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Does the Industry Still Nee...
Whether charts still matter in the age of streaming and social media, is a question we often get. The short answer: for expression, no, but for career, absolutely.You can love them or hate them, but here’s the thing about charts: it’s a system that people understand. Charts are designed to take in huge amounts of info, filter it through an assortment of gatekeepers, and put out a list of what people respond to right now.This is why the chart feature is one of the more exciting ones in our upcoming Viberate PRO since it sparked the most engaging debates with our beta-testers. That’s why this time around, our rapid-fire Q&A will serve more as an overview of the 4 most interesting questions raised and debated.🤷 Charts: who needs them?Sure, some people will always see charts as an affront to their music tastes and as an enemy of “real” musicians who didn’t “sell-out”, but in reality, there’s nothing personal about charts. Quite the opposite — charts are supposed to reflect the industry’s reality, whatever that reality might be.And here lies the opportunity: pretty much anyone can benefit from charts by examining the reality of the given situation, be it for business, research or, purely curiosity-related purposes.🙌🏿 Why do audiences need charts?In theory, the current golden age of streaming allows anyone to stumble upon any track and genre imaginable, and have their pick. But in reality, not everyone has the time, desire, or frankly, “memory space” big enough to constantly hunt for new music and process it.https://medium.com/media/d4dbdc1b2323d274abf7a56ba353cddb/hrefNor is it humanly possible for any media or tastemakers to give every single artist out there an equal or fair amount of attention. That’s why we’ve designed our charts to cover both popularity points and “the next level stuff”: people can get a general awareness of what’s currently popular (and pen down talking points for their next trip to the office watercooler), while the more invested fans, pros or media can go deeper and explore by similarity, channels, countries, even subgenres.The more you narrow down your search, the more interesting charts can become.By doing that, savvy pros can spot new trends and rising acts, and book or sign them while they are — for lack of a better word — more commercially affordable, and expand the audiences further. On the other side, musicians too can be aware of their own success and plan their next moves strategically.🤸 Do musicians even care about their chart position?The fact that a lot of prominent artists actively invite fans to “bring their new track to #1”, and some of them later go to media with accusations of foul play, is a sign that the official charts still matter quite a lot — not just for industry executives, but to artists too. The business/career aspect is pretty straightforward: once you have a certain chart spot, you’re going to get more exposure, more bookings, more leverage for negotiation.But the personal aspect is not to be neglected. A lot of our beta-testers went to charts to see how they stand online and were positively surprised as to how they compare to their peers or their heroes. Competitiveness is a good motivator, business- or creative-wise.It’s kept UMEK going for over two decades now.🥀 Don’t music charts promote “monoculture”?Good news: a 2019 study discovered that the diversity of music charts has in fact doubled, or even tripled throughout the years, meaning that a significantly more albums make it to the top 100 in a year than they did 50 years ago. The downside: if the 1980s albums needed four to six weeks to gradually reach the top slot, nowadays an album either starts off as #1 or never gets there. Still, there’s plenty of wiggle room, since “overall #1” is not the only position worth pursuing.https://medium.com/media/8bb239aa3b5342172ec6a1c20bcc2fa4/hrefIn this light, the importance of comprehensive music charts that offer solid business insights has never been more important.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Does the Industry Still Need Music Charts? was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 30
Nothing Stops the Music
With social distancing still in place, are there any music events going on? Our community says: HELLS YES! Let’s dive into their June discoveries.OverviewIn June, a little over 6200 new events were added to the database, which means that your party planning can get quite busy — in theory, at least. The majority of these events were added for the United States and are of the Rock persuasion. Interestingly enough, every fifth added event was in the Country genre, so if you’re into riding waves OR riding horses, your odds of finding a cool event are not bad at all :)Although we were expecting more outdoor events, almost half of the newly added ones will take place in a hall.Go check out the events near you and find your perfect match. If you need some new jams to go with your browsing, check out the selection made by fellow enthusiast Ruben.We're Pool-Party-Ready with This Selection of Colombian DJsContributor SpotlightRemember the maestros we spotlighted the last time? They also smashed it in June — while both Astrid 👑 and vALEn ESKEREEEEE ♫ made it to Top 5, the May chart-topper Xoel López 🌳 managed to double his points, boasting 324690 points in first place. Respect!https://medium.com/media/9a1e4c63d29f283c42ac478ae9349010/hrefA very special shoutout also goes to Ricardiño, Deivid Di Natale and Carolina Semprum, who entered the Top 10 chart, and we’re waving a big “welcome to Top 10–20” to first-timers Luis Segura and VortexOfficial.Legends walk among us as well — in June, two enthusiasts stepped up their game and gained the coveted “Legendary” badges. Here’s how they made it.Oh yeah, they *rocked*.What’s New & in the PipelineWe were super busy with the Viberate PRO beta launch and we’re already receiving some great feedback from artists and other beta testers. All this wouldn’t be possible without your hard work. The fact that our community never stops entering insane amounts of fresh data is proving invaluable to many musicians out there. Thank you!https://medium.com/media/c75e97cce18cb86702060fe78620eb80/hrefTo make things even cooler: the brand new Contribution Dashboard is coming up next month, so keep your eyes open for polished-up stats, new badges, and more suggested tasks.Tips & TricksCircling back to the events we talked about in the intro: here’s how you can show some love to them and be more efficient at the same time.No double entries. Before you add a new event to the database, make sure to check if the event is already listed. But don’t use the search box. Instead, inspect both the Viberate page of the venue that will hold the event and the performing artists’ pages.Tickets info. This section is not mandatory, but it holds important information and references for people. If possible, enter the ticket info in the add form. For example, you can find ticket links on Facebook event pages and homepages.Who’s Who at Viberate?This time around, let’s give a collective hi-five to Damjan, our Artist Team Lead, better known to his friends and colleagues as Bizzy. As “resident OCD guy”, Bizzy is responsible for the accuracy of our Artist pages, which means leading, managing and mentoring contributor teams, and diligently watching over charts and data on a daily basis.Attention to detail is one thing, but Bizzy mostly believes in the big picture. “If you don’t back your project with a strong, long-lasting concept — a philosophy, even — don’t bother doing it.”Music has been a big part of Bizzy’s life way before he started DJ-ing in 1989 (yep, we’ve got ourselves a pioneer here). “Even as a kid, I somehow always ended up in charge of playing music at school dances and parties. Which sometimes meant I’d be leaping out of the shower towards my cassette recorder if the radio station happened to play something cool that I’d be using later,” he recalls.He went on to be involved in just about any pioneering Slovenian Electronic project, produced several projects (do check out Dataminions, Ouroborots, Rotor, Temponauta, Helga Neuer, etc. on Bizzy’s Soundcloud), and toured the world with both UMEK and Laibach, because sure, why not.When asked which events he’s looking forward to the most lately, Bizzy delivers the perfect punchline: “You know what, none. I’ve done over 2500 events in my career, travelling the distance to the Moon and back like five times, so nowadays I honestly appreciate some peace and quiet :D”What to say — our guy knows what he’s about. We hope you get some well-deserved R&R as well, and if you’re interested in legendary tales of an artist’s life on the road, be sure to ping Bizzy on our Discord channel.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Nothing Stops the Music was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 22
The Price of Coronavirus on...
We measured the pandemic’s economic impact on festivals worldwide and collected our findings in an exclusive report.Surely every one of us has at some point found themselves in a never-ending, rain-soaked line to a festival port-a-potty, disappointing beer in hand, thinking: “This is it, this is the absolute worst it can get.” But then 2020 happened, proving that things indeed CAN get much, much worse — for the entire festival scene.https://medium.com/media/d412798c7c621a15ae002c78394ed648/hrefBecause even though every music festival has its less-than-ideal moment, we can all agree that having no festivals to go to is absolutely devastating. And it’s not just the FOMO we’re talking about — the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people is in serious risk.The coronavirus pandemic will cost the music industry billions.Take the UK, for example. In June 2020, over 500 UK venues signed a letter to the government calling for a $60M+ cash injection designed to save the local music industry. As these letters and reports show, a staggering 93% of festival businesses run the risk of being completely wiped out without such support.Bear in mind — the UK is just one of the markets. The global effects are equally chilling.Our Viberate Report has the details.To get a better picture of the economic impact of coronavirus on the festival season from the beginning of the epidemic until 22 April 2020, our data science team collected and exported our entire festival database, following set parameters: festival name, country (festival location), size (sorting festivals in five different size classes, based on the number of visitors), and date (time of festival duration).Here’s a taste of some of the stats.Sampling methods were then used, gathering available data on the average ticket price and the average number of visitors, while additional statistical methods were employed to eliminate anomalies and level out the data. The result: an exclusive report you can download for free.Download Viberate Report 👉 right here 👈What’s next for music festivals?It’s worth pointing out that our report in no way offers a go-to template for creating music festivals in the future, nor does it advocate a hurried re-opening of venues or festival gates until experts can agree on the correct safety measures and propose the best way forward.What the report does provide, however, are valuable insights into the scope of the Covid-19 pandemic on the worldwide festival scene, which we hope can additionally highlight the music professionals’ efforts and concerns, and offer them concrete talking points. We also have the products and the know-how that could help overcome the crisis, so to anyone interested: hit us up.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |The Price of Coronavirus on the Festival Season: We Have the Report was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 16
It’s Getting Hot!
Peek behind the curtains to see the facelifts, highlights and other dazzling things we’ve put out in June.Summer’s here! And with it, the latest results of our hard work. While some of them do cover the #beachbody category, this blog’s going to be more focused on flexing the creative muscles. Sorry! 😊Check out our new homepage!We’ve grown a lot in the past months, so it’s only natural we’ve revamped our landing site.Would you look at this beaut!The new layout communicates more directly how Viberate can help music professionals and what other cool features are there to be explored. Which brings us to the next bit:A whole bunch of platform updates.Besides the homepage, other tweaks and improvements have been made to the platform. The most important ones include:A refreshed genre voting system that gives more power to the artists. Artists now have a bigger say in their main genre definition, which consequently affects which genre chart they’ll be ranking in.The About Us and Insights pages have also been spruced up. Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about our team or the interesting new research they’ve come up with is now neatly collected and displayed.Various search & onboarding improvements have been made to optimize a user’s first platform experience. Pretty much everyone from artists to contributors can now navigate even more smoothly and discover new stuff.PRO testing & full-on tutorial mode.While beta testing the upcoming Viberate PRO tool, we’re also smashing out tutorials based on feedback and webinar FAQs, covering both contributors’ and professionals’ needs. Have a taste in one of the articles.Viberate PRO Webinar: Walking You Through the Cases by ViberateTesting the waters. Literally.You didn’t think we’d mention “beach bodies” and not deliver a single vacation shot, did you? Here’s a couple of snaps from our much-deserved vacations. Due to the pandemic-related restrictions we’re keeping it as local as we can and enjoying every minute of it.We’re also getting pretty good at taking “hotdogs-or-legs” shots.… and that covers June! Hit the beach if you can — if not, hit us up with your ideas.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |It’s Getting Hot! was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 09
Why Data Matters in the Mus...
In our first edition of rapid-fire Q&As, we cover the most frequently asked data questions: how does music data science work, why do we need it, and can it predict the future?Technology has been impacting the music industry for decades. We’re not just talking auto-tune, the decline of CDs, and the possibility to carry years’ worth of music in your pocket. We’re talking massive amounts of data piling up from streaming services, social media, radios, marketing efforts, sales, royalty detection, events, etc. Still, a business collecting a massive pile of data is too often similar to a dog chasing a car: a useless pursuit if you don’t know what to do with it.Enter: our music data science. As we get a lot of questions about it, we’ve designed this series of rapid-fire Q&As. First up, we’re covering the basics: how can music data, and the science behind it, help the music industry? Helping us navigate is our senior data scientist Rok Bavec.Find someone in your life that looks at you the way Rok looks at data.🎨 Music is creative, so why should it need science?Working with data might sound like a snoozefest, but it’s really all about creative problem-solving. Imagine having a kickass studio setup: wouldn’t it be a smart move to learn about its “boring” technicalities that don’t compromise your art, but push it to the next level instead?It’s our job to see how we can help you gain such “support” skills. For example: what we’ve put into Viberate PRO is a system of pointers that can help your music reach more people and hit the right audience. By “hacking” the promotional part (seeing what works online, what other artists put up, how your channels can be improved, etc.), you can make sure your creative efforts are appreciated by the right people at the right time and grow with your findings.📈 Data science = analysis, charts and graphs, right?While analytics play a big part, it’s really an ongoing activity. The smart questions in data science aren’t “which tools to use”, “which formulas to apply” and “which college degree is best for it”. They’re asking: “what’s the end goal and what’s the best way we can get there?” For example, one of Viberate’s recent efforts was creating a system that calculates up-to-date music charts on a daily basis. But the magic of data science isn’t in “creative maths”. The main goal was designing these charts to ensure that they cover the many different topics people might be interested in (like genre specifics, who’s on the rise, etc.), and predicting these interests in the first place.Understanding the human factor and building on domain knowledge is what separates great projects — and businesses— from good ones. Having a diverse team of experts is priceless, because everyone can volunteer a unique point of view — and it’s being flexible and open to multidisciplinary inputs that produces the best results.🔮 Can you predict an artist’s future?The term “predictive analytics” gets banged around in marketing a lot these days and sure, it’s always a good idea to increase your competitive advantage by backing up your instincts with information. But again: the biggest leaps in any industry come from the human factor, and that often means doing the unpredictable.Looking at data and charts is one thing. It’s important to have your own perspective while looking. The savviest artists we know create their own future: they keep asking questions, they try to get to know the audience, to notice patterns and be creative when applying them. Those are the ones who avoid fitting in the mold by simply copying whatever their successful peers are doing, but instead try to see what they are *not* doing and break through the noise.What we can predict, though, is that there’s going to be loads more data to comb through. And with it, more questions to answer. Hit us up with your own if you have them.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Why Data Matters in the Music Industry was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 06
Contributor Spotlight: Ladi...
This round of number-crunching, notable stats and community research focuses on women.OverviewOur community is made up of almost 20% women, and according to the data, they handle an absolutely kickass amount of entries (more on that in the next chapter).In May 2020, the ladies mostly edited or added to the Artist profiles (almost 97% of all their entries), which is understandable — because of the Covid-19 situation, events and festivals are sadly pretty much non-existent.The top 10 countries most contributed to by our women contributors in May were the United States (in the lead with 33%), United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Australia, and, for the first time in our “top 10” list, Ecuador.And what about preferred genres? We’ve assembled a list of the top 5 genres that the women of our community contribute to the most. From the looks of it, it’s a close tie between Pop and Electronic, with Rock following closely behind.Contributor SpotlightA big round of applause goes to Xoel López ☔, who got to the very top of the charts in May and scored an incredible 173.380 points. Good work!Two women also made the Top 10, namely Astrid 👑 at #2 and vALEn ESKEREEEEE ♫ at #9. To see how many adds and edits these two Venezuelan hotshots entered to earn the coveted “Legendary” and “Hero” badges, respectively, check out the chart below.And if you haven’t brushed up on your knowledge of the Czech music scene yet, be sure to read the latest “Spotted” edition, in which Ondrej lets us peek into his music-lover lifestyle.How Many Czech Bands Can You Name?What’s New & in the PipelineRoll out the party banners and crack open the champagne, it’s time to party! The guest of honor: our brand new contributor landing site, up and running after a couple of facelifts! Between you and me: it’s gorgeous. Look it up.A totally new feature that’s also up: select how you want to contribute. In our efforts to make the contribution process easier, we’ve broken down the initial steps into two simple prompts: “Add new” and “Edit existing”. The idea is pretty straightforward: since there’s so many entries to the platform already, no one should have to stress about coming up with new stuff all the time — we also have to make sure the existing data is as up-to-date as possible.With focused tasks and engagement tweaks, even first-time contributors will be more encouraged to share their knowledge, find new ideas, and provide info on all things music.Tips & TricksBesides setting up our Discord community channel, last month’s most popular trick was apparently taking care of the artists’ profile pictures. To recap:Add the artists’ pictures. Many artists are missing a profile picture, especially those from countries less represented on the music map. You can easily score extra points by browsing the linked social channels and adding a nice pic.Update the artists’ pictures. Good-looking profiles stand out from the rest, so we encourage you to regularly assist the artists with the best possible content. Especially check out the more “indie” artists and update their pics with the latest stuff they’ve put on their socials.Who’s Who at Viberate?This time around, we’d like to turn the tables around a bit and introduce a member of our community: our mentor Sandra Crespo. Sandra started contributing to Viberate in 2017 thanks to a tip she received from a fellow contributor, and naturally grew into the mentor role thanks to her passion, clear communication skills, and openness to guide newcomers by sharing her experience. And she has that in spades.“I’ve added and edited thousands of profiles, and each time I saw my contribution on the site, it felt AMAZING! It’s so cool to be part of this community.”When asked about what inspired her to join, Sandra explains: “I remember when I read an article about Viberate, what caught my attention was that it represents a different way of participating in music. I’m not a musician, I’m not an artist, but I LOVE music. So when I saw that I could contribute and add my favorite artists, I didn’t think twice about joining Viberate — and learning that I have the opportunity to become a mentor was even better news.”“The platform has definitely enriched my music taste and added a couple of must-visit places to my bucket list,” adds Sandra. While these days she mostly listens to Jaguar Jonze, the concert she’d most like to attend as soon as possible is Alanis Morissette. “I know she’s not trending right now, but her music will always be special to me😊”And what is the “secret sauce” that makes a good mentor? Sandra has no doubt: “Passion. If you’re passionate about what you do, you’ll inevitably be good at it, because you’ll always strive to be better. And Viberate is my passion. Here we have a really ambitious, unique project that’s giving every musician on the planet an equal opportunity to get into the spotlight and meet and learn from other people along the way. There’s no other platform like it.”If you’d like to chat to Sandra or any other community members, do hop on our Discord channel and drop us a line, folks — because this wraps up May 2020.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Contributor Spotlight: Ladies Step Forward was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 17
The Team Is Back Together a...
From finishing up on our latest product to launching our spicy company video, May was all about celebrating the power of teamwork.Those who laugh together, stay together.To celebrate the return to our offices after lockdown and do the all-important catching-up, we kicked things off with a summer teambuilding. Because the best Friday feels often happen on a Monday, we did just that: prolonged the weekend to make the transition as smooth as possible.While on the topic of “smooth”: when it came to teambuilding exercises, our talents and demeanor probably brought new meaning to the word. Thanks to many Karaoke performances, dancing (or at least attempts at it), new idea pitches, and loads of various nonsense packed into a single Monday, we went home reassured that we’re all still completely bonkers.Reunited, and it feels so good.Mo’ claims, mo’ updates.We welcomed a new surge in notable profile claims on our platform, and introduced a couple of updates. Most notably, the platform now allows sign-ins with a Google account, transitions in search options are even smoother, and we’ve also improved a couple of Contribution features and notifications. Next on the task list are a couple of other “facelifts”, so June will be busy as ever.Oh, and did we mention that we made another “most promising startup” list? Here we are in the good company of nine other Slovenian companies.10 most promising Slovenian startups to watch in 2020Beta testing of Viberate PRO is about to begin.There were updates aplenty, but perhaps the most anticipated one was… drumroll… the beta version of our new analytics tool becoming ready for testing. In just two weeks, we’ve received more than 1000 applications for Viberate PRO beta testers, with interested users ranging from artists and organizers, to managers and media. UMEK, too, made sure to spread the word about it.This initial feedback is what excites us the most, as it proves that people are ready to welcome serious changes in the music biz.Here’s a sneak peek into some of the features the new tool will bring.Viberate PRO: The 5 Best Things You’re in ForCheck out our team video!Not to brag too much, but our long-awaited company video has turned out awesomely. If you haven’t read all about our story yet, click on the video below and have a peek at our lovely office and the people in it.https://medium.com/media/4624afcae0670819a4c4eefb84e0fa57/hrefThat wraps up May and sets June off to a great start. Stay tuned for more!https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |The Team Is Back Together and Work Has Never Been Better was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 09
Viberate PRO: The 5 Best Th...
Here’s why Viberate PRO analytics might change the way artists and other music pros take their next career steps.In the music industry, as well as in any other, having a well-planned strategy is winning half the battle. To help artists, managers, event organizers, label owners and other music pros make informed, data-driven decisions, we’ve created Viberate PRO.Viberate PRO is an upcoming analytics tool, designed to give music pros relevant insights — starting with insights into the music data of over 100,000 artists worldwide. Its goal is to become the go-to decision-making tool for industry players, as its data and functionalities will help professionals make less risky decisions, and assist in outlining artists’ game plans for growing their careers.With beta trials kicking off shortly, took this time to give you an exclusive look into 5 of Viberate PRO’s most promising features.#1 Unique charts that go beyond Superstar namesThere’s more to charts than seeing the same famous names over and over.Wondering which, say, Australian Tech House acts were the most popular on SoundCloud in the last month? Simply refine your search with the help of filters. You can narrow down your results by “Country”, “Genre”, and “Subgenre”, sort the chart by popularity and channel parameters (Instagram likes, Shazams, SoundCloud plays, Deezer fans etc.), and arrange it according to the desired timeline: last 30 days, last 3 months, last year, or all-time.The charts can offer insights that are more locally relevant, and allow for in-depth research of an artist’s impact on their (sub)genre.You will notice that PRO charts display unique rankings: Viberate popularity. This is the PRO charts’ default sorting and shows how an artist is performing both online and offline (as objectively as it gets). No other platform has a system like this in place — but let’s leave explaining the details to one of the next blogs.#2 Get insights into artists’ career healthMonitoring performance across streaming and social networks is only the beginning. Viberate PRO also includes another original indicator, “career health”.“Career health” is designed to overview an artist’s performance on their social media and streaming channels, and the “weight” of their network connections. The premise is simple: the more regularly you engage your fans, the more consistent your track plays are, and the more notable industry names follow you, the healthier and better your career is.To make the resulting picture more relevant, an artist’s career health is only compared with similar artists in the (sub)genre. This means that, say, UMEK’s monthly performance will not be compared to that of Slayer or Marshmello, but rather Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, and other Techno artists with chart positions similar to UMEK’s.#3 Learn about artists’ fanbases and possibilities to grow themAssessing artists by the number of social media followers is a thing of the past. What a successful artist needs is an engaged fanbase, as engagement can potentially be translated into ticket and album sales.Viberate PRO not only gives a quick (and graphic) overlook of how an artist’s fanbase is distributed throughout their social media and streaming channels, but also how well-engaged these fans are, and what content they react to the most.This allows for several interesting insights: artists and managers can analyse and compare their own and other artists’ content to get new ideas, while event organizers, labels and other pros can see how influential certain artists are. Proving your fanbase is engaged, involved and potentially eager to come see you play live just might become a tipping point for your future bookings.#4 See where in the world the artists are being listened to, and what gigs they playSure, with the internet, the entire world is a stage — but when it comes to finding the perfect match for your local gig, insights into audience and local relevance are more than valuable. This is why we also included audience maps and overviews, allowing users to research which artists are popular in a certain country and where an artist’s YouTube and Spotify listeners come from.What’s more, Viberate PRO also makes planning these gigs a little easier, as it displays an overview of an artist’s previous detected gigs, so the info on the average venue sizes and event types they can handle is also already there. Before you ask, yes, we also covered the “portfolio” part by including a list of each artist’s most notable detected events played.#5 Get new collab ideas by exploring Network respectBesides checking out artists’ stats and network for content ideas, their connections can also spark ideas for new collaborations. Viberate PRO makes combing through the follower network easier, as it sorts out and highlights the most influential and relevant artist names, tells you who follows whom, and displays which social media channels these connections are happening on.https://medium.com/media/c59a49fb1677aeed2ea185423587459b/hrefAs a strong, star-studded professional network is usually a sign of peer respectability, new rising stars can also be discovered this way. Of course, this is just scratching the surface. There’s heaps of data and ideas waiting to be explored, hopefully making the long-awaited return of live music events a bit smoother for everyone.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Viberate PRO: The 5 Best Things You’re in For was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 04
Who is Viberate?
Meet the people with the passion, and the team with the plan.It started with a simple “F#!& it, let’s do this!” And here we are, five years later, a bunch of talented, dedicated and crazy enthusiasts, building the world’s greatest live music platform, and spreading our passion with the help of a growing worldwide community.We do the work because we love it. We care for music and the people who make it happen. This is why we’re building both the platform and our data-powered services, and this is why we’re putting extra work into gathering insightful stories and tips from the experts in the field. We want to take out the complicated stuff and make it easier for the artists, organizers, and other music pros to focus on the job they love.Because it’s their jobs that make the world better. They create the tracks, the videos, and above all, the concerts and sets that we have no problem staying up for until 3 AM and discuss in detail over lunch the next day. It’s what connects us. And it’s time we made music connections better for the industry as well. Live gigs are slowly returning, bands will resume touring, and the least we can do is help the right people match up and create the best possible live experience.That’s our spark and our mission. And here’s our story in the video.https://medium.com/media/4624afcae0670819a4c4eefb84e0fa57/hrefAlways going forward, we’re on our path to shaking things up globally. Are you with us?https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Who is Viberate? was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 01
Navigate the Industry Like ...
Fresh out of the oven & here for your taste-test: our new analytics tool.Look, you don’t have to be an undercover robot to enjoy numbers and charts (or at least that’s what we’ve been told). Being well-informed is simply a smart strategy for anything in life. While listening to hot gossip at album launch parties is a sure-fire way to learn a thing or two about the industry, real data is still a more reliable source of info.Now, imagine having access to the info of over 100,000 musicians. We’re not talking their home address, of course, but info on their streaming performance, their Instagram likes, popularity charts, the whole online shebang. Done imagining? Because now you can try it out for real.Enter: Viberate PROAfter months of tinkering, we’re ready for the beta tryouts. Viberate PRO has been designed to bring data-based insights to all the musicians, organizers and their teams out there, and to assist them in making smart business decisions.What artists gain with Viberate PROWith insights into fanbases and audiences, artists and their teams can easily monitor performance across different channels, understand their markets better, and manage their careers with solid info. Additional cool features are in the pipeline, but more on that later.What’s in it for the organizers?Organizers can gain insights into artists’ chart positions and popularity, and compare them to other similar artists more easily. Like a cool wingman for the organizer’s intuition, Viberate PRO will help them score the best match for an upcoming gig.https://medium.com/media/52dec426e85063fdb750b66b06fdc61b/hrefGet in our beta roster!If you’d like to be the first to take the new Viberate PRO out for a spin, go apply for early access. We’ll make it worth your while.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Navigate the Industry Like a Pro was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 05. 14
Contributor Insights: The W...
We’re not a fashion mag, but we do have some hot takes. Dive into the second overview of our contributor community.You don’t need us to tell you how, um, interesting March and April turned out to be. What we can tell you, though, is that our community saw quite a bit of progress and continues to be overwhelmingly positive. Let’s take a closer look.OverviewIf creating order and mapping the music world were among your New Year’s resolutions, you aren’t alone. Since the beginning of the year, more than 2500 new contributors have joined our ranks. Good to have you, guys!Looking at the countries you contribute to the most, the United States is the most covered so far, followed by a couple of European countries, Canada, and Latin and South America. The map below shows the 20 countries with the most contributions and can give you new ideas on where in the world to explore next, add new findings, and earn some sweet points.Contributor SpotlightDid you notice that some contributors like to communicate with each other by changing their nicknames? We think that’s pretty creative. Especially since these “renamers” are a couple in real life. Talk about #couplegoals, huh?A special shout-out goes to Be Yourself, a newcomer from Venezuela who joined our community mid-March and has already made her way to the very top. She finished second in April with 255453 points. Good going!This round’s top contributors with the Godlike Badge, OneOffFan Inc. and Andresqui👽, come from different sides of the world. Their editing specialty seems to be Events, but making Artist profiles shine is not that far behind. Check out their stats below.What’s New & in the PipelineYou guys seem to like the new Task feature in your overview section and are showering the selected profiles with extra attention. Thank you! The feature will be evolving regularly and you’ll be the first to know about any new perks.In the meantime, start moving those champagne bottles towards the fridge, as the freshly revamped and updated Contribution landing page is coming up soon, so celebrations will be in order.Tips & TricksIn case you missed our last newsletter (be sure to sign up below if you’re not receiving it yet!), here’s this month’s hottest tip: social presence is crucial, so be sure to consider this when you’re adding or editing links:1/ Active profile.All links must be active and must display content. Social platforms must show activity in the last 3 years. Example: The artist is currently performing/making/posting music.2/ Accurate data.Make sure that the links you’re adding belong to the artist or venue. Example: In case of bands, only add band links, not band members’ links.Who’s Who at Viberate?This time around, say hi to our “resident music geek”, genre scientist Nik, who’s been honing our genre and subgenre system and has been overseeing the accuracy of your edits since the very beginning.Even though he’s an audio engineer and a hobby DJ (btw, his biggest fan at one time was an 80-year-old gentleman who came to his every afternoon nu-jazz set), Nik believes he’s learnt the most about genres and music through everyday experience. “When I work on our database, I’m always listening to the artists I’m adding or editing. If I stumble upon an artist or track I really like, or a sound I’ve never heard before, I then spend literal days in my off-time digging through entire discographies.”“I like fusion and experiments in music, especially tracks that are hard to define genre-wise. Lately, I jam to Moses Sumney’s ‘Cut Me’.”In his words, invention in music is always exciting, but baffling at certain points. “The most interesting new genre for me is Brazilian ‘Funk Carioca’. Every part of the track sounds offbeat, but like magic, it works when put together. And the most bizarre new subgenre I’ve come across is ‘Post-Teen Pop’. So… it’s just ‘adult pop’? I don’t think every small difference should merit the creation of a new (sub)genre. But that’s just me.”And just like that, our overview is done & dusted! Make sure you keep an eye on your inbox for our newsletter, and make “extra sure” to continue being awesome.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Contributor Insights: The Who’s Who of Spring 2020 was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 05. 13
New Milestones, New Service...
While the worldwide lockdown continues, our online lives are as busy as ever. In April, we launched a service that helps musicians track their online performance, and even calculated some stats about ourselves.But that’s not all that happened in the past month. Here’s the longer list:Viberate among the best European startupsWe were proud and delighted to see our name on Seedtable’s recent list of “European tech startups to watch in 2020”. Being in the company of other renowned names, such as SoundCloud, N26 and of course Eligma, is always a good sign we’re doing something right.121 Best European Startups to Watch in 2020 | SeedtableFastStats — music industry stats monitoring made simpleTo help artists stay on top of their online presence (which is now as important as ever), we’ve created FastStats. Like the name suggests, it’s a service designed for easy cross-channel monitoring of fan and follower growth, which brings Viberate data together in an easy-to-use dashboard.With FastStats, we hope to help artists and their teams better manage their time and efforts and get back to securing gigs as soon as possible. Of course, the service is free and can be used on mobile or desktop.Read more about it in Miha’s recent blog:Introducing FastStats, Easy Social & Streaming Monitoring for MusiciansOver 100 editorial articles publishedAnother important milestone in terms of content is publishing 100 articles on our platform. Over the course of the past few months, our editorial team was tireless at researching, interviewing and creating, all to bring interesting, in-depth insights and valuable first-hand advice to our users.Here’s the celebrated 100th article: an interview with IDMA-nominated Trance artist Alessandra Roncone, in which she discusses her career and also gives some pointers to up-and-coming DJs and producers.Alessandra Roncone: Don't Expect Only the Optimal OutcomeOur own isolation statsLast but not least, we decided to have some fun while crunching numbers and updating the platform, so we did an internal survey of our home office habits and decisions during distancing.Here’s a taste of the stats.What came out was a fun and quirky dive into our everyday life, which covered almost everything from our style choices to binging on “Tiger King”. Plus, we also put together a go-to playlist. See for yourself:Viberate in Numbers: How Are We Handling the Distancing?April was busy, but we promise May will bring even more good stuff, which will be revealed right here. Stay tuned.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |New Milestones, New Service and All Those Stats was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 05. 07
Introducing FastStats, Easy...
Building and growing a fanbase is essential if you want to be a successful musician. To help artists stay on top of their online performance, we’ve created FastStats.A strong social media presence, combined with efficient promotion of tracks on streaming services, is one of the most valuable assets an artist can have today. The second most valuable asset is time — and figuring out what the fans want can take up a lot of it.Stay on top of fans and followers with one convenient toolTo help artists better manage their time and efforts, we’ve introduced FastStats. It’s a free and simple service that brings our Viberate data together and allows artists and their managers to easily monitor the artist’s performance across 7 channels.Easily switch between weekly or monthly view.With FastStats, you can dig into Spotify listeners, Instagram likes, YouTube views, Shazams and more. Like the name suggests, the service allows fast insights into fanbase dynamics and follower growth.How to use FastStatsIf you’re a musician, your profile is probably already on the Viberate platform. Simply log in and find your social media and streaming accounts already connected in the dashboard. You can add any missing or additional channels and our team will review all the entries for confirmation. You can start tracking your stats immediately via desktop or mobile.Networking is essentialNetworking in the music industry is a must. You can monitor your existing and new artist connections in FastStats as well and see which channels work in your favour.Share your dashboard with your teamShare the load by sharing the board. You can invite and add up to 5 people to your dashboard, allowing your manager, agent, social media creator or other trusted team members to tap into the numbers and see what your fans respond to.We’re staying proactive so you can be active and follow your vision more easily. Check out FastStats now and remain steadily on track.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Introducing FastStats, Easy Social & Streaming Monitoring for Musicians was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 04. 30
Viberate in Numbers: How Ar...
The time must come for every music data company to turn its analytical eye on itself. We present: our isolation stats.It’s now week 7 of our home office life, and in between crunching numbers, Zoom marathons and deadline sprints, we decided to sniff out (OK, not literally) some interesting stats about ourselves as well. As always, our marketing team went for the dirty details. Are we eating too much? When was the last time anyone’s worn jeans? And of course — what are we jamming to?Here’s what we found out:👙 RIP Beach BodiesWe’re bound to get heavier, as we’re eating way more.On the other hand, a good percent of us have discovered a passion for jogging, working out, and generally putting tracksuits to their intended purpose, so statistically, the office chairs need not fear our return.🎸 Rocking AroundSpeaking of heavy stuff: when it comes to music, our developers and data/support team seem to currently enjoy heavier riffs, especially Iron Maiden. The majority of jokers can be found in the product department, and by “jokers” we mean people who swear they can’t get enough of “Never Gonna Give You Up” or “10 Hours of Celestial White Noise”. They probably get along great with whomever it is in the marketing department who jams to “Tibetan flute music”, though.The majority of us have watched at least one music livestream or an artist’s online performance. If there’s a set worthy of an extra shoutout, it’s UMEK’s ReConnect set we’ve already written about.🧘 Netflix & ChillAlong with the Zoom marathons, we love series marathons as well. Still, when it comes to “Tiger King”, only half of us have seen it.Did the panic-buying of toilet paper and any of the bonkers conspiracy theories affect us? Doesn’t look like it, as we’re still reportedly very chill…at least when we’re not trolling our Facebook friends.🧨 Last but Not Least: Our Playlist!You didn’t think we were just going to casually mention our (weird) jams without giving you a taste, did you? When we surveyed our music tastes, several team members volunteered their go-to isolation songs, so behold: our weird and wonderful Viberate Isolation Tracks Playlist.Will it bring extra cheer to your day? We hope so. Like we like to say: “Issa vibe!”https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Viberate in Numbers: How Are We Handling the Distancing? was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 04. 28
Add, Cred and Edit: How We ...
Coming up with new ideas all the time is pretty much one of the commandments of modern business. But is that really all that it takes to succeed? Our project is proving otherwise.Sure, some motivation is always welcomed, and agility can help you get ahead, but when it comes down to it, constant pressure to create is usually just that: pressure.You’ve probably experienced a form of it during this lockdown period, too: on social media, for example, where a barrage of posts is telling you to take action. Pick up a new hobby, impress with today’s challenge, get out of your comfort zone… as though the current circumstances don’t already call for being more comfortable and OK with whatever you’re doing.Pressure doesn’t always create diamonds, and that insight inspired our improved contribution features.The challengeOnce you register on Viberate, you’re prompted to start adding artists, venues, events and festivals around you, or the up-and-coming artists you like. Sure, no biggie. But what happens after you’ve added every new entity you can think of?https://medium.com/media/c8aa587c6bba923dc42daf2c0530bcc4/hrefWhen we discussed upgrading and improving the contribution experience with our community, we found that some contributors simply get stuck after a while. Like many creative thinkers will tell you, encouraging people to re-examine and explore existing ideas will lead to generating new ones more easily. In gaming terms, sometimes it’s having “quests” that’s the best part.The hackWith help from our support team, we introduced Tasks. Now, each contributor can open their “My Contribution” section and receive sets of 3 profiles that need editing and updating. Finding and fixing outdated links is our first priority, as the Artist profiles are all about up-to-date and verified content. And since there’s well over 1.5 million profiles on the platform, you can imagine that the “supply” doesn’t run out quickly.Tasks can be found in each contributor’s “My Contribution” section.Soon, these task suggestions will also be modified to fit a contributor’s music taste even better, which we hope will also help their never-ending music discovery.The benefitsHaving a strong community that tirelessly pieces together the worldwide music puzzle (over 6,500 edits in March alone!) is a rare privilege. Besides rewarding their valuable time and effort with badges and goodies, it’s these seemingly simple features that truly work wonders for engagement and satisfaction. After all, being skilled in editing also brings you points and extra “cred”, so focusing your energy into perfecting existing stuff is just as important and valuable as chasing new things all the time.Kind of how it works with everything in life, isn’t it?https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Add, Cred and Edit: How We Improved Engagement with Focused Tasks was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 04. 20
And the IDMA goes to…
And the IDMA Goes to…That should be the beginning of an exciting evening, in the pool area of Faena District’s Generator hotel during this year’s Winter Music Conference in Miami. Shorts, flip-flops, and the first mojito of many that night. The standard Miami vibe we in the music industry look forward to throughout the year.But then someone decided it would be a great idea to eat some bat sashimi, so instead of getting a head start on sunburns, we’re now stuck at home, watching Tiger King (which, by the way, is the best thing that has happened during the quarantine, if not this whole crappy year).https://medium.com/media/2bf266b4c987f918d619e44a0cb2bc7f/hrefPierced gay redneck tiger tamers aside, the winners of the International Dance Music Awards were announced recently, and we congratulate them.Here’s how we picked the nominees.The IDMA committee sent over the artist-based categories (genre- and gender-specific), and the first thing to do was to filter and group the artists that belonged in each of them. That narrowed the selection down to a little over 100 thousand artists, but that was the easy part. The hard part was ranking them according to their online popularity.Step one: ranking.Simply counting likes and followers wouldn’t yield good results, so we first needed to reduce various key performance indicators (KPIs), such as Twitter and Instagram followers, Facebook likes, and YouTube subscribers, to a single, synthetic KPI. Picture stuffing apples, oranges, strawberries, melons, and broccoli into one basket, and somehow turning them all into carrots.https://medium.com/media/26bed38936759959c498640f4a1afbf1/hrefStep two: examining fans, gigs, and networks.To pick the five nominees in each category, we then looked into how big their fanbase on all those channels was in the beginning of 2019, and how it grew month-by-month. This gave us a good foundation for determining an artist’s popularity, based on what they had accrued through the years and on how dynamic their growth had been throughout 2019.But wait, the statistical acrobatics don’t end there! To spice it all up, we added data from events, and for the final touch, threw in a pinch of peer network analysis. Here, we looked at the profiles of each artist’s followers and singled out the musicians. The stronger the profile of your followers (meaning the more famous your follower artist is), the bigger the chances of getting nominated.Step three: picking the 5 best acts in 16 categories.The final result was a highly relevant list of crème-de-la-crème Electronic music artists. We threw the nominees to the voters, much like Carole Baskin threw her husband to the tigers, and you can check the winners here.For all the Electronic trends and insights we picked up in the process (and designed smashingly, may I add), be sure to check out this IQ Mag article.2019 Under the Microscope: Who was on top in electronic music? | IQ MagazineAnd for that extra kick of motivation, check out what advice IDMA nominees have on tackling the Covid-19 crisis.Tackle Covid-19 Like an IDMA Nomineehttps://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |And the IDMA goes to… was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 04. 09
Keeping Our Distance — but ...
Keeping Our Distance — but Not From Our GoalsWhat a year March was, huh? It’s times like these that really put your ability to think on your feet to the test. Luckily for us, we’re a tech startup, so we know how to shuffle fast: we set up home offices, pushed forward, and even put together a festival monitoring service, practically overnight.Online fun timeMaintaining the social distance didn’t stop us from having fun in our team meetings. Here’s a glimpse into our virtual sessions — and thereby our minds. While some of us transformed our workstations into space stations, others went to paradise beaches, or simply went gaga. The gamers got ready for their evening sessions, and a select few kept in mind their traditional weekly after-work meetup at the nearby gas station. Now that’s team spirit!You know, business as usual.Fans ReConnect with UMEKMeanwhile, our co-founder DJ UMEK was also hard at work. Joining the music industry’s initiatives to move live gigs online during the pandemic, he dropped two Techno sets from his home studio, one via Kurzschluss Clubbing’s “Party from Home” stream, and one via Beatport’s “ReConnect” Global Livestream. While we lol’d at the viewers’ comments both times (“Hey, this is ideal for us older ravers — we can party AND have someone watch over the kids.” or “Guys, keep hitting your light switch for that strobe effect!”), we also couldn’t help but admire the poster on his wall. When the eyes of the global community are on you, use the ad space wisely!Check out UMEK’s ReConnect set HERE.Staying on top of COVID-19 like only we canAs Vasja explained in this Blockchain Alliance Europe article, Viberate can’t really create a cure for the coronavirus — but we can create a service that utilizes data to everyone’s advantage. As soon as large music festivals like Ultra and Coachella announced their cancellations, we hacked together Sick Festivals to assist festival-goers with their plans, and to alert both the public and the media about the enormous revenue loss the industry is bound to suffer.Spreading the word, not the virus.For more on the subject, check out Matej’s recent blog post.Live Music Industry Hit Hard by Coronavirus: Our New Service Monitors the ImpactSick Festivals soon gained traction, and was also mentioned in this in-depth Forbes article about the fallout musicians are facing right now.The Heartbreaking Cost For Musicians As COVID-19 Stops The MusicWhat else is new?The “canceled/postponed” filters and tags you see on the Sick Festivals site have, of course, also been added to our Viberate platform, which also saw a couple of tweaks. Most notably, we improved the contributor section and updated the “Hot Right Now” section with a new design for Spotify tracks.Although our Zoom shenanigans may suggest otherwise, we’re as hard at work as ever. It’s impossible for anyone to accurately predict what the following months will bring, but we promise we’ll do everything in our power to help bring the situation back to normal as fast as possible. New specialized products and services are already in the works, and we’ll roll them out as soon as all this is over.Stay safe and keep your spirits up. 2020 won’t get the best of us if we all give our best.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Keeping Our Distance — but Not From Our Goals was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 04. 02
Live Music Industry Hit Har...
Music festivals are increasingly among those affected by Covid-19. To help everyone stay on top of things, we’ve created Sickfestivals.com, where anyone can easily track which festivals have been canceled, which ones postponed, and what that means for the industry.It started as a local outbreak, but was soon felt as global unease. The music industry wasn’t exempt in dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic prevention measures. If you were wondering just how fast the situation changed, simply ask our colleague DJ UMEK, who experienced the switch in a matter of hours: “I played on the Resistance stage at Ultra in Melbourne and Sydney, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. When I landed back home and turned my phone back on, most of my upcoming gigs had already disappeared from my calendar. That was when I realized how serious this outbreak had become.”Because things got so serious so fast, we quickly put together Sickfestivals.com. As it’s up to all of us to do whatever we can to manage the damage, we’ve created a comprehensive list of festivals that have been officially canceled or postponed. Sourced from around 5000 festivals in our Viberate database, the list is reliably updated daily with those affected, and will be upgraded further with other relevant stats.If your festival is not on the list, check out Viberate.com. It’s either unaffected, or no changes have been announced yet.With our current version, visitors can sort the festivals alphabetically, according to their online popularity, or according to the public reaction to the regretful news, expressed by the “Saddy McSadface” emoji. We’re not making light of the situation — we hope these public “tears of support” will show the hard-working organizers that the world appreciates their concerns.Why did we do it?All these cancellations and rearranged dates put unimaginable economic and psychological strain on not only the performing artists, event organizers, and the teams involved, but also on anyone with flights, hotels, and festival tickets already booked and paid for months in advance. Sure, we’re mostly home-bound these days, but that doesn’t mean we should waste hours searching for the latest info in order to get our bookings refunded in time.Moreover, with a comprehensive list, it’ll be easier to monitor just how huge the impact on the industry will be.What do the cancellations mean for the industry?The anticipated fallout goes far beyond worrying whether we’ll be allowed to party at the seaside this summer or not. As the production costs of a mega-sized festival easily exceed $100M, we’re talking billions of dollars out the window.We’ll keep monitoring the stats closely on our website.Here’s what we know so far:- Over 300 music festivals have already been affected (for updated numbers, check Sickfestivals), 48 of them in the US alone.- At least 1.3M people will be unable to attend their favorite festival. We’re talking visitors to the 20 most popular music festivals on our platform, so we expect the final number to be much, much higher.- At least $5.5B in total revenue is expected be lost by all festival stakeholders. By that we mean the aggregated economic effect on festival organizers, vendors, and the teams involved. This calculation was made at the time of writing, so it is expected to increase as things develop.The situation seems dire, to say the least. The good news is: the music industry is coping and adapting as always. Thanks to their always-hectic schedules, festival professionals are quick to think on their feet and react, and artists who’ve lost their upcoming gigs are creatively turning to online services to keep in touch with their fans, which now seems more valuable than ever.To try and soften the impact of this situation, Viberate is already implementing new solutions for industry professionals out there, and we’ll update you on them as soon as possible. Together, we can come out stronger.Stay tuned, but most of all — stay safe and stay home.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Live Music Industry Hit Hard by Coronavirus: Our New Service Monitors the Impact was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 24
In the Spotlight: Viberate ...
From winning the coveted Godlike Contributor Badge and promotions, to strengthening the music industry during times of global challenges — now is our time to shine.As the music industry faces unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, our mission of helping artists, venues, events and festivals thrive is more important than ever. This ongoing music revolution would not be possible without you, our global community of hero contributors.https://medium.com/media/09e68e2afeae42baf7318c0062e945f2/hrefThis is the first in a series of columns in which we’ll keep you up to date with contributor achievements, present interesting developments, and provide tips on becoming an even more successful contributor. Let’s go, shall we?OverviewAs the number of contributors grows, so does the network. This year alone, more than 31,000 new and confirmed data points landed in our database, and the added artists will soon be measured in millions.The majority of contributions are in the Rock genre (24%), followed by Pop (15%) and Electronic (12%). See your most popular entries below.You guys Rock!Contributor SpotlightIn September 2019, we implemented a system with four different types of badges that let anyone see who the superstar contributors are. This system is fair and allows every “newbie” to climb all the way up to the holy grail of badges, the Godlike Contributor Badge. When you get it, it means that you’re pretty much the best in (music) class.Two contributors, 2☼2☼ (edit: now known as (◔ ͜ʖ◔)👍) and Matjaž f, have gone all in and won the badge already. So far, and at the time of writing this column, they’ve earned more than 31,000 and 61,000 points respectively in March alone, with our sun-loving user adding and editing artists, while Matjaž’s specialty are events. Check out their favorite genres and some other facts below. Thank you, guys, you’re absolutely crushing it!All in a day’s work 💪Turn badge collection into pro status.The higher the points, the better the badges, and the better the chance for you to become one of our pro contributors and turn your hobby into a full-time job. For tips and tricks, follow in the footsteps of Camilo Bernheim, one of our 50 professionals.https://www.viberate.com/article/five-reasons-why-music-contributors-are-the-heroes-behind-the-scenesAlso, have you read about Alan from Slovenia, who can tell the genre of a band just by looking at the logo? Alan is the star of our new column called “Spotted”, where we introduce our most dedicated contributors and highlight their work, which never goes unnoticed.Spotted: A Bit of Punk, Some Metalcore, and Good Old RockWhat’s New and in the Pipeline?We’ve just introduced an upgraded version of our contributors charts, which is now the same as the Artist List view page. This means that now, every single contributor is listed, not just the top 10.We’ve also modified the rewards system for our top contributors. Just like before, the top 20 contributors are rewarded, but the potential rewards for the top 3 places have increased in value, as you can see in the detailed table below.Coming up soon — a new feature in your profile’s overview section. With it, you’ll be prompted to undertake tasks, in other words, you’ll see which IDs need editing. We’ll focus on artists and venues first, meaning you’ll have the chance to get new entities to edit simply by clicking a button.Tips & TricksWhile we want to make sure that different parts of the globe get a fair share of our attention, there will always be countries and cities that need some extra love.In this first round, please apply your best editing skills to add new venues from Sacramento, California, Anaheim, California, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Who’s Who at Viberate?Last but not least, we’re sure you’d like to know more about who takes care of you on our end. First up to say “hi” is Jožica, our invaluable core team member and contributor point of contact.‘’I never treat anyone as a number, but rather as an interesting individual,’’ Jožica says.“Joži” has been with us for over two years now, and she gets to correspond with many contributors, especially the ones who make it to the top 20. ‘’Thanks to contributors, I’ve expanded my music taste, as they always suggest new artists from different genres. They also make our work much easier, as they know our site quite well, so sometimes they’re the first to notice a bug and contact us.’’Being a huge Pearl Jam fan, Jožica hopes to attend their concert in Budapest in July: ‘’Almost a decade ago, I saw them in Prague, which was the best concert of my life. So far, it hasn’t been canceled, so I hope it will remain on the calendar!’’… and that’s a wrap for our first post. Until next time, continue being awesome!https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |In the Spotlight: Viberate Contributors was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 17
Eventim Makes It Cheaper fo...
Unless you specialize in organizing festivals exclusively for the Amish, you’ve probably thought about having your own mobile app. Let’s leave the posters and brochures to the boomers and talk real business.Our platform currently features around 5,000 festivals of all shapes and sizes, all neatly marked on the world map and presented with very comprehensive profiles. Visitors can find everything that matters on the profiles: venue information, ticket links, amenities, nearby accommodation, highlights, and, most importantly, the lineup.There’s lots of gems under the hood.All the info in one place: the festivalgoer’s pocket.All that information is easily pushed into a mobile app. If you have a festival, all you have to do is claim or create your profile on Viberate (your festival’s profile is most likely already there), fill out any missing information, and start talking app with us. Normally, an app for iOS and Android made from scratch would cost anywhere from €30k upwards. Not with us. We charge an annual subscription at a fraction of that cost, and the content you need is basically already all there. But it gets better!Our new partnership is good news for the entire Adriatic region.https://medium.com/media/2faa734a0253b66296489539157c2a33/hrefWe’ve just partnered up with Eventim in the Adriatic region, and together, we bring festival-owners even closer to a mobile app: Eventim will cover 50% of the subscription cost for the first year for festivals that will sell tickets through their system. Cool, right?To check out other app highlights, head to my previous blog post:Every Music Festival Needs an App — and Here’s WhyInterested already? Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |Eventim Makes It Cheaper for Festivals to Get a Tailor-made App was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 11
New Partnerships and Other ...
Despite February being the shortest month, we managed to squeeze in more than enough developments to make this monthly report as interesting as possible. Here’s what we’ve been itching to tell you.Good news for regional festival ownersWe’re proud to announce our partnership with Eventim, the leading ticket provider in the Adriatic region. Together, we are making exciting Festival Apps deals (and other opportunities) for festival owners, aiming to make the scene more digitalized, and the live music experiences even better. We’ll reveal all the juicy details soon.We nominated the hottest Electronic acts of 2019For the second year in a row, the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) trusted us to select the nominees for the artist-based categories. We picked the top 5 artists in each category, based on their online popularity and growth in the past year. We’re not talking basic likes and follower numbers, but KPIs such as fanbase growth, peer support, and gigs performed. The winners, selected by public vote, will be announced at the Winter Music Conference, where our Vasja will also hold a panel with prominent industry names.Read more about it in his latest blog post:See You in MiamiTune into podcastsNot only did we gain quite a bit of traction in the media world with the way we crunched the numbers for IDMA, we also attracted the attention of a couple of awesome podcasts. Vasja, our nr. 1 speaker, explains what Viberate does today, how we keep artists’ profiles up-to-date, and reveals plans to make our platform the world’s biggest marketplace for underrepresented artists to be discovered by promoters.180 - The IMDb of the Music Industry - with Vasja Veber of ViberateHundreds of new claims to fameThroughout February, we were happy to see the number of newly claimed profiles climb into the hundreds, among them legendary names such as Techno king Carl Cox, Drum and Bass stalwarts Black Sun Empire, metal heavyweights The Black Dahlia Murder, and funk-metal iconoclasts Living Colour.As one of our objectives is helping artists grow and connect, we asked some of these freshly joined artists about career advice they’d like to share. Our editorial team thus covered Sound & Shape’s rock ’n’ roll life on the road, Mike Williams’ thoughts on social media, KOAN Sound’s views on creativity, and more.Exclusive Interview: "The New Decapitated Will Be a Tribute to the Old Gods"Mike Williams: "Send Your Tracks to the Artists, not Labels"Djibril Cissé: From Football Star to Rising DJKOAN Sound: To Create a Masterpiece, Switch Reason OffMuch more lies in store for us this month and the rest of the year, so be sure to stay tuned, while we continue to rock ’n’ roll!https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/href| Viberate.com |Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Reddit |New Partnerships and Other Good News was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 04
See You in Miami
When we started Viberate, we said we’ll have our own award show someday. Now we have one. Well, almost.Here’s our co-founder UMEK with the IDMA for Best Techno Artist he snatched a couple of years ago.For the second year in a row, we were in charge of selecting the nominees for the artist-based categories at the International Dance Music Awards. We picked the top 5 artists in each category, based on their online popularity and growth in the past year. We went well beyond just counting likes and followers, because anyone can buy those.The nominees were selected with the help of five main KPIs:· Fanbase (actually counting likes and followers)· Fan growth· Engagement (a real audience is an engaged audience)· Network (peer support)· Events (every gig counts)The result is a highly relevant list of the hottest artists of 2019. However, the winners will be decided by a public vote. You can cast yours here. We have a pretty good idea of who actually gained the most in the past year, and it will be interesting to see if we’ll get the same result by voting.To top it off, we’ll be hosting a panel at Winter Music Conference on March 18th (mainstage, baby!), where I’ll be moderating a discussion on using data to improve the chances of a breakthrough in the music industry. The panel will feature Emily Blake from Rolling Stone, Arabian Prince (N.W.A.), Andre Glanz from Napster, and Deniz Koyu (KO:YU).Save the date 📅If you’re there and want to connect, drop us a line and we’ll schedule a meeting. There may or may not be cocktails on those meetings, it’s Miami after all.https://medium.com/media/7c1d0381dcc5a9ce08824baf3417e55c/hrefSee You in Miami was originally published in Viberate blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 02. 27