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How effective is Music Xray’s filter at identifying the best songs & talent? Why the business model matters.

Posted by admin | August 4th, 2014 | No responses

We didn’t go into business thinking that charging musicians to make submissions to the industry was the path to a $100m business. It’s not. We also didn’t think it was going to be easy to convince the industry this was the right way to go. It hasn’t been. But the longer we continue this experiment in business model innovation, the more compelled we are by the evidence that this is working.

Artists Joining Us For Future Music Forum Will Get Complimentary Badge To Music Xray Day

Posted by admin | June 19th, 2014 | No responses

It’s true. In September of 2014 Music Xray is hosting dozens of the MIPs you see on the site in Barcelona for our first annual Music Xray Day! They are all sticking around for Future Music Forum, which starts the very next day in the same venue. THEN, many are sticking around for the weekend, when Barcelona throws itself one hell of a party. It’s the best weekend all year to be in this amazing city. Trip Advisor calls it “The biggest, baddest, loudest, happiest, ‘fire-iest’ mother of a festival ever.” Microsoft recently featured it in a TV ad which you can see here:

Music Xray is seeking summer interns

Posted by admin | May 16th, 2014 | No responses

Come join our team in New York City (Financial District) Our Music Tech Startup, Music Xray, is seeking smart, music centric individuals to come learn […]

We’re bringing back our weekly opportunity and fan match digest!

Posted by admin | April 30th, 2014 | 1 Response

Pay attention to the digests to see if any industry professionals are seeking songs specifically like yours. Also, make sure you have all your music uploaded to your account. You only receive alerts for songs you have uploaded (for free) into your Music Xray account.

Microsoft Makes a TV Ad Featuring Barcelona’s “La Mercè” Fesitval

Posted by admin | April 22nd, 2014 | 1 Response

As you may know, Music Xray Day and the 5th annual Future Music Forum take place in Barcelona this September 16, 17, & 18. It leads into the best weekend all year to be in Barcelona. It’s the city’s famous La Mercè Fesitival, when the city puts on one of the world’s biggest parties.

Come join us. If you’re a professional on Music Xray, you’re invited to Music Xray Day and the rest of Future Music Forum.

Introducing Needlestack Music Search for Music Xray Industry Professionals

Posted by admin | April 13th, 2014 | No responses

Introducing Version 1 of Needlestack Music Search. It’s pretty cool and is already resuting in many more professionals finding the songs and acts they want to work with.

Our intention with this product is to make it an indispensable tool for industry professionals, giving a competitive advantage to those who use it and leaving those who don’t behind. Given that it’s free, there’s no reason not to give it a try and decide for yourself.

We’re announcing it’s launch today, April 14th at Sync Summit Paris. Click the video below to see how it works.

Music Xray featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Posted by admin | April 8th, 2014 | No responses

Click here to read the full article.

This is how the industry is using collaborative efforts and software to find new songs & talent

Posted by admin | March 4th, 2014 | No responses

We thought we’d take a few minutes and create a video that shows how Music Xray works from the perspective of the industry professionals. It features some of the site’s most advanced features including how the industry can scoop the cream off the top by logging in each day and seeing what’s trending.

“There has been no genuine A&R filter in the industry… We are building that now.”- Guest Post by Jack Ponti

Posted by admin | February 23rd, 2014 | 27 Responses

The heartbeat of the music business is new talent and there is a tremendous amount of undiscovered new and brilliant talent lurking out there caught in the miasma of a clogged Internet. We’ve always missed some great talent along the way and truth be told, we are missing way more now.

What do the recent Twitter & Shazam partnerships with the music industry really mean?

Posted by admin | February 20th, 2014 | 7 Responses

I wholeheartedly applaud the late embrace of technology and data in the context of the recent deals with Twitter and Shazam, in my opinion, these particular deals won’t generate the hoped-for results. Both Twitter & Shazam are, at best, only able to assist in early discovery, as opposed to first discovery. There’s a big difference between the two when you look at the potential return on investment for the music companies as well as the size of the opportunity itself.