August 29th, 2014
On Monday 1st September we will be taking the Record Union website offline while we make some updates to the site.
The expected downtime is between 09:30 CET to 12:30 CET.
Between this time you will not be able to access the Record Union website or login to your account.
We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. Be sure to check back here on the blog for a summary of the updates.
June 12th, 2014
Global streaming service Deezer have launched some great features for artists which enable you to take control and transform your artist page on their platform.
We are now happy to say that we will be able to help you set up and claim your own “Deezer for Artist” accounts so you can use these features to create new types of relationships with Deezer listeners.
So, what features do you get if you claim your Deezer For Artist profile?
Deezer pages allows you to manage and customize your own artist page on Deezer. Upload a banner and other images, connect your Facebook and Twitter and add biographies and other info.
This tool allows you to keep track of your plays on Deezer. There is a nice selection of data, including the listener demographic and very detailed geographical targeting. You can also view how many comments your music is getting, how it is being shared and how many people have added it as favorite.
How do i get set up with Deezer artist profile?
You can claim your Deezer artist profile by filling out this form.
When the info is submitted we will send you a link via our Deezer admin account with further instructions on how to get set up.
Important: You are only able to set up accounts for artists whose music you have released from your Record Union account. If the Record Union account email you enter on the form is not the one who released the artists music on Deezer then you will not be able to claim their profile.
May 14th, 2014
Record Union are proud at recently being chosen as distributors for the official song supporting Finland´s biggest charity event - Live Aid.
Proceeds for the Live Aid Finland campaign will go towards building a new much needed Children´s hospital in Hensinki. Featuring on the release are 16 established Finnish artists.
The success that the song has achieved within just a few days is astounding. Currently, Lohtu is the 3rd most played track on Spotify in Finland!
Show your support by listening and sharing the song Otherwise, you can support the campaign directly by donating money on the official website. The website is in Swedish and Finnish but feel free to contact us if you need help understanding how to do it.
April 16th, 2014
We are excited to inform you about a brand new feature that we just added on Record Union. Via the new new “Add Stores” feature you can add new stores and upgrade your current distribution package with just a few clicks!
Previously, this was not possible as your store selection was pretty much fixed to that you chose when you publish it the first time around. Not anymore though! Now you can simply log into your account, pick the extra stores you want, pay a small fee ($2 per store) and your release will become available on this new service within a week.
You can add new stores to your releases from the Manage Music page once logged in.
So, is it time to upgrade your store selection? Perhaps you need want to add some more streaming services or download stores?
Log into your account and click here to get started!
April 2nd, 2014
Are you a Swedish or nordic based DJ or music connoisseur?
Then we should inform you about HEARTBEATS - a mixing competition just launched which involves creating and submitting your very own mix of this years official Summerburst anthem.
After a few rounds of voting, the winner will get to open Summerburst 2014 in Stockholm and Gothenburg and even get to release their mix with the support of Sony Music.
We know there are some seriously talented mixers and DJs using Record Union so we really hope to see some submissions from you.
March 18th, 2014
We are excited to inform you that Google Play Music is has now become available for people located in Sweden & Norway. Greece and Slovakia were also included in this new expansion, making the service available in 25 countries.
Google Play Music is Google´s Download store and is accessible via the Google Play app installed on Android phones, tablets and devices. While searching for music apps and other media, users can now see music results and pay to download individual tracks and albums.
Music All Access - Google´s on demand streaming service - is due to be rolled out in these new territories with a special introductory rate in April 30th.
If you have distributed music to Google Play your music will automatically become available in these new territories. Th exception is if you have excluded these countries in your territory selection when you published your music.
So what are you waiting for - let your fans know they can find you on Google Music!
January 28th, 2014
That´s right! You will now find data from a bunch of new territories in Spotify Trends. This means you have a even more accurate daily overview of your spotify plays then ever before. Below is a list of the new territories you can now view data for - you will also now find these included in the tab showing plays per country.
New territories added:
January 15th, 2014
So, here we come to the first new feature of 2014!
We had a lot of feedback these past months about the current renewal system which requires you to manually renew your release every year. Some peeps were forgetting to renew their release and this has in some cases led to bad situations.
Recurring subscriptions will remove this eventuality by automatically renewing your release every year. In other words, when you publish a new release a yearly subscription will be created which will (after 1 year) automatically make a new subscription payment. Likewise, when you renew an existing release we will also create an recurring subscription for additional years of distribution you would like to have.
In both cases we will of course send multiple reminders and notifications that you have a subscription coming up and give you ample time to cancel or takedown your release should you wish to.
When rolling out this new functionality we also took the opportunity to give existing renewals interface a face lift. This now has a new and more clear layout and enables you to manage your subscriptions with ease.
We have some new features coming soon - so stay tuned!
January 1st, 2014
Firstly, a very happy new year to all. 2013 was a very exciting year with many landmark events and achievements.
New graphs and features were added to the royalties & reports page, a new helpdesk was launched as well as other improvements to the website. We added Google Play and Simfy to the distribution list and welcomed over 10,000 new artists and labels to our service. Perhaps most exciting of all was the launch of the discovery tool and seeing the first artist get a record deal with Sony Music via the new partnership.
Looking at 2014 we know that this too will be an exciting year. We have some major improvements to the website scheduled and some great new partnerships in the pipeline with the aim of creating more opportunities for all of you using our platform.
From the whole team here at Record Union - happy new year and all the best for 2014.
December 10th, 2013
Important! Between Saturday 21st December and Friday 27th December the iTunes content system will be on holiday mode.This means that during this time the content system will not be processing or making available any new music. Content scheduled to go live between this period will not available until after December 27.
Please keep this in mind when publishing any new releases to iTunes. If you have any questions concerning this and how this might affect you releases don’t hesitate contact us.