After months of anticipation, ReverbNation.com has launched the beta version of Record Label and Manager profile pages, complete with a suite of powerful free tools designed to meet the needs of Labels and Band Managers of all sizes. The offering includes many of the same features that have helped connect more than 60,000 Artists with over 1,350,000 music fans worldwide.
Profiles include sections for latest releases, news, songs, info about the label, and an interactive artist roster. Labels and Managers can add artist profile pages to ReverbNation directly from their Profile page and maintain administrative control over those artist pages, or turn them over to the artists to manage themselves.
ReverbNation.com has announced the launch of TuneWidget — a better way to promote your band and a cool way to introduce new music to your fans.
What is TuneWidget exactly? For starters, imagine a miniature band website that packs pictures, music, video, band info, tour schedules (w/map), a storefront, and even a “join the mailing list” function into a space about the size of the MySpace music player. Mike Borgia, Indie musician from New York, says “It’s like carrying a website in your (virtual) pocket.” Tunewidget can be posted to social networks like MySpace, on homepages, and to almost any blog. Fans can copy and share TuneWidget with friends, spreading it virally for the musicians they love. Like all of the widgets from ReverbNation, Tunewidget is tracked so that artists know how it is spreading. But what makes TuneWidget really unique is the integrated cross-promotion function it performs wherever it is placed. At the bottom of every TuneWidget is a preview of a recommended artist. Clicking on the recommended artist toggles the Tunewidget to display their virtual website, presenting the fan with a music discovery experience, a warm introduction to a new artist, and an opportunity to buy new music. Tunewidget can be set to recommend any number of other artists and will rotate them accordingly.
ReverbNation, a leading online music marketing company, announced today that REHAB will headline the upcoming ReverbNation music tour. In addition, ReverbNation is giving five artists a chance to earn a slot on the five different legs of the tour. Selected bands will join the tour beginning in September, and the tour will run through November 2007. ReverbNation has emerged as one of the premier independent music resources on the web and REHAB is one of the leading independent artists in the music industry today. By joining forces they are spreading the independent spirit to all true music fans across the nation.
“We’re excited about this tour. REHAB is a well known and well respected band that will draw thousands of fans. By allowing the tour to be broken into five legs, REHAB is allowing the selected bands to participate on a national stage without the time constraints of a long tour. There are plenty of worthy artists out there that never get the chance to shine and this is another playing opportunity for them to do just that.” said Lou Plaia, V.P Artist Development, ReverbNation.com.
ReverbNation today announced the launch of “My Band“, an innovative application designed to help artists promote their music on Facebook. With “My Band” artists can post unlimited songs, band info, show schedules, and even a “join the mailing list” function directly to their Facebook profile page. Their friends can play and share full-length tracks, add them to their own pages, and even buy the music and tickets. “My Band” even provides artists with stats about how their music is spreading.
“Ever since Facebook opened up to users from outside the educational institutions, musicians at every level have been eager to find a way to promote themselves to the millions of music fans that live there,” said Jed Carlson, CMO of ReverbNation. “Now any musician, whether signed to a label, independent, or just starting off in college or high school, can promote themselves inside of Facebook’s highly personal, highly viral environment.”
ReverbNation.com has announced that artists will receive 50% of the revenues generated by the advertising displayed on artist profile pages. The new program, dubbed “Fair Share“, is scheduled to launch July of 2007. Fair Share is the latest feature from ReverbNation.com, the innovative online music community that provides free marketing solutions for musicians.
“Artists are searching for new ways to earn money in this rapidly changing business,” said Jed Carlson, Chief Marketing Officer. “The relationships artists have with their fans are valuable beyond simply selling songs or tickets. They just need ways to tap into the Band Equity(tm) they have built up with those fans. Sharing in ad revenue with sites like ours is one of those ways.”
This is a tremendous opportunity for bands to showcase their music before thousands of college student trendsetters and talent buyers that are attending specifically to discover new talent. One hundred artists have already been chosen; four slots are left, and Reverbnation.com is the only place you can get one.
SNOCAP, the premier music technology company for direct artist-to-fan online distribution, and ReverbNation.com, the “People’s Choice” Best Music Social Network serving fans, artists, labels, and venues, today announced a partnership enabling ReverbNation users to sell digital downloads through the site’s innovative DistroNow ™ module. Under the arrangement, SNOCAP will handle the transaction with the consumer and the royalty payments back to the digital rights holders.
ReverbNation.com, recently voted the “People’s Choice” Top Music Social Network of 2006 on Mashable.com, has announced a contest that gives all musicians the opportunity to play at an officially sanctioned SXSW event on March 16th in Austin, TX.
The contest, dubbed “It’s Not Too Late to Play SXSW”, is open to all musicians (signed or unsigned) from any genre, and is based on site activity generated by the artist between Feb 1st and Feb 20th. Artists will be “scored” based upon the number of fans they have on the site, the number of song plays, and the number of page views on their profile page. The top 50 artists, as determined by their final score on Feb 20th, will have their music heard and judged by a panel of music industry experts who will pick two winners to play at the official ReverbNation.com SXSW Party.