GYROstream Blog

Our Feature Album for July | Holiday Party

07/07/2020

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Bless your ears with our Feature Album for July - Holiday Party's self-titled debut!  Junkyard pop pioneers Holiday Party recently released their self-titled debut album and we’re thrilled to promote it as the GYROstream Feature Album for July. Across its eight tracks, the album waxes through all the stages and emotions associated with relationship breakdown. It’s deeply personal and has an uncanny relatability: we believe that everyone will be able to find some... Read More

Selling merch? Instagram’s here to help out!

06/07/2020

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Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash Everyone’s favourite photo-sharing social media service, Instagram, recently announced a new update that is going to be super useful for musicians selling merch. You might’ve seen something called Instagram Shopping hanging around - a platform where larger commerce accounts can tag images of their products with links straight to the website where they’re available to purchase. It’s a great offering - if somebody likes the product... Read More

INSTAGRAM TO PAY UP FOR CREATORS

04/06/2020

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Image Credit: INSTAGRAM Instagram have recently announced its grand plans to monetize IGTV and Live in a bid to support their creators (and compete with Facebook & Twitch).  With the rise and (hopeful) fall of COVID, Instagram Live views increased by a whopping 70% February to March and in a bid to keep creators on the platform Instagram will now be testing two types of income generators; Badges (much like Twitch) & IGTV ads. Instagram Badges Introducing Instagram... Read More

Our Feature Album for June | Foreign/National ‘The Garden’

04/06/2020

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Melbourne sons Foreign/National return with their eight-track album, The Garden taking listeners fluidly between psychedelic, afrobeat and avant-garde textures. Released on the 25th May the album shines light on a new direction for the band. Moving away  from the strictly lo-fi psych-pop sound that defined earlier releases, The Garden incorporates a wide range of influences, from the cosmopolitan sounds of AIR and Stereolab to afrobeat/ethio-jazz artists Fela Kuti and Mulatu Astatke.... Read More

Instagram: Introducing LIVE Donations

07/05/2020

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Instagram have recently rolled out the Dontaions in LIVE on Instagram feature in reponse to COVID19. Throughout recent months, the team over @Instagram have taken note of people stepping up in unprecedented ways to support their communities to raise money for nonprofits helping in COVID-19 relief directly.  1. Users can now, when you go Live, create a fundraiser for your viewers to take part in. 2. Users can also create a fundraiser or use the I... Read More