Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Update – World map, custom emails & lots more

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
As we approach the end of a great year, we are very pleased to be able to tell you about the latest service updates. As the client base grows, and for the third year in a row, we have been able to lower our prices and add tasty new features, and this is year is certainly no exception. We continue with...

Social Media Week Berlin: Generating real revenue from new online technologies

Friday, October 5th, 2012
In 2011, Spotify paid royalties of over $180 million to artists, and with that figure is set to double this year, there's clearly potential to harness this emerging market. But how? That's exactly the tricky topic tackled last Friday on the final day of Berlin's Social Media Week. "To work with...

New Site Update with lots of UI improvements

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
We‘ve just launched a new site update packed with new features, all hand-picked from our Ideas Room (an ever-growing list of feature requests from users of the FATdrop service). The update has a lot of improvements to usability of the site and we wanted to explain some details of how they work and...

New FATdrop pricing structure & reduction in costs for existing users

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
FATdrop are pleased to announce the launch of a new price structure for our digital promo service, offering *a cost reduction for all current & future users of the system* and *introducing two new packages that will offer high-volume users substantial savings* - in some cases as much as 70% on current...

The Making of Video Virals

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
With over 2 billion videos streamed every day and the biggest category of video being music, YouTube is the heavyweight champion of music streaming services. When Joe Bloggs wants to listen to a track heʼs never heard before, itʼs likely heʼll type it into YouTubeʼs search box. Even if he uses Google...

Hints & Tips for creating a Journalist friendly FATdrop promo: As the blog says… Give em what they want!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Our recent research has given us a clearer picture of what journalists require from digital promo. By following these simple guidelines you could be taking a step closer to what the press are calling for... Get organised - Use the Mailing Lists panel to create a new list for your journalist contacts....

FATdrop Anti Piracy launches to help labels detect illegal file sharing

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Unwanted file sharing harming 9 out of 10 independent labels Brighton, 5 October: Pre-release music promotion company FATdrop has found that one in six independent labels are doing nothing to protect their music online, despite the fact that nearly 90% (86.6%) believe illegal file sharing on the internet...

Death to CD Promo

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
No more carpet bombing of press,radio and retailers During the Association of Independent Musicʼs (AIM) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in July, ten independent labels presented their _Big Ideas_ to contribute to AIMʼs _Manifesto for the Future_ (to be published later this year). Attending members...

Digital Britain: UK plans to reduce unlawful file-sharing

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Pirates in the digital age The UK Government has just released its Digital Britain report that details a strategy _"to secure the UK's position as one of the world's leading digital knowledge economies"_. The report has been written by government, for government, but it is important to record labels...

FATdrop win an award at the DiMAS

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Wow! We were pretty shocked to win this having seen the quality of the competition and didn't have much to say when confronted with the microphone. It was a wonderful event and a really good evening all round. Thank you to the organisers for that. Also a massive thank you to Kate Lawson for hooking...