ReverbNation: This is how it works

Soundcloud was yesterday: If you want to reach a wide audience with music, it is not enough to upload your songs to a single portal. Your work needs to be advertised. Therefore, ReverbNation has set itself the goal of building a social network especially for musicians. The company uses BigData to achieve this goal: through interactions, ReverbNation can recommend new bands to users that they might like. The bands themselves have the chance to present their material to others.

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Soundcloud artists can distribute music to other services

Soundcloud is expanding its artist monetization program. Anyone who is already earning money with their music on the platform should be able to sell it directly on other streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer or Amazon in the future - at no additional cost and directly from their own SoundCloud account. The Berlin-based company is currently testing this feature in an open beta.

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How trending topics are created on Twitter

Twitter is an important tool for tracking current trends and topics, because hardly any communication channel is fed by so many sources and is as dynamic as the leading microblogging platform. Twitter quickly recognized this and introduced the "Trending Topics", with which global and local trends are shown, which can then be seen on the web interface of twitter.com. But how do these trending topics actually come about? With this post we give you some insights.

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Current YouTube trends

In order to keep up with the times, companies have to deal with the contemporary culture. And YouTube is exactly the right place for that. As a trend analyst for the portal, Earnest Pettie identified videos that arouse the interest of the viewers. In this first issue of "Current YouTube Trends", he uses three examples to show which types of videos are popular - and what they reveal about us.

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