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

Posted by Mike McCready | April 30th, 2014 | 154 Responses

As you may know, Music Xray previously delivered a weekly digest to all musicians with songs uploaded into their accounts. The digest alerts musicians when industry professionals are seeking songs that specifically sound like songs they have in their accounts. These digests had been discontinued over a year ago while we did some readjusting of the service. Now they’re back and here’s why you should care!

When industry professionals list new opportunities on Music Xray, we enable them to upload songs that sound and feel like what they are seeking. This is especially useful for music supervisors who may have a scene in a movie for which they need music. Maybe they would like to use “Satisfaction” by Rolling Stones but the movie’s budget isn’t millions of dollars, which would be required to license that recording. When the supervisor uploads “Satisfaction” into their dashboard, we have software developed by Queen Mary University in London that analyzes the acoustic properties of the song and understands what it sounds like.

Musicians with similar sounding tracks in their accounts are then alerted via these new weekly digests!

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.

Additionally, new music fans sign up to Music Xray every day and we classify their music taste. So our digests ALSO alert you when we’ve detected new fans whose taste profile matches your music’s sound and feel. When you have new potential fans, you can target them by clicking the “Target Fans” button next to each song on your dashboard. You can also see your opportunity matches there by clicking the “Sonic Opportunity Matches” button.

Mike McCready is an entrepreneur at the crossroads of music and technology. He pioneered the introduction of Hit Song Science into the music industry and followed up with Music Xray, the company he co-founded and serves as CEO. His companies have been the subject of case studies at Harvard Business School, IESE and he frequently guest speaks at many of the top business schools around the world. He helps the music industry identify high potential songs and talent and helps musicians get deals, get fans, & get better:

  • Jeff

    Music X-ray is definitely real, and you do bring up some valid points -especially in the beginning part of your comment. I for one, would like to hear Music xray comment toward this…

  • m wilk

    I agree. Why filter? Maybe the “filterers” don’t like it but maybe the person doing the actual placement will. I have a video based on one of my songs on VEVO, it was taken immediately and also was taken by CMT. I got the same responses to the music I listed with this site, “Not exactly what they are looking for.” Meanwhile, one of the MD’s praised one of my songs to no end, I was sure he would put it in a movie, nothing doing. I mean, what do they want? If I weren’t good, would VEVO, as you all know, a joint venture between UMG and SONY, answered my agent the same day, “We want to air this video.” Surely they liked the song!! I won’t be part of this anymore, I’ve spent a lot of money on music and to quote Merle, “I love the music but I hate the business part of it.” It’s more than disheartening, particularly when they praise your work and then, No, not quite what we want. Just don’t want to hang in there anymore.
    And I agree, some of the stuff that passes for music leaves me incredulous! And I mean some of the “top” people as well. When a father pays for his daughter to become a star, plunks down at least a million, sure they’ll listen. It’s a joke, a scam.

  • Veon

    Thanks for giving artist this platform to make a career out of there music. GREAT!
    Bio in the link also. My song is tagged….


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  • Gabapentin

    I find it amazing to see how many people are willing to completely screw artists, songwriters pickers and others necessary to make the singer (and in some cases, using that word is laughable) look good. Sometimes the singer is the songwriter, but when the boomers like me die off, there will be far fewer songwriters. Oh, they’ll be out there but for the most part, they’ll sound like howler monkeys on meth.