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Streamline with Mike Warner

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Giving artists and their teams the latest tips, tricks, advice and news in bite sized episodes. This podcast aims to help you stay updated, informed and succeed in the music industry!

Giving artists and their teams the latest tips, tricks, advice and news in bite sized episodes. This podcast aims to help you stay updated, informed and succeed in the music industry!


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Giving artists and their teams the latest tips, tricks, advice and news in bite sized episodes. This podcast aims to help you stay updated, informed and succeed in the music industry!




Black Friday Sale on My Online Course

You heard it here! My online course is now on sale for just $20 USD. Visit for all the details!


Preview Start Times for TikTok, Apple Music and iTunes

In this episode I discuss preview start times when uploading your music through a distributor and why it is so important to select the correct start time for your audio previews. Follow @askmikewarner on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Visit for live workshops, blog posts and more!


Instagram App Icon Hack

Instagram are allowing users to change the app icon. This easter egg is part of their birthday celebration. In this episode I go through the steps to change your Instagram app icon but for those that didn't quite catch what I said here they are below. In the Instagram App -tap the person icon in bottom right corner. -tap the three lines (or hamburger icon) in the top right corner -tap on settings -press and hold anywhere in that menu and drag your finger down -keep your finger pressed...


Spotify Promo Cards

Spotify's latest tool for Artists and Podcasters is Promo Cards. These graphics are quickly formatted and ready for social media sharing. With color customization and three different aspect ratios to choose from. You can create a promo card for an Artist, Album, Song, Podcast or Podcast Episode. An example can be seen in the artwork for this podcast episode and you can create your own at More information on this will be added to the blog at...


Twitch Soundtrack BETA

The team at Twitch have launched yet another tool. This one is called Soundtrack and allows Creators to to stream globally rights cleared music in their live streams. This tool will remove any risks associated with playing music during livestreams for creators but also has a host benefits for the artists. When viewers discover a track they love, they can save it or add to a playlist on their music service of choice. Initial playlists include hip hip, edm, lofi, metal and with more playlists...


Virtual Events on Spotify

In the wake of COVID-19, many artists have adapted and innovated in incredible ways. Virtual performances have become a vital way for artists to connect with their fans, and even find new fans. Spotify now allow artists to show listings for online streams and virtual performances in the concert tab. In this brief episode I explain what is required. Sites mentioned include and


Anchor Voice Messages - Chadwick Eisman

I use Anchor to host and distribute my podcast. In the Anchor app there is a cool feature that lets you record a voice message for me. I can then include this in a future episode of the podcast. Check it out! Feel free to record any questions, news, or thoughts as a voice message and I may just include it in the podcast!


Podcasts on Amazon Music

Podcasts are now available on Amazon Music. In this episode I share how you can get your podcast added. If you have an Alexa device be sure to say “Alexa, play Streamline with Mike Warner on Amazon Music” 📈


Apple Music Artist Playlists

Apple Music artist playlists appear to have made a comeback. Listen to this episode for a quick walkthrough of how to create a playlist as an artist and drive more traffic from that playlist to your artist profile.


Twitch - Do This Immediately!

Do this right now, thank me later. Also, join me on Twitch @MikeWarner or


My Release Radar is Bigger Than Yours

My Release Radar on Spotify is bigger than yours. Well, probably. In this episode I share how long my Release Radar runs for and why. Also, here’s a link if you want to follow and listen to my very broad (random) music taste!


Pandora AMP Submission Tool for Independent Artists

Distributing your music to Pandora is only part of the process. Follow the steps mentioned in this episode to make sure your music is available across Pandora’s ad-supported radio service, Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium. Filling out this simple request form can be done at


Spotify Top 200 and Viral Charts

Spotify host their own chart site where users can view daily and weekly charts dating back to January 1st, 2017. This official site hosts Top 200 and Viral charts. You can also export these charts to a CSV and open in your desired spreadsheet program.


Should I Release Single Tracks or Albums?

Should I Release Single Tracks or Albums? This is a very common question and I wanted to address this based on my own experience.


Instagram Reels - What Are They And How To Create One

Facebook has launched its news way feature, Instagram Reels. This is rumored to rival TikTok and does come with some very recognizable features. In the episode I explain what Reels are and how to create them. You can follow me on Instagram and see my reels @askmikewarner


Spotify for Artists - Your Roster

Spotify Analytics for Labels and Spotify for Artists have merged. As a result many new features have started to appear within Spotify for Artists. In this episode I cover “your roster” which allows a manager to oversee release dates and manage “pitches” for all artists on one screen!


Amazon Music for Artists & Twitch Connection

The Amazon Music for Artists app was updated and artists can now connect their Twitch channel to “ensure your fans never miss a live moment which you stream on Twitch”. Follow me on Twitch at


What If TikTok Gets Banned?

There’s been rumors floating around about TikTok being banned in the US. I just wanted to use this opportunity to remind artists and creators that it’s ok to have a backup. Services mentioned are Triller and Byte, you can find me on both @mikewarner and you can reach me on social media at @askmikewarner


Spotify Group Session - Beta Now Available

Spotify has just launched a new BETA feature call Group Session. This allows one host and five guests to stream simultaneously around the world. This feature is for Premium users only and can be found in the Spotify mobile app on the now playing screen. Let me know what you think of this new feature and the new, shorter podcast format @askmikewarner