This is How Much Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Music Sales Have Really Spiked Since Their Super Bowl Halftime Show | Showbiz CheatSheet

This is How Much Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Music Sales Have Really Spiked Since Their Super Bowl Halftime Show | Showbiz CheatSheet

Entertainers are not paid to headline the halftime show. The NFL does cover the costs of producing the show as well as a few other expenses for the artists but it does not give them an actual check after it’s all said and done. However, those who take the stage during the big game enjoy other perks, and Shakira and JLo are finding that out now. Read on to find out how much their music sales have spiked and which song has had the most downloads since.

After Lady Gaga’s halftime show in 2017, she saw a spike in her album sales by 1,980%. The following year, Justin Timberlake’s Spotify streams increased by 214%. And in 2019, Maroon 5’s halftime performance boosted the group’s sales by 434%.

According to initial sales reports via Nielsen Music, the songs performed during the show garnered a sales increase of 1,013% in the U.S. Collectively, those tunes sung by the women sold 16,000 digital downloads on Sunday, up from 1,000 sold the day before.

Billboard noted that the Puerto Rican and Colombian stars also saw an increase with the sales for the rest of the songs in their catalogs as well. Download sales in the U.S. reached 21,000 downloads on Feb. 2, up from 2,000 on Feb. 1.   

Read the whole article at Cheatsheet.com

Spotify subscribers 2x Apple Music, with big podcast news too – 9to5Mac

Spotify subscribers 2x Apple Music, with big podcast news too – 9to5Mac

Spotify subscribers rose 29% year-on-year during the final quarter of 2019, reports the company. It now has 124M premium members, compared to Apple Music’s last reported number of 60M.

Spotify is gaining ground, however, last year adding a Your Daily Podcasts playlist designed to surface shows likely to be of interest to individual subscribers.

It was recently revealed that Amazon Music has a subscriber base somewhere close to that of Apple Music. However, Apple tends to only announce each 10M milestone, so the company could potentially now be closer to 70M.

Read the whole article at 9to5mac.com

Social Review for Week of Jan 20th

Social Review for Week of Jan 20th

  • FACEBOOK NEWS
    • You can now access their ‘off-facebook activity’ tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting
  • PINTEREST NEWS
    • Launched a virtual ‘Try on’ feature, that lets you use a filter to try on different brands of lipstick
  • INSTAGRAM NEWS
    • Published a sort of FAQ type of guide that addresses a range of common platform questions via its @Creators account so make sure if you are on Instagram you are following @creators.
  • GOOGLE NEWS
    • Launched their own TikTok-like short-form video app called Tangi

Add the briefing to your Alexa Echo or your Alexa Dot (“Alexa, add The Front Row Entrepreneur Flash Briefing”) from Jen Lehner and get daily updates on social media marketing like me!

Social Review Week of Jan 13th

Social Review Week of Jan 13th

  • FACEBOOK NEWS
    • Reducing the price of its flagship Oculus Go VR headset as it seeks to advance consumer take-up of VR.

  • TWITTER NEWS
    • Launched a new Reactions option in direct messages, which enables you to quickly add an emoji response to any message.
    • Updated the format of its TV show reminder buttons, which notify you when TV shows will go to air.
    • Tweet editing is looking less and less likely, with CEO Jack Dorsey now ruling out the option.
  • INSTAGRAM NEWS
    • Adding a new way to easily find and re-share Stories mentions of your profile.
    • Making it easier for creators to upload videos to IGTV.

  • GOOGLE NEWS
    • Now gathering topically-related searches that you’ve conducted in the past into defined collections, in order to make your search history more functional.
    • Expanded its mobile search listing format, displaying website icons and domain names, to desktop queries.

  • SPOTIFY NEWS
    • Testing a way for influencers post Stories to introduce their own playlists

Gathered from jenlehner.com

Dolly Parton sparks ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ photo trend | GMA

Dolly Parton sparks ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ photo trend | GMA

Dolly Parton has sparked a new trend.

The country singer, who celebrated her 74th birthday on Sunday, shared four different photos of herself to Instagram and labeled each one “LinkedIn,” “Facebook,” “Instagram” or “Tinder.”

The tag indicates which picture would be most appropriate for each social media platform.

See the other entertainers that followed and Read more at GoodMorningAmerica.com

LucidPix app turns photos into 3D, and Facebook feeds will never be the same – CNET

LucidPix app turns photos into 3D, and Facebook feeds will never be the same – CNET

Whether you have a new phone like the iPhone 11 or an older one like a Motorola Moto G6 or iPhone 6S, you can now take 3D photos with your camera. It’s all thanks to a new app called LucidPix. Instead of requiring a special accessory or two rear phone cameras, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to render 3D photos that will move as you tilt and pan your phone.

LucidPix will be available on both iOS and Android later this year, though you can sign up now on the LucidPix website to get early access. The app will be free with a watermark embedded on your photo, but for $1 per photo it can be removed. The free version is aimed at casual users and lets people try the app out before paying for the “Pro” version. The Pro version includes unlimited use of the app for $6 per month or $52 a year.

Read the whole article at cnet.com

Amazon Music Surpasses 55 Million Customers

Amazon Music Surpasses 55 Million Customers

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8548657/amazon-music-customers-user-metrics

Amazon Music now has more than 55 million customers globally across all its streaming offerings, while subscriptions to its premium Amazon Music Unlimited service grew by more than 50 percent over 2019. 

Back in July, a Financial Times report named Amazon the fastest-growing music streaming service globally, with more than 32 million subscribers worldwide at the time. The report also stated that Amazon Music Unlimited had grown 70% over the past year. 

Read the whole article at Billboard.com

7 Newest Instagram Stories Features (and How Entertainers Can Use Them). | Falcon.io

7 Newest Instagram Stories Features (and How Entertainers Can Use Them). | Falcon.io

Entertainers here our some ideas to use these tools.

  1. Instagram Create Mode Spice up your stories
  2. Close Friends List add close friends list to those that buy your new album or that by presale tickets to a show
  3. Stories Donation Stickers your favorite charity will have fees paid for by Instagram, start sharing the love!
  4. Shoppable Tags in Stories add shop tags to your stories, not just yours but other entertainers you respect.
  5. AR Filters Try before you buy that new merch shirt or hat!!
  6. Instagram Music Stickers Add your music to your story or have others join in to be a close friend!
  7. Reels Tik Tok comes to IG! Get that fan base singing your praises

Read the whole article and steps to use these ideas at Falcon.io

Pinterest Trends gives marketers a view of the top U.S. searches on the platform | Marketing Land

Pinterest Trends gives marketers a view of the top U.S. searches on the platform | Marketing Land

The new tool provides data on search terms over the last 12 months, along with when those terms peaked.

  • Pinterest Trends is still in beta and will become available on desktop in the U.S. over the coming weeks.
  • The company also announced the Pinterest 100, its annual report on the top emerging trends for the coming year.
  • Google has also announced its own list of trending consumer searches. Dubbed the Google Shopping 100, the page lists specific products that are rising in popularity this holiday season.

Read the whole article at Marketingland.com

Top 10 YouTube Stats for 2020 [Infographic] – SocialMediaToday

Top 10 YouTube Stats for 2020 [Infographic] – SocialMediaToday

Video is the best performing content type across every social media network, and YouTube is the leading online platform for video viewing. 

If you’re looking to maximize your video campaigns, then YouTube should definitely be in your planning. You can set up a YouTube channel for your business, upload your updates, optimize your listings, and draw increased traffic, both from Google search (note: Google owns YouTube) and on YouTube itself.

And if you are looking to make YouTube a bigger focus in 2020, then this collection of stats from the team at Hootsuite will come in handy. The below infographic highlights some key usage insights for the video platform, which may help you in your strategic planning.

For more context on these numbers, you can check out Hootsuite’s full overview of YouTube here.

Read the whole article at SocialMediaToday.com

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