Community. It’s tough to imagine a concept so integral to the career of every artist, manager, and label that’s so difficult to crack. The truth is, community doesn't just happen overnight—it takes time, dedication, and work to build a network you can trust with the most important parts of your career. Especially when you’re writing and recording music, simple access can often slow you down significantly. How are you supposed to find the right partner or collaborator when that person doesn't live in your city, your state, or even your country? Nobody can do everything alone - everyone needs a team.
We try every day to build that powerful network that serves artists and their teams on every step of their journey. That’s why we're thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Spotify for Artists family: SoundBetter.
SoundBetter is the world's leading music talent marketplace, helping musicians and labels worldwide connect and collaborate with top music professionals so they can get to great-sounding release-ready songs. Their comprehensive database of creative professionals allow you to directly hire tens of thousands of top producers, singers, songwriters, mixing and mastering engineers, and session musicians.
At the same time, it enables creative professionals to market their services outside their local network, reach new clients, and get work. SoundBetter offers tools for talent discovery, project management, payment facilitation, and a review system that has elevated transparency and trust in a reputation-based music production industry.
We're really excited for the artists and their teams on Spotify for Artists to discover SoundBetter — as a way to find collaborators, produce great music, or generate additional income. Since SoundBetter launched in 2012, the member community has grown to over 180,000, spanning 176 countries and 14,000 cities worldwide.
SoundBetter will continue operating as usual, and, over the coming months, we’ll be investing in making the experience even better. In the meantime, it’s easy to get started on SoundBetter — just visit their site, describe an upcoming project in seconds, get free proposals from top professionals, choose someone to hire and get started. Or — sign up as a provider.
To learn more, check out this interview with the SoundBetter founders over on Spotify's 'For the Record' blog.
-Spotify For Artists