Online music service courts fresh talentStream online music from upcoming acts
04 November 2009
Online music service, Ooizit.com aims to showcase upcoming talent from new UK artists and could be the web’s answer to the X Factor.
'X-factor is the biggest platform for new music artists and it is letting them down. It is not about talent it's about who is giving the media what they want,' says Ooizit.com founder, Thomas Fearn.
The website allows new bands and artists to post extracts of their music on the site; for a monthly subscription of £9.97 artists can sell their music and take 100% of the royalties.
Fans stream music free of charge
'People with artistic flair don't necessarily know business side of the industry. We have resources on the site about how to put on first gig and information about royalties. We are now the middle-man for new acts; they could work whole career through Ooizit.com,’ said Fearn.
As well as selling music through the site, Ooizit.com acts as a social network allowing new acts to build a fan-base through the website.
From a music fan’s point of view, they can stream music from upcoming acts free of charge in the same way that you can listen to music on website Spotify.
Ooizit.com has just made its first two payments of £60 and £40 to artists on the site.
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