Archive for the ‘Music Industry’ Category

How To Start A Musical Revolution In The Digital Age

Friday, October 7th, 2016
Throughout history, there have been a number of musical revolutions that can be linked to a certain time and place. The emergence of ska, reggae and dub that came out of Kingston in the 60s is a good example. San Francisco saw an explosion of Psychedelic Rock in the 70s as did New York with hip hop in...

How Can We Encourage Better Promo?

Monday, May 9th, 2016
There’s a curious contradiction in how people perceive record labels. My friend Jonny, a guy in his mid twenties, was telling me that he didn’t mind downloading music illegally because record labels make enough money - and that we would be better off without record labels anyway. I found myself fascinated...

Announcing Pro DJ accounts – empowering labels and enriching the recipient experience

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Over the past 7 years we have strived to innovate, adapt, and improve the process of pre release promo for labels and recipients alike. Today marks a major milestone in both our journey as a company and also the narrative of pre release promotion. Our team has witnessed the progression of music promotion...

New High Volume Promo Plan

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Much like the many labels and promo companies that use FATdrop, we are fiercely independent and enjoy the freedom that offers us. Over the next year, we will be launching a new series of tools and features to help pave fairer and more effective ways for labels, promotion and distribution companies to...

New anti-piracy partner MUSO

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
We have teamed up with leading anti-piracy provider MUSO and have a very special deal for FATdrop clients. “Pre-release leaks are bullshit. We provide our clients with the tools to send out their pre-release campaigns securely and know that if it leaks, we can identify the individual that leaked...

FATdrop Launching Pioneering New Platform For Discovering Pre-Release Music

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
New platform from pre-release promo expert FATdrop lets record labels share details of forthcoming releases with DJs, industry professionals and music lovers. Contact Mai Harper: mai@fatdrop.co.uk | +49 30 899 935 84 Berlin, 23rd June, 2014 – FATdrop, industry leader in pre-release music promotion,...

Experts in the Industry #4 – Black Hole Recordings

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Dropping in for the fourth edition of our Experts in the Industry series is Mark Meeuwissen, A&R Manager at veteran trance label and longtime FATdrop client Black Hole Recordings. FATdrop: Tell us a little bit about your label or promotion company. Mark Meeuwissen: Black Hole Recordings, founded...

Experts in the Industry #3 – Third Ear Recordings

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Fittingly, third up in our Experts in the Industry series is Third Ear Recordings. Here, the Hackney-based label divulge some details of their pre-release promo techniques. FATdrop: Tell us a little bit about your label or promotion company. Third Ear: Third Ear Recordings is an independent record...

Experts in the Industry #2 – SMP3

Monday, January 20th, 2014
Our Experts in the Industry series chats to some FATdrop clients about how they use the service to promote music. Next up is SMP3 founder Steve Parry. FATdrop:  tell us a little bit about SMP3 Steve Parry: I’ve worked in the music industry for over 20 years, from DJing to working in record stores...

Experts in the Industry #1 – Toolroom

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Experts in the Industry is a series of casual conversations with FATdrop clients, garnering insight into the secrets of their success when it comes to digital music promotion. Who better to kick things off than Chris Barleycorn, digital manager at leading dance label Toolroom. FATdrop: Tell us a bit...