Music Industry Essentials: Publishers & Collection Societies
Welcome back to our guide on the economics of the music industry! After tackling the world of "Copyrights" (the difference between a Song and a Recording) and mapping out the different kinds of "Royalties", we now dive into the last part of our guide: how to actually get paid your royalties? How they get from Music Publishers & Collection Societies to your bank account!
Radio Promotion: How does it work? by Local9
WARM’s founder, Jesper Skibsby, had the pleasure of catching up with Martin Véronneau, the President & CEO of the Canada-based PR agency Local9. They discussed DIY radio promotion, the impact of a song’s language on its radio airplay in Quebec, and how new services (including WARM) have changed and optimized the way PR agencies work nowadays.
Music Industry Essentials: Royalties
“Royalties” are the music industry’s currency, yet remain a mysterious term to many... After tackling "Copyrights" in a previous article, we put together an overview of how royalties actually work - we detail the different kinds of royalties, who perceives what, how they are generated, etc.
Use Data To Boost Your Career In Music
Our friends at Drop.Show has launched a new tool to get an overview of your artist data in order to enhance your career in the music industry. Their services combine ads, SoMe, SEO, email marketing and web design. Read here if you want some tangible tools and advice.
WARM Story x Listen Up
We recently had the pleasure of chatting with one of our loyal customers, James Marsh, the Head of Specialist Radio & Club Promotions at Listen Up. As a promoter, James utilizes WARM's data in a particular way. James shared with us really interesting insights about his company, how they operate, and how they have incorporated WARM's monitoring system into their daily tasks.
Music Industry Essentials: Copyrights
Artists and music professionals at the early stages of their careers don’t always have a clear idea of how they can earn money from their music. That’s why we’ve put together a series of articles that will shed some light on how royalties work, how to find other sources of income, and what your rights are as an author, producer, or performing artist. To kick-start this crash course on the economics of the music industry, let’s focus on one of its pillars: copyright.
Lil Nas X: How to recover from a "one-hit wonder"
Lil Nas X made a name for himself back in 2019 with his single "Old Time Road", featuring country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. The song was so popular that it propelled him to the top of the radio charts around the world! However, with such success comes great responsibility... One-hit wonders can make or destroy an artist's career. Join us as we take a look into what happened to Lil Nas X and his follow-up singles "Panini" and "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)".
Challenges. Solutions. Productivity. A Story by Skyfire.
For this new edition of our 'WARM Story' series, we met up with Rick Palin, Managing Director of UK based PR company Skyfire Promotions Ltd. He tells us more about his 14 years (so far) in the music industry, his values and work ethic, and how he uses WARM to optimize his work flow.
Rock Music on the Radio
“Rock is dead” is a well-known saying, but is it really dead? Join us as we take a deep dive into the Radio airplay of iconic Rock bands Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, and Royal Blood!
WARM Story x Berklee College of Music
For this new ‘WARM Story’ edition, we got to sit down with Alexandre Perrin, professor in music business at Berklee College of Music. He shared with us an overview of his journey in the music industry, what his current work entails, how to make the most of Radio airplay data and what to expect in the future.
Data usage: Future trends in the music industry
Data usage in the music industry, what does this mean? Two weeks ago took place the first edition of Measure of Music, a virtual three-day weekend program to give music industry stakeholders a crash course in music & data. Let’s dive into this trending and promising topic and make the most of it to improve our music careers!
Are you about to release new music? There are several ways to get your music on Spotify, Apple Music, and many other online streaming platforms.
Sharing is caring: more credits, more music!
Data is key in today’s music industry, so why not join forces to make the most of it? At WARM, we are well aware of the difficulties of making a career in this industry, so in the pursuit of democratizing it, we have set up a ‘referral system’ that will help you track more music while giving others the opportunity to do so too. It’s a win-win for all!
TikTok drives Olivia Rodrigo up into the Radio Charts
Indubitably TikTok has become the go-to platform for launching singles to the stratosphere. Now, what’s the story behind Olivia Rodrigo’s hit “drivers license”? Is TikTok alone extending the lifetime value of the song or does radio has anything to do with it?
Future Nostalgia: a successful release by Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s second album officially propelled her to the status of international pop star. With stellar reviews, two Grammy nominations, and a cumulated 3 billion streams on DSPs, ‘Future Nostalgia’ is with no doubt a global success! Let’s take a deep dive into what happened for her album on Radio during 2020…
Use VidsBeats To Create Free Music Video Online
In these unprecedented times for the music industry too, WARM and VidsBeats.com joined forces to support artists and bands from all over the world by offering them the opportunity to create their music videos for free!
98 Newly added radio stations for monitoring in December!
We are excited to tell you that during December 2020 we added a total of 98 radio stations from 14 different countries to our monitoring system!
The US: Most played songs on the radio during 2020!
The songs with the most radio airplay in the United States in 2020. Top 150 airplay chart. A new annual statement from WARM.
Radio vs. Online Streaming. Most Played Songs Globally In 2020
The most played tracks and artists on the radio stations around the world. How different is the radio chart compared to the biggest streaming service, Spotify?
UK: Most played songs on the radio during 2020!
A new annual statement from WARM reveals which songs have had the most radio airplay in the United Kingdom during 2020.
Discover a WARM Story
Meet Ten Katestraat, Mo-Nitta, Fanny Hulard, and Matt Allen - the first WARM Story featured customers of 2020! Join us as we chat with our customers about their experiences and journey in the music industry.
Christmas music’s airplay hit harder than ever to restore normality
It’s that time of the year again, and as usual, the Holiday season is taking over our lives. But what does this festive mood feel like in the midst of 2020 uncertainty?
117 New radio stations added for monitoring in November!
We are pleased to announce that during November we have added a total of 117 new radio stations from 29 different countries for monitoring.
WARM Story x The Famous Company
We had a chat with Matt Allen of The Famous Company. Read this article to learn some do’s and don’t when you are about to launch your music career.
Women representation on radio
At WARM we are very thrilled to present to you our very first music report focused on radio. By making relevant data available, we aim for a democratized music industry where opportunities are not restricted but open to everyone. Throughout this report we dig into the share women own on radio among representative countries in Europe.
187 New radio stations added for monitoring in October!
We are very pleased to announce that during October we have added a total of 187 new radio stations from 44 different countries to our monitoring system!
K-pop group BTS shutters YouTube records with their new song “Dynamite”
BTS has become the most viewed group in YouTube history thanks to their latest song “Dynamite” which had over 101 million views during the first 24 hours.
"How WARM helped us through our US artist visa application!"
Fanny Hulard tells about the challenges she faces as an artist and how her airplay data played a key role in her career even with her relocation to USA and visa process.
'Jerusalema' the South African gospel song which has the world dancing
A successful story brought to you by WARM: ‘Jerusalema’ a song recorded by African producer Master KG featuring vocals by songstress Nomcebo.
27 New Radio Stations Added For Monitoring in August!
We are very pleased to announce that during August we have added a total of 27 new radio stations in 13 different countries for monitoring!
RADIATOR: WARM Newsletter August
Read the first edition of RADIATOR – the newsletter that will WARM up your day! Snippets of what’s going on in the music industry, product updates, and much more!
Email promotion with Promoly!
Do you ever promote music over email and wonder if anyone actually plays the music you send them? Promoly is an email promotion platform that provides clarity about your promotional efforts.
We’re looking for a Global Sales Director to join our team at WARM (World Airplay Radio Monitor). New job opportunity in music/tech.
“Recommending [WARM] is only partial, I'm going to go all the way!”
We’re proud to be right by our customers’ side as they progress in their careers and it is our pleasure to share their stories. Discover our second WARM Story from Southern Africa!
59 New Radio Stations Added For Monitoring in July!
“Impressive, fun, and - yes - a bit addictive!"
Keeping an open conversation with our customers is important to us, we want to listen to them and share their stories. Here it goes, our first WARM Story!
New pricing plans!
Today we are releasing new pricing plans that include bundles for EPs and albums. It’s now way cheaper and easier to subscribe for more songs!
How to use Groover to promote your music with success
With Groover artists looking to promote their music can connect with the best blogs, radios, and music professionals looking for emerging talent.
Music Gateway: Sync, Collaboration, Promotion & More
For new or independent artists, there is no rule book or guide for what to do (or what not to do). Music Gateway offers great promotion and sync opportunities.
33 New Radio Stations Added For Monitoring in May!
We are very pleased to announce that during the month of May we added a total of 33 new radio stations from 10 different countries to our monitoring system.
Top 5 Ways to Promote Your Music During the COVID-19 Pandemic
More people are home now than ever before making this the perfect time to push your music to its maximum potential. Here are 5 ways to promote your music during the COVID-19 pandemic.
142 New Radio Stations Added!
From Bermuda to Bolivia, from the United States to the United Kingdom. We cover them all!
How to get Airplay in France
Our fourth WARM talk will feature Dorian Perron and Jesper Skibsby. They are will discuss how to break into the French music industry and how to achieve more airplay on radio stations.
How to get Airplay in Germany
Join us for another exciting event and get to know more about Germany’s music industry and how to become a part of it!
How to do DIY promotion
Our first WARM talk featured Rachel Strassberger and Jesper Skibsby. They discussed how to do DIY promotion. Get the tips and tricks here.
How to break into the South African market
On this exciting session you’ll get to know more about South African’s music industry and how to be part of it!
Interview: Do-It-Yourself tips for getting your music played on the radio
Have you ever considered what you can do to become successful with your music? We had a chat with one of our users, Greg Hayes, about what he is doing to promote his indie rock band on global radio!
How to take advantage of the time during lockdown
In this article we will be sharing inputs on how you as a musician can use these days, with COVID-19 setting the agenda, to exploit the insights airplay data can give you.
Danish radio stations support artists by playing more local music in response to Covid19
Danish radio stations are pushing Danish-produced music in the coming time. In dialogue with the Ministry of Culture, Danish radio stations now agreed to support local artists and rightsholders.
Rachel Strassberger: Keep everything personalized, even worldwide campaigns
We met with industry veteran Rachel Strassberger (Head of Strassberger music consultancy). Here’s an insight into how she uses WARM and her radio-related work.
Revealed: The Songs That Were ACTUALLY Most Played On U.K. Radio In 2019!
A new annual statement from WARM reveals what songs have had the most radio airplay in the United Kingdom in 2019. The list, which looks at the top 100 songs, contains both some expected as well as some unexpected titles.
Could Chile Be Next To Ride The Latin Music Wave?
Chilean artists are getting radio airplay far outside of their home territory. College and community radio in Europe and North America are responsible for much of the support and we take a closer look at what the implications could be.
ScHoolboy Q set Copenhagen on Fire
ScHoolboy Q aka Quincy Matthew Hanley, American rapper and songwriter visited Denmark and performed at Copenhagen’s legendary venue Vega. We were there!
Love Songs See Huge Spike In Radio Airplay on Valentine’s Day
Music:ally: Sony invests in radio-monitoring startup WARM’s seed round
We’re very flattered that Music:Ally picked up the news about our investment round. Read the full article on their webpage or down below. We’ve been writing about Danish radio-monitoring startup Warm for a couple of years now: World Airplay Radio Monitor was one of our ‘startups to watch in 2018’, and its CEO Jesper Skibsby pitched at our NY:LON Connect conference that January.
Digital Music News: Radio-Tracking Platform Raises $1.37MM — Sony a Big Backer
Music media Digital Music News covered our new seed investment round in this article. We’re really happy about the response we are receiving on our newest adventures. Read the full article below. Author: Marsha Silva (Digital Music News) World Airplay Radio Monitor (WARM), a radio-tracking platform, has raised about $1.37 million (€1.25 million) in seed funding after taking part in...
Music Business Worldwide: WARM raises €1.25m; adds Sony as an investor
We’re very honored to be featured in this Music Business Worldwide article about our new investment. The fundraising and media coverage really motivate and inspire us to work even harder. Click to read the full article.
What Does Winning an Oscar Mean For a Song’s Afterlife?
We looked into how songs that have historically taken home an Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’ are performing on radio in the present day.
Revealed: The Songs That Were ACTUALLY Most Played On US Radio In 2019!
A new annual statement from WARM reveals what songs have had the most radio airplay in the United States in 2019. The list, which looks at the top 100 songs, contains both some expected as well as some unexpected titles. At the very top, we have...
Fixing radio airplay data: WARM raises €1.25M and adds Sony as a new investor
WARM (World Airplay Radio Monitor) raises €1.25M to aid European and North American expansion. We are very pleased to announce that we have raised €1,250,000 in seed round funding from existing investors and from Sony after participating in the acceleration program hosted by Sony Startup Acceleration Program Europe. WARM will use the funding to continue its team, brand...
WARM Adds 15 New Radio Stations For Monitoring in December!
We’re pleased to announce that we have added a total of 15 new radio stations for monitoring during December. Click to see the recent additions!
Turkish Artists Are Tapping Into the Global Radio Market
Radio airplay data shows that Gaye Su Akyol and Jakuzi, two exciting upcoming acts on the Turkish music scene, are tapping into the global radio market. We dive into the numbers.
Which Country Plays the Most Christmas Songs On The Radio?
Ever wonder if some countries are more ‘Christmassy’ than others when it comes to playing music on the radio? We investigated and there are big differences indeed.
WARM Adds 87 New Radio Stations For Monitoring in November!
We’re pleased to announce that we have added a total of 87 new radio stations for monitoring during November. Click to see the recent additions!
Can Italian Hip Hop Artists Break Outside of Italy?
Radio airplay worldwide suggests that there is an increasing interest in Italian hip hop music outside of Italy. Urban acts like Fabri Fibra and Dark Polo Gang who rap in Italian are leading the way.
Why Do We Need New Radio Airplay Charts?
With our new radio airplay charts, WARM CHARTS, we aim to create a more fair, accurate, and transparent chart system that will especially benefit independent and emerging artists.
Will BTS Soon Have The Biggest K-Pop Radio Hit Ever?
The popular boy band now has the most-streamed K-pop song of all time on Spotify and are also the most-streamed Korean artists on Apple Music. But what’s the situation on radio?
WARM college charts launched!
Welcome to the new extension of WARM Charts, our radio insights website which is free and accessible to all. It’s no secret that historically airplay charts have been reserved only for major artists. But things have changed…
Imogen Heap: Creating transparency with the creative passport
Imogen Heap is a singer, composer, record producer, and audio engineer and has worked with artists like Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Jeff Beck, deadmau5, etc. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter is known for her ability to mix technology and music. During this interview, Imogen speaks about the importance of keeping track and collecting your data as a musician.
Marsha Night: The secret behind the success of K-pop boyband BTS
Marsha, co-owner of BTS Radio UK, tells us more about the work she does for BTS and what new artists should do before considering contacting radio promoters.
Mike Warner: How to get your music added to streaming playlists
Mike Warner, the author of ‘Work Hard Playlist Hard’, gives advice to independent artists about how to get added to playlists on streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify.