#Facts about monetizing music!

Yoanna Petkova

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Which Social Media Platform To Choose When Promoting Music?

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jul 12, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Deciding where and how to promote your music is a very important step in becoming a successful artist. Before you begin with the advertisement of your persona and music, you need to carefully outline a marketing strategy plan. If you are planning on posting the same message across all social media channels it will most likely backfire against you and will leave you feeling burnt out and frustrated.

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Music Databases

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jul 4, 2019 3:39:50 PM


Why Do We Have Music Databases?


Every day thousands of songs are being released but where are they being stored? In huge databases that are either free of charge to the public or require a paid subscription for the usage of their services.

Each music database provides different service and there is stored information on the discographies of producing and performing artists. These databases retrieve information using the metadata of each audio file using ISWC (International Standard Musical Work Code - which is unique, permanent and internationally recognized reference number for the identification of musical works) and ISRC (International Standard Recording Code - which is used to administer rights audio or music video recordings) codes. Composer and artist information are also helpful when identifying and storing the musical piece.

The aim of the music databases is to store tracks and retrieve the music data from the audio files making it easier for listeners and performers to organize their music.

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Normal VS Fuzzy Database


A normal database is perceived as a collection of information regarding records or music data stored digitally. Whereas, Fuzzy database can compute vague or incomplete information using fuzzy theory.

Many of the songs tend to have imperfect or insufficient data that a normal database can't process. This is why the Fuzzy databases intend to understand flawed information about a musical piece and reproduce it directly in a database.

There are 2 main techniques that can represent imperfect information in databases - the possibilistic approach and the similarity relation-based approach. An easy method to start working with a fuzzy track is to add a fuzzy membership degree to each audio file, which is an attribute ranging between 0 and 1.

Music Database at TRCKTrace

At TRCKTrace, we use our own database of about 8 million tracks which are being deployed to recognize, retrieve, and store musical pieces from any source. Besides our own extensive database, we are also connected to some of the largest worldwide databases - Gracenote, Spotify and Apple Music.

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Topics: music monitoring, music industry, music database

Music Tracking Tools

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 28, 2019 3:09:47 PM

Music is freedom to express your self, feelings, and thoughts. Music is all about creating feelings that otherwise cannot be explained by using simple words. Composing music is the core of everything music-related. However, as an artist, publisher, record label you know that it is not only about creating music - you need to be able to track your music in order to understand and analyze it.

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Topics: music monitoring, music industry

Music Monitoring

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 25, 2019 11:08:46 AM

Music Monitoring

TRCKTrace is a music industry leader providing solutions for the monitoring of music. 

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Does Article 13 Support The Music Industry?

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 20, 2019 3:00:00 PM

In the near future, the state of the Internet will be changed once again as the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) will be voting on the infamous Copyright Directive or Article 13. The purpose of the new directive is to update and reinforce the rights of creative media owners within the Digital Market in Europe.

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Shazam Is Stepping Up The Music Identification Game

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 13, 2019 4:12:58 PM

Have you ever heard a great song on the Radio, YouTube video or down the street, and you want immediately to know the name and binge-listen to it?

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What Will Be The Reasons For The Music Industry To Collapses

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 6, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Even though seemingly booming, the music industry can face serious issues in the upcoming future. For years it has been known that the industry has been overcomplicated and crowded, and even the slightest threats can have a downfall effect.

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Topics: music, music industry

Is Talent A Necessary Ingredient In Successful Artists?

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on May 30, 2019 6:35:40 PM

Can talent be a factor in becoming a successful artist? Or can you claim to be successful without a hint of talent?

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Topics: music, Artist

How To Stay Creative And Motivated As An Artist

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on May 23, 2019 3:41:14 PM

Do you ever ride high on life thinking you are an unstoppable force, full of ideas? But then life comes crushing on your shoulders and suddenly all of your creativity, and motivation to be an artist disappears?

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Topics: #Motivation, Artist, Music Tips, Inspiration

How To Grow On Spotify By Playlists

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on May 17, 2019 11:18:25 AM

For every Indie DIY artist on Spotify, the holy grail is to get on one of the most famous curated playlists. Playlists such as Daily, Release Radar, Discover Weekly and many more are the ultimate way to gain popularity.

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