SoundCloud will become the first streaming service to start directing subscribers’ fees only to the artists they stream. This move is applauded by the artist community campaigning for fairer pay.
SoundCloud will start directing royalties due from each subscriber only to the artists they stream.
“Artists are now better equipped to grow their careers by forging deeper connections with their most dedicated fans,” the statement said. “Fans can directly influence how their favorite artists are paid.”
Major record labels favor the Spotify/ Apple payout system which allows them to generate massive profits through a few artists.
“The song is about living in a time of anxiety and stress, trying to be okay with that and how being with someone you love can help alleviate those feelings” shares Tarn Pk.
The 19 year old New Zealand singer songwriter known for blending genres such as R&B, funk, and pop has become a kings favorite when the whiz kid released “Talk to You” that landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Watch out for Issey Cross and her track Boys Make Promises. It’s the second track off her forthcoming EP Mirrors Don’t Lie out on March 25th via Cult Behaviour. Issey blends R&B, hip hop and technicolor, and borrows some color from Melanie Martinez.
The London based artist has garnered support from BBC Radio 1, DAZED, Wonderland, Notion, The Line of Best Fit. Give the track a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Look out for Jordan Topf aka WINDSER and the track Real Life. For Fans of Matt Maeson – alternative/indie rock. I hope these artists find a place in popular culture again or maybe culture will find them.
The Santa Cruz based artist is a songwriter-producer and fronted the NY post punk band Mainland that released music via Warner’s 300 Entertainment. Give the track a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Knoxville’s WMYL radio station put Morgan Wallen back in rotation. How did it happen? Well, the radio station polled its listeners and 92% wanted the rising country star back on radio.
“We were disappointed by the behavior in the video,” said the station owner Ron Meredith. “But we were also uncomfortable with sitting in judgment.”
Morgan Wallen’s mother also spoke out agains the media mob.
“CPAC is playing Morgan Wallen, they don’t hold to Cancel Culture. I stand with Morgan Wallen, who made a mistake and is paying dearly for it,” Wallen’s mom said. “Country Music Associations, businesses, radio stations, and agencies, stop using him as a pawn. Forgiveness and love is needed on all sides, not hate. Hate produces more hate. This isn’t solving problems. Your round table discussions are not solving problems.”
She went to say:
“Get out in neighborhoods and help your children and youth of all colors that are suffering,” “Educate, mentor, love. Blexitfoundation.org.”
Regardless of the ban, Wallen’s album sales and streams have skyrocketed.