One of the questions that people ask all the time about Music Gateway is “is it any good?” It is normal to approach any new opportunity with a bit of initial cynicism, but let’s see what advantages would come from joining our community…
Nowadays it’s hard to find a business that isn’t at least partially online. This one’s a no-brainer, when it comes to networking and trying to get your music heard it is incredibly helpful to have all of your stuff in a cloud. This is what’s made streaming services like Spotify and SoundCloud so popular, since they can be accessed at anytime and from anywhere. This is a great help for independent musicians, you just need a connection to the internet and you can start networking.
The file storage system (which has been tailor-made with music professionals in mind) allows you to store your music, access it and transfer the files with just the click of a button. With Music Gateway you have a place to store your files, collaborate and pitch on music licensing opportunities all safely stored in one place.
In the digital age, where there is relative freedom of information, subscription services are becoming more and more popular. No one goes to Blockbuster anymore to rent a film, they subscribe to a site like Netflix where you can watch as many movies and shows as you want for the exact same price each month. Since most salaries are paid on a monthly bases, it makes sense to follow a subscription method, that way you can put the cost of the service into perspective. Pay-per-pitch services can be really costly and there is no guarantee that any of your pitches will actually land you a sync deal. Music Gateway get a small percentage of each successful placement which means that we are actually incentivised to help you land as many deals as possible. Is Music Gateway worth it? is another question we get asked and you can make that decision for yourself here.
When you’re an indie musician trying to get your music heard by record labels and other key people, it can be really frustrating. This is because music industry professionals receive hundreds of emails and calls from unknown artists on a daily basis. Music Gateway levels the playing field allowing you to contact key industry professionals on a platform that they trust. As well, when it comes to pitching music for film and television, music supervisors are more likely to accept material that has got to them through a trusted, established source as opposed to a stranger who is sending them their material on an email.
The Music Gateway team is one made up of true melomaniacs. Most of the crew have had a musical education, formed part of bands, produced music or have been roaming around the music business for a while. Who would be better at delivering great musical services than a crowd of true music fanatics? Moreover, CEO Jon Skinner has had one of the most diverse musical careers imaginable. Starting off as a DJ and a producer, he then went on to selling records and wound up owning his own record label and publisher. As you can see, Music Gateway was built for the passion of music, and always with this thought in mind, “how can we make it easier for artists to thrive in this industry?” That’s why we try to keep all our features as user-friendly as possible, we post blogs with helpful tips for our artists and we encourage collaboration between our members, so you can concentrate on what matters the most to you; creating your music.
While we’re obviously biased, why not read what our members have said about us:
But nevermind how many facts, opinions and reviews we show you, the only way to find out if Music Gateway is any good is to try it out for yourself. With our 14-Day-Trial you can get the full experience of what being a Music Gateway member is like, no strings attached.
What are you waiting for? Try it out for yourself and tell us what you think!