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AI Generated Playlists vs Curators: Who Wins?

That AI is accelerating change in the music industry is not news. But, with the big streaming platforms ruling how music is listened to, the technological evolution is worth pausing to look at.  

As AI technologies evolve, they are increasingly being used to generate personalized playlists, reshaping the landscape of music curation and raising important questions about the future of how we interact with music.

This prompts the question: How should your business model evolve to capitalize on the increasing use of AI for music curation? Alternatively, where does the investment flow when AI steps up to personalize the music experience?

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Growing Your Business: A Small Music Label’s Guide Part 2

Welcome back to our small music label adventure.

In the first part, we got into the details of running a label, using my experiences with Klassified Music as our guide. We discussed a range of topics, including refining your label’s identity and tips for building an audience in a sustainable way.

Now, let’s take a step further and examine additional strategies for small labels to truly thrive in the music industry.

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Functional Music Explained: How It Works and Why It Matters

If you’ve ever felt the calming effect of soft background music while studying or the boost of energy from an upbeat playlist during a workout, you’ve experienced functional music without even realizing it.

Functional music isn’t about catchy tunes or memorable lyrics; it’s about purposeful soundscapes designed to enhance our daily lives. From helping us focus and stay productive to aiding relaxation and promoting better sleep, functional music has the power to shape our mood and mindset in profound ways.
Let’s explore what functional music is all about, how it works its magic on our brains and bodies, and why understanding its role is more important than ever in today’s fast-paced world.

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Monetization Strategies for Artists: Insights from NAMM 2024

NAMM Insights: Exploring Monetization Strategies for 2024

At the recent NAMM conference, I had the privilege of speaking about the latest trends in artist monetization, top of mind for all of the music and creator industries.

In today’s fast-paced music industry, understanding how to generate revenue streams is crucial for artists looking to turn their passion into a thriving business.

Let me explain this better.

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The Path to Success: A Small Music Label’s Guide

Running a small music label comes with a lot of challenges.

I recently partnered with Klassified Music to work on their label. I got a chance to show them the ropes – what really works for a label to do well. That got me thinking: why not share what I know?

In this guide, I’ll give you straightforward tips and strategies from my experience, covering everything from branding your label to getting your music out there. Whether you’re just starting or looking to grow, this guide is all about helping small labels make big waves in the music world.

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AI in the Music Industry: Changing the Game for Artists & Labels

The phrase ‘AI in music’ is a big part of my everyday language. It marks a big change in the way we make, produce, and engage with music. This change is more than just a short-term trend; it’s a major shift that’s reshaping how we think about music and how we handle it in business.

In my time in the music industry, I’ve watched AI become a major player. It’s changing how things work, from helping artists make new tunes to transforming how we produce music. AI is like a blend of tech and creativity in music, doing things we used to only dream about.

It’s an exciting time to be part of this transformation, where AI isn’t just an accompaniment but a key player in the future symphony of the music industry.

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