Streamline with Mike Warner
Giving artists and their teams the latest tips, tricks, advice and news in bite sized episodes. This podcast aims to help you stay updated, informed and succeed in the music industry!
Streamline with Mike Warner (Trailer)
Sep 16 2020
Pre-Saves and Pre-Adds - Do they still matter?
Are Pre-Saves still worth it? What about Pre-Adds? How do I set up a pre-add without paying for it? I’ve had so many questions and seen lots of debates about pre-saves and pre-adds. In this video I weigh in on the debate and share some examples of how to collect pre-saves in Spotify in the day leading up to an album release, I also cover instant gratification tracks in Apple Music and iTunes. If you have the Spotify app on your phone, computer or TV you can watch the video version of this podcast. For anyone else I would like to see the video version you can find it on my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/askmikewarner
Nov 25 2021
Pandora for Artists and Labels: Workshop + Q&A with Andee Connors, Jamie Freedman and Michelle Solomon
This episode is a recording of the live stream I hosted with three members from the Pandora team. We discuss and walkthrough Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform and some of the new tools that have been added recently. Follow me on YouTube to see when the next live recording will take place. YouTube.com/askmikewarner Speakers listed in alphabetical order: Andee Connors Senior Manager, Catalog & Creator Services Head Of Metal & Punk Programming Jamie Freedman Catalog & Creator Services - Operations Manager Head of Classical Programming Michelle Solomon Catalog & Creator Services - Senior Operations Manager Head of Jazz, Oldies & Showtunes Programming SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC: https://amp.pandora.com/submit AMP: https://amp.pandora.com/ AMP PLAYBOOK: https://www.ampplaybook.com/ SIGN UP FOR STORIES: https://www.ampplaybook.com/pandora-stories-signup AMP INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/amp_pandora/ AMP TWITTER: https://twitter.com/pandoraAMP AMP FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pandoraAMP ANDEE’S EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org _________________ ANDEE’S BANDS: https://myheartaninvertedflame.bandcamp.com https://commoneiderkingeider.bandcamp.com ANDEE'S RADIO SHOWS: BATTLEFLUTES & SIDEWAYS SKULLS - https://battleflutesandsidewaysskulls.com CASTLE WEATHER - https://www.repeater-radio.com _________________ MICHELLE aka DJ MEXICAN SPITFIRE: https://www.facebook.com/djmexicanspitfire _________________ JAMIE'S CHOIR: http://www.conspiracyofvenus.com/
Nov 7 2021
1 hr 7 mins
Amazon Music Editorial Playlist Pitching - Artists Can Pitch Songs in the Amazon Music for Artists App
Artists have long been asking for a way to pitch music for editorial playlists and programming consideration on Amazon Music, similar to how they pitch on platforms such as Spotify for artists. The wait is over! Artists can now pitch their music directly within the Amazon Music for Artists App. Songs can be pitched in advance or up to 14 days after they are released. This update went live in the App Store on October 27, 2021. Make sure you download the latest update and happy pitching! One instant benefit is that all followers of the artist will receive a notification on the device the day the song is released. Additionally there are hints that this may provide benefits beyond the opportunity to be considered for playlists. For example, adding additional tags to your music could help it to go into rotation across radio within Amazon Music, resulting in more listeners (and the right listeners). Don't forget to subscribe for more news!
Oct 29 2021
My first Video Podcast
This is a video podcast on Spotify. Check it out in the Spotify App. It will be audio only on other platforms.
Oct 28 2021
A-Z of DSP Tools & Tips Workshop (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, Boomplay & more)
This workshop is for artists and their teams that want to make sure they are capturing every opportunity. Platforms covered include Amazon Music, Anghami, Apple Music, Boomplay, Deezer, JioSaavn, Pandora, Qobuz, Spotify, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube Music. This is an audio only version of the workshop. You can view the video in full at https://workhardplaylisthard.com/p/workshop or by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-XD9oSCn30 This workshop covers specific tools provided from the major music streaming platforms including: Amazon Music for Artists AppAmazon Music x Twitch IntegrationAmazon Music Artist MerchAnghami for ArtistsAnghami Editorial PitchingApple Music for ArtistsApple Music MilestonesApple Music Artist PlaylistsApple Music Twitter Preview CardsBoomplay for ArtistsDeezer Backstage (Deezer for Creators)Deezer HighlightsJioSaavn for Artists (JioSaavn ArtistOne | JioSaavn for Creators)JioSaavn ShortiesJioSaavn Artist Playlists (Artist Hits | Made By)Pandora AMP (Artist Marketing Platform | prev. Next Big Sound)Pandora Featured TrackPandora Catalog Track ReportingPandora Artist Audio MessagesPandora Stories (for Creators, Brands and Curators)Pandora Skip Rates, Completion Rates and Listener DataQobuz Artist Bio (TiVo | AllMusic)Spotify for ArtistsSpotify CodesSpotify URI (how to find a Spotify URI instead of URL)Spotify Promo Cards (Milestones | Podcasts | New Releases | Playlist Adds)YouTube MusicYouTube New Analytics for ArtistsYouTube Official Artist Channel (OAC)YouTube Community PostsYouTube Shorts (BTS) We also highlight creative marketing ideas from Emperors Night, Charlie Lane, BTS and a number of other very smart artists! We also cover Twitter Tips, the new tipping feature. If you found value in this please share and consider checking out the Work Hard Playlist Hard book and course. You can find both at WorkHardPlaylistHard.com.
Oct 28 2021
Self Publishing my Second Book - Handling Customer Support and Feedback Directly
My second book is now available. I made the decision to set myself up as a publisher and distribute it directly through Amazon's Expanded Distribution offering. In this episode I share why it's so important to handle customer support and feedback directly. Find out more about the book at WorkHardPlaylistHard.com Purchase the book Work Hard Playlist Hard (Second Edition) here! Reach me on socials @askmikewarner
Sep 3 2021
Self Publishing my Second Book - Out Now Despite Some Challenges
My second book is now available. I made the decision to set myself up as a publisher and distribute it directly to multiple stores include Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. In this episode I explain some challenges I faced in making the book available through other stores after self releasing through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. Find out more about the book at WorkHardPlaylistHard.com Purchase the book Work Hard Playlist Hard (Second Edition) here! Reach me on socials @askmikewarner
Aug 31 2021
Self Publishing my Second Book - Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing KDP
My second book is coming and I made the decision to set myself up as a publisher and distribute it directly to multiple stores include Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. In this episode I breakdown the process of self releasing through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. Find out more about the book at WorkHardPlaylistHard.com Pre order the Kindle version of Work Hard Playlist Hard (Second Edition) here! Reach me on socials @askmikewarner
Aug 1 2021
Self Publishing my Second Book - Purchasing ISBN's from Bowker and Direct Distribution to Amazon, Apple Books + Barnes & Noble
My second book is coming and I made the decision to set myself up as a publisher and distribute it directly to multiple stores include Amazon, Apple Books + Barnes & Noble. In this new season of the podcast I will be walking through the steps I followed and sharing everything I've learned along the way. This first episode I explain why I purchased my own ISBN’s and set myself up as a publisher through Bowker. Find out more about the book at WorkHardPlaylistHard.com Reach me on socials @askmikewarner
Jul 20 2021
Music Licensing Explained by Michael Elsner
Michael Elsner helps independent musicians create a lucrative income without signing their life away to a record label or publisher, by getting their music on TV Shows, Films and Commercials. He does this using a 4 step process he's developed over the last 16 years that has allowed him over 2400 sync placements of his own music. In this episode he says some quick tips to help artists get comfortable and get more familiar with the world of music licensing. You can download Michael's e-book at https://www.mastermusiclicensing.com/ebook-offer
May 1 2021
One Million Streams on Release Day! ISRC FTW
In this episode I discuss the importance of including an ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) when including a previously released song in a new release. The example I share is the new single 'Big Blue Sky' which is a collaboration between Date Night (my group) and Chris Robley. On this release we included a second song 'True North' which was previously released. On release day there was over had 1 million streams in Spotify for Artists because of the existing streams that 'True North' had already were merged. This shows the power of an ISRC and why artists should consider releasing EP's, Compilations and Albums to include previously released songs and give them another chance to be heard. datenightmusic.com chrisrobley.com workhardplaylisthard.com
Apr 22 2021
Nick Ditri (The Disco Fries) - "Stretching Out Your Content" #ArtistTips2021
In this season of the podcast we invite music industry friends to share their tips for artists going into 2021. This episode features Nick Ditri from The Disco Fries. Follow The Disco Fries on Twitter, Instagram & TikTok @TheDiscoFries Learn everything Mike knows on the #WorkHardPlaylistHard website @ WorkHardPlaylistHard.com
Feb 17 2021
Dr. Ulf Oesterle - "Focusing on Engagement" #ArtistTips2021
In this season of the podcast I invite music industry friends to share their tips for artists going into 2021. This episode features Dr. Ulf Oesterle . Follow Dr. Ulf Oesterle on Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Learn everything Mike knows on the #WorkHardPlaylistHard website @ WorkHardPlaylistHard.com
Feb 13 2021
Andrea Young - "Everyone Should Be On Every DSP" #ArtistTips2021
In this season of the podcast I invite music industry friends to share their tips for artists going into 2021. This episode features Andrea Young. Follow Andrea Young on Twitter and Instagram. Learn everything Mike knows on the #WorkHardPlaylistHard website @ WorkHardPlaylistHard.com
Feb 13 2021
Join me on Clubhouse @MikeWarner
Clubhouse is an audio only app that is taking over (almost) globally and has some truly exciting potential. Hope to see you on there soon! Follow me @MikeWarner and let's chat!
Feb 9 2021
Kelli-Leigh - "Believe In Yourself and Be Prepared" #ArtistTips2021
In this season of the podcast I invite music industry friends to share their tips for artists going into 2021. This episode features Kelli-Leigh . Follow Kelli-Leigh on Twitter and Instagram @kellileighuk Learn everything Mike knows on the #WorkHardPlaylistHard website @ WorkHardPlaylistHard.com
Dec 22 2020
Troy Carter Jr - "Make a Plan and Grind it Out" #ArtistTips2021
In this season of the podcast I invite music industry friends to share their tips for artists going into 2021. This first episode features Troy Carter Jr . Follow Troy on Twitter @troycarterjr and on Instagram @troycarterjrr Learn everything Mike knows on the #WorkHardPlaylistHard website @ WorkHardPlaylistHard.com
Dec 17 2020
Hey guys! It's Mike Warner and you’re tuned into Streamline with Mike Warner. Today I wanted to update you on an exciting feature that Spotify has finally made available to most artists. It’s called Canvas. If you’ve pressed play on a track from a major artist on Spotify, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of them have short video clips that play instead of the usual static cover art. That’s Canvas. It’s basically an 8 second loop of any video you want. It's kind of like a mini music video. And until now, you basically had to be [Drake] to have access to it. So, how do you make yours? It’s pretty simple. Log in to Spotify for Artists, go to Music, pick a song and click ADD CANVAS. Then just click the big plus sign and upload your video file. Make sure your video is 9x16 and 720 px and... it should be up in around an hour! If you don’t see this option yet in your Spotify for Artists, just be patient - They’re still rolling it out. Oh, and if you don’t know how to make a video that fits those specs, you can always find someone who does on SoundBetter, which is Spotify’s own work-for-hire site to hire other creatives. That’s it! I can’t wait to see all the cool videos you guys come up with. Definitely tag me so I can see them or if you have any questions @askmikewarner, and follow the academy at @workhardplaylisthard for other quick tips like this!
Dec 9 2020
Black Friday Sale on My Online Course
You heard it here! My online course is now on sale for just $20 USD. Visit WorkHardPlaylistHard.com for all the details!
Nov 26 2020
Preview Start Times for TikTok, Apple Music and iTunes
In this episode I discuss preview start times when uploading your music through a distributor and why it is so important to select the correct start time for your audio previews. Follow @askmikewarner on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Visit WorkHardPlaylistHard.com for live workshops, blog posts and more!
Oct 26 2020