GYROstream Blog

Want to get on playlists? Get into the new Spotify pitching feature

02/08/2018

Viv Mellish

Pssst... secret is OUT! Spotify has just launched a brand new pitching plaform so you can get on a million playlists and make millions of dollars. Ok, that second part is a lie but it's DEFINITELY the kind of thing that you've got to approach with a 'be in it to win it' attitude.  Let’s break down some stats for you. Around 22,000 songs are uploaded to streaming services EVERY DAY. More than 75,000 artists are featured on Spotify’s editorial playlists... Read More

Five Organisations Every Artist Should Be Signed Up To

17/07/2018

Alice White

Any musician trying to kick-start their career understands how hard it can be to get yourself heard. Getting people to listen to your music and getting involved in the industry can be tricky, but there are five organisations that can help make your life a bit easier. 1. APRA AMCOS APRA AMCOS is a music rights organisation representing over 95,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.  They license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available their... Read More

Meet Your July Feature Artists | KWAME

13/07/2018

GYRO HQ

Our feature artist for July is none other than Kwame - if you haven't heard his name yet, that's about to change. Since his first upload to Triple J Unearthed in 2017, Sydney-based rapper Kwame has been blowing people away with his bouncy beats and slick bars. His latest hit, 'WOW', has garnered him attention nation-wide - and for a good reason. 'WOW', released onto Triple J Unearthed back in February this year, features catchy, hard-hitting... Read More

IGTV - How Musicians Can Benefit

11/07/2018

Alice White

Instagram has fast become one of the best marketing tools for musicians - artists can boost their awareness, strengthen their brand and connect with their audiences all from one platform. Now, there's a new Instagram tool that allows musicians to share even more content with their audience - IGTV. IGTV is a new feature that allows content creators to share videos up to an hour long - provided they're vertical to fit the standard phone screen (1920px x 1080px). IGTV gives musicians... Read More

Learn Spotify's Latest Crucial Artist Tool - Instagram Story Posts

10/07/2018

Martin McConnell

Spotify has quickly become one of the most versatile online marketing tools an artist can have at their disposal. From letting your fans know about upcoming shows, to helping you sell merchandise with their seamless integration inside the app, it’s no surprise that they are remaining on the cutting edge, now adding yet another game-changing feature. Instagram stories are hugely popular to keep fans updated in either your day-to-day life, or just what’s going on with you, and now... Read More