iLike: Helps artist sell their music online October 20, 2008Posted by Abdurahman in news.
Tags: Ali Parlevi, Facebook, Hi5, iLike, itunes, Jeff Price, online music, Orkut, playlist, TuneCore, windows media player
Are you an artist but still doesn’t have a name yet? Or you want to promote your own music online?
Are you a music-enthusiast that what to share and find information related to your favorite artist?
You can do it in iLike.
iLike is a social discovery music site, and it is available in as application on Facebook, Hi5, Orkut and Bebo platform. Currently it has 30 Million of users worldwide, sharing their playlist and recommendation. It helps you find people with same taste of music just like you. And it even helps you find artist which lives to near you.
All you need to do is register through www.ilike.com, and then you are asked to download it’s sidebar for your iTunes or Windows Media Player. It’s synchronize your playlist with their online music database and give you some information related to your song like concert schedule, similar artist and your artist activity. Then you can find friends that may have similar playlist with you. Now, iLike has 200,000 million leading artist registered to manage their presence in supported platform above.
iLike on Facebook
They are chosen as The Best Facebook Application as on October 2008 and now they stream the full length of your favorite songs, so you can listen it from anywhere you like.
I’m delighted that Facebook is committed to recognizing the apps that are most appreciated by users. We expect the Great Apps program to have a very positive impact on the entire Facebook Platform ecosystem.” Ali Partovi, iLike CEO
On the newest press release, they are joining their force with TuneCore to helps indie musician promote and sell their music and start to make money. User now can sell their music to all major online stores and leading subscription services like: Amazon, iTunes, Rhapsody and they will get 100% of royalties. For more information please go here.
“This relationship is the first time that music discovery, promotion and sharing is directly connected to distribution outside of a traditional label. I was an iLike user far before I had the privilege of working with them. iLike helps music and musicians get discovered, get heard and get famous. TuneCore provides worldwide distribution of music and video to the stores where music fans go to buy it. Philosophically, we fit perfectly together – our common goal is to help the musician succeed under a new model.” Jeff Price – TuneCore.com CEO.
TuneCore.com has changed the 100-year-old rules and model of the music business. It is a low, flat fee service that distributes anyone’s music or videos to iTunes, eMusic, AmazonMP3 and many other major download sites while taking no rights and no revenue from the sale of the music. Artists are building careers, selling significant volumes of music and generating revenue while keeping their rights utilizing the new model created by TuneCore. In its 33 months since launch, TuneCore has distributed tens of thousands of albums and millions of songs to iTunes and other digital stores including Grammy winners, record labels and unsigned artists. Customers include Jay-Z, Keith Richards, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Westerberg, MGM Studios, Warren G, Bjork, Moby, High School Musical cast members, Ali Lohan, Cirque Du Soleil, Starbucks and tens of thousands more. TuneCore currently distributes between 150 – 250 release a day (more music is released in one day via TuneCore than any major record label over a year) and recently expanded its offering to distribute full-length films, TV shows, live concerts, documentaries etc to iTunes and more. TuneCore’s own Billboard Top 25 seller chart went live in July 2008.