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New year, new start: an opportunity to implement the many changes that are going to transform you into a fitter, happier, more productive person. At least that's what you tell yourself for the first month, before falling back into the same old habits that got you to this point of self-reflection in the first place. For the more motivated among us, however, these changes can have a lasting positive effect that completely transforms you into a shadow of your former self. The same theory can be applied to your label. The year stretching out ahead of you is a blank canvas to really make a name for yourself in the industry, as long as you know where to focus your attention. So with that in mind, here at Label Worx we've put together a handy guide for best label practices for 2018. Or in far less wordy terms, here are our 10 Ways to Kill It in 2018. 01. Plan ahead We cannot overemphasize the importance on this one, which is why it's first on our list. The biggest single thing that hampers a label's success - after the quality of the music itself - is not giving yourself enough time to properly set up your releases. Why spend a year negotiating, tweaking and perfecting your label's big release of the year only to fire it out a couple of week's after it's been delivered? Always have the next three months worth of releases planned out, giving yourself, artists, PRs and anyone else involved enough space to really get behind the releases. That's not to say that if someone drops a shit hot record in your lap you can't move things around to accommodate it, but setting a schedule - however loose - will pay dividends. 02. Keep It Consistent This is especially important for brand new labels. The industry is now flooded with so many labels, that to establish yourself properly and get yourself noticed you need to employ a certain level of consistency in the music you release. This is the surest way of building a loyal fanbase who will hopefully come back every time you release a record. That's not to say you have to put out half a dozen carbon-copies of the first record in the same year, but establishing yourself with a certain sound, or within a particular niche gives you an identity, which can be invaluable. Even established labels that release varied music have some consistent thread running through their catalogue, so for labels breaking into the market tt's an absolute must. 03. Now, Streaming It's now 2018, and any semblance of an argument against getting on board with streaming has disintegrated. Embrace it even more than ever: your audience is almost certainly using streams as their main method of listening to music. The vast majority of Beatport, Traxsource downloads come from DJs, and if you just relied on them for your music sales, you would be in trouble very quickly. And make sure you
Earn commission as an official representative of an industry leader Since 2007 Label Worx has been the leading provider of digital services for dance music record labels, providing unrivalled tools and services. Our passion for the dance music industry and an addiction for impeccably accurate data management is what sets Label Worx apart from the rest. Now as the business continues to expand, we're recruiting passionate, experienced people to officially represent Label Worx. If you're already familiar with us, love what we do and find yourself recommending our services to other people, Label Worx Represent may be the perfect way to gain experience, further widen your contacts and earn money at the same time by helping us grow our family of incredible labels. There are different structures of commission for bringing in new clients, based on label turnover, deal and duration agreed, with bonuses paid after 6/12months if agreed projections are met. And as Label Worx grows, there may also be full-time positions available for representatives who excel. See first-hand what It's like working with the planets biggest dance music distributor: It's time to Represent
Do you love Dance and Electronic Music? Looking to start a career in the music industry, if yes a job with Label Worx could be perfect for you. We are expanding our team and currently looking for hardworking people who have a passionate interest in Dance music and club culture to join our growing team at our Hull based headquarters. Internal training is provided where required and there are opportunities to progress further within the company. Since 2007, Hull-based Label Worx has specialised in providing leading, cutting-edge digital tools and services to independent records labels worldwide. Working with more than 8000 record labels in 144 countries, Label Worx is the biggest dance music distributor on the planet. Please note. you MUST live within commuting range of our Kingston Upon-Hull Headquarters to apply for this position.
We all know Rotor's the place to go if you want professional music videos made with ease. Now, you can do this for your promotional videos too! It's cool to drop music videos sporadically, but if you really want to build momentum and engage your audience, you're going to need to do a bit more. Short-form promotional videos are vital to building expectations and launching a successful music campaign. So, we thought we'd shed a little light on how to create promotional videos with Rotor. Here's some guidance to our new interface and overlays tool - you'll have some awesome promo vids in no time! Why Use a Promo Video? If you're announcing a new release or promoting an upcoming gig, a short vid lasting between 15 - 60 seconds is a great way to go. Why not share a demo or hook to your new song to build anticipation? These types of videos are exciting to fans and seriously easy to make. If you want to give your listeners something to connect to, share or discover, you can't go wrong with a promo video! Head to Rotor and find out more!
The following statement has been issued by Microsoft. As of October 2, 2017, we're excited to announce that we're partnering with Spotify to bring the word's largest music streaming service to you. We know that access to the best streaming experience, the largest catalog of music, and a variety of subscriptions are on the top of your list. Now you can move your curated playlists and collection from Groove directly into Spotify. Groove Music Pass users eligible under Spotiy's terms will also be able to receive 60 free days of Spotify Premium.
Yes, you read that right. Send us 10 of your artist or record label stickers and we will send you a Label Worx t-shirt. It's as simple as that! This is what you need to do: Send 10 stickers, along with your t-shirt size and postage address to... Label Worx C4DI @TheDock Queen Street Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK Please bear in mind we have a limited amount of stock so hurry and get sending in those stickers! Big love from the Label Worx team x
Apple said in a statement issues 11th December: 'We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it'sused by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms.
Label Worx is pleased to announce our all new Daily Sales & Streams reporting tool. This is a huge step forward in our daily sales reporting platform as it now offers full insights into your streaming numbers, alongside your downloads. Streaming data at present comes from Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play. When it comes to the reporting there are now more options on the graph menu, in particular, the new 'Comparisons' feature which enables you to compare labels, artists and releases, giving you more in-depth analysis. With access to daily downloads and daily streams, you are now able to manage your label and your promotions with greater detail and efficiency.
Beatport Chief Product Officer Terry Weerasinghe touched on why the company chose to add the new category: 'The Afro House sound is now stronger than ever on dancefloors around the world. We've focused this year on building the best possible store experience for DJs, which makes it the right time to add this thriving genre to Beatport. In order to do it right, we've collaborated closely with the labels and artists at the forefront of the movement. Our dedicated team will curate the best Afro House tracks every week, and spotlight the artists you need to know about.'
We're very proud to announce that our co-founder and CEO has been re-elected to the board of the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) to serve the second of his two-year terms.
Demo Worx gives you the ability to quickly review and respond to hundreds of music demos like never before. You can now rid your inbox of emails from artists with large attachments and broken download links by letting Demo Worx handle the hard work for you. We spoke to Callum from Toolroom Records, who uses Demo Worx daily, to sort through the thousands of demos they receive week in week out.
As of November 10th 2017, Pulselocker have closed their doors for the final time and ceased operations. The following statement has been issued by CEO Ben Harris.
Riva Starr's Snatch! Records have been around for some time now, gaining respect from every corner of the globe as one of the most upfront, house music labels on the planet. Signing raw house music bangers from the likes of Groove Armada, Dennis Cruz, Skream, Wade, Andrea Olivia & Darius Syrossian to name a few!
Besides being a solid international music label of head honcho Daniel Sanchez, Bla Bla Music focusses on club nights, weekly podcasts and even a DJ/producer school. It was 8 years ago, when Bla Bla hosted its first club nights in Studio 80 in Amsterdam. These events were highly attended and were a great success, meanly because minimal techno really was booming at that moment. In 2009, Daniel Sanchez decided it was time to expand Bla Bla to an actual electronic music label.
Marshall Jefferson joins forces with Roland and Label Worx to celebrate the first vinyl release on his label 'Feakin 9o9' Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the iconic sound of Roland's TR-909 drum machine, the Godfather of house himself, Marshall Jefferson, has teamed up with Roland, Label Worx, Amsterdam Dance Event and Prime for a mammoth competition to mark the first vinyl release on his label, Freakin 909.
We are proud to announce DIRTYBIRD artist Christian Martin has joined the Label Worx family with his new label 'Trippy Ass Technologies'. Pioneering the more eclectic sound of electronic breaks and minimal music, we are looking forward to what he has to come in the future.
Talk Of The Town, headed up by Vangelis Kostoxenakis has been with Label Worx for the last year. Starting as a small project by the man himself and is blossoming in to one of the undergrounds, go-to labels for obscure house and tech house records. As they celebrate their first year as a label, we speak with the boss man to find out a little more about them and why they work with Label Worx.
Spotify has confirmed that it has surpassed 60m paying subscribers worldwide - and is growing faster than ever. In the first seven months of 2017 alone, the platform has piled on around 15m subscribers. In the same period, Apple Music is believed to have added somewhere approaching 10m subs.