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How to get your music on iTunes and Spotify for free

One of the hardest parts of being a musician, at least in my opinion, is to manage to “make it” without a major record label. Sure, there is Myspace, but I wanted to find my way in to Spotify.  The thing is, to get your music there you need to be a) already famous or b) a publisher. I’m neither. I looked at various other options, some with a percentage of sales and some with a fixed monthly price, but finally settled for Record Union. I liked how it worked and I’m now one of their A&R’s. I don’t see it as my task to judge what music is good and what music isn’t, since I believe music is mainly a form of individual expression, and I kinda believe in free speech..

This is the deal: You get 85% of all royalties and revenue, and they take care of the distribution. There’s a fixed cost of $10 for every new release you release. If you follow these instructions, however, they won’t charge you for your first two releases. Note that you have to fill in the correct code in the A&R field for the free releases to work.

1: Visit Record Union.
2: Fill the form (DO NOT forget the A&R code: 424a10e1b8 ). You don’t need a PayPal account just yet.
3: Read the terms and conditions carefully. After all, it’s your music we’re talking ’bout. If you agree, sign up.
4: Check your mail for the verification email.
5: Done. Start uploading your album!

Let me know if you need any help or assistance.

If you don’t care for spotify, and rather pay a fixed price than a percentage, you could also try TuneCore

Live Autosampler

Time to replace sample robot? I haven’t tried this one out just yet but Sample Robot isn’t exactly lovable in a virtual machine and I’m too lazy to dual boot.

Also; why no updates? I were in a accident (I drove my Vespa 50 into a Volvo) and smashed by knee and my wrist. First surgery was a failure and it’s a bit of a downer with summer and all. Time to get back to actually doing stuff now, mkay?

Broken wrist sadly means annoyingly slow typing + no right-hand synth playing. Good thing they make’m monophonic.

Tonematrix - “Flash tenori-on”


Andre-Michelle ’s Flash application, with a tenori-on like sequencer and a sound engine based on the Audio Tool, is keeping me busy at work right now.  Warning, creates gearlust.
Personally, I hate flash and audio- maybe because I never get it to work like I want (and the inability to import *.wav files, i mean, come on!). This is just too beautiful.


Andreas Tilliander - Caught in a riot (feat new moscow)

via adrian recordings


Roland RS-202 via abertronic.

Miss my RS-09