Alphabeats: Invest in Music




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A Crowdsourced Record Label

Invite the music industry's bloggers and influencers to invest in your songs. Then, let
them promote your music while you continue live performances and producing new tracks.

About Us


Alphabeats gives music influencers (bloggers, audiophiles and record labels) the opportunity to invest in songs of unsigned and rising artists.


Distribute music to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube, Microsoft Groove, MediaNet

1. Upload

Artists upload songs on Alphabeats. We will then put them on all the major streaming services.

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2. Invest

Using the Alphabeats stock-market like platform, influencers can invest in their favorite songs.

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3. Share

With personal interest in the song's success, investors endorse the track with their followers.

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Pricing Menu for Artists

Unlimited Upload Fee - $20/year

Pay a flat annual fee for unlimited song uploads on 150+ streaming services.

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Extra Charges per song uploaded

Cover songs - $12/year

This fee is used to compensate the original artist, obtain licenses, keep-up-to-date with copyright laws regarding the subject matter.

Shazam & iPhone Siri - $0.99/year

Make it easy for people to identify this single if they hear it playing on radio/tv, in stores, restaurants, parties, etc.

Store Maximizer - FREE

Alphabeats will deliver this album to new stores and streaming services as we add them. Which is often. We'll give you notice before adding.

Singles

YouTube Money - $4.95/year + 20% of YouTube ad revenue

Get notified & paid if your music is ever used in any YouTube videos. We'll add this single to YouTube's Content ID database, and continually scan for matches. When your music is detected in any YouTube video, you'll be notified—and ad revenue will automatically go to you, instead of to the person who uploaded the video.

Albums

YouTube Money - $14.95/year + 20% of YouTube ad revenue

Get notified & paid if your music is ever used in any YouTube videos. We'll add this album to YouTube's Content ID database, and continually scan for matches. When your music is detected in any YouTube video, you'll be notified—and ad revenue will automatically go to you, instead of to the person who uploaded the video.

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Alphabeats

 What is Alphabeats?

Alphabeats is a website that gives music influencers (bloggers, audiophiles and record labels) the opportunity to invest in songs of unsigned and rising artists.

 What is the difference between Alphabeats and traditional crowdfunding sites?

Traditional crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indigogo & ArtistShare) are great to raise money during the creative process. Often times, backers and artists share a promised experience during or after the creative timeline, which puts an end to the exchange between the artist and the backer.

Alphabeats, on the other hand, aims to get supporters involved in the marketing stage. As influencers invest in songs, they will endorse consistently given their long term interest in the songs' success.

Please keep in mind, the different types of crowdfunding sites are not mutually exclusive - meaning you can very well use a traditional site to get help producing music, and then join us at Alphabeats to get help promoting your work.

 How does it work?

Artists upload their song on their Alphabeats account. Then, with the help of our chosen aggregator, Distrokid, we put the song on all major streaming services - giving the artist (or relevant rightholders) the royalty payments. Musicians can request funding in exchange for the future royalty earnings of a song. Influencers (bloggers, audiophiles, labels) can then bid to invest in the song in a stock market like interface.

This creates magic. By investing in a song, influencers create an opportunity to earn fun money. Obviously, the more that they promote the song, the more they are likely to gain from their investment - creating a win-win situation for all:
1. Through the promotion efforts led by influencers, musicians gain exposure to new audiences
2. Influencers can make some money in a fun way, as well as establish themselves as music curators
3. Audiences are more likely to discover hidden talents in the music industry

About the Wallet

 Why do we use it?

We use the wallet to reduce transaction costs. To do any activity on the website, you will be paying through your wallet to minimize the number of times a payment is made through your bank account. You can withdraw from your wallet anytime.

 Why is the default currency USD?

Despite being an Irish company, we operate in USD because royalty payouts from the aggregator, Distrokid, are given in this currency.

Uploading Music (for artists)

 Which streaming services and online stores will Alphabeats upload my music on?

Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, MediaNet and 150+ smaller outlets (such as...)

 Am I eligible to upload music?

Yes. As long as you have the rights to the song, you may upload it on Alphabeats. If you share the rights with others, you can put a note while uploading. From there, we will send a confirmation to the other rightholders that they are okay with the song being uploaded.

 How much does uploading music and maintaining my account cost?

See our pricing page

 What if I want to remove my song from the website?

In your dashboard, Edit the song and write a removal request in the Notes field. We will review and act accordingly.

Raising Money (for artists)

 Why should I raise money?

By raising money, you are not just increasing your short term bank balance. You are also creating links with influencers in the industry. These links will motivate them to help your songs succeed, giving you reach to new fans and more time to work on the creative process.

 What income am I promising my investors? How long does this pledge last?

You will be sharing your online sales and streaming royalties that are linked with Alphabeats. If you decide to remove the song from Alphabeats (if you sell off the rights of the song to another person, for example), you need to buy back the royalty claims from your investors first.

 How much money should I raise? What portion of my earnings should I offer to my investors?

We will publish a fundraising guide soon.


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