Jump to content


Join WATMM Now!

Register and Subscribe now for as little 3.00 USD for one year to gain Supporting Member access. We also have other subscription packages to choose from that grant you extra abilities and features.

A subscription is required in order to post, reply to posts, start topics, search, and other features.

By joining and subscribing, you are helping support the forums, as well enable us to add new features and enhancements (and maintain them).

Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

To sign up for a subscription package, click your user name in the upper right, and choose "Client Area". Then, choose a package that suits your needs.

This message will be removed once you have signed in.


Spotify Artist Pages


  • Please log in to reply
69 replies to this topic

#26 lyst

lyst

    Recently Joined

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 390 posts
  • 68 topics
  • Joined 29-April 12
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

^ Yeah I've heard this same conclusion from some producers - 36 via his facebook and a similar ethos by word of mouth by Mattewdavid of Leaving Records. They are still doing physical but accepting the fact that streaming is here to stay and dominate and re-orienting their distro to take advantage of that.

 

On the flipside I've seen some ambient / drone producers pretty much ignore Spotify and stick with non-streaming digital and physical merch. DJ Healer literally has stuck to vinyl only and I imagine many other techno, house, etc. producers are doing the same. 

 

I suppose it really depends on your fan base and your music: for some Spotify is a nil advantage over their 

 

Agreed on just about all of that.  There will always be those hardcore or niche areas where Vinyl and CDs and Tapes are in demand.  But that's just what they are, niche.  So instead of try to attract those fans it may be wiser to attack it from the digital and streaming, especially if you are relatively unknown and need to get some new heads into your stuff.

 

Won't even say how bad my recent CD sales were hahahaha.  Atrocious. Last time I ever do that shit again.



#27 sheathe

sheathe

    2K, On My Way

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,486 posts
  • 57 topics
  • Joined 13-January 11
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 19 June 2018 - 04:25 PM

Just got mine verified. These stats are much better than soundcloud. But I have no idea how to use Spotify... I’ve hated it since it first came out (2009?).

#28 Stickfigger

Stickfigger

    Some bullshit

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,510 posts
  • 53 topics
  • Joined 15-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/user-507726405
  • Interests:https://meltedself.bandcamp.com/
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 19 June 2018 - 04:40 PM

It would be a really bad idea if someone set up a botnet that streamed WATMM artists constantly and those artists started making passive incomes and I wouldn't recommend this

#29 Stickfigger

Stickfigger

    Some bullshit

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,510 posts
  • 53 topics
  • Joined 15-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/user-507726405
  • Interests:https://meltedself.bandcamp.com/
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:31 PM

lol
also, check my page out on spotify and follow me etc:

https://open.spotify...sGu?si=FfOteh1x

 

I did this. Nodule J is wicked



#30 modey

modey

    the struggle vose in

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,705 posts
  • 255 topics
  • Joined 08-June 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne
  • Interests:⠃⠋⠛⠀⠼⠊⠚⠚⠚
  • Country:Australia

Posted 20 June 2018 - 12:41 AM

I have an artist page, but somehow my music as 0F.digital is spread across three identical artist names; two of which contain tracks that appeared on compilations, or on split/collab albums. The worst part is that when searching for my artist name on Spotify, only one of them shows up, and it's very difficult to find my main one (ie. the one I'm actually uploading full releases to). I've contacted them about this but keep getting automated responses.. I'll keep pestering them I guess!



#31 Stickfigger

Stickfigger

    Some bullshit

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,510 posts
  • 53 topics
  • Joined 15-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/user-507726405
  • Interests:https://meltedself.bandcamp.com/
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 20 June 2018 - 03:22 AM

This may be better than what i've seen happen on there when artist's discographies get mashed up under the one alias. 

Cygnus comes to mind.

 

 

I have an artist page, but somehow my music as 0F.digital is spread across three identical artist names; two of which contain tracks that appeared on compilations, or on split/collab albums. The worst part is that when searching for my artist name on Spotify, only one of them shows up, and it's very difficult to find my main one (ie. the one I'm actually uploading full releases to). I've contacted them about this but keep getting automated responses.. I'll keep pestering them I guess!



#32 BCM

BCM

    The King

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,984 posts
  • 285 topics
  • Joined 05-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 20 June 2018 - 03:41 AM

lol
also, check my page out on spotify and follow me etc:

https://open.spotify...sGu?si=FfOteh1x


I did this. Nodule J is wicked
:flower:

#33 auxien

auxien

    just one thing i wanna know

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,830 posts
  • 81 topics
  • Joined 09-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:United States

Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:14 AM

I finally put up my stuff on Spotfiy (via Distrokid, got a year for hella cheap despite the general silliness of it all, gotta try for exposure more so than actual revenue I'm sure)….

 

so with that in mind if you're a Spotify type and wanna check out my tunes: https://open.spotify...wTHepinw0pO-Cow



#34 Stickfigger

Stickfigger

    Some bullshit

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,510 posts
  • 53 topics
  • Joined 15-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/user-507726405
  • Interests:https://meltedself.bandcamp.com/
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:06 PM

Will definitely be putting some of your stuff in my lists Auxien ... the spotify thing is annoying tho because it makes albums of anything over a certain number of tracks and puts the rest as singles. Most of my stuff is organised as singles and i only have one 'album' but the album is shit lol and its at the top



#35 lyst

lyst

    Recently Joined

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 390 posts
  • 68 topics
  • Joined 29-April 12
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

I finally put up my stuff on Spotfiy (via Distrokid, got a year for hella cheap despite the general silliness of it all, gotta try for exposure more so than actual revenue I'm sure)….

 

so with that in mind if you're a Spotify type and wanna check out my tunes: https://open.spotify...wTHepinw0pO-Cow

 

Sweet! Will follow.

 

I have had way more fun / results from pushing Spotify these days.  Also created a playlist of my fav chill music (with a couple of my own tracks in there).  I listen to that shit actually a lot.  

 

Go listen / follow!

https://open.spotify...XSA-lPFLHyLrUvg

 

 

Only down-side i've come to learn is that Spotify Artist Radios, while at first were great for me, i've learned just play the same shit over and over again.  I was hoping it was more varied.


Edited by lyst, 30 July 2018 - 08:53 AM.


#36 b born droid

b born droid

    the swan and paedo

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 737 posts
  • 46 topics
  • Joined 16-November 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin
  • SoundCloud URL:http://www.soundcloud.com/ffours
  • Country:Germany

Posted 02 September 2018 - 04:27 AM

Ok so after trying to find some labels for some music I did at the end of last year to no avail I'm going to put it out myself.  What's the best company to use for getting stuff on Spotify?  (additional benefits for other streaming programmes helpful).

 

Any help/advice welcome.

 

Cheers.



#37 Djeroek

Djeroek

    Tenaga diam

  • Supporting Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,628 posts
  • 229 topics
  • Joined 24-November 05
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Balikpapan
  • SoundCloud URL:https://xhamster
  • Country:Indonesia

Posted 02 September 2018 - 04:29 AM

 What's the best company to use for getting stuff on Spotify? 

https://distrokid.com/



#38 BCM

BCM

    The King

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,984 posts
  • 285 topics
  • Joined 05-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 02 September 2018 - 04:40 AM

Yeah Distrokid

#39 b born droid

b born droid

    the swan and paedo

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 737 posts
  • 46 topics
  • Joined 16-November 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin
  • SoundCloud URL:http://www.soundcloud.com/ffours
  • Country:Germany

Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:02 AM

Sounds good to me!  Cheers all.



#40 Stickfigger

Stickfigger

    Some bullshit

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,510 posts
  • 53 topics
  • Joined 15-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/user-507726405
  • Interests:https://meltedself.bandcamp.com/
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 03 September 2018 - 04:34 PM

Distrokid have weird rules with song titles tho so beware if u don't wanna waste a bunch of time re uploading tracks

#41 b born droid

b born droid

    the swan and paedo

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 737 posts
  • 46 topics
  • Joined 16-November 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin
  • SoundCloud URL:http://www.soundcloud.com/ffours
  • Country:Germany

Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:09 AM

Distrokid have weird rules with song titles tho so beware if u don't wanna waste a bunch of time re uploading tracks

What kind of rules, or do they have them written somewhere?

#42 Stickfigger

Stickfigger

    Some bullshit

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,510 posts
  • 53 topics
  • Joined 15-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/user-507726405
  • Interests:https://meltedself.bandcamp.com/
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:05 PM

Yeah they are loosely articulated when u upload ... they take issue with use of numbers in song titles and Mixed case sequences .. at least

#43 DavieAddison

DavieAddison

    Kelpius

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 699 posts
  • 18 topics
  • Joined 23-September 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Philadelphia
  • Country:United States
  • PSN:Kelpius

Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:17 PM

For anyone looking to test out putting your stuff on Spotify and other streaming platforms, Amuse is a free alternative to Distrokid. Probably not nearly as robust, and you have to use a mobile app, but I put a track up just to try it out and it's not bad



#44 b born droid

b born droid

    the swan and paedo

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 737 posts
  • 46 topics
  • Joined 16-November 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin
  • SoundCloud URL:http://www.soundcloud.com/ffours
  • Country:Germany

Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:20 PM

Yeah they are loosely articulated when u upload ... they take issue with use of numbers in song titles and Mixed case sequences .. at least

Hmmmm... I have a few tracks with numbers as part of the song title. Not sure I want to change that.

#45 Stickfigger

Stickfigger

    Some bullshit

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,510 posts
  • 53 topics
  • Joined 15-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/user-507726405
  • Interests:https://meltedself.bandcamp.com/
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 04 September 2018 - 05:10 PM

not sure if there is an issue with all numbers but definitely an issue if used at the ending of tracks or if used in all tracks submitted within a release

#46 BCM

BCM

    The King

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,984 posts
  • 285 topics
  • Joined 05-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 05 September 2018 - 04:05 AM

Never had any issues with track names on Distrokid, and some of mine are numbers and symbols etc. It's very easy to use.

#47 b born droid

b born droid

    the swan and paedo

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 737 posts
  • 46 topics
  • Joined 16-November 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin
  • SoundCloud URL:http://www.soundcloud.com/ffours
  • Country:Germany

Posted 11 September 2018 - 02:38 AM

Well I signed up and will hopefully have the first few bits and pieces up there in a few weeks.



#48 DavieAddison

DavieAddison

    Kelpius

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 699 posts
  • 18 topics
  • Joined 23-September 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Philadelphia
  • Country:United States
  • PSN:Kelpius

Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:08 AM

https://www.theverge...dependent-music

#49 auxien

auxien

    just one thing i wanna know

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,830 posts
  • 81 topics
  • Joined 09-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:United States

Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:17 AM

I haven't thought through the full implications of this but my first instinct is: good. 



#50 joshuatx

joshuatx

    syrote

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,039 posts
  • 126 topics
  • Joined 22-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:austin, texas / atx, tx / waterloo, tejas
  • Country:United States

Posted 20 September 2018 - 12:11 PM

Saw the headline, it's a good move but my biggest questions are as follows: do they take a cut? will they have any ownership or licensing power if you upload it? are they going to be as flippant as youtube regarding copyright claims? 3rd party distros were a barrier for many but they come with legal backing.