LFO Monsta – Avalanche [Outertone Free Release]

by RouteBot on August 27, 2014

Download here: https://soundcloud.com/outertone/avalanche

Outertone Spotify Playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/routenote/playlist/17ejoHEt4JP4JC5iTjfcVn

Follow LFO Monsta:
https://soundcloud.com/lfo-monsta

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Website: http://outertone.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outertonemusic
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Anyone can use the music (even commercially) on their YouTube videos or any other media creation. The only requirement is that you must correctly attribute (credit) Outertone and the artist by a link to our YouTube & Facebook pages.

Nev’s back again with another amazing Launchpad cover of Arty’s new single ‘Up All Night’, featuring a cup… trust me!

Clean Bandit – Come Over VIP Remix

by Tom Newman on August 26, 2014

Clean Bandit have released the VIP mix of their latest hit Come Over featuring Stylo G and Cecile.

soundcloud advertising format native ads music audio

Soundcloud advertising units are now in the wild.

- “Native,” in which advertisers pay to promote content in the stream (see photo)
- Audio ads that will run as long as 30 seconds (though users can skip through them in 15 seconds)
- Sponsored tracks in which advertisers premiere new songs from artists
- Contests in which a brand might offer exposure on the platform for new artists
- Display ads, which will appear on mobile when users skip through to the next song (though not every time)

4 Million Tracks On Spotify Have Never Been Played

by Tom Newman on August 23, 2014

Spotify 80%

A few months ago, Spotify released some impressive data. Boosting over one million years worth of music being streamed, 24 million active users, 6 million paying subscribers, 32 accessible countries, one billion playlists and a bunch of other facts, but among the facts sees an interesting statistic.

“There are over 20 million songs on Spotify – 80% of these have been streamed at least once.” Which leaves an astonishing +4 million tracks never seeing the light of day. Take a look at Forgotify.com. This site searches through the unplayed tracks of Spotify, and bring them to you. Some of the finds may interest (or disgust) you.

Forgotify:
“We love music.
That’s why we were so shocked to learn that 20% of Spotify’s songs (4+ million) had never been played. Not even once. A musical travesty, really.
So we set out to give these neglected songs another way to reach your ear holes, and Forgotify was born.”

Forgotify

Update to SoundHound Sees Rdio Integration

by Tom Newman on August 22, 2014

SoundHound Rdio

Along with speed increase, the music recognition app SoundHound 6.2 allows you to add tagged songs to a Rdio playlist from the app. Once connected with Rdio, SoundHounders will simply have to tap the “Rdio +” icon to instantly add the track to a playlist.

The update is ready for both iOS and Android.

On SoundCloud – Introducing Ads

by Tom Newman on August 22, 2014

On SoundCloud

The ever expanding SoundCloud has grown over the years from a platform for small artists and indie record labels to upload and share there tracks, to a necessity for all artists and labels to compete in the digital music age.
SoundCloud is currently the second largest music streaming service with 175 million monthly listeners. It lies between YouTube at first, and surpasses Spotify, despite not paying any artists royalties.

Until now, the site was ad free, offering artists the service for free (unless signed up to the premium models), in exchange for publicity. This is set to change with the introduction of ‘On SoundCloud’.

On SoundCloud is a new a new partner program for creators. Ads will be placed on premium holders accounts, revenue will be paid to SoundCloud, and a majority passed down to its creators.

It’s still in development and the Premium Partner model is invite only, but take a look around the site for an understanding of there next step.

WhoSampled – Exploring the DNA of Music

by Tom Newman on August 21, 2014

That riff in that new song sounds so familiar, but you just can’t place your finger on where you heard it before… take a look at WhoSampled.com.

This site contains a huge community submitted database of tracks, and the original sample they each contain, over 263,000 songs and 92,000 artists to be exact.

Samples, covers and remixes of any genre and period, the site will show there musical connections.

Search an artist or song and immediately see all the samples they use, all their tracks that have been sampled, remixes and covers in each track and the exact time the samples appear.

Each track is embedded in the site, to allow you to easily compare the two, then share, rate or even buy the track through iTunes or Amazon.

You may know of a sample that’s not on the site. Submit the track yourself and help the site grow.

Top rated samples, tracks and artists can be viewed, so you may find yourself mindless spending hours trawling through music.

Everything is a Remix

by Tom Newman on August 21, 2014

Everything is a Remix is the creation of Kirby Ferguson. It’s a web series consisting of 4 parts, totalling 43 minutes. Kirby delves into the world of remixing, from early hip-hop sampling, to todays public access into the world of remixing music, videos or photos.
A series that’s definitely worth a watch for free. Here’s the first episode.