Streamline with Mike Warner

Streamline with Mike Warner

Giving artists and their teams the latest tips, tricks, advice and news in bite sized episodes with the occasional long form interview thrown in for good measure. This podcast aims to help you stay updated, informed and succeed in the music industry! @AskMikeWarner


November 29, 2023 1 min

TIDAL just went and opened up the opportunity to pitch directly to TIDAL’s editorial team for playlist consideration - for a limited time. This pitch tool will only be available from November 29 until December 13, 2023 via TIDAL Artist Home.


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Fancy a trip to Germany to experience four days of music and networking? Reeperbahn is the place to be!

Reeperbahn Festival is the biggest club festival in Europe and the largest European platform for international pop culture and the music industry. Since 2006, for four days each September the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany has become the centre of the international music world and a sustainable interface between artists, the publ...

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August 25, 2023 6 mins

This one time, at Bandcamp!

But seriously, Bandcamp have come through with some cool features recently, in this episode I give you a quick breakdown.

If you don't like the sound of my voice you can also read about it on my blog, but you may find yourself reading it in my voice still.

You can find me on almost every social channel @...

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Back in your ears with two updates this episode. Covering the new TikTok Music app and the Groover x SoundCloud integration. 

If you don't like the sound of my voice you can also read these stories on the blog, links are below.

TikTok Music App:


Groover + SoundCloud Integration:


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May 21, 2023 13 mins
Editorial + Algprthmic playlists = Algotorial! Here is a link to the original blog post mentioned.
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New Podcast. Two topics this week. Let's get into it. @AskMikeWarner

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December 29, 2022 5 mins
In this episode, we are going to get a little deep. I hope this resonates with you and helps you to realize you aren’t alone. If you are starting out in music please consider this advice. Sending love to you and yours, happy new year!
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September 23, 2022 75 mins

In this episode I share a recent conversation recorded for The Moliner Podcast. If you like we you hear please check out their Podcast on Spotify

Follow Moliner’s journey:






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It felt incredible to get back on stage at the DIY Musician Conference in Austin. Trust me, this was worth the three year wait! There were so many takeaways from this years conference!

🎵 The amount of new artists was huge. Love seeing so many new artists and those starting fresh with new projects.

🎵 Many artists feel overwhelmed by all of the data and tools now available to them.

🎵 Time management is a huge challenge for many ar...

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I've got another special long-form conversation to share with you. This comes courtesy of Adam Meckler and the GigBoss Podcast. Thanks to Adam for giving me permission to upload this episode and share it with all of you. If you like what you hear please consider subscribing to the GigBoss Podcast!

In this episode Adam Meckler talks with Mike about strategy for pitching songs via Spotify for Artists, why emails are better t...

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I'm doing something different for this episode. Thanks to my good friend Forbs West for giving me permission to share this with all of you. Recently I was a guest on his Media Industry Guru Podcast and we had an awesome chat. I wanted to share this with you and if you enjoy the conversation please check out the Media Industry Guru podcast with Forbs West, subscribe and show him some love.

Also! My debut course as a LinkedI...

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The Audiobook is now available!

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Streaming music has proven it is here to stay. Artists and their teams now find themselves with many new challenges in the digital landscape.

With more options than ever for music distribution, standing out in a crowd, deciding where to focus your energy and finding ways to reach your audience become ...

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February 21, 2022 3 mins

Do not buy streams! Repeat after me. Do not buy streams!

This is something I will not stop talking about. I don't want to see artists risk their music being taken down, their distributor or label breaking up with them, or even worse, giving up on music all together.  It is not a fast track to success, it will actually harm you long term.

There's so much more I could say but I needed to get this off my chest. Please, ...

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Are Pre-Saves still worth it? What about Pre-Adds? How do I set up a pre-add without paying for it?

I’ve had so many questions and seen lots of debates about pre-saves and pre-adds. In this video I weigh in on the debate and share some examples of how to collect pre-saves in Spotify in the day leading up to an album release, I also cover instant gratification tracks in Apple Music and iTunes.

If you have the Spotify app on your pho...

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This episode is a recording of the live stream I hosted with three members from the Pandora team. We discuss and walkthrough Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform and some of the new tools that have been added recently. Follow me on YouTube to see when the next live recording will take place.

Speakers listed in alphabetical order:

Andee Connors

Senior Manager, Catalog & Creator Services


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Artists have long been asking for a way to pitch music for editorial playlists and programming consideration on Amazon Music, similar to how they pitch on platforms such as Spotify for artists.

The wait is over! Artists can now pitch their music directly within the Amazon Music for Artists App. Songs can be pitched in advance or up to 14 days after they are released. This update went live in the App Store on October 27, 2021. Make ...

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October 28, 2021 47 mins

This is a video podcast on Spotify. Check it out in the Spotify App. It will be audio only on other platforms.

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This workshop is for artists and their teams that want to make sure they are capturing every opportunity. Platforms covered include Amazon Music, Anghami, Apple Music, Boomplay, Deezer, JioSaavn, Pandora, Qobuz, Spotify, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube Music.

This is an audio only version of the workshop. You can view the video in full at or by going to

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