This year, we all came together to support one another. Our community proved once again how strong we are in the face of uncertainty and hardship. 2021 was rough, but 2022 brought hope, enthusiasm, and at the end of the day, some badass music. Throughout it all, we hope our blog remained a stable resource in your arsenal this year. For those looking to reminisce, here are our top blog posts of 2022…
Top Blog Posts of 2022
1. Does Instagram Pay Music Royalties?
No matter where your music is featured on Instagram, you can earn royalties. Even if it’s just playing in the background, you’re making money. With the rise of optimized video content across all platforms, it’s important that you’re collecting everything you’re owed wherever you can. Instagram, included! This post breaks it down.
2. Best Music Industry Newsletters You Should Subscribe To In 2022
Newsletters serve as one of the easiest ways to stay up to date. Want to stay ahead of the game? Learn from the experts right from your inbox with some of the best email newsletters in the industry, laid out right here in this post.
3. What Is Sync Licensing?
Interested in getting your music featured in TV, commercials, and movies? You’ve come to the right place. Symphonic’s CEO, Jorge Brea, is here to explain everything you need to know about the basics of sync licensing and how to get started. Check it out right here.
4. 5 Things You Should Know About YouTube Royalties
Many musicians benefit from YouTube royalties. However, they can be difficult to navigate on your own. Do you know where your royalties are coming from? In this post, we break it down so you know exactly what works and what doesn’t.
5. Posting a YouTube Link vs Directly Uploading Videos to Facebook
Did you know that whether you post a link to your video or directly upload it to Facebook makes a big difference on its performance? Because Facebook posts with images see 2.3 times more engagement than those without, how your video shows up in the feed can make or break its engagement. This one gives you the rundown.
6. How Do TikTok Streaming Royalties Work?
Making sure you are collecting all the royalties owed to you across all platforms is an essential part of being an artist. On TikTok, it’s no different. Most distributors have deals in place with TikTok to make sure you get paid for your work, and that includes us! Here’s everything you need to know.
7. Comparing Video Distribution Pricing So You Don’t Have To
Here at Symphonic, we place the utmost importance on being as upfront and honest as possible with artists about everything we do, especially when it comes to how our prices compare to the competition. That’s why we’ve decided to share our research on the music video distribution market. With this information, you can make the best decision on where to distribute your work. Check it out here.
8. 8 Things Musicians Should Be Investing Money In
Your music is your business, and every great business owner invests in their craft. To make music a full-time gig, artists need to take advantage of every revenue stream available. Learning to make smart investments will not only help you secure a stable income, but also increase your chances of making it in this industry and give you more time to focus on what really matters… making great music.
9. Best Streaming Analytics Tools for Artists
Industry professionals and artists alike utilize music analytics tools to help them further understand their place in the market. Knowing where you stand and where you have room to grow is the key to excelling in this industry. To help you truly understand your stats, here are some of the best tools out there to guide you in the right direction…
10. The Artist Checklist to Advertising on Spotify
You’re probably familiar with Spotify as the top music streaming service in the game, but did you know that Spotify is also becoming the top advertising platform for musicians? With over 286 million monthly active users and growing every year, that’s HUGE. As an artist, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. Luckily, we’re here to give you everything you need to know before you start advertising on Spotify. Here’s the rundown…
Our goal always has been, and will always be, to help empower indie music in every way we can. This blog is our way of sharing the things we genuinely care about, spreading knowledge to the DIY hustlers, and providing a positive environment for musicians, artists, creatives, and everyone in-between. I hope you’ve enjoyed the content we’ve put out this year. We sure enjoyed creating it! Every time we hear from you about how a piece we’ve written has helped you succeed, I am happily reminded of why I do this and our team is overjoyed at the possibilities ahead. Thank you for all your support on the Symphonic Blog this year.
Cheers to 2023!