Archive for September, 2010
Tip of the Week: Music Xray Can Now Import Your Music From the Sites Listed Below For Free & We’ll Match Your Songs to Opportunities – Also for Free!
We thought you’d appreciate it if we made it dead simple to get all your music into Music Xray without the hassle of uploading. Once your music is in our database it will be automatically matched to opportunities – now and whenever in the future a match is detected. Here are the steps:
- Log in or open a free account here.
- Click the button on the dashboard that says, “Import Music”
- Enter your profile URLs from as many sites where you host your music for online streaming.
- We do the rest and you will receive email alerts every time any of your songs are matched to opportunities with our new song to opportunity matching system which you can read about here.
Music Xray is dedicated to helping musicians advance their careers. We’ve already created the fastest and most affordable way to reach top industry professionals and to be guaranteed consideration and feedback. To think that under a year ago artists still had to send their music into the void… As much as we harp on the truth that due to the changes in the music business over the past decade,if you don’t invest in your career no one else will – we also know that sometimes the stars align and things just happen. This week we want to put special emphasis on the fact that there are a growing number of 100% free submission opportunities on our site. These are offered by professionals who want to give back or who are eager to provide you with real and honest feedback – sometimes in exchange only for the opportunity to tell you about other services they offer. We believe there’s no harm in that as long as you’re getting real value up front. We want Music Xray to be the first place you go with your music. Here’s what you can do for free on Music Xray: Upload your music and get an immediate email letting you know if anyone is currently seeking music like yours. Create awesome EPKs and Song Presentation Packs (called Music Xrays). Submit your music to free opportunities & get qualified feedback. Be sure to join our Facebook page to network and share experiences. Be sure to join our LinkedIn group for a more business focussed discussion of opportunities for songs, artists and other careers in music.
This week we’re rolling out some new features that enable seamless, threaded conversations between artists and industry professionals. Because it is now easier for industry professionals to respond and create open dialogs with artists, you can provoke this by asking specific questions with each submission. Give it a shot and see how it goes. Keep in mind that not all professionals guarantee feedback and may not engage in conversations even when asked specific questions. Nevertheless, by making it easier and by creating an environment that makes interactions rewarding we expect to see more relationships develop. Be sure to join our Facebook page to network and share experiences. Be sure to join our LinkedIn group for a more business focussed discussion of opportunities for songs, artists and other careers in music.
We all think it would be great if we could just upload our songs, make a nice looking page and then wait to be discovered. Unfortunately, that almost never happens. It’s up to you to insure your music is heard by the right people. Accessing the “right” people has always been tricky. Even knowing who the right person is doesn’t often help since many music companies don’t even accept unsolicited material (until now). Before Music Xray launched, if you were a performing act trying to break out, you could expect to spend years and a lot of money playing gigs, touring and trying to generate enough buzz to get the attention of someone in the business who can help you get to the next level. You could expect to attend events and gatherings where you network, build relationships and hope to make a solid connection or two. Even though you must also conduct online networking, it can be slow and very time consuming. Music Xray doesn’t guarantee you will get signed or that you will place your music in a revenue-generating deal. That depends on you and your music. But, we do guarantee you will get access to top industry people and real opportunities at the click of a mouse and for a fraction of the cost it would require via any other means. Music Xray levels the playing field when it comes to “access” and provides you with a guaranteed way to rely more on how good you are and less on who you know. Be sure to join our Facebook page to network and share experiences. Be sure to join our LinkedIn group for a more business focussed discussion of opportunities for songs, artists and other careers in music.