDDEN COSTS like most of our competitors. Other will charge you to get obligatory UPC or ISRC codes, or an annual fee to get you out on Shazam or monetize your music on social media like Youtube or Instagram… We don’t and with MusicDiffusion everything is included. And better, you can even release your music on channels that you would even not expect to find anywhere (Asia, India or Russia market for exemple)!

MusicDiffusion doesn’t just propose the best music distribution. MusicDiffusion is a complete platform for music creators at the digital times. We thought it would be a non-sense to take care to distribute so much talents around the world and to not connect them to share and put their experience in common… With this idea in mind, MusicDiffusion has also launched the first social network for musicians that connect all our members, musicians, music labels and more together. You can get more info here.

MusicDiffusion also proposes a ton of additional services for music creators, like promotion exclusive tools, samples and beats to get inspiration for your next track and still much to come into our Artist Services. We think global since day one and we are now recognized as the ultimate platform for musicians worldwide. Thank you again from the bottom of our musician hearts for that 🙏

 


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MusicDiffusion deploys its mobile applications starting with MusicDiffusion Network for smartphones 📲

 

We are happy to announce the deployment of new mobile apps for the MusicDiffusion community. Starting with our social network dedicated to musicians and the music industry, now also available on smartphones in addition of our desktop version here.

 

 

Discover today MusicDiffusion Network on your mobile: the first social network dedicated to all music creators around the world. Create a profile for free and get connected with thousands potential collaborators for your music projects. Post and get reviews on your music from the MusicDiffusion community, sell and buy services and products on our exclusive MarketPlace, create or apply for jobs in the music industry, create a page for your band, create groups or even crowdfunding for your projects…

MusicDiffusion Network is the most complete social network for musicians, and you will love it!

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Update: Important Google Play Changes

 

At MusicDiffusion, we are constantly working with digital music platforms to allow you to efficiently and easily share your music with your fans, wherever they are. We always strive to keep our artist community abreast of updates regarding the platforms they rely on to sell music and create fans. To keep our offer up to date, we are making changes in accordance with Google’s previously announced plan to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music.

 

In anticipation of this next product change, starting this month and as a member of MusicDiffusion, you should make sure the content you have been delivered on Google Play Music, is also available on YouTube and YouTube Music which you can select on our distribution dashboard (any delivery of your music on new stores/platforms is free of charge with MusicDiffusion). If you have already distribute your music on all stores, you have nothing to do 🙂

What about reports?

Your Google Play Music reports and historical payments will remain under the same name in your MusicDiffusion monthly sales reports “My Sales.” You will receive the remaining reports for Google Play Music performance on your music in the same place as before. Once you have received all of the remaining reports, all new performance reports will be available in YouTube Music. As a reminder, reports are generally sent within two months.

As always, MusicDiffusion is there for our artists every step of the way! If you still have questions about the above news, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

And don’t forget, while distributing your music on YouTube Music makes your releases available as “artistic titles” on the platform, you can also take advantage of YouTube’s content identification system and generate income when your music is used in other users’ videos, for free!


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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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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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How MusicDiffusion is changing the game of Music Distribution?

We are musicians, and we have created the MusicDiffusion platform for musicians. We believe in artists and we want them to have the control on their careers, so we launched MusicDiffusion knowing the real struggle that indies artists and music labels face daily. And it’s maybe because MusicDiffusion is not hold by financials like our concurrents, but by musicians like its members, that we finally changed so much the game of music distribution!

First, we have contributed to reduce the costs of music distribution to everyone. MusicDiffusion was the first music distributor to create a free plan to distribute music out to Spotify, and the first digital distribution to distribute music over all major stores and platforms at a unique fee of 2,99 Euros by track, when the same service cost at least more than 30 Euros by year with concurrents like TuneCore.

Also we create the first unbeatable unlimited distribution at 15,99 Euros/Year that permit to anyone to release as much music, artists and labels through MusicDiffusion. This when our concurrents like Distrokid propose to release unlimited release just for one artist at 19,99 Euros/Year. Also, at MusicDiffusion, we are the first music distribution to have any hidden fees as many of our concurrents. Here, Shazam, ISRC Codes, Youtube Monetization and future stores are free, as some extra and useful services for creators, like online website creation and more!

We won’t talk about those new all free music distribution service out there… Your music do not deserve this. What will you do when these services may close while keeping your royalties as it has already happened many times? How could you handle a great service that cost a lot for no incomes ? It’s mathematic and that’s why at MusicDiffusion we believe in a low-cost platform that will still be there when you will need your royalties to be paid.

MusicDiffusion pricing plans
MusicDiffusion has considerably reduce music distribution costs with its 3 unbeatable plans.

With MusicDiffusion, we didn’t only reduce the costs of music distribution, we also changed the way it shall be done. We wanted since our beginnings to create tools that are important for any artist. Like to be able to complete all the copyrights lines, publishing or credits informations about your songs. We also wanted our artists to be able to publish the lyrics of their songs on supported stores when. For musicians that we are, this seemed to be a must-have when other platforms was not care. We are happy to see that this way of think from MusicDiffusion is now inspiring leaders of the music distribution industry like TuneCore, that recently added these important informations into their dashboard as you can see below.

MusicDiffusion inspiring TuneCore for their Dashboard
TuneCore new Dashboard Vs. MusicDiffusion Dashboard
You may see that TuneCore added now functions that was on MusicDiffusion since our beginnings.

So, since we launched MusicDiffusion, we have continuously improved and adding services for our creators members which are now thousands over the world. If we help them to reach their goals on their music journey, we didn’t expect they help us to build one of the fastest growing community, permitting us today to make a real impact in the global music distribution. So thanks to all creators using MusicDiffusion!

 

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