Thanks for being here. We are independent and have no investors so we can keep things simple and affordable. This means no hidden fees, user data sharing practices or spamming our audience with ads and emails. By submitting your music or spreading the word about us, you are supporting an indie business who has a honest love for music and quality artistic expression. Below you can find some words about why we think it is fair that music lovers and artists support us. Hope it will resonate with you:
Rich sources of information like good journalism, detailed books, carefully curated contents or websites that require time and effort are rarely free. When you find them, it’s probably important to support them by following, sharing, and/or paying. When we enjoy something that we aren’t paying for, we tend not to value it enough. Lack of support can remove the incentive to look after a resource and leads to a “Tragedy of the commons situation”. As Aristotle put it, “For that which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.”
A good portion of online content succumbs to the free rider problem. We enjoy it, yet we don’t pay for it. We expect it to be free. If users weren’t willing to support websites that take care of the content quality, content curators would likely fold, start publishing lower quality articles, or sell readers to advertisers who collect their data. The end result, as we see too frequently, is low-quality content funded by page-view advertising.
Our goal is to provide our visitors and followers with quality music. We do that by distilling numerous flows of submitted music and our own sources, into few suitable tracks for each playlist, which are updated continuously. Besides that, we work on writing blog/social posts, making videos, designing artworks to feature artists as well as their stories, biographies and social links. Plus, making yearly playlists and producing mixtapes. Additionally, we are taking care of communication with artists and their teams as well as managing, marketing, developing and maintaining our social channels, media channels and website.
We actively work with time-consuming processes that need critical listening, deep thinking, research & data gathering, writing & IT skills, planning and organizing. In addition to that, there are costs connected to purchase and maintenance of equipment and materials used for our acoustically-treated critical listening room as well as domain & hosting, third-party applications & plugins, diverse media subscriptions, purchases, fees, taxes and etc.
So considering all said above, we think it’s fair if our audience support us. Here we have listed some ideas about how you can do that. By supporting us, you – who are probably a music lover, an artist or a member of the artist’s team – create a positive externality for others by helping support the free content.
Spread the word about us and help to keep the independent music alive. Be a good fellow! Support us as well as artists who have their tracks in the playlists/mixtapes/blog. As an artist or PR/manager/record lable, you probably have a good idea about how to engage your fans the best way. Here are some ideas just to name a few: