It’s 2012, and with that brings the fresh start that many people have been waiting for….and also the possible ending of the world, but I digress. As we are a global-minded bunch, I want to look at how some of our friends around the world are starting afresh. There are many new and innovative concepts floating around, some of which have launched while others are set to fully launch in the first quarter of this year. Here’s a look at some of the more exciting ones on the horizon.
Twusic makes use of the popular hashtag #nowplaying to create radio stations based on Twitter users. With the app, users can live tweet their playlists, listen to all music shared on twitter for free, and listen and share music through an exclusive music player on your Twitter, giving users full control over their music streams. The most exciting thing about this app is the app’s ability to take the music information you tweet and gather all related information including videos, tour dates, and artist information. The app is powered by social media favorites Twitter, YouTube, Last.fm, and Songkick and is available now for free![vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/31933483 w=400&h=225]
This new innovative service allows artists and labels to plug their new music releases easily into radio stations around the world, all from a web-based platform. The service has the ability to plug into over 30,000 radio stations spanning the entire spectrum of radio formats and genres. The plugs are automatic and genre based, with the ability to also request specific radio stations to plug your songs. This web service has popped up on the radar of other digital music promotion sites, such as Sellaband, who love the concept and are encouraging their users to sign up.
Music, we can all agree, brings people together…which is why we share it so much. Enter MusicPlayr, a site that allows users to share music links and upload music easily to share with others. Simply speaking, it’s a music bookmarking site but what set it apart is its ability to streamline the many different social media sites and formats we use to share music every day as well as mp3’s we have offline and want to share online. The site is till in beta, but the curious can visit the site and join today.
This new concept is touted as the “stock market” of music. Now how exactly does this concept work?? Well first, artists have to submit their songs and basic information to prove that they have ownership of the songs. Once the songs are uploaded and verified, the songs are traded between music “traders” on the site. It works just like the stock market, with both parties agreeing on the price for a determined percentage of all earnings the song makes. When the song begins making money, all parties share the profits accordingly. This sounds like something that could definitely revolutionize the way our industry works. I’ll be interested to see if this catches on.