Many music enthusiasts will only listen to music through streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. While the amount of money an artist can make from streaming is often tiny, these outlets should not be overlooked.
When it comes to music discovery, they may be really useful. Getting your song on a Spotify playlist might help you launch a DIY career and increase your sales in the long run.
Because music streaming subscriptions are rapidly increasing, having your music available on all of the main platforms is necessary for each release. This is especially true for up-and-coming musicians since it's a terrific method to garner attention and establish a fan following that will eventually buy downloads, CD and vinyl copies, and concert tickets.
- SoundCloud | Because SoundCloud has such a wide community of users and curators, putting your music on the site can help your song get greater exposure. Despite the fact that it is not a sales platform, Pro users can alter or add a ‘Buy' link to track metadata to allow fans to purchase the music from another website.
- Spotify | Spotify, which has over 356 million active users and 158 million subscriptions, is ideal for bringing your music in front of millions of potential new listeners. The $8 billion paid to rights holders is expected to rise in the coming years, and Spotify, with an average artist compensation per play of $0.0044, might help you boost your sales.
- Apple Music | Apple Music, which debuted in 2015 as a spin-off from the iTunes download store, was a little later than Spotify in joining the streaming revolution. Since then, it has grown to over 60 million subscribers and pays musicians an average of $0.0074 per song, making getting on Apple Music just as vital for garnering visibility as getting on Spotify.
- YouTube Music | Google Play Music was replaced by YouTube Music as the company's music streaming subscription service. Through Art Tracks, it's also strongly interwoven with the larger YouTube platform, giving artists a global reach of over 1 billion people. Putting your music on YouTube Music is a terrific method to be noticed as well as earn money from streaming and advertising.
- Amazon Music | Amazon has its own subscription-based music streaming service, Amazon Music, in addition to being a prominent stockist of physical music formats. With such a large global audience, getting your songs on Amazon Music will put you in front of millions of potential fans, as well as provide you with access to Amazon Music For Artists, which allows you to claim your artist profile and access a wealth of global information about your streams and performance data.
- Tidal | Tidal is a Norwegian music streaming service that focuses on offering high-quality lossless audio as well as unique behind-the-scenes footage and extra features to subscribers. In the streaming platform industry, Tidal promises to pay the greatest percentage of royalties to musicians.