UK tech start up, SendMusic, has launched its mobile app, an essential, all-in-one music file transfer and collaborative platform that gets music heard. The free-to-use mobile app brings large file transfers (up to 3GB free), music playback (listen before downloading) and real-time feedback into one easy, quick and secure platform removing the headache of files, links and feedback coming from multiple sources. SendMusic is a must-have tool for anyone who creates, shares, plays or promotes music. The desktop version is already favoured by tastemakers including Mistajam (BBC Radio 1), Benji B (BBC Radio 1), Jamz Supernova (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Paul Woolford / Special Request, Toddla T, DJ Q and many others. The mobile app adds instant messaging and push notification features alongside file management and collaboration on the move. SendMusic offers three subscription options; Free (up to 3GB files per transfer), Personal (Up to 5GB files / $5 monthly / $50 annually), and Security (Up to 10 GB files / $10 monthly or $100 annually) with increasing storage terms, customisation and security options in each. Download from the App Store (iOS only) or sign up at sendmusic.com
The unreleased music ecosystem is vast and complex. Every day, music producers, DJs, mixing and mastering engineers, A&Rs, label managers, radio producers, radio presenters, pluggers, publicists, artist managers and many more, use different platforms to send remix parts, demo tracks, mixdowns, masters, promo’s, DJ mixes, and other content. Large music files need to be sent securely, quickly and easily, and in most cases, feedback is needed as quickly as possible. SendMusic’s mobile app solves this problem, connecting and bringing individuals together through a single, versatile platform, saving time, enabling collaboration and providing new creative opportunities.
A SendMusic profile is also a calling card, built as a promo tool. Users can add links to new releases, videos, merchandise, live dates, social media accounts, websites and anything else, then generate a single short-link which clicks back to this central location. For example, check out Mistajam’s at www.send.mu/mistajam. This link can be added to a signature or shared with an invite to upload new music. The versatile app then allows a sender to drag and drop a music file to the profile, choose whether the recipient can ‘stream only’ or ‘stream and download’ as well as choosing an expiry option for the file of ‘1 day’, ‘1 week’ or ‘1 month’, and send with a message. If more than one file is sent to stream it arrives as a playlist, or if sent to download it arrives as a ready-made zip file.
The inbox is a key feature of the mobile app allowing instant messaging back and forth. The app will support push notifications and will link with e-mail messages on the desktop version. This means a user may hit reply to an e-mail and it will appear as a push notification in the app which gives a powerful and instant communication tool. The in-app music player is simple to use and is persistent around the app ensuring an uninterrupted listening experience even when the user is moving between pages. The music player can also expand into full screen and shows a full waveform of each track with play, pause and seamless track scroll function.
The desktop version is already a success. Respected producers, Waze & Odyssey invited demo’s for submission via SendMusic and subsequently signed two artists to their Street Tracks label who have gone on to receive support from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 and high-profile DJs including CamelPhat, Hot Since 82 and Andrea Oliva. Similarly, Dutch label Barong Family used SendMusic to run a successful remix competition for their latest album release. They hosted a link to download remix parts on their profile then invited producers to send remix entries via the Barong Family SendMusic profile link. SendMusic makes creation and collaboration easy.
SendMusic was created by Kemal Mermutlu and Ben Bowler. Kemal has been a producer at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra for over 10 years working with the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Nightingale, Mistajam and more. He brought Diplo to Radio 1 and still produces the Diplo & Friends show. Ben Bowler is an experienced start up founder and developer. He built, launched, and sold, DJ live streaming platform Chew TV which grew to a community of over 500k members. The team brings a wealth of knowledge, industry experience and contacts which have helped shape the SendMusic concept and user experience.
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