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Newsletter: 2014 Q3

2014 Q3: Hot Off the Press Welcome to Sugo Music Group! The 2nd Quarter of 2014 is coming to a close and so far it has been an exciting half-year in the music industry! Please take a moment to read our SMG Industry Update section below for many new trends, announcements, music sales opportunities, and market share updates that are affecting and influencing all musicians throughout the world. Here in 2014, Sugo Music Group has expanded its "artist to market" music distribution portfolio and offers the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution solution services in the industry!   SMG NEWS UPDATE! Apple Buys Beats! Yes, you've probably already heard that Apple...
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Newsletter: 2014 Q2

2014 Q2: Discover, Connect, Sell As we near the end of the 1st quarter, much has happened in the music industry--especially over the past 2 1/2 months! We've been expanding our services to help you grow your audience, grow your sales and grow your business--and here's how: *Discover: Sugo Music Group distributes to more retail and media outlets than anyone else--enhancing your online presence! *Connect: Sugo Music leverages social media platforms and email campaigns--to bring fans into the fold! *Sell: Sugo Music Group helps increase your sales portfolio: music downloads, music streaming, radio, cable, mobile, content ID, synchronization, music sync, video, publishing,...
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Newsletter: 2014 Q1

2014 Q1: End of Year Update 2013 was a very exciting year in the music industry! Please take a moment look at our SMG Update section below for many new trends, announcements and music sales & market share updates that are affecting all of us. Here in 2014, Sugo Music Group offers the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution solution services in the industry! This year, we are providing a number of new distribution services! Music Distribution: Grow, Grow & GROW! Sugo Music Group is the only distributor to integrate global digital distribution as well on-demand physical distribution services, acknowledging the importance of selling and marketing across both...
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Newsletter: 2013 Q3

2013 Q3:10 Distribution Services We've just launched the new Sugo Music Group website which showcases our 10 music distribution & streaming services! Sugo Music Group offers the largest, most comprehensive global music distribution solutions in the industry today and you can see all of these services and more at www.sugomusic.com Sugo Music Group distributes to over 1000 digital sites in 80 countries--and this number will increase to an estimated 2000 sites by the end of 2014. We've partnered with all major international distributors, numerous music supervisors, sync brokers, sub-publishers, licensees and artist management. We secure overseas master use licensing deals with...
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Universal Music Wants to Limit Spotify Free Streaming

Spotify, the leading music streaming service, is reportedly facing pressure form Universal Music to limit its free streaming service so that more users subscribe to premium service. Universal Music Group, the largest in the industry, is demanding changes in terms of the amount of Spotify free streaming music users can listen to. While this change might not be very welcome by the users, it will definitely increase royalty payments for bands and individual artists. Artists signed with Sugo Music will receive full benefits when this occurs because because we distribute music to Spotify, as well as all other major music streaming services. For past few months, Spotify is...
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The Reality of Music Streaming Royalties for Musicians and Record Labels

Not so long ago, Apple’s iTunes was setting standards in the way music was sold online. It revolutionized consumer music buying habits for about a decade until it finally fell prey to a newer technology: music streaming. Consumer preferences and tendencies have now given birth to “music on the go”! Streaming services like Pandora and Spotify took to the fore and is changing the way consumers listen to music across the world. Only time will tell if this change brings about a renaissance for the music industry, but it surely seems that the era of streaming music has truly begun and is here to stay. 21st century consumers are not looking back in their rear view mirror and instead...
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Online Music Distribution

When times change, they inevitably bring something new with them and the advent of the internet has been a harbinger of sorts. Internet has revolutionized the way music listeners enjoy their favorite music. This has posed a serious challenge for music distributors who strive to improve their online music distribution platform. Digitization simply means a better infrastructure which not only meets the needs of emerging technologies but also has effective channels of music distribution in place. The rapid growth in the music industry has kept digital music distributors on their toes as they continue to evolve to offer better and more innovative services. This facet of online music...
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How to Promote Your Music: 5 Hot Tips!

Hello all you musicians (and record labels) out there! As your music career evolves,one of the most challenging questions you are going to face (and probably facing right now) is how to promote your music. There are so many promotional variables, opportunities and cost-effective decisions to make along the way. Combine this with a competitive and expanding global marketplace, it’s perfectly normal to feel lost sometimes. Sugo Music would like to offer some advice for you. No, we are not just going to tell you to create a Facebook fan page and then promote your music through it. Instead, follow this article to learn some real actionable tips that will help youfind your core target...
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Music Distribution Companies

They say magic happens when a skilled musician performs beautiful music on a well-crafted instrument or when a charismatic song gets recorded in a professional recording studio. While this is true, there is also another magical moment for musicians and songwriters: selling music around the world. Yes this is true!Proper music distribution is one of the most important aspects of a song’s success, yet many times it is overlooked or undervalued. A great music distribution company can be the difference maker between a song being sold worldwide and a song that is never heard. In this ever-changing global digital marketplace, music distribution companies play a key role in the success of...
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9 Great Online Marketing Tools for Musicians

Being a musician, you might find it confusing in this insane world of online marketing. There are thousands of websites and hundreds of tools. Among this chaos, it is difficult to find out the best online marketing tools for musicians. On the other side of the coin, online marketing has brought you the opportunity to spread your music, build a brand image for yourself, create and manage your fan following and ultimately, rise to fame. 1. Reverbnation Reverbnation provides a complete marketing solution package for musicians. With Reverbnation, artists can spread their music on social media platforms, run email marketing campaigns, get reviewed by fans, contact with promoters to book...
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