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Demi Grace signs with Universal Music and JTV Digital

Shortly after her music video “Come Closer” entered the TRACE Naija playlist and the song was published by JTV DIGITAL, Nigerian supermodel/singer/songwriter Demi Grace signed a deal with Universal Music Group in Nigeria. The song has a flirty fun vibe with lyrics that explore a woman’s right to enjoy herself without being judged or criticized. […]

Get a verified Spotify profile easily

In case you missed the news, it is now super-easy to get your Spotify profile verified, even if you do not have 250 followers (what was one of the conditions so far) How to achieve this? Just connect to your Spotify artist profile here. No more specific forms to fill in. From there you can also […]

Candice Russell Releases New EP

Portland based pop singer-songwriter Candice Russell has just released her second project, an EP entitled IGNITE. Candice was on American Idol, Season 11 and soon after she launched her first album titled “So Much More”. The songs from that album have been played on Internet and FM radio all across the world. She is an […]

French folk singer-songwriter Cipierre releasing new song

French folk singer-songwriter Cipierre released new single “Point sur la Mer” on July 8, 2016 His new single release now available on all digital platforms and on VEVO: Major French music media “Les Inrocks” has already featured the song and lyric video: http://www.lesinrocks.com/lesinrockslab/lab-tv/cipierre/   Download “Point sur la Mer” on iTunes: http://geni.us/HMW2 Download and listen to […]

How Much Does An Independent Artist Make on a $0.99 iTunes Sale?

It varies. The general consensus is that an independent artist that owns their music and publishing will make roughly 60 to 70 cents on a 99 cent iTunes sale. The exact number depends on the agreement with the distributor, whether or not  the artist works with an independent label or publisher, shares in the songwriting credit, […]

“25 Dance Hits”, a must-have for all dance music lovers

Free Music Publishing label is releasing an EDM compilation titled “25 Dance Hits” This collector’s item is a must-have for all dance lovers. It contains official dance mixes from heavy hitters that you never heard before. Listen to bangin’ club hits from Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Kat DeLuna, Shifty Binzer (Crazy Town), Bobby Farrell, Coolio, […]

Wiyaala releasing new single and music video for “Sun & Moon”

Wiyaala releasing new single and music video on VEVO New music video for the song “Sun & Moon” dropping on YouTube and VEVO: Download “Sun & Moon” on iTunes: http://geni.us/3zFY © 2016 Djimba World Records Digital distribution: JTV Digital (http://jtvdigital.com) Follow Wiyaala: Website: http://www.wiyaala.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wiyaala Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wiyaala Instagram: https://instagram.com/wiyaala/  

Lady Jay releasing new music video on VEVO for “Venus”

Lady Jay just released her new music video on VEVO New music video for the song “Venus” featuring Sarkodie dropping on YouTube and VEVO: Download “Venus” on iTunes: http://geni.us/2F8w © 2016 One Nation Entertainment Digital distribution: JTV Digital (http://jtvdigital.com) Follow Lady Jay: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LADYJAYOFFIC… Twitter: https://twitter.com/LadyJayLives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LadyJayLives/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LadyJayLive SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ladyjaysings/ Follow Sarkodie: Facebook […]

SoundCloud Go arrives in France

SoundCloud Go arrives in France on May 10, 2016 This is the fourth SoundCloud Go market launch to date, bringing listeners in France an expanded catalogue of more than 125 million tracks from some of the biggest and emerging artists from around the globe, plus additional features like offline listening. Beginning today, the free SoundCloud […]

Charlotte Dipanda releasing new music video on VEVO

Charlotte Dipanda just released her new music video New music video for the song “Aléa Mba” dropping on YouTube and VEVO today: Download “Aléa Mba (Soutiens-moi)” from “Massa”, available now: http://geni.us/2orh Written by Charlotte Dipanda Produced by Guy Nsangué © 2014 Pharempire (http://www.pharempire.com) Digital distribution: JTV Digital (http://www.jtvdigital.com) Follow Charlotte Dipanda: Website: http://www.charlottedipanda.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlotteDPA […]

Latest artists highlights

We’ve recently been either super lucky or particularly efficient, but we’ve secured many major highlights for our artists :) EFYA Efya‘s debut album Janesis went number 1 (#1) on iTunes Ghana immediately after the release, and has ranked in many countries since. Following this, her song “Heartbeat” was featured in a major Spotify playlist, “Novedades […]

Jane Badler Releases ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and ‘Black Silk Stocking’ across all digital platforms

Australian/New York-based actress and international chanteuse Jane Badler releases her cover versions of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and Chrisma’s ‘Black Silk Stockings’ on all digital platforms. ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ features Badler’s take on Minogue’s 2001 international pop hit. And, while both versions detail a woman’s obsession […]

A Guide to Creating a Successful YouTube Channel

This post was inspired by The Complete Guide To Building a Successful YouTube Channel, published by Neil Patel who kindly allowed us to adapt his article for an artist audience. Edited by David Andrew Wiebe. YouTube is the largest video sharing site on the web. Nothing even comes close to it. In fact, there are billions of users all over the […]

Roman Styx and Scarlett Quinn releasing ‘I’m on Fire’

‘I’m on Fire’ by Roman Styx feat. Scarlett Quinn Music producer Roman Styx and Kitten and The Hip’s Scarlett Quinn release their new track titled ‘I’m on Fire’, a song made for the dancefloor! Download on iTunes: http://geni.us/26Z3 Download on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/im-on-fire Stream: http://smarturl.it/im-on-fire-stream Watch the video now on YouTube: Listen, like, share and comment on SoundCloud: Credits: Produced by […]

What is the right social media platform for you?

You may wonder what social media channel to use when promoting your songs. This infographic sums it all. It’s sometimes tricky to find out the exact purpose and audience of every major social network platform. The infographic below gives you the main metrics, use-case, reach, demographics, and pros & cons of each channel.  

Demi LaVoyce releases cover version of Jessie J’s ‘Flashlight’

‘Flashlight’ by Demi LaVoyce (Jessie J cover) Singer and Songwriter Demi LaVoyce from Dallas, TX, releases a cover version of ‘Flashlight’, originally by Jessie J. Download on iTunes: geni.us/1Ot1 Download on Amazon: smarturl.it/flashlightcover Listen, like, share and comment on SoundCloud:  Vocals: Demi LaVoyce (@lavoycemusic) Production: Bill Delia (Grizfolk – Virgin Records) Mix and mastering: Roman Styx […]

How do I get my music on Spotify?

I’m an artist, how do I get my music on Spotify? You don’t need to be signed or have a record deal to get your music on Spotify. Spotify works with artist-aggregators like JTV Digital, Tunecore, CDBaby and others to get their content uploaded. With streaming revenues steadily growing, it is key for any artist, […]

Tiffany Fred releases cover version from Sia’s ‘Chandelier’

‘Chandelier’ by Tiffany Fred (Sia cover) Grammy Award winning songwriter Tiffany Fred has teamed up with JTV Digital to release a cover version from Sia’s hit song ‘Chandelier’. Download on iTunes: geni.us/22wQ Download on Amazon: smarturl.it/chandeliercover Stream: smarturl.it/chandelierstream Watch the video now on YouTube: Listen, like, share and comment on SoundCloud:   Credits: Vocals: Tiffany […]

New integration: Spinlet, leading digital music service in Africa

Starting today the channel Spinlet is available in the platform. When you select Spinlet, your music will be sent to the leading digital music service in Africa. Africa’s music business is booming, led by countries like Nigeria or Ghana. The African music shows strong growth and we are honored to see more and more succesful […]

How To Make Money With Gigging

Hello all, and welcome to a look at how to better make money in your music career. Whether you want to earn a full time income from your music or you simply want to make enough to cover recording or equipment costs, this series should go a way in helping you achieve that. Today I’m […]

Top 10 biggest music acts of 2015

The IFPI has recently released the list of the world’s biggest music artists of last year. As expected, Adele is taking the top spot on the global chart. The star sold over 15 million copies of her latest album ’25’ worldwide in 2015 (since its release in November). On the second place is Ed Sheeran, whose […]

Top 10 Social Networks in 2015

Here are the latest figures of the top 10 social networks in the world. The KPI used to compare the services is the “MAU” indicator, meaning “Monthly Active Users”. Source: official figures extracted from Q3 2015 social media stats and supplied by We Are Social Singapore 1,55 billion: Facebook 668 million: Tencent QZone 400 million: […]

The Unstoppable Rise of Music Streaming

Here are the latest streaming stats as reported by Statista. There’s recently been a lot of good news for music streaming. Apple Music has passed 10 million subscribers, while Spotify ’s subscriber base is between 25 and 30 million (with a total monthly listeners between 75 and 100 million including the ad-supported tier). And, according […]

See how many people are listening to your music on Spotify

As a JTV Digital client, you can check your streaming activity in your reports, but Spotify just made it super easy to see your total streams on their service for 2015. They call it Artist Year in Music, a dedicated page where you can search for streams for any artist, you or anyone else. It shows how many […]

How to generate a 1 click PayPal payment link

Here is a quick hack if you are using PayPal for receiving payments for services or goods. Whenever you pay a PayPal invoice, you may have noticed it contains a link that takes you right to PayPal and ready to pay, with payment 1 click away. I give you the method for creating that “magic” […]

New stores available: TIDAL and Guvera

Distribute Your Music To TIDAL and Guvera from the JTV Digital platform We have integrated two new channels: Tidal and Guvera Both are live and our clients now have the option to distribute their songs to these from the JTV Digital platform. About TIDAL:   Tidal (stylized as TIDAL, also known as TIDALHiFi) is a subscription-based music streaming service that […]

Infographic: Music Streaming Money

This infographic created by MoneyTips shows the streaming money flow While we may disagree on the phrasing of some of this Infographic’s statements, this gives an interesting overview of the money flow when it comes to streaming services. This topic has been the subject of many heaten debates so far, and we won’t jump into […]

How To Easily Grow Your YouTube Channel’s Subscribers

This simple hack can get you more YouTube subscribers Our friends at Music Crowns just sent us a cool tip for creating a YouTube channel pop-up, inviting users to subscribe to your channel. It’s pretty easy to do and creating such link can surely bring more subscribers to your channel with minimum effort (as long as […]

Wiyaala Featured On CNN Africa Voices

CNN Africa will feature our distributed artist Wiyaala on their African Voices programme starting on Friday 14th August at 8.30 am (GMT) A CNN Africa “Voices” team visited her at home in Tema (Ghana) a few weeks ago and recorded an exclusive interview and footage. Wiyaala said: “I am excited that my work as a Ghanaian […]

Efya Releases New Single “Jorley” Featuring Sarkodie

Multiple award winning diva, Efya, is releasing a new single titled “JORLEY” on Wednesday 5th August, 2015. JORLEY has all the makings of another hit single. Efya has consistently released a collection of hit singles from “Little Things” to “Best In Me” “Forgetting Me” “Life” and “Gingam Too Much” amongst others. It is therefore no […]

How To Get A Verified Facebook Page

Follow these simple steps to get a verified facebook page It is key for any artist / musician to protect its name (= brand) on the internet and social networks. Since you are a public figure there are many possibilities of someone posing as you, especially online, which could negatively affect your reputation and have terrible […]

Charlotte Dipanda To Perform At L’Olympia in September 2016

Charlotte Dipanda will be performing at legendary venue “L’Olympia” in September 2016 We have just confirmed the booking for Charlotte Dipanda at “L’Olympia”, the legendary music hall located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris (France). The contract for confirming the show was signed on July 15th in Olympia’s offices, with Charlotte’s label Pharempire, JTV Digital and private […]

SoundCloud Now Offering New Profile Layout And Visual Headers For All

Over the next few days, SoundCloud will be gradually rolling out an updated profile layout on SoundCloud.com for everyone. Here’s a quick overview of the improvements: One of the most requested features by creators and listeners alike is the ability to view someone’s tracks, playlists, and reposts separately. The new profile layout now enables anyone to […]