When it comes to musicians and their relationship to labels, the New Economy is not outdated. The Music Industry Blog describes the relationship between musicians and labels as constantly changing. This not only affects the technology used, but also the changed meanings of market participants.
That cannot be summed up in a nutshell, as we know, a completely new environment with countless tools has emerged. In the past, musicians were dependent on labels, but today they can easily publish themselves. Countless tools are available for production and post-production, and the same applies to marketing.
Musicians do not need labels, they can easily found them and if a relationship is entered into with a label, then the relationship is often no longer permanent. From an extreme point of view, the benefit of the labels lies in the initial promotion, they say in the article below. Once musicians are known, they can easily market themselves.
There is more in the following article, which also includes an interesting graphic with the different market participants: Labels are going to become more like VCs than they probably want to be.
To sell music online you may use RouteNote. It is a kind of aggregator to distribute music to various online music stores as well as to various music streaming services. The latter includes Deezer, Google Play Music and Spotify. Depending on the kind of distribution by stream or sale the revenues are either paid by sale or stream as well.
RouteNote offers two versions to distribute and sell music, a free and a premium version. The free version is based on revenue sharing. Using the premium version the seller gets the whole revenue. Furthermore both options differ regarding the required file format. At the free version mp3 is required. The premium version offers further formats and is currently starting to offer the option to upload high-res-audio. The option to be able to upload mp3 is something unique by the way as most services ask for wav files. To get further information and start selling your music visit the homepage of RouteNote.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Business
If you want to get into business with the music industry instead of finding your way on the net by staying independent, giggem might be the right place to you. It is a new business network especially for the music industry matching musicians with the established media industry. But the homepage is interesting to all as well by providing a searchable database of bands, musicians, managers and labels even searchable on the country level suggesting the service has a vast inventory of data and members. Furthermore there are many features published at the homepage and members may introduce themselves by profiles including videos. For more watch the video below and visit giggem.
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The online platform iPluggers connects musicians and labels with digital radio stations worldwide for the purpose of music promotion. To do so a matching happens between registered musicians and labels on one side and radio stations on the other side. On the side of the musicians and labels an approval process is required and after passing through one may upload tracks tagged by genres against a fee. Radio stations do tag genres as well and may choose the music they want to play. For further information view the video below and visit iPluggers.
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Just the former article has been about a Twitter music app, the music discovery service Twitmusic, which is also used by musicians as a launch pad to introduce new releases. Now Chirpify, a Twitter commerce platform, introduces a tool called Twitter Commerce for Musicians and Labels to sell music on Twitter. Beside downloads the tool enables to sell tickets and other relevant stuff as well directly to fans and followers. Furthermore the service provides special profiles to build a community of fans. For further information visit Twitter Commerce for Musicians and Labels.
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Business – Music Promotion
Twitmusic is more than a music sharing application based on and connecting to Twitter. It is a community for music enthusiasts and musicians alike. Fans may discover new music introduced by musicians, which may use the platform as a launch pad for their releases. A broad overview of the service is given by the article below, for more visit Twitmusic.
Twitmusic is socializing the Web music industry using Twitter and top artists
TRAEXS Directory Links: Music Sharing – Music Promotion