Tip of the Week: Understand the Music Xray equation and never wonder if the industry is seeking music like yours

Posted by Mike McCready | October 24th, 2010 | No responses

Upload or import your music for free. We tell you each week who is seeking music like yours and show you where you can submit it. That’s free too! As a result, you will always know who is seeking music like yours. Look at how simple it is:

Music artist paid opportunities for success

Tip of the Week: Download for free the new artist & songwriter guide to Music Xray.

Posted by Mike McCready | October 19th, 2010 | No responses

Just click here to download the pdf of the fourth quarter 2010 edition of the artist & songwriter guide to Music Xray.

Always make sure you have the latest edition.

Music Xray Will Seek a New CEO

Posted by Mike McCready | October 14th, 2010 | 1 Response

I have already initiated the search process to replace myself as CEO of Music Xray. It’s time. I’m not going anywhere. I will remain as chairman and will continue in a key executive roll after the hand-off.

We’ve obtained much of the funding we need to get the job done and while I’m confident we can do it with our current team, I believe Music Xray could use the skills of a seasoned entrepreneur/executive in this space who has previously taken a company from our current stage through a successful exit. There are a few in my network to whom I’m reaching out and we’re also meeting new people. There’s no rush but sooner is better than later given all we have to do in 2011.

We launched our new site out of beta on January 20, 2010 at MIDEM and since then Music Xray has grown very quickly. As an example, our opportunity emails were reaching about 12,000 artists in January. Today, just ten months later, that number approaches 200,000. Traffic and revenue have been growing too and we’ve gone from a team of three to a team of 12 people – soon to be more.

Over the same period, we’ve gone from hosting a few dozen opportunities to hosting thousands. Top music industry professionals at major and independent labels use Music Xray to source songs and talent and so do music supervisors, celebrity artists, advertising agencies, music bloggers, journalists, producers and more. Just about anyone who conducts A&R as part of their business is finding that Music Xray’s enhanced A&R tools help them get the job done faster and more efficiently. It also helps them lower costs while reducing risk when it comes time to invest in the music and talent they find.

Any interested candidates should contact me directly mike(at)mikemccready(dot)com.


Tip of the Week: Music Xray is hiring…

Posted by Mike McCready | October 12th, 2010 | No responses

OK, our newsletter might not be the most optimal place to tell you we’re hiring a couple developers but you never know from where the next superstar will emerge.

We’re seeking experienced Ruby on Rails developers. You can be based anywhere but if things go well for the fist few months we’d like you to be willing to re-locate to the Boston or New York area.

Here’s what we’re seeking:

understand object-oriented design and development 
4+ years programming experience 
2+ years RoR 
strong CSS, XHTML, AJAX, JSON and Javascript skills 
understand and deploy Agile development practices 
familiarity and experience with Amazon’s web services 
must be local to the Boston area 
self starter, excellent communication skills, team player, detail and results oriented, etc. 
Bonus skills:

prior startup experience

Interested parties should contact jeff (at) musicxray (dot) com