A few months ago, DropTrack launched a new feature called "Get Paid to Listen", which promises to do exactly that. The feature is targeted towards DJs, bloggers, and A&R reps who get a compensation whenever they listen to songs through the software. If you're one of the individuals above that would like to earn money when you're listening to new tracks, you can even set your own prices with the software.
As for budding artists and musicians, DropTrack is the perfect avenue where they can expose their talent. Whenever a new track is released, the artist can use the platform as a way to gauge how successful it will be once it gets released to the public. A good upside to using the software is that it offers a money-back guarantee that assures Premium Demos will be heard by other individuals. Thanks to the brilliance of the team behind DropTrack, artists can get a timely response on the single they require feedback on. It also helps motivate the artists to produce high quality submissions that they believe possesses the right qualities for their kind of music.
Once a track has not been listened to or no feedback is left behind after a week, the artist gets the money he paid back to him. The feedback recorded by DropTrack includes the number of times the track has been downloaded or played by the recipient; followed by a five-star rating, and a remark from the reviewer. Through this, the artist knows what to expect once he finally releases the single into the public.
DropTrack Founder and CEO Paul Loeb is an individual who belongs to the A&R field. Aside from this platform, he has No Ego Records where he filters demo submissions from. What sets DropTrack apart from other platforms is that its users have the option to determine the pricing they see fit according to their budget. As of this writing, the listener roster on DropTrack includes labels like Adrenalin Room, Suma records, and Digital Empire Records. DJs Tiesto, George Acosta, and Dash Berlin are just some of the big names on the platform as well.
In the end, Loeb's goal for his "Get Paid to Listen" strategy is to make the submission process a fairer field fro music providers and industry experts. With the help of DropTrack, however, Loeb believes that this allows budding artists to share their work with other individuals and get feedback on how good or bad the single is so it's like a Win-Win situation for both.