Is the proliferation of indie streaming platforms hurting unsigned artists?

A new blog post on Music Think Tank that you can read here:

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/is-the-proliferation-of-indie-streaming-platforms-hurting-un.html

FYI, here's a list (probably far from exhaustive) of streaming platforms, from big corporate to independent (I'm not advocating any of them but this is just so that you get a sense of the "proliferation" I'm talking about):

Big corporate platforms:
https://itunes.apple.com/ 
https://www.spotify.com/ 
https://play.google.com/ 
https://music.amazon.com/ 
https://www.deezer.com/ 
https://www.iheart.com/ 
https://napster.com/ 
https://www.pandora.com/ 
https://www.shazam.com/ 
https://tidal.com/ 
https://music.youtube.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/ 

Outsiders:
https://bandcamp.com/ 
https://www.reverbnation.com/ 
https://soundcloud.com/ 

Focused on licensing but also streaming:
https://www.taxi.com/ 
https://www.indabamusic.com/ 
https://www.musicxray.com/ 
https://www.songtradr.com/ 
https://www.musicgateway.com/ 
https://musicvine.com/ 
https://artlist.io/ 
https://www.musicbed.com/ 
https://www.marmosetmusic.com/ 
https://soundstripe.com/ 
https://songbay.co/
https://www.epidemicsound.com/ 
https://www.soundsnap.com/ 
https://www.audiosocket.com/ 
https://www.soundvault.tv/ 
http://brandsforbands.com/ 
http://www.instantlicensing.com/ 
https://meta-music.com/ 
https://www.synchtank.com/ 
https://www.sourceaudio.com/ 
http://www.fliktrax.com/ 

Pure streaming/discovery:
https://www.whoozl.com/ 
https://drooble.com/ 
https://www.melobeemusic.com/ 
https://qwaqq.com/ 
https://louder.me/ 
https://noisetrade.com/ 
https://www.jamendo.com/ 
https://8tracks.com/ 
https://www.indiesound.com/ 
http://streamsquid.com/ 
http://free-music-playlist.com/ 
https://www.humbolt.rocks/ 
https://www.orfium.com/ 
https://fanburst.com/ 
https://www.jango.com/ 
http://groovesharks.org/ 
https://audiocabin.com/ 
https://www.di.fm/ 
https://www.newsounds.org/ 
https://www.akazoo.com/ 
https://www.anghami.com/ 
http://inprodicon.com/ 
https://www.jtvdigital.com/ 
https://www.kkbox.com/ 
https://www.jiosaavn.com/ 
http://www.touchtunes.com/ 
http://feature.fm/ 
https://audiomack.com/ 
https://clyp.it/ 
https://hearthis.at/ 
https://www.datpiff.com/ 
https://www.soundclick.com/ 
https://www.damixhub.com/ 
https://mymixtapez.com/ 
https://rhythmic-rebellion.com/ 
http://mpg.dnset.com/radio/ 
http://musicmetropolis.co.uk/ 
https://www.broadjam.com/ 
https://artistrack.com/ 
https://openmicartists.com/ 
https://www.tradebit.com/ 
http://www.touchtunes.com/ 
https://www.slacker.com/ 
https://www.jiosaavn.com/ 
http://www.mndigital.com/ 
https://music.line.me/ 
https://www.kkbox.com/ 
http://inprodicon.com/ 
http://www.imusicacorp.com.br/ 
https://www.7digital.com/
https://gimmeradio.com/
https://www.ursamusic.com/
https://www.cleartracks.com/
https://www.timbredio.com/

Coin based platforms:
https://musicoin.org/ 
https://choon.co/ 
https://emanate.live/ 
https://www.emusic.com/ 
http://www.bittunes.org/ 
https://www.voise.com/ 
https://ujomusic.com/ 
https://atomcollectorrecords.com/

 

2 comments

  • David

    David NY

    To me Spotify is doing the charm. with the help of _*deleted link to a spotify pay for promotion site*_ I am doing fine with this platform now. In beginning I was on soundcloud but wasn't making out of it.

    To me Spotify is doing the charm. with the help of _*deleted link to a spotify pay for promotion site*_ I am doing fine with this platform now. In beginning I was on soundcloud but wasn't making out of it.

  • Ghostly Beard

    Ghostly Beard

    Thanks for spamming the blog, David!

    Thanks for spamming the blog, David!

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