Key Insights from Music Biz 2024: A Glimpse into the Future of Indie Music

Key Insights from Music Biz 2024: A Glimpse into the Future of Indie Music

As the dust settles from Music Biz 2024, the annual music industry conference held in the heart of…

What Music Artists can learn from UI/UX Principles

What Music Artists can learn from UI/UX Principles

When building a tech company, there is a huge emphasis on UI (User Interface) and UX (User…

SongTools CEO, Danny Garcia on Music Biz Weekly Podcast

SongTools CEO, Danny Garcia on Music Biz Weekly Podcast

This week Danny Garcia, co-founder and CEO of SongTools spoke on the Music Biz Weekly podcast about…
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The Best Conferences to Attend as an Artist in 2024

The Best Conferences to Attend as an Artist in 2024

As an independent artist, attending the right music conferences is essential for staying current and…
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The Challenges (and Opportunities) in Running Digital Ads for Music

The Challenges (and Opportunities) in Running Digital Ads for Music

Many musicians remain (rightly) skeptical about how well social media ads work for their music.…
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Spring is Here: It's Time to Release Upbeat Tracks!

Spring is Here: It's Time to Release Upbeat Tracks!

As we shake off the chill of winter and step into the brighter, warmer days of spring, there's no…
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An independent artist's quick guide to Spotify's new royalty changes

An independent artist's quick guide to Spotify's new royalty changes

Big news for the independent artist community. Spotify's major changes to their royalty models are…
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How to Audit your Music Promo Campaign

How to Audit your Music Promo Campaign

So, you have been promoting your music through playlist pitching and social ads on TikTok, Instagram…
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The best tactics to attract Superfans, starting at zero!

The best tactics to attract Superfans, starting at zero!

"Superfans" is a term you might have read about in the context of Elvis or The Beatles – a reference…
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When do you (actually) need a manager?

When do you (actually) need a manager?

Conventional wisdom says you need a manager when you’re making money. Reality is a bit more nuanced.…
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Is Stardom Still the Endgame for Music Artists?

Is Stardom Still the Endgame for Music Artists?

In an era where music creation tools and DIY distribution platforms have revolutionized the industry…
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Promoting R&B vs. Country Music vs EDM

Promoting R&B vs. Country Music vs EDM

An Easy Guide to Digital Ads & Playlisting Across GenresFrom the soulful depths of R&B,…
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Running Ads as a Musician

A Step-by-Step Guide to Running Ads as a Musician

The music industry in 2024 is a competitive place - as you may know all too well if you’ve tried to…
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Which is the best tool for Playlist Pitching?

Which is the best tool for Playlist Pitching?

Songtools' Playlister Club vs. Playlist Push vs. SubmitHub vs. GrooverBefore Songtools was the…
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‍The Top Playlists by Quality of Curation and How They Do It

‍The Top Playlists by Quality of Curation and How They Do It

In the digital age, curated playlists have become the lifeblood of music discovery and listening…
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Which Recording Studio to Choose to Turn Your Demo into a Real Track?

Which Recording Studio to Choose to Turn Your Demo into a Real Track?

Turning a demo into a full-fledged track is a crucial step for independent musicians on the path to…
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Universal Music Group's Exit from TikTok: The Silver Lining for Independent Artists

Universal Music Group's Exit from TikTok: The Silver Lining for Independent Artists

In an unprecedented move that's set to reshape the musical landscape on one of the world's most…
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How to Gain Your First 10 Superfans Using Exclusive Content

How to Gain Your First 10 Superfans Using Exclusive Content

In the music industry, having a loyal fan base is crucial, especially for emerging artists. Everyone…
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5 Signs That Your Music Sucks and That You Should Quit Right Now

5 Signs That Your Music Sucks and That You Should Quit Right Now

The title might have grabbed your attention, but let's set the record straight: this isn't about…
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Navigating the 2024 Music Royalty Changes: An Indie Artist's Survival Guide

Navigating the 2024 Music Royalty Changes: An Indie Artist's Survival Guide

At SongTools, as your one-stop shop in digital marketing automation, we are always coming for the…
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Which Comes First: The Record or the Live Show?

Which Comes First: The Record or the Live Show?

In the music industry, recording and touring are often viewed as two distinct realms, each with its…
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The Top 3 Types of Playlisters Every Artist Needs to Know

The Top 3 Types of Playlisters Every Artist Needs to Know

In the ever-evolving world of music, playlist curators, often known as "playlisters," play a pivotal…
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The December Dilemma: 6 Myths and Truths About Releasing New Music in the Holiday Season

The December Dilemma: 6 Myths and Truths About Releasing New Music in the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, independent artists often grapple with the decision of whether to…
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Analyzing Spotify's New Royalty Model: A Game Changer for Indie Artists?

Analyzing Spotify's New Royalty Model: A Game Changer for Indie Artists?

‍IntroductionSpotify's new royalty model, with its focus on fairness and equity, has the potential…
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The right way to think about your song's promotion budgets

The right way to think about your song's promotion budgets

You may know (all too well..) that being a music creator in 2023 takes a lot more than just…
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The Complete Guide to a Free Music Creation and Promotion Tech Stack

The Complete Guide to a Free Music Creation and Promotion Tech Stack

Today, a myriad of technological tools exist to transform your musical concepts into recorded…
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The Music Industry in Economic Downturns: To Increase or Decrease Promotional Spend

The Music Industry in Economic Downturns: To Increase or Decrease Promotional Spend

In the uncertain environment of economic downturns, certain industries shine as beacons of…
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How Music Artists Can Grow Together: From Support to Creating a Scene

How Music Artists Can Grow Together: From Support to Creating a Scene

There's something magical about musicians joining forces, supporting each other, and creating a…
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Which music distributor is the best?

Which music distributor is the best?

One of the most common questions on Songtools users’ minds is “which music distributor should I be…
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Top 11 Ways for Music Creators to Make Some Extra Cash

Top 11 Ways for Music Creators to Make Some Extra Cash

Thriving in the music industry is often a blend of creativity, resilience, and strategic…
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How Much Should You Spend on Promotion as a Music Creator?

How Much Should You Spend on Promotion as a Music Creator?

Promotion – the word that fills the heart of every budding artist with a mix of excitement and dread…
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4 Ways To Tell If Your Playlist is Healthy

4 Ways To Tell If Your Playlist is Healthy

Does your playlist have 1,000 followers? 20,000 followers? Even 100K followers!? Congratulations!…
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Hidden Music Goldmine: The UK's Edge Over the US

Hidden Music Goldmine: The UK's Edge Over the US

In preparation for this blog post, our team had been researching programs, grants, and general…
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How much money should you be making as a music creator?

How much money should you be making as a music creator?

Ah, the age-old dream of making a living solely from music; a fanciful aspiration whispered in…
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5 Songwriting Secrets That Make Your Tracks More Promotable

5 Songwriting Secrets That Make Your Tracks More Promotable

For artists, creation and promotion are deeply intertwined. A well-written song not only resonates…
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Unlocking TikTok for Independent Artists, the right way

Unlocking TikTok for Independent Artists, the right way

In recent years, TikTok has emerged as a social media and music juggernaut. For independent artists,…
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Why Summer is the Prime Time for Independent Artists to Promote Their Music

Why Summer is the Prime Time for Independent Artists to Promote Their Music

The music industry, much like every other sector, operates in cycles influenced by many external…
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Top 3 Ways to Decipher True Fans from Fleeting Listeners

Top 3 Ways to Decipher True Fans from Fleeting Listeners

As artists, the quest isn't just to be heard, but to resonate through the noise of today’s music…
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Harness the power of cross-genre music creation & promotion

Harness the power of cross-genre music creation & promotion

Genres are great to help find your footing in the world of music, and can also be excellent tools to…
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Why investing in Landing Pages is so critical for your music promo campaign

Why investing in Landing Pages is so critical for your music promo campaign

A music promo landing page is more than just a “linktree-style” webpage; it is a specialized tool…
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How to Create Eye-Catching Ads for Your Song

How to Create Eye-Catching Ads for Your Song

In today's hyper-digital landscape, creating an engaging ad for your music has become as essential…

Is it time to (properly) monetize your music via Twitter?

Is it time to (properly) monetize your music via Twitter?

Business magnate (and ex-label head) Richard Branson once said, 'Opportunities are like sunrises. If…

Can videos help you get more playlist placements? Yes they can.

Can videos help you get more playlist placements? Yes they can.

This week Songtools just announced yet another cutting edge innovationin playlist promotions--…
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How to get started promoting your music… before having any music

How to get started promoting your music… before having any music

‍‍The subject of this blog post might seem absurd to music creators. How can I start promoting my…

How to use data to predict your song’s potential, before release.

How to use data to predict your song’s potential, before release.

Here at SongTools, we always get asked, "How do I know which one of my songs will resonate with…
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Are Bots Eating Your Ad Budget?

Are Bots Eating Your Ad Budget?

According to Clickcease around 95 million Instagram accounts and 270 million Facebook accounts are…
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Unlocking New Audiences: Why Diversifying Your Traffic Is Key

Unlocking New Audiences: Why Diversifying Your Traffic Is Key

Many artists and labels ask us– should we be focusing 100% of our promotion budget towards driving…
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Why Pre-Save Campaigns May Not Be as Effective as You Think

Why Pre-Save Campaigns May Not Be as Effective as You Think

Have you run a pre-save campaign in the past? Over 70% of artists we asked have run a pre-save…
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How many music creators are really out there in 2023?

How many music creators are really out there in 2023?

With the advent of music creation software like Garageband, BandLab, TikTok and more, the line…
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3 Quick & Easy Ways to Drive Traction Sustainably on Spotify

3 Quick & Easy Ways to Drive Traction Sustainably on Spotify

Everyone keeps trying to ‘crack’ the Spotify algorithm. There are some great articles out there,…
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Where do blogs fit into music marketing strategies in 2023?

Where do blogs fit into music marketing strategies in 2023?

Back in the day, blogging was an entire ecosystem that artists could leverage to garner the growth…
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Insights From An Industry Veteran

Insights From An Industry Veteran

At SongTools, we’re lucky to have a diverse and experienced team working together to reach the…
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The Funnel Approach

The Funnel Approach

The Funnel Approach: The Best Route to Building a Fanbase as a Music Creator Today‍Being an artist/…
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Music Fanconomics

Music Fanconomics

Many music creators looking to promote their music get stuck trying to figure out how they should…
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How To Make Money From Music Production

How To Make Money From Music Production

Making money from music production can be a challenging task for many musicians, especially in today…
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12 Music Platforms: Best Ways to Find New Music Online

12 Music Platforms: Best Ways to Find New Music Online

Finding music can be overwhelming due to so many streaming platforms available. There are so many…
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9 Ways to Promote Your Music as a Beginner

9 Ways to Promote Your Music as a Beginner

Promoting music independently can be exhausting since it’s going to take more time compared to…
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How to Start Writing a Song for Beginners

How to Start Writing a Song for Beginners

How to Start Writing a Song for BeginnersMusic is widely referred to as the universal language, if…
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9 Steps on How to Become a Music Producer

9 Steps on How to Become a Music Producer

Behind the music we listen to is a music producer. They’re responsible for a lot of things that you…
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How To Get Noticed In The Music Industry

How To Get Noticed In The Music Industry

With the growing popularity of working in the music industry, getting recognized appears to be…
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What Is A&R In The Music Industry & What Do They Do?

What Is A&R In The Music Industry & What Do They Do?

What an A&R looks for in an artist's data and how they look for it hasn’t really changed. This…
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6 Easy Ways On How To Get People To Listen To Your Music

6 Easy Ways On How To Get People To Listen To Your Music

If you’re an artist, how frustrating was it to release a song you’ve spent countless hours on and…
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Shuffle A Playlist On Spotify With Desktop & Mobile in 3 Seconds

Shuffle A Playlist On Spotify With Desktop & Mobile in 3 Seconds

How To Shuffle A Playlist On Spotify On Desktop & Mobile‍Mix up your playlist with the Spotify…
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3 Steps To See How Your Followers On Spotify With Desktop & Mobile

3 Steps To See How Your Followers On Spotify With Desktop & Mobile

How To See Followers On A Spotify Playlist‍Spotify is considered to be the most popular streaming…
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2 Steps to Remove A Song From A Spotify Playlist On Desktop or Mobile

2 Steps to Remove A Song From A Spotify Playlist On Desktop or Mobile

It’s easy to remove songs from your Spotify playlist that you don’t want anymore. When removing…
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7 Steps To Make Your Playlist Private On Spotify

7 Steps To Make Your Playlist Private On Spotify

This is a guide to making your Spotify playlist private. It'll walk you through what settings you…
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What Is Playlister.Club & How It Helps Manage Your Playlists

What Is Playlister.Club & How It Helps Manage Your Playlists

Playlister.Cluballows you to get access to state-of-the art tools to manage your playlists, connect…
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3 Quick Steps To See Who Liked Your Playlist on Spotify

3 Quick Steps To See Who Liked Your Playlist on Spotify

How To See Who Liked Your Playlist On Spotify?Spotify is a great music streaming service that can be…
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6 Easy Steps on How To Duplicate A Playlist On Spotify

6 Easy Steps on How To Duplicate A Playlist On Spotify

Finding the right songs for your playlist can take hours of time and the idea of going through the…
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8 Fun & Exciting Things To Do While Listening To Music

8 Fun & Exciting Things To Do While Listening To Music

Here Are Some Fun Things To Do While Listening To Music.‍Listening to music is a therapeutic way to…
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All About Indie Music & The History & Styles of Indie Music

All About Indie Music & The History & Styles of Indie Music

Indie music is hard to describe, but it’s easy to know when you hear it. These artists are just as…
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New: Interactive Activity Feed

New: Interactive Activity Feed

If you release music today, you know how powerful it is to have the right data guiding your…
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5 KILLER tips to optimize your Song and artwork for marketing:

5 KILLER tips to optimize your Song and artwork for marketing:

We all knowthat having an amazing, well-produced track is the lowest common denominator to have a…
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Top 5 Music Streaming Analytics Tools that level the playing field for Independent Artists

Top 5 Music Streaming Analytics Tools that level the playing field for Independent Artists

As artists, we are currently experiencing a revolution in tech. We have access to advanced tools and…
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Reverbnation

Reverbnation

Reverbnationis a social networking site for musicians. It allows artists to share their music with…
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Soundcloud Analytics

Soundcloud Analytics

Soundcloud is a popular platform for music creators to share their tracks and interact with their…
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Youtube Analytics

Youtube Analytics

YouTube Analyticsis provided to you directly from Youtube, and provides insights on your YouTube…
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Spotify For Artists

Spotify For Artists

Spotify for Artistsis the official analytics platform for Spotify, that helps artists connect with…
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Say hello to the new & improved Discover page

Say hello to the new & improved Discover page

The Discover page started with a simple idea: instead of an inbox where artists can send songs…
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Expanded Genres

Expanded Genres

Good news: We’ve doubled the number of genres available to tag your music! By popular demand…
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Getting Started as a Playlister

Getting Started as a Playlister

Check out the video below to learn more about getting started with the most advanced playlisting…
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Our Community Pledge To Real Curation

Our Community Pledge To Real Curation

Our playlister community is powerful. Yet, just like that classic Spiderman quote says: “ with great…
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Revamped Community Tab

Revamped Community Tab

We’re excited to announce our revamped Community Tab! The Community Tab on Playlister Club has been…
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Introducing Banners: A deeper way to engage with the playlister community

Introducing Banners: A deeper way to engage with the playlister community

As our Discover page gets more populated with amazing music on a daily basis, our team is tasked…
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Personalized Song Recommendations Now Delivered via Email!

Personalized Song Recommendations Now Delivered via Email!

Our main engine for music discovery, our Discover page, has been growing steadily over the past year…
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What is Trading and how can it help you?

What is Trading and how can it help you?

Playlist trading, song swapping, playlist exchanges — you may have heard about this common practice…
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Introducing the Playlistability Index

Introducing the Playlistability Index

When 40,000 new tracks get added to Spotify every day, ensuring your release gets the right kind of…
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Analytics Dashboard

Analytics Dashboard

How to best use the Artist & Label Dashboard to your advantageAs you can see from the video…
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Playlist Pulse

Playlist Pulse

Playlist Pulse was created to highlight what songs are trending in the independent playlist space.…
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Where you should promote your music Geo Attractiveness | Geo Attractiveness

Where you should promote your music Geo Attractiveness | Geo Attractiveness

Potential fans are all around the world, learn where you have the best chance for success.With your…
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Track Discovery

Track Discovery

The Playlister Club Discover page is innovating the way playlisters are finding new music. ‍Music…
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Performance Metrics

Performance Metrics

The performance metrics on your dashboard are one of the most important benefits you unlock with…
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Exclusive playlister data is now available!

Exclusive playlister data is now available!

We’re very excited to share some groundbreaking new features that we quietly rolled out in the past…
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A letter from our CEO

A letter from our CEO

Dear Playlisters, Artists, Labels, Managers, and more; When we launched Playlister.Club a year ago,…