my first tracks on itunes & spotify

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    Dannyc
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    so i just found out one of the libraries i’m with have released albums on i-tunes and spotify with 2 of my tracks on them. this seems really cool to me to see my tracks on a label up on i-tunes but is this a positive or negative thing? anyone any experience of this? the library is a small boutique trailer library.

    if its positive how do you guys go about driving listeners/customers to find your tracks in these stores?

    #27461 Reply
    gigdude
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    Danny, It’s pretty hard to make much money on Spotify. I have had 8099 streams on Spotify earning $40.12. iTunes used to be real good but seems to have dried up for me. Probably cause of Apple Music and Spotify. Streaming seems to have won out and it pays little to us. Of course if you have millions of listeners it might add up.

    #27462 Reply
    Dannyc
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    thanks gigdude. how does getting people to listen work in these online stores such as spotify and itunes? does itunes make sure that the albums reach the right listeners or do you or the label your signed with have to do this promtion yourself?

    i’m not really concerned with the financials at this stage but was more thinking this is a good way to get better reach of my music to more people.

    #27463 Reply
    daveydad
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    I’ve had tracks placed by Audiosparx on a couple dozen albums on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, Napster, etc. The revenue trickles in little by little. I’m seeing streaming income slowly going up, penny by penny… while downloads are now going down. Still can’t quit my “day” job!

    #27464 Reply
    Dannyc
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    cool daveydad, do you do much promotion yourself of these albums or just leave it to the digital online stores?

    #27465 Reply
    daveydad
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    I post on Facebook every now and then but that’s about it. I’ve heard the key to success on Spotify is to get a track on one of their popular playlists with huge a following. How that happens… who knows.

    #27466 Reply
    Dannyc
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    interesting thanks for that. i’ll send an email to two steps from hell in that case ha ha 😉

    #27467 Reply
    Pat
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    Kind of strange. Out of nowhere these last 3 months or so,I’ve gotten about 7 Harry Fox notices of intent to distribute music of mine via Spotify. Don’t know what sparked it. What I’ve heard is it takes a whole lot of streams for it to even amount to a little bit of money so I’ve just been shoving the notices in the drawer figuring if I see any money great but not holding my breath for sure. Maybe they’ll be a nice surprise one day.

    #27468 Reply
    Dannyc
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    well for me i see it more of another avenue to get your music out there. not sure how effective it is though. not expecting to get rich from spotify streams.

    #27472 Reply
    NY Composer
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    Danny,

    Hate to sound like a pessimist but I have had publishers place tunes on itunes, Amazon, and Google. The sales were so low that it didn’t even warrant a statement.

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