Indie Music News

What indie artists need to know about data transformation – Hypebot

There is a fundamental disconnect between songwriting and the recordings that bring them to the world. That means that collecting all the money due to any creator can be a daunting task. Enter data transformation. By Chloe Johnson, Head of Client Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Verifi Media Data has never been a sexy topic, but like an engrossing Greek tragedy, it has layers of drama and intrigue if one examines the problem indie artists...

This week’s top stories: iOS 14.5.1 release, colorful MacBook rumors, more – 9to5Mac

In this week’s top stories: The Epic vs Apple case begins, new tidbits about AirTags, iPhone 13 design details, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more. The Epic vs Apple case This week marked the beginning of the Epic vs Apple legal trial over App Store policies. While we still have several weeks to go before any decision is made, week one included a variety of fascinating details about the inner-workings of the App...

First impressions after migrating from Apple Music to Spotify – 9to5Mac

For quite a while I’ve been thinking about switching from Apple Music to Spotify. I’ve been an Apple Music user since day one and rely on the Apple ecosystem for everything (from AirPods to HomePod and all other Apple devices), so I thought this would be a tough decision. In April, I decided that I’d finally give Spotify a chance, and I’ve got some initial thoughts: the good, the bad, and all the surprises along the way. A couple of...

Music Editing Software Market to See a Big Move with Adobe, Audacity, FL Studio

What’s Ahead in the Global Music Editing Software Market? Benchmark yourself with strategic steps and conclusions recently published by AMA Latest released the research study on Global Music Editing Software Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Music Editing Software Market research report shows the latest market insights, current situation analysis with upcoming trends and breakdown of the...

Alan Cross has an open letter for musicians who send him their music demos

Dear Aspiring Musician, Thank you for sending a sample of your music, even though it came in the form of 27 megabytes’ worth of 320 kbps MP3 files that gummed up the inbox across all my devices. I appreciate that you want me to hear everything in the highest quality audio — I mean, you did put a lot of effort into these recordings, right? But in the future, please send links to external sources like Spotify or SoundCloud so my data charges...

Judah & the Lion Interview – “Take It All Back,” Songwriting

JUDAH & THE LION (pictured l-r): Brian Macdonald, Nate Zuercher and Judah Akers.During the past five years, alternative folk/rock trio Judah & the Lion has emerged as a popular band that is building a large following, and having hit success. Led by singer & guitarist Judah Akers, the band uniquely features a mandolin player (Brian Macdonald) and a banjo player (Nate Zuercher) as the other key members. Judah & the Lion are known...

The Top Music Blogs of 2020 — According to Music Fans

Photo Credit: Sincerely Media Connecting fans, industry employees, and artists alike, blogs play a decidedly meaningful role in today’s quick-moving and tech-driven music landscape.  To help interested readers find the most personally appealing resources, here’re the top music blogs of 2020 – according to music fans.  1. Pitchfork Offering brief, artist-centered news stories and frequent music reviews, Pitchfork has developed a loyal...

Music Blogs That Actually Want D.I.Y. and Indie Music

(Hypebot) – We all know that getting your music into the ears of industry Powers-That-Be is incredibly difficult, but believe it or not, there are people out there actually looking for new music to promote. Here, we offer up a list of music blogs that, in fact, want your music. Guest post from Ditto Music Getting your music heard is hard. Getting your music heard by the right people is even harder. You hear so many blogs, journalists and...