5 basic tools for a digital artist

1.

REPLACE COVER 

This is a portal that allows you to create cover for playlists without having any knowledge of graphic design. The process is fast and the result competent. In addition, you can download the result easily.

replace cover

PROS:

It is easy and quick to use.

The result is competent.

You can download the design.

Random mode suggests both title and design ideas.

CONS:

The options are limited.

2.

SOUNDTRAP CAPTURE APP 

This is one of the latest surprises from Spotify, it is an application that allows creators to collaborate in real time and record in high quality tracks whenever they want and anywhere they want. It is a free and interactive application that allows different users to participate in the same musical project from anywhere in the world.

Soundtrap

PROS:

It’s a free app.

Simplifies the creative process.

Enables real-time remote collaboration

CONS:

It is only available on iOS.

3.

SONGSTATS LAB

Analytics is a key element in knowing whether an artist’s work is working properly, whether it needs a push, or whether or not marketing campaigns are being effective. However, there are times when all we want to know is if our music is being included in lists or videos on the different streaming platforms. This is exactly what Songstats is for, to know from where your music is being listened to. The portal has three sections: the ‘Activity Feed’ a wall in which we can see when the song has been included and where; ‘Analytics’, where we can see statistics related to the inclusion of our music in playlists and that includes the following platforms: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer, TikTok, YouTube, Shazam, 1001Tracklists, Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes and SoundCloud; and ‘Catalogue’, which displays your entire catalog.

The premium service costs between 10 and 75 euros per month and includes a free trial month.

SongstatS

PROS:

The information related to playlists is very complete and detailed.

You can provide the information you see missing on your profile.

They offer a free trial month.

CONS:

The freemium plan does not allow you to view the statistics from the last 30 days.

A lot of information is missing. Although you can email it to them.

4.

CHARTMETRIC

Continuing with the statistics, we arrive at Chartmetric, one of the portals that offer more statistics. They offer very complete data on artists, playlists, curators, etc. As an artist, you can check your evolution in terms of followers, playlists in which you appear, the audience that follows you, etc.

Free service is limited, premium service costs $140 per month.

Chartmetric

PROS:

The free version includes a lot of information.

You can check past statistics, not just present.

You can see your progression on the different streaming platforms and social networks at once.

CONS:

Premium service is expensive.

5.

TOP ARTISTS

It is an app that aims to cover all the needs of an artist or manager for artistic development. In it you will be able to access from the same application to the statistics of the main streaming platforms, to consult their charts, to enter in the panel of the main distributors, discover new artists and contact them for possible collaborations in addition to knowing the main news of the music industry.

top artists

PROS:

It is free

It does not include advertising

It includes a lot of essential resources for artistic development in one place.

The app is available for iOs and Android.

CONS:

It includes so many options that it may seem a bit complicated to use at first.