This morning Spotify introduced a new way for artists, managers, and labels to submit their unreleased music for consideration on official Spotify Editorial playlists.
In an effort to better compete with YouTube and to gain market share of younger users, Instagram has announced that it will now be allowing most users to upload videos up to 10 minutes long. In time, select channels will be granted a full hour.
Facebook has just announced their plans to integrate and monetize music on the platform. You can read their blog here.
The big takeaways:
It appears that Facebook will soon be opening the door to share ad revenue with content creators and allow copyright owners to monetize user-generated content featuring their music. (Think YouTube)
The big takeaway: YouTube is getting into the streaming game starting on Tuesday.
"YouTube music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube's tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can't find anywhere else - all simply organized and personalized."
Instagram has FINALY listened to the plight of social media managers and has begun to allow businesses to scheduled content for the platform.
In its never-ending crusade to take over all things internet, Facebook has now announced that it will be introducing the Facebook Watch tab.
Pandora is stepping up their game when it comes to their efforts to assist music makers, and in a big way. Today, they have officially begun to roll out new marketing tools via their Pandora Amp dashboard that allows artists on the platform to connect with their fans FOR FREE.
We've all been a member of a handful of Facebook groups.
Whether filled with friends and family, teammates, classmates, or other like-minded folks, somewhere during our time spent on Facebook, we've decided to join a group. Or many groups. But now, we are presented with the opportunity to join a group created by and managed by a brand.
I came across this issue recently after my company merged with a different one and we all received new emails. As we were working on starting anew, the question continued to come up:
How can I merge my current Google Drive with a new one?
Turns out... you can't. But there is a simple work-around that pretty quick and easy.
n Facebook's never-ending endeavor to take over the world one mobile application at a time, they've come after Snapchat yet again with the introduction of Camera Effects.
Camera Effects work similarly to Snapchat filters where it can be as simple as a frame or as complex as an augmented reality experience.
As you are aware, Facebook owns Instagram and has been slowly integrating monetization into the platform. It is my belief that Instagram is now looking to limit the performance of content from businesses to encourage them (businesses) to spend more money.
The rollout has looked like this: