Spread Your Music on Shazam

Written by David on . Posted in Digital Distribution, Digital Distribution Home, News

Artists and Labels using Wiseband services have now the opportunity to submit their music on Shazam, the musical recognition platform. 

logo Shazam

You’re listening a song but you have no ideas about who’s singing, Shazam is made for you ! You just have to launch Shazam et you’ll get all informations of the song you’re listening (artist(s), album, year of production, label, biography & style). This partnership will clearly increase artist exposure through giving the ability to Shazam’s users to discover artists distributed by Wiseband.  Of course, each artist is free to choose this platform.

In few seconds of listening, the platform recognizes the song.

Once the song founded, users can :

– Buy the song thanks to direct links to Amazon or Google Play

– Listen the song in streaming on Spotify ou Rdio

– Sing along the song with displayed lyrics

– Share this song on different social networks 

– Watch videos linked to this song on Youtube.

– Book concert tickets

– Have a list of similar artists

Moreover, on Shazam.com/myshazam you can see all artists you’ve “shazamed”and you can also be informed of world musical trends.

 

How artists get paid ? 

Shazam is a musical recognition platform and not a musical streaming service or a musical downloading service.

Artists distribute by Wisband won’t have any royalties but being on Shazam offer big opportunities. According to the website, Shazam is used by more than 85 million of people each month. Every day, more than 15 million songs are recognized and in the last 12 months, the platform drove approximately $300million in the sale of digital songs.

 

You want your music get recognized by Shazam, go to “Products/Digital Distribution” of your Wiseband account, then :

– If you want to start a new distribution: Click on “Distribute an album/single on the digital platforms”

– If you’ve already distributed your music with Wiseband, click on “add/delete platforms”

 

Find a tutorial helping you for distributing your music on platforms :  How distribute music on platforms?

New Partnership with eMusic

Written by David on . Posted in Digital Distribution, Digital Distribution Home, News

Wiseband is thrilled to announce his new partnership with eMusic, the first digital music shop and audio books.

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Discoveries is at the heart of the platform’s philosophy and eMusic believes that the best discoveries are unexpected. This is the reason why, eMusic analyses different users researches to provide artists suggestions adapted to anyone. With a huge music catalog, the platform is well-known to be an essential place for selling independent music.

Based in New-York with an office in London, e Music is available in United States, Canada, Switzerland, Norway and European Union.

 eMusic subscriptions is divided into 4 categories even if everyone can buy songs without any subscription : 

– eMusic Basic : $11,99 for 24 monthly downloads

– eMusic Plus : $15,99 for 34 monthly downloads

– eMusic Premium: $20,99 for 46 monthly downloads

– eMusic Fan : $31,99 + $4,00 bonus for 73 monthly downloads

Important : a free trial is available (7 days with $12,50 offered)

 

How to join the eMusic catalog?

On your Wiseband page click on “Products /digital Distribution” and then : 

– If you want to start a new distribution: Click on “Distribute an album/single on the digital platforms”

– If you’ve already distributed your music with Wiseband, click on “add/delete platforms”

 

Find a tutorial helping you for the distribution of your music on platforms :  How distribute music on platforms?

 

New Metronomy online store!

Written by Bruno Lemonnier on . Posted in Artists, News

If you are looking to purchase the new Metronomy album on Deluxe Vinyl edition, all over print Tee shirt, sunglasses..
the band just launched their new store !

 

 

Metronomy new store

 

 

With another 3 years passed since their “English riviera” masterpiece , Metronomy arrives with another rearview glance at pop and rock history, aging backwards into a space between late psych and early glam with a bit of  Kinks mixed with a flavor of mature indie-dance. With a sharp edge and meticulous production and already gearing up for the charts, Love letters could possibly be the essential pop record of the summer.

Collectors packs including Deluxe vinyl (+free CD), all over print tee shirts as well as previous releases  and merchandising are available directly from the band’s website . Right after completing your order you will receive a download link for every LP/CD purchase.

 Metronomy’s online store is powered by Wiseband and we are very proud to start shipping worldwide a first palet 

palet Metronomy

 

of  Deluxe 180 gram Vinyl (with CD enclosed)    

embossed cover + poster included (lyrics )

 

Love letters 

Whether we are shipping near or far we take extra care of  packaging conditions and you can choose from a serie of convenient shipping and delivery options dedicated to vinyls. Wiseband will ship your orders and our rock solid customer service will send confirmation e-mail and handle any question or claim.

Congratulations to all Metronomy’s fans who bought their Lps online from the band’s website!

You can get your copie now from  http://www.metronomy.co.uk/shop.html  and  Because Music shop

Vinyl renaissance for music artists and fans

Written by Bruno Lemonnier on . Posted in Artists, News, Replication, Print, Merch, Vinyl replication

Here at  Wiseband we’ve noticed in the last few months an ever-growing vinyl demand and we’re glad to assist bands and labels that are willing to sell vinyl using direct to fans tools.

 

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Tech objects live with us today 24/7, they guide us, they are heavy, light, cheap, demanding. They help us, dominate us, make us grow, they allow us to travel through our modern world through the use of our laptops, our  mp3 players, our smartphones, our headphones, our  tablets or tv set..

Invented 130 years ago and mass-produced alongside the 20th century the old vinyl format slowly faded away when laser turntable was introduced in the 80’s and only supported by audiophiles, collectors, electronic and hiphop artists. At time considered as an artefact of retromania and in spite of their flaws, such as expensiveness and the lack of portability, vinyl records have gained enthusiastic supporters lately and are about to become the format of choice for more and more music fans. Vinyl sales are growing fast, they were up 33.5 % in the US last year where the music business as a whole continues to suffer and decline.

Two years ago, multi grammy awarded rocker Jack White’s Blunderbuss was top seller LP in the U.S. The album was put out through his Nashville-based Third Man Records( label, retail outlet and online store) and sold over 33,000 units.

Conceived in 2007 Record Store Day has been playing a key role in today’s vinyl boom as it as encouraged artists and labels to  release special vinyl exclusively for the day. Of the 544,000 indie store albums sold weekly last year around Record Store Day , 244,000  were vinyl LPs .As Record Store Day releases are exclusively available from local independent record stores, it’s natural to see the sales volume at indie retailers increase dramatically.

2014 edition should see the release of limited vinyl edition by such great acts as the cure&dinosaur Jr, django django, foals, david bowie, black lips etc…

It is said that about 25 million vinyl discs were pressed in the United States last year, and many more in Europe and Asia, including some destined for the American market as reported at  last midem by head of  sales at MPO  french leader in vinyl manufacturing.

Sales of vinyl albums in the UK are at a 15 year high, according BPI 780,000 vinyl albums were sold in 2013, the highest number since 1997. A number of big-name artists have contributed to the vinyl resurgence, with huge releases from proving irresistible to vinyl collectors, and becoming the biggest sellers of the past 12 months.

So why is vinyl enjoying such a growth?

-There’s the perception that vinyl sounds warmer and is more human

-Vinyl has become a cooler, hipper alternative to the ubiquity of the digital download, there’s a great romance about putting something on a turn table and dropping down the needle

-Buying and listening to vinyl sometimes demonstrates that one is a serious music listener and often a commitment against the global download industry.

-LP have become a part of merchandising and and is now everywhere to be seen from record store to merch tables.

-Instant gratification on artists shops such Because music as Amazon Autorip’ which provides free wav/mp3 versions of any vinyl or CD bought ,allowing clients to enjoy the full scope of their purchase across digital media as well on their record player.

“There’s the obvious impact of Daft Punk release this year ” Paul Firth(Amazon.co.uk ) explains: “There is an element of it being trendy, but beyond that there’s a general support for vinyl amongst the labels right now. Most big releases come with a vinyl edition now, four of the top five albums are new releases and the other is a pre-release that’s just been announced “

It is also interesting to note the shift toward mainstream as Warner music, which has recently partnered with Record Store Day,  are due to release on vinyl 500 titles a year encompassing all genres.

What is in it for the independent artist ?

Today , anybody that’s on a decently sized label is going to be releasing everything on CD, digital and vinyl, so there’s rarely anything new that you can’t find on vinyl now.

A lot of new artists are using vinyl as a way to give their fans a physical product and a lot of artists will sell their vinyls at their concert and during tour and still give a digital download as well to fans who buy the vinyl.

American hip hop group based in Los Angeles the Procussions have been touring extensively in Europe lately where they returned to promote their latest album. Having used Diy tools and services for a long time, Jason Medeiros explained his vision
and how they managed to grow their fan base and sales in Europe with Wiseband.

“Artists are truly independent now, functioning as a small business. Artists need to know as much as possible about their fan base and how to reach them.Having a relationship with a distributor/merchant/manufacture has been extremely advantageous and cost effective. Wiseband makes the merchandising logistics easy from this distance and it saves us a lot of money. Shipping items from the States to Europe was a heavy responsibility which took away from revenue, having these items available upon getting off the plane is a game changer”

California based singer songwriter Brisa Roché also relies on Wiseband team according to her needs. She recently put out her first limited edition 7″ vinyl by the name of .. VINYLIZE  and selling it to her fans on Facebook

 

Why use Wiseband ?

Using  Wiseband’s dedicated services and tools have enable many artist to  :

-Design, order and manufacture CDs, vinyl or merchandising (http://www.merch.wiseband.com)

-Start selling vinyl online on their website, facebook and marketplace (along with digital, CD, merch)

-Collect vinyl fans emails with download codes (www.headbangers.com/downloads)

-Benefit from full commercial and logistic services (from pre-orders to processing orders,storage, worldlwide shipment,inventory)

– Rely on a rock solid customer service

 

Any questions on how to get your vinyl copies out, manufacture and sell your LPs,CDs and merch in europe, please dont hesistate to get in touch with us! 

contact@wiseband.com

 

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