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Meet the Women of EQL 2019 – News – Spotify for Artists

Rising audio professionals Sophie Ackroyd, Alissa Faratro, and Jessica Taylor will embark on a six-month residency at our Secret Genius studios in London, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Last year, Spotify’s Social Impact Team partnered with Berklee College of Music to launch the EQL Studio Residency—a full-time, paid program that provides hands-on experience, networking opportunities, and …

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Share Your Music in a Snap – News – Spotify for Artists

Share Your Music in a Snap – News – Spotify for Artists

Sep 12, 2019 Our new integration means you can share your content with fans in a few easy steps. Sharing music on social media is an important way to make a statement — especially if you only have 24 hours to make it. But dealing with cumbersome workarounds like adding links and capturing screenshots to …

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Welcome to the Family, SoundBetter – News – Spotify for Artists

Welcome to the Family, SoundBetter – News – Spotify for Artists

SoundBetter is the world’s leading music talent marketplace, helping musicians and labels worldwide connect and collaborate with top music professionals. Community. It’s tough to imagine a concept so integral to the career of every artist, manager, and label that’s so difficult to crack. The truth is, community doesn’t just happen overnight—it takes time, dedication, and …

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The Best Advice Quincy Jones Ever Got – News – Spotify for Artists

Sep 12, 2019 Even legends can use a little guidance, and Quincy’s comes courtesy of esteemed French composer Nadia Boulanger. Walking down the hall of Quincy Jones’s house is like strolling through the annals of a museum dedicated to the greatest pop songs ever produced. Platinum records adorn the walls (all of Michael Jackson’s greatest), …

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Lucy Dacus’ Unique Yearlong Release Schedule – News – Spotify for Artists

Lucy Dacus’ Unique Yearlong Release Schedule – News – Spotify for Artists

What the singer-songwriter has learned by creating what she calls “slow music.” When Lucy Dacus was thinking about how to follow up her critically acclaimed 2018 solo album, Historian, she decided to go in a novel direction: Throughout 2019, the indie singer-songwriter has been releasing stand-alone digital singles tied to official (and unofficial) holidays and …

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Songwriter Gaelynn Lea on How Artists Can Advocate For Accessibility – News – Spotify for Artists

The Minnesota violinist shares some thoughts on an overlooked element of the industry. Accessibility is one of the most overlooked issues in the music industry, from touring with a disability to discussions about inclusivity. About 15% of the global population, or around a billion people live with some form of disability, and disabled artists and …

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Game of Thrones’ Ramin Djawadi on the Power of Performance – News – Spotify for Artists

The composer says the emotional connection with the audience is like nothing else. Score composers have a huge role in amplifying the intensity and emotion of our most epic viewing experiences, but rarely do they get to plug into an actual amplifier and rock an arena while flames explode behind their heads. Enter Ramin Djawadi, …

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Meditation & Mindfulness for Musicians – News – Spotify for Artists

Jesse Israel, founder of The Big Quiet, talks about the benefits of mental calm, and how to start your own practice. For a musician, writing, recording, performing, promoting, touring, and often juggling other side jobs leaves little time for self-reflection and R&R. But more and more artists—from Kendrick Lamar to Katy Perry—have been turning to …

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Tamino on the Value of a Live Album – News – Spotify for Artists

Concert recordings aren’t as elusive as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a place in an artist’s catalog. Like many pop-cultural artifacts, the live album has been thoroughly disrupted by technology. Back in the ‘’70s, they were mythical documents that provided fans with an ultra-rare opportunity to experience their favorite …

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