Latest Spotify feature gives creators credit

February 10, 2018 in News

The new feature allows users of the platform to view songwriter and producer credits, giving music the transparency it deserves…

A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America

Research shows role of lyrics in streaming

January 20, 2018 in News

A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America…


Spotify’s Secret Genius celebrates songwriters

June 26, 2017 in Events, News

The digital music service launches awards show, playlists, podcasts and ‘Songshops’ to highlight the contribution songwriters make to the industry…

David Gray

You choose David Gray’s Greatest Hits

August 22, 2016 in News

Announcement of the singer-songwriter’s new ‘The Best Of’ album coincides with launch of dynamically selected playlist and previously unheard track…

Lost app

New LOST music curation app launches

July 12, 2016 in News

New iPhone app is announced in partnership with 21 music blogs and magazines, with Songkick integration for live gig ticketing…

The Beatles

Now streaming: The Beatles

December 24, 2015 in News

An early present for fans of the Fab Four, as back catalogue comes to streaming services for the first time…

The Pocket Gods 100x30 album

World’s first album of 100 songs

November 15, 2015 in News

In protest of low streaming royalties for songwriters, cult band The Pocket Gods plan to release collection of 30-second tracks…


Jay Z reveals how his music streaming site Tidal is ‘artist-friendly’

March 31, 2015 in News

Last night Rapper and business mogul Jay Z announced just how his new music streaming site Tidal is ‘artist friendly’…


Covers to be banned from Spotify?

February 8, 2015 in News

Songwriters could be given the power to ban covers of the songs featuring on Spotify, following a proposed legislative change…

British acts dominate 2014 top 10 artist albums chart

British acts dominate UK music sales as streaming doubles

January 1, 2015 in News

UK artists led by Ed Sheeran fill the entire top 10 best-selling artist albums in 2014, for the first time…

Spotify 2014

Spotify allows you to see your year in music

December 14, 2014 in News

Spotify has added a new function that allows you to see the music that’s caught your year during the year…

Lisa Redford: Online resources for musicians

January 26, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

After a short break, our regular columnist returns with a look at some useful tools for promoting your music online…

Best Of 2013

Best Of 2013

December 31, 2013 in Features

Putting talk of ‘selfies’ and ‘twerking’ aside, we celebrate the greatest of 2013’s songwriting masters, musical masterpieces and significant moments…