Copyright algorithms ensnare indie musicians doing livestreams—what to do?

I predicted this weeks ago as the COVD-19 shutdown began. My daughter is among the musicians whose livelihood was sledge-hammered, reducing her income stream dramatically. She and her sister work fulltime as musicians, so they knew they had to act quickly to downsize a gigantic loss. The answer, as many have found, was obvious. Livestream shows on Facebook, and maybe, just maybe they could hang in there long enough to keep the business alive.

The first words out of my mouth had to do with algorithms and social media flags on sites like Facebook. Continue reading “Copyright algorithms ensnare indie musicians doing livestreams—what to do?”

Would your favorite indie musician qualify for SoundCloud’s new ‘Promote’ tool?

image of cash currency, Indie Art SouthSound Cloud, a streaming service based in Europe, has a new tool for musicians, and it’s likely an aim for more market share. There’s a hitch or two, though, for indie musicians because you have to meet certain requirements to be able to use the new ‘Promote’ tool. Would your favorite indie musician qualify?

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