Courtesy of kompoz.com
Given the modern music industry’s tech-laden landscape, there’s a plethora of new web services, music-sharing platforms, and applications for artists to take advantage of. Occasionally, some of these platforms can change the way that artists create and share music (think of Bandcamp or Soundcloud). This brings us to an online platform called Kompoz, relaunched this January. It’s designed to facilitate crowd-sourcing and music creation, from song conception, to recording and mixing, all the way to publishing. If you’re an artist looking to create new music, listen up.
Here’s what you need to know:
So what’s Kompoz?
Kompoz is an online networking platform for musicians-think of it as a LinkedIn designed for artists to collaborate. Say you’re an artist with an new idea. You record the track, upload it onto the platform, and then invite other artists to add beats, vocals, bass, etc. Then watch what happens.
What does it offer budding artists?
For musicians who either don’t have the time, resources, or social graces to meet with everyone they’d like to collaborate with, Kompoz offers a way to share and collaborate online. Geographic and monetary issues become irrelevant.
Artists can also approach other artists directly, by utilizing the function ‘Invite Me To a Collaboration’ link on artist pages. Conversely, they can look for new projects and partners by searching for a specific projects by genre, artist, keyword, or license type. Likewise, artists are allowed to post on community webpages, asking for help, suggestions, instrumentals, and more. Finally, Kompoz artists have options to “endorse” fellow Kompoz artists based on their talent and abilities.
What are the costs?
Kompoz’s ‘Starter Plan’is free of charge, and open to anyone. It allows up to three public collaborations, and one private each year. It also offers ‘Plus’ and ‘Pro’ plans at a “small fee” for the privilege of uploading non-compressed files, unlimited public collaborations, placement, and publishing for finished work.
Who owns the music?
Kompoz holds no ownership over any songs created on it’s site. Artists determine who owns each track by selecting ‘Creative Commons’ or traditional copyright liscenses.
On the surface, Kompoz looks like interesting hybrid between a LinkedIn and a Bandcamp, and seems to have a lot to offer emerging artists thus far. It’s cool concept, especially considering you can use it at no costs, and it could easily evolve into a widely-used platform for busy producers, vocalists, and composers. Click the link below to check it out.