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How do I set up the Next Big Sound Artists Statistics Module on my Music Xray?

Posted by Mike McCready | May 16th, 2010 | No responses

For those of you who have not activated it, the Artist Statistics module displays all sorts of data about the artist and help you see your traction and

progress at a glance.

However, YOURS MAY CONTAIN NO DATA and instead of seeing cool and informative graphs you

may only be seeing a message that says, “Could not locate any information for the artist name supplied.”

But you can change that

and we HIGHLY recommend you do, especially if you are submitting songs to industry professionals or have some of your songs pending review. Any

changes you make now will still be seen by professionals even though you’ve already submitted!

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Click here (if that link does not work, copy and paste the following link into your browser: and set up an account at Next Big Sound (requires only email address and a password of your choice).

  2. After that, you should be taken to a screen asking you for the “artist’s name”. If not, go back to the link provided above once you’ve opened

    an account and are signed in.

  3. Enter the artist’s name. It will have to appear identically in the artist name field on your Music Xray song info module so if

    you have not entered your artist name and song title in your song presentation packs you have to do that too before the graphs will appear properly.

  4. Then enter the URLs to all the pages it requests such as your MySpace page, your Facebook page, Twitter url etc…
  5. Once that is finished your Artist Statistics module on your Music Xray should work just fine. Let us know if you have any questions.

Having trouble entering your artist name and song title in your Song Presentation pack?

It could be because you never claimed it after you uploaded it during the submission process.

Here’s how you do that:

  1. Find an email you were sent right after you uploaded your song from Check your spam folder too.
  2. Click on the link that is provided in the email and then follow the instructions. You should be able to log in and make changes to your song

    presentation pack at that point.

  3. Let us know if you have any questions by getting in touch with us via the contact page:

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: