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Next Big Sound: Social Music Analytics 2012

Fan activity on Soundcloud tripled in 2012, making it the fastest growing social service for music.

More: http://nxt.bg/2012 #stateoftheindustry




Social Media’s Impact on Digital Music Sales

Via ReadWriteWeb:  “according to data from Next Big Sound. For 38% of musicians, Facebook views had a significant effect on album sales, a stronger impact than traditional radio plays had. VevoYouTube and SoundCloud all ranked highly as well.”

No surprise that artist websites come first, but it’s interesting to note that Wikipedia ranks 4th, just below Facebook and Radio. “The Future Of Music Is… Wikipedia??” Who would have thunk it?

Read the full article here: http://readwrite.com/2012/12/06/social-media-drives-album-sales

Play SoundCloud in Twitter!

Great news from our friends at SoundCloud!

The SoundCloud widgets now embed directly in Twitter, meaning fans can play your songs in their streams, making it faster, easier and more fun to share your music.

Try adding a SoundCloud link to your next Headliner.fm promotion. Be sure to connect your SoundCloud to Headliner, so people can preview your music when they receive your request.

Happy sharing!

SoundCloud: 5 Million Users Strong

What’s the sound of one hand clapping? We don’t know! But given SoundCloud’s explosive growth, there’s a good chance the answer may already be uploaded. The music sharing network recently celebrated surpassing 5 million users with an interactive timeline that highlights milestones in its evolution. SoundCloud is one of our favorite partners. Most of our members have updated their profiles and share their links through them, so give yourselves a little pat on the back.

Check the graph below for a taste, then click over to sample the sound bites. Read more at the New York Times.

SoundCloud 5 Million Users Milestones