How Aurovine works for bands and artists
Aurovine offers the best deal for indy artists
We are the only online music site offering free tangible promotion. Not only that but YOU get paid when our fans listen to your music and share the link to their friends. But that's not all....Do you want the best distribution, promotion and publishing deal all from the same admin panel? Aurovine let's you sell direct to our huge and active database of opted in music fans. It's free to sign up and you'll be more than happy with our payment split.
- AudioCoins (read more here)
- Free Promotion - We offer free viral sharing to grow your fanbase. Every time you get extra exposure we'll notify you!
- Extended Promotion (read more here)
- Distribution (read more here)
- Publishing (read more here)
- Direct Band to Fan Sales and Shop (see below)
Aurovine presents you with an easy way to interact with your fans and get tangible rewards for your hard work. We have lots of features to enable fans to select genre's and browse at random, see who's popular in our genre charts or look at our recommendations. They can also search by genre, band name, album name or track name.
Sell Direct to Fans
You control your own pages and prices, so you can offer free downloads (up to a monthly limit) or 'pay what you want' releases. Some artists will set a minimum, so fans can pay that price or contribute a bit more. Our research shows that fans will pay double the minimum on average! register now here
You can choose to offer fans a free full stream or a 30 second sample. You can sell high res WAV or Flac files and you can even sell your CD's and T-Shirts or create bundles with your downloads!
Can Aurovine distribute my music worldwide?
Yes, we have full worldwide distribution that you can opt into. We distribute to all the major platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play Music. Find out more here.
How does Aurovine promote my work?
You'll get awesome free promotion when you join Aurovine. Your music links will be shared by our large userbase and you'll earn AudioCoins at the same time. AudioCoins can be exchanged for Bitcoins, $, £ and Euros!. Our syndicated genre charts go out to relevant blogs and music websites. We'll also have specialist writers scanning the site for interesting music to blog about. Working on such tight margins we hope you'll tell your fans about Aurovine and help spread the word. We also have widgets and players to help you promote your music more effectively. If you are looking for extended promotion we have a range of affordable promo packages that are the envy of the music industry (you can also buy promo packages with AudioCoins!). register now here
What do I get paid and what if I am on a label?
86% of every sale goes directly to you the artist, (unless you are part of an aurovine label agreement. All independent labels registered with Aurovine are responsible for paying the artists they represent). We recommend that labels allow their artists to log-in and see th
What's the deal with Publishing & Synchronisation?
Simple, you can opt in to publishing and synchronisation for every upload. We monetise any youtube videos you may have and also use our partnerships with sync companies to find paid placements in Film, TV and Games for your music.
Can i use Aurovine as my online shop?
Yes, by default your shop front will have the URL bandname.aurovine.com. We can even provide a subdomain so you can integrate aurovine seamlessly with your existing website and use it as your shop page. register now here
How do the widgets and players work?
The music players (Widgets) are created for your albums and individual tracks, so you can promote any song or album you like on any website.
Our Players (Widgets) can be copied into any site (including Facebook, Wordpress, HTML etc). See the widgets in action here
We also have a promotions team who will be regularly updating the media and music news outlets with our genre charts and specialist recommendations. We also plan to submit our music charts to Soundscan, the biggest music chart compilers in the world.Promotion is something we offer pro-actively unlike many other online music sites. register now here
Does it matter that I am outside the UK?
Not at all. Our UK base helps us stay on the cusp of developments. The UK is known for pioneering and innovative music so even if you are not based in the UK you'll have the kudos of being part of a 'brit' label. You will, however, need to have a paypal account to receive payments. register now here
What's with the formats?
You upload your files as uncompressed WAV or AIFF files (or 320kbs MP3's) and we ensure the files are tagged and compressed ready for download. (We do have an option for you to mail in a CD if you don't have time to upload yourself). Your fans can download in mp3, flac or wav format. mp3's are the smallest and quickest to download. FLAC files use non-lossy compression but are smaller than WAV files. WAV files are uncompressed, so take longer to download (we know there are still a few audiophiles left!). All our files are compatible with itunes and most music playing software. For more information on our sound files, see our FAQ section. Please note that if you upload 320kbps MP3 files then FLAC and WAV files will not be available to your fans. register now here
Any other reasons I should use Aurovine?
We think this is the most ethical way to buy and sell music on the web and we represent and keep alive the independent spirit of music. Bands and Fans control everything - from design to pricing. The empowerment of bands and fans creates a healthy social space. register now here
Anything I should know about pricing?
How do I get paid?
We pay directly into your paypal account at the time of transaction.
What are the licensing options?
We offer 3 kinds of licensing.
All Rights Reserved - The standard default license that allows you to retain all rights over your music.
Attribution - (means: You allow others to copy, distribute, display and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.)
Non commercial - (means: You allow others to copy, distribute, display and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for non-commercial purposes only.)
I'm in. How do I get started?
Please have a look around the site. Once you have seen how user friendly our system is for bands, artists and fans you can register now here and start uploading.