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Richard Groenendijk scores hit as Jopie Parlevliet

You could hardly miss him in recent days: the single “Tebbie Nou Op Je Muil ?!” from Jopie Parlevliet - a character of comedian Richard Groenendijk - has become a big hit in a short time, with more than 100.000 streams on Spotify and a first place in the Dutch iTunes Charts.

The idea for a single came spontaneously, after a Facebook video went viral, in which Groenendijk rehearsed the song “Tebbie nou on your mouth ?!” ”for his theater show of the same name, which will be held from 19 December 2020 to 3 January 2021 in Club Luxor in the New Luxor Theater should be on view in Rotterdam, but this is still very much in demand due to the current corona measures.

On the Facebook and Instagram call for the video clip of 'Tebbie now on your mouth ?!' Submitting videos of people with masks has been widely heard. Not only well-known Dutch people submitted their videos, well-known Dutch people such as Martien Meiland, Jochem Myjer, Sander Lantinga, Irene Moors, Renze Klamer and Paul de Leeuw also contributed. Moreover, to a great surprise, many admissions were also received from care workers in ICUs, from nursing wards and pharmacies.

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iTunes disappears ... but not completely

It won't have escaped your notice: Apple announced on Monday 3 June last year at the start of its annual developer conference that iTunes will disappear from MacOS.

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The big question is of course: will it still be possible to offer music downloads via Apple? And what changes for Windows users?

To start with the last question: for Windows users, nothing will change for the time being. iTunes will continue to exist as a Windows application.

iTunes for MacOS will be split in the new version into separate apps for music, podcasts and films & series. Buying music and movies will also continue to be possible for Mac users via the iTunes Store, which will have a separate place in MacOs Catalina.

With regard to the distribution of your music, nothing will change for the time being: releases that are sent to Apple will appear on both Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Is your music not yet on iTunes, Apple Music or one of the other major platforms? Then quickly create an account and get started!

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Apple stops Apple Music Connect

Apple has in the past made several attempts to add social functions to iTunes, and since a few years also Apple Music. iTunes Ping hardly got any publicity and the most recent attempt, Apple Music Connect, has not been a success either. This option will disappear in 2019.

With Apple Music Connect it was possible as an artist to add extra content, such as photos and videos, to an artist profile. Barely one year after the launch of the service, the platform received a less prominent place within Apple Music. Where it first had its own page, everything was now placed under the artist page and at the bottom 'For you'

Apple has now removed the feature to post new posts on Apple Music. In addition, Apple removes previously posted posts from musicians who did use Apple Music Connect. This content will no longer be visible under the "For You" tab in Apple Music. Until 24 May 2019 the content can still be found via the search function. After this, all content from Apple Music Connect will be permanently deleted.

Whether Apple is going to add other options that allow artists to add additional content is currently unknown. We will of course keep you informed of developments.

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Beta version Apple Music for Artists now available

After a closed test phase, Apple this week opened its analytics platform Apple Music for Artists to all artists. Like Spotify for Artists With this artist toolkit, Apple offers you insight into extensive statistics and listening trends of your streams and downloads.

Apple Music for Artists also shows which playlists your tracks have been added to, where in the world your music is listened to most, and so on. The service is still in the beta phase, but as mentioned, every band or artist can now sign up to gain access.

You can register for the Apple Music for Artists beta via with this link. Note: you need an Apple ID to log in. Furthermore, upon registration you will be asked for contact details (including telephone number) and links to Facebook and Twitter accounts.

After you have logged in and accepted the conditions, you can get started by claiming your own artist profile. As you can see, Apple itself indicates that it may take some time before you receive a message about the status of your request.

Are you still not using Spotify for Artists? Then we recommend that you quickly create an account for this essential collection of tools from Spotify. You sign up here.

Since these extra options from Apple Music and Spotify are linked to your Apple ID and your personal Spotify account respectively, we cannot take care of these registrations for you. Of course we will gladly help you further with the release of your music on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify and the other well-known platforms.

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Apple Music: 2 million new users every month

Apple announced two new milestones at the SXSW conference in Texas: Apple Music now has 45 million users and the service is now growing at around two million users per month. Of the 45 million number, about eight million users are currently in the 'trial' period, so not all have a paid subscription.

With more than 70 million paying users, Spotify is still by far the largest streaming service and so far, the service has also grown faster than Apple Music. Seen in absolute numbers, however, the growth rates of both services are now coming close to each other.

Do you want to distribute your music to Spotify, Apple Music and all other major platforms? Then make here an account or mail info@wmdigitalservices.nl For more information.

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Spotify welcomes 40 million new users

Music streaming service Spotify today announced a new milestone: the service now has 140 million active users. That is 40 million more than a year ago.

Spotify has not published any new figures on the number of paying users, but in March there were now 50 million. Earlier this month, competitor Apple announced that its Apple Music service now has 27 million paying users.

Is your music not yet available on the large streaming platforms? Get started right away or take a look at our 'help' page for the answer to a number of frequently asked questions.

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Spotify reaches 40 million paying users

Spotify has reached the limit of 40 million paying subscribers. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced this via Twitter yesterday. In March the counter was still at 30 million paying users.

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The originally Swedish streaming service is therefore still a lot bigger than a competitor Apple Music, which saw the number of users increase from 13 to 17 million since April. At Tidal, the counter currently stands at around 4 million users.

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Dutch music industry grows in the first half of 2016

The turnover of the Dutch music industry grew substantially in the first half of 2016 due to a significant increase in the use of streaming services. That message Nu.nl today based on figures from industry organization NVPI.

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In the first six months of this year, streaming services generated 40 million euros, a growth of 52 percent. This makes streaming good for more than half of the income of Dutch artists.

The total turnover of the Dutch music industry grew by 23% in the first half of the year, to 72,3 million euros. Not only did streaming grow, physical sales are also on the rise. Turnover from music downloads, however, fell by more than 13 percent, to 4,5 million euros.

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