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Industry-leading achievements that distinguish Music Xray

Posted by Mike McCready | September 25th, 2012 | 3 Responses

We know there are a lot of websites that provide services to musicians. Many of them hype you up and then let you down. We know that can lead you to think Music Xray is too good to be true.

What separates Music Xray from other sites that provide services to musicians and the industry?

Although our site design does not yet scream “innovation!”, our services sure do. We have harnessed technology in ways that will be the industry standard for years to come.

Here is a short list of what we’ve done over the past 24 months… and we’re just getting started.

  • Created the first & only level playing field in industry history for access to professionals and opportunities making it no longer dependent upon who a musician knows but rather on their talent, skill, & market appeal (or that of their music).

  • First & only platform to achieve adoption by major labels for direct submissions.

  • Three times higher user to success ratio than the closest competitor (35.7%).

  • An innovative fan acquisition service the identifies & engages fans, and offers the ability to monetize new fans instantly via a creative twist on online tip jars.

Other notable achievements include…

  • The most advanced music search engine in the world including a sonic similarity search feature where industry professionals upload music that sounds like what they are seeking and they are returned similar-sounding results.

  • First & only company to ever effectively crowd-source the music industry enabling professionals to leverage the ears of their peers.
  • This is worth repeating with additional emphasis:. Every industry professional who uses Music Xray benefits from the collective filtering power of the other 1400 professional users. No company, no website, no A&R tool has ever previously even achieved the necessary industry-adoption to harness the collective filtering power of so many professionals who make their living with their ears. This feature alone gives all our users (professionals and musicians alike) a competitive advantage.

Musicians face enough challenges amid this changing industry. When shady sites don’t deliver the results they promise, musicians become rightfully jaded and suspicious. It’s hard to know where to turn for sincere career-advancing services. Consider helping your fellow musicians by spreading the word about Music Xray. Leave a comment below. Click the “like” button. Put this blog post on your Facebook timeline or even tweet it. Send it to people you think will be interested via email. But even more importantly, just tell people about Music Xray when you’re speaking with them.

We aim to provide real solutions in a sincere and transparent way.

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: