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Kiani Alexandra is a relatively new songwriter / vocalist in the Pop / R&B world, but her 5th release 'All Talk' has a sense of 'shine' usually only found from more seasoned artists. Typically i'm not into R&B that much, but the heavy infusion of Pop and Electronic Music elements makes it a win for me. Kiani's voice and ability to sculpt catchy melodies is a highlight here for sure, but the instrumental and production is also incredibly well done.  Check it out on Spotify!   Listen in our Modern Pop & EDM 2020 Playlist!  

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I had this awesome call with Circa from Indepreneur a couple months ago I wanted to share to this blog in case you missed it. We talk about music marketing, of course, but in detail we talk about how you can use storytelling in Facebook ads and advertising in general to develop a fanbase.   Click here to listen on your favorite podcast platform.   Check out Indepreneur:  https://indepreneur.io/   **NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING IS AN AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPTION FOR REFERENCE, SO IT HAS PLENTY OF ERRORS** Andrew (00:00):Hey, everyone. Welcome back to the modern music marketing podcast. I'm your host, Andrew...

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 It's official, the Modern Music Marketing podcast is live! If you watch my YouTube channel you may have noticed i've been doing a lot of interviews with people in the music industry. Since I teach music marketing and music business, I bring on experts and people who make a living with their music to learn more for myself and to help educate my audience.  The podcast is a way to spread that knowledge even further, and provide other types of content that aren't as well-suited for YouTube video content.  Click here to listen on Apple, Spotify and more.  

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Are you an artist wondering how to get on Spotify's Discover Weekly? Spotify's algorithmic playlists are the biggest driver of streams on the platform, and i've personally gotten nearly 80k streams using these playlists - mostly from Discover Weekly. The real problem is that very few understand how to get your music on Discover Weekly, so many artist promote their music in a way that hurts their chances.  Algorithmic Spotify Playlist Types Before I tell you how to get on these playlists, let me explain exactly what they are: Discover Weekly - a custom playlist of music the user hasn't heard...

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United States based artist David Alexander dropped his single 'its not u its me' on June 8th, 2020. The song is an emotional rollercoaster, going from serene almost-happiness to borderline screams of pain. Its not often an emo hip-hop track catches my attention, but this is a perfect example of how emotions can be captured in music.  It's not just captured in the vocals, but the music, lyrics and sound selection closely capture the feelings the vocalist is portraying at any given moment. Whether you're big into the emo rap or emo hip-hop genre, or you grew up going to Warped Tour, I...

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