Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

FATdrop adds free layer to leading pre-release promo platform

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
FATdrop, experts in pre-release music promotion, add a new, subscription-free layer to their industry-leading platform. Contact: Mai Harper; mai@fatdrop.co.uk  +49 30 899 935 84 Berlin, 5th August, 2014 – FATdrop enters the next phase of the rollout of their innovative platform, FATdrop 5.0. Available...

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,...

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...

How green is your promo?

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Research undertaken by industry environmental initiative Julieʼs Bicycle estimates that the manufacture, packaging and transport of promo CDs by the UK independent music industry totals 1,686 tonnes of CO2. That's 10 times as much CO2 as is generated by distributing the music digitally and the equivalent...

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...

Big FATdrop news: Bamboo released

Thursday, September 25th, 2008
We don't usually blow our own trumpet here on FATblog, but today we've got some big news, and we want to share it with you. After 6 months of hard programming, and some serious beta testing, we're very proud to be unveiling Bamboo. Bamboo is the latest version of FATdrop, our tool that lets record...

Skint Records partners with FATdrop for digital promos

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
Seminal dance label slashes promo costs by going digital; makes sure promos get to DJs on the road Skint will be using FATdrop's digital promo service to send pre-release music to DJs, broadcasters and reviewers, replacing costly and time-consuming CD or vinyl mail outs. Digital is a much more...