Reward Music is designed to put the artist and their fans first. It helps artists organize, visualize and strategize. Now more than ever music has become part of the service industry. Creating the best experience for fans and connecting with them directly is essential. Can we agree that Amazon and Apple have successfully created a direct connection with their customers? When they want to reach you they don't have to "social media" their message to you. They email you directly. Why shouldn't artists take their careers to the next level and operate the same way?
The synergistic infrastructure of Reward Music not only creates easy access for fans to engage with the entirety of an artist's brand, it also allows artists to be in complete control over their own pricing and maintain ownership of all of their own content. Reward Music - The Ultimate Solution For Artists In The Modern Music Industry.
"And when I breathed, my breath was lightning." - Black Elk
Reward Music is designed to make it easy for fans to find the complete works of their favorite artists in one place. Simply listening, watching and engaging, earns fans reward points. Fans can surf Reward Music powered artists sites to stream free content or make a la carte purchases. To move to the next level, they can earn valuable reward points by purchasing direct subscriptions to their favorite artists. Subscribing monthly / annually to individual artists is the most direct way to support artists and also generates the most rewards for fans.
Artists can't do what they do without their fans. Reward Music is the way artists create a deeper connection, give back to their fans, and recognize them for their support.
"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." - Plutarch
Artists are in charge of their own sites and the content they create. Reward Music powered sites allow artists to provide access to exclusive items such as pay per view events, music lessons or uniquely curated artist content which could include personalized video messaging like Cameo. Artist subscriptions models contain different levels of access. Each artist can choose what they offer inside their subscriptions. Fans will be eligible to reach different levels of access, which for example, will unlock new sections of audio content such as live concerts, rare demos or podcast episodes. The more love fans show, the more their rewards grow!
"I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone." - Henry Rollins
Reward Music has developed decisive industry leading tools that elevate artist’s abilities to monetize their music. Since everything is located in one place, operating costs are reduced, fan connectivity becomes massively energized.
- Organized home for all artist’s audio / video content, plus all other merchandise
- Integrated merchandise manufacturing and shipping
- Artist controlled pricing for downloadable / audio and video streaming content / pay per view content
- Email linked to event calendars for automated notification of live events
- Smart messaging capability for world wide live event notification
- Digital check in capabilities for live events, resulting in big rewards for fans
- Statistical reporting that informs and transforms artists’ ability to recognize their greatest supporters and reward them automatically
Of course artists can use several social media platforms, mail services, digital content distributors, and they can give away ownership of their content, and percentages of their income, but Reward Music was created so that artists don’t have to do that.
"We convince by our presence." - Walt Whitman
Artists are free to do whatever they wish on any social platform while simultaneously using Reward Music to power their own site. Messaging fans on social platforms will alert artist’s fans to their unique content available on their Reward Music powered site. In this way, it's comparable to the current strategy of videos uploaded to youtube, directing fans to a website to make purchases. Standard practices like that can be utilized. Artists would simply direct fans to their Reward Music powered site.
Unlike every other social media platform which assumes ownership of your content the moment it is uploaded to the internet, Reward Music champions the artist and does the opposite. The content artists upload remains their property. This is another example of Reward Music's commitment to HUMANE TECHNOLOGY.
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." - Muhammad Ali
Many artists already have their own websites. What they don't have is a website that allows them to forge new territory. Reward Music powered artist sites include:
- Integrated merchant service account
- Infinitely flexible content monetization tools
- Pay Per View video streaming
- Pay Per View live broadcasting
- Subscription monetization
- Podcast hosting services
- Integrated email services
- Integrated Live Event services
- Multi Camera Live Event capabilities
- Integrated Live statistics
A Reward Music powered site is designed to replace an artist's traditional website, save money on operating costs, and add incredible value at the same time. An artist would still own their own name and URL. Their Reward Music powered site would simply become the new destination in all web searches for the artist. The new Reward Music site would operate as a fully integrated turn-key business solution and become home to their core fan community.
"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reward Music can help you integrate your existing business relationship with your merchandise company so that your fans can still benefit from earning reward points. Alternatively, Reward Music can manufacture and ship your merchandise for you.
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein
No problem! Any artist signed to a label can easily work with Reward Music. Reward Music should simply be considered by artists and labels as another music store. However, Reward Music offers much more, and can integrate with labels in amazingly helpful ways. Our state of the art reporting tools can finally answer the questions that have plagued the music industry since its inception.
- Who Is Listening To Our Music?
- Who Is Buying Our Music?
- Who Is Helping To Initiate New Fans?
- Who Is Bringing The Most New Fans To Our Concerts?
- Who Is Buying The Most Merchandise?
- How Can We Reach These People Directly?
- How Can We Inspire Them To Keep Doing What They're Doing?
- How Can We Earn Their Trust For Career Sustainability?
Reward Music also has the ability to directly interface with Labels when it comes time to connect and collect for their artists. Each Reward Music artist site comes equipped with the option to connect 2 merchant service (STRIPE) accounts, one for an artist and one for their Label.
Labels may connect and collect the sales of content related to their artist agreement, while simultaneously allowing the artist to have their own separate STRIPE account for their own intellectual property, not covered by the label deal. Once again, Reward Music makes it possible for an artist to do everything all in one place.
Not only that, we are the only platform that integrates a collection method for cover song material uploaded to Reward Music. Artists and songwriters whose material is performed by others have the benefit of Reward Music's ability to automatically calculate the statutory rates for royalties owed to them through sales, and streaming on our platform. It's the responsible thing to do, and we make it easy for the songwriters to be paid by the artists who cover their songs. HUMANE TECHNOLOGY.
"The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation." - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Media has always been social. When selling a product, companies use advertising with the intention for people to talk about their product, and hopefully convert that engagement into sales. Social media has become society's default definition of dynamic interaction for everything.
Casting the widest net in an attempt to haul in the biggest bounty is commonplace but is it really effective? That is a widely debatable topic.
For artists, the pursuit of the biggest audience has lead to confusion and fractured distribution of their content. For example, if you owned a bank and a customer walked in to set up an account, would you immediately tell them to leave and go to 3-5 other places to set up their account? That is the equivalent of what most artists do with their social media, sending their fans on a wild goose chase.
If everything is everywhere, it lacks focus. It becomes tedious for anyone to follow. Not only that, it has created a loop where artists have been convinced to give away their content for free, getting nothing but "likes" in return. The business model is not the same for the social media platforms. It's rigged for them to WIN BIG. They receive all of the data from the artists and their fans, and monetize it at an enormous profit.
Reward Music is different because we believe artists should have their own platform that operates as a permission based eco-system. A single location without third party interference, that makes it easy for artists to serve their fans.
Another advantage is that a Reward Music powered artist site makes it easy for fans to find all of their favorite artist's content in one place and earn rewards points for their support. The direct connection / one stop shopping combination is the most powerful entity for creating a sustainable business. Just look at Amazon and Apple. Reward Music provides all of the tools artists will need, to help them thrive with their core fans.