Beatport Introduces New Discovery Tool: Beatport Hype

Hi Label Engine Users! We are very pleased to share a new development from one of our store partners, Beatport, that many of you may find to be a useful tool for further exposure and discovery of your label. Recently announced, Beatport’s brand new Beatport Hype system will “showcase the best boutique labels in the world”. This system is designed to maximize …

IMPORTANT: 2017 Holiday Distribution Submission Schedule

Happy Holidays! As the 2017 holiday season draws near, many of our store partners have issued notices about content ingestion freezes that will be occurring from December until the beginning of January. If you plan on releasing material through the end of 2017, please note the following important deadlines for distribution submission. During this time we will not be able …

Update: New Stores, Tidal Feature Requests, and Release Deadlines

  July 24th 2017 will mark the beginning of some exciting and significant changes for Label Engine distribution clients, including new stores and options along with a shortened release date deadline. We hope these changes will be beneficial to your needs and will continue to enhance your distribution experience with Label Engine.   New Stores We are happy to announce …

Update: Weekly Payment Processing and PayPal Mass Pay

Beginning on February 15th 2017 there will be some significant changes to the way payments are made to our distribution and Connect clients.   Weekly Payment Processing Starting February 15th we will process all payment requests on Wednesday of each week, meaning we will process your payment request on the Wednesday after it is submitted. Your payment must have been received by midnight …

10 Free Downloads you need in your collection today (part 3)

Here are our picks of the best Free Downloads available around the music universe that we know you need in your collection today, enjoy! Follow us on Twitter to chit chat: @Label_Engine   1) Mayhem – Artificial feat. Swazy | Free Download | Follow Mayhem   2) IMLAY – Empress (Chime Remix) | Free Download | Follow Chime   3) …

IMPORTANT: Stores Holiday Deliveries Schedule for New Releases

The holidays are upon us, can you believe the year is almost over? With that in mind we wanted to share important information from stores that can impact your upcoming releases and you should take note of the following dates as it will be out of our hands to accommodate otherwise. – iTunes/Apple Music: Any releases you want live on …

10 Music Tech stories you may have missed – October 2016

Pics/Illustrations credits: Bloomberg, Paul Tuller, Soundcloud, Getty Images.   If you have been living under a rock, we got you covered! Here are 10 Music Tech stories that you may have missed in the last 30 days (or so).   1. Spotify in Talks to Acquire SoundCloud – via Variety/Financial Times According to a report from Financial Times and later …

Soundcloud to report monetized streams to Nielsen for Billboard charts

Soundcloud has announced a few days ago their integration with Soundscan, that means Soundcloud’s ad-supported and subscription activity for monetized content will be reported to Nielsen’s Music Connect dashboard, under the ‘Other’ category. That activity will count towards Billboards charts but key word here is that ONLY tracks identified for monetization will be included. Below is the message from Soundcloud. …

New Demo Management System and Podcast updates

We have made a few updates to our Demo system, Podcasts and promo system, here is a quick run down of whats new:   – DEMO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Demo pages will now be styled according to your label display options, meaning you can tweak your background, font and button colors to match those of your label. In addition to cosmetic changes …