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Tip: Claim your artist profile on Amazon Music

Spotify runs with Spotify for Artists for several years at the forefront when it comes to extra options for artists, for example to manage their artist profile or to promote releases. Amazon has also been busy in recent months and has rolled out a new artist platform: Amazon Music for Artists.

Amazon Music for Artist offers various options that you also know from e.g Spotify for Artists en Apple Music for Artists. This gives you insight into all kinds of statistics about the behavior of your listeners and you can add your own profile photos. Amazon also gives you insight into your performance via the Alexa voice assistant, although that is less relevant for European users at the moment.

Amazon Music for Artists is also available for iOS en Android. An Amazon account is required to claim your profile.

Is your music not yet on Amazon Music? Create an account on our site and get started right away!

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Broader cooperation against manipulation of streams

Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, the three major record labels, a number of music publishers and various other organizations representing the interests of rightholders have signed a joint agreement, in which they indicate that they will work more closely together in the fight against manipulating streams on the various online platforms.

Although every serious artist will avoid artificially influencing the number of streams on Spotify, for example, research shows that about 3 to 4 percent of all 'plays' on the major streaming services are artificially - for example, by automated 'bots'. , or companies that promise to generate a certain number of streams for a fee - is created. Because the number of streams on a platform directly affects the amount paid out per stream, rightsholders are estimated to lose about $ 300 million per year due to these practices.

Platforms such as Spotify are already using algorithms to detect unnatural streaming behavior and to prevent fraudulent artists from using their platform, but the new partnership should lead to even more efficient detection of unnatural streaming behavior.

You will find the complete text of the new 'Anti-Stream Manipulation of Best Practice' here.

Fortunately, we rarely have to deal with it ourselves, but of course WM Digital Services also takes strict action against fraud, whether it concerns the manipulation of streams or the unlawful use of third-party content. You can find our own Anti-Fraud Policy here.

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Amazon introduces Amazon Music Unlimited

After months of rumors, Amazon today introduced the long-awaited streaming song Amazon Music Unlimited in the US. Until now, Amazon offered mp3 downloads via Amazon Music and to a limited extent via the Amazon Prime subscription service, but from now on streaming via the American web store is also possible.

Amazon Music Unlimited

A subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited costs $ 9,99 per month. Amazon Prime service members pay $ 7,99 per month. The new service is also available on the Amazon-developed “smart speaker” Echo and costs only $ 3,99 per month.

Amazon Music Unlimited is only available in the United States for now. Before the end of the year, the service will also be rolled out in Great Britain, Germany and Austria. For the new service, which contains about 30 million songs, Amazon has also introduced new apps for the desktop and mobile devices.

Releases that go to Amazon Music through us distributed, are also automatically available on Amazon Music Unlimited. You do not have to take any action for this. Is your music not yet available online? Then create an account here and get started right away.

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