October 3, 2017

Spinnup og Royal Beer har indledt jagten på en ny hitmaker

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Udgiv din næste single gratis!

Så er det nu du skal slå til hvis du har et track, der bare venter på at komme ud!

Ligenu kan du nemlig udgive din næste single helt gratis med koden MUSIKLEGAT.

Koden gælder frem til d. 27. november 2017, og alle som ugiver deres musik via Spinnup frem til den dato bliver taget i betragtning til det store talentlegat, som vi giver væk i samarbejde med Royal Beer. Legatet indeholder:

  • 20.000 kr
  • Sparring med topfolk fra musikbranchen
  • Spilletid på SPOT Festival 2018
  • Studiesession til en værdi af 10.000 kr
  • Social Media kampagne
  • 1-års forbrug af Royal Beer-produkter

Lyder det som noget for dig?

Hop ind og upload din single hér – så kan det være det bliver dig der løber med legatet!

 

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New Offer from Rotor Videos!

You’ve recorded your track, got some great artwork and have put your release out into the world – so what next? Create an amazing looking video with our friends at Rotor!

Rotor have released a new version of their video creation tool with additional features – and now it’s even easier and faster to create great music videos and video promos. The new features allow you to:

  1. Re-arrange your video clips easily – you can drag and drop to re-arrange your video clips and they will show up in the order you choose
  2. Use up to 64 clips for your video – that’s twice as many as before!
  3. Add creative text anywhere you want in your video – choose ‘add overlays’ at the preview video page to try it out
  4. Access new styles and new stock categories with 3000 free clips for you to choose from

Each Spinnup artist gets a permanent discount on all Rotor videos, just by using the code in the Offers section of their artist account. But to celebrate this new version, Rotor are offering 100 Spinnup users 25% off for the month of November. The first 100 to use the voucher code NewRotor17 will enjoy this discount.

To make life easier, Rotor have given us a quick run through on how to make a promo video:

Create a Preview

The first thing you need to do is create a video preview. This is the foundation of all videos in Rotor. Your preview helps you see what your video will look like when the clips you add are edited together and the effects (if any) are applied. It’s a simple 3-Step Process to create your preview.

1. Upload Your Music

2. Pick a Video Style

3. Add Clips

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STEP 1

Upload the music for the video you want to create. This can an MP3, WAV, AAC or OGG file. Once it’s uploaded, you will see an option to Adjust Video Length. Rotor creates videos that are the same length as your music, so if you want a short promo video you just need to trim the song. You can choose from Rotor’s presets to create videos that are 15seconds, 30seconds and 60seconds long. Click and drag the green selection to choose the part of your song you want to use.

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STEP 2

Now you can choose a style for your video. Rotor has a catalogue of video styles, designed by video directors and visual artists. The styles will give your video it’s looks and it’s editing style. You can choose styles based on your type of music – or you can try and test them until you find the ones that work for you. Each style comes with a preview so you can see what it does.

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STEP 3

Next, you need some clips. You can add your own clips or pictures in My Uploads, then use them in any video you make. You can mix them with our Free Stock Library or you can use all of our clips. Rotor has many categories for you to choose from, which work for whatever theme you want. Each category has clips that all work together, but you can take clips from several categories to get some interesting results.

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When you choose your clips, they will appear in your video in the order you have chosen them. You drag the clips to rearrange the order until you’re happy. Once you’ve finished, you can create your preview. Rotor let’s you create as many previews as you like and make as many changes as you like. It will keep each version you make, so you can always go back to the previous ones!

Add Overlays

Now that you’ve got a preview that you like you can go ahead and buy your video in whatever resolution you like – or you can add some text to promote your music, your event or you as an artist. Beside the preview is an option to Add Overlays. Click it and you’ll open up the Overlay editor. The first thing you’ll see is your video preview along with the option to choose a Template and the waveform of your music at the bottom.

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You can choose an overlay template to get you started. These have some overlays already set up, such as Intro/Outro that adds text to the beginning and end of your song. Or, if you don’t want to use templates you can simply drag over the waveform to create overlays that will appear over that part of the song and video.

This opens the overlay Editor. In here you’ll see the option to:

  • Input Text
  • Change Font
  • Make Text Bold
  • Change Alignment
  • Change Text Size
  • Change Text Colour
  • Add/Remove Text Background Colour

There are also two style options. One for normal text and one for cutout text. Cutout shows your video through the text and blacks everything else out (it’s quite cool, try it!). Once you enter text and clicked save, you can click it on the video preview to drag it wherever you like. You can resize it and rotate it, if that’s your thing. When you’ve made some edits to your text, click Save to move on.

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If you click the play button while the editor is open, the video will just play the segment where the overlay appears. You can add Layers to your overlay, so it doesn’t just have to consist of one piece of text – you can have as many as you like. Enjoy it!

Click Done when you’re finished and you’ll see the Overlay you’ve just added. You can drag on the waveform to add more, drag existing overlays to a new position in the video or copy an overlay. When you copy an overlay, it will create an exact copy that appears in the video immediately after the original. This is for convenience, in case you want pieces of text to appear one after the other. If not, you can just drag it to a new position.

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Click Done again when you’re finished and that’s it! When you go back to the main preview, your overlays will appear in the video. Now you’re ready to buy your promo and start engaging your audience.

Learn more about Rotor Videos on their website, and make sure to keep your eyes on the artist offers page for more discounts from our partners!

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Sådan laver du et hit (og råd, til hvis du går i stå) med Kongsted og NOAH

De fleste artister (hvis ikke alle!) har et ønske om at lave et nummer, som bliver en ørehænger – et hit. Men hvordan gør man det?

Vi har spurgt DJ og producer, Kongsted, og singer-songwriter, NOAH, om hvordan de lavede deres tracks ‘Gimme Love’ og ‘Kære Mor’. De to erfarne musikere er en del af den nøje udvalgte jury, som skal finde den næste hitmaker og dermed modtageren af Spinnup Legatet 2017.

Se med i videoerne nedenfor og bliv inspireret! Det kan være, du kommer til at stå bag det næste store hit?

 

 

Det er ikke så unormalt, at man på et eller andet tidspunkt rammer muren, når man er igang med at lave musik. Det kan være enormt frustrerende og demotiverende og medføre, at man simpelthen til sidst dropper at få færdiggjort det nummer, man er igang med.

Til dét, har Kongsted og NOAH også nogle gode råd, så man kan komme videre i den kreative process!

 

Vi vil meget gerne høre dit bud på et hit! Hvis du uploader inden d. 27. november, kan det være, du bliver modtageren af Legatet 2017. Læs mere om legatet på www.spinnup.dk.

 

 

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Introducing: Knighthood

What happens when you meet someone who shares your name AND love of music? You start a group, obviously. At least that’s exactly what Louis and Louis from Knighthood did when they met in their hometown, Paris, in 2012.

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Five years later they’re still together (aaww), have released a tonne of music, and travelled around the world playing their music.

Better Off That Way‘ is Knighthood’s new single, and their first release with Spinnup. The bouncy house track features production from SLTRY, an electronic producer from Germany who lends his trademark tropical house touch.

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‘Better Off That Way’ was inspired by the duo’s summer tour, from the cities and travelled to, to the musical influences they picked up on from each place they played.

The summertime vibes are perfectly captured in the beautifully shot video for the track, featuring the kind of location I think we’d all love to jet off to.

Follow Knighthood on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can check out their other music on Soundcloud and YouTube, or stream on the Spotify player embedded below.

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Vigiland nominated for MTV EMA Award

Former Spinnup artists Vigiland have been nominated for an award at this year’s MTV EMA Awards, to be held in London on Sunday November 12, 2017!

Vigiland (Claes Remmered Persson & Otto Pettersson) were signed to Universal Music and Universal Music Publishing Sweden in 2014 after being discovered on Spinnup with their song ‘UFO’. In the time since, they have released numerous singles, gone 17 times platinum in Sweden, toured all over Europe, been streamed close to 400 million times on Spotify! And all from uploading one track on Spinnup a few years ago.

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The duo have been nominated in this year’s Best Swedish Act category, alongside superstars Axwell & Ingrosso, Galantis, Tove Lo and Zara Larsson.

Voting closes at midnight (CET) on Saturday November 11, which means there is still plenty of time to vote for these guys, who we are truly proud of here at Spinnup.

Click here to vote for Vigiland in the 2017 MTV EMAs

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Sådan får du branche-eksperternes og vores scouts opmærksomhed!

Som Spinnup-artist har du muligvis et brændende ønske og mål, om at du og din musik bliver opdaget på den ene eller anden måde. Men hvordan sker det?

Vi har spurgt vores knivskarpe Spinnup-scouts samt erfarne branchefolk om, hvad de hver især lytter efter, når de skal finde nye talenter. De er desuden en del af den nøje udvalgte jury, som skal hjælpe os med at finde modtageren af vores Spinnup Legat 2017.

Juryen består, udover vores scouts, af topfolk fra musikbranchen som Universal Music Danmark’s A&Rs og Copenhagen Record’s Creative Director, samt repræsentanter fra Glass Management og Spotify.

Hør deres råd i videoerne! Vi glæder os til at høre din musik. Husk at lægge den op senest d. 27. november, så du kan tages i betragtning til legatet!

 

 

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What’s the most popular genre on Spinnup?

Everyone knows how much we love data here at Spinnup, so we thought we would do some digging into our own!

Each and every music fan has their genre of choice to listen to, and we definitely find certain genres more popular than others amongst music fans.

But what about music makers?

We had a look at thousands and thousands of singles, EPs and albums that Spinnup has ever released and broke down which genres are the most popular for our artists to release.

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As you can see from our findings, Hip Hop/Rap comes in at #1, followed by Pop and Electronic.

What category do you fall into? If you want to see the kind of music you make take up a bigger slice of the pie, then create your next your release right here!

Stay tuned for more of our dig into Spinnup’s data!

CREATE YOUR NEXT RELEASE

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2017 Christmas release dates & deadlines

Can you believe it’s almost the end of 2017 already? Neither can we!

To make the end of the year and the holiday period as enjoyable as possible, we wanted to let you know about the holiday opening times of some of our distribution partners.

 

Why do you need to know this?

Over the next few weeks delivery times and deadline dates will change, for iTunes in particular, and we would hate for anyone to be disappointed because their release did not go live on the date they were hoping for!

To avoid this, please see below for the cut off dates for you to upload your music to Spinnup.

Release Dates Upload to Spinnup Dates
17th – 24th November , 2017                    Friday, 3rd November,, 2017
1st December, 2017 Friday, 10th November, 2017
8th December, 2017 Friday, 24th November, 2017
15th – 22nd December, 2017 Friday, 1st December, 2017
29th December – 5th January 2018 Friday, 8th December, 2017

Please also note Beatport will not be releasing any content from the 8th December – 2nd January, to make sure you release is available on Beatport before these dates please upload to Spinnup by Friday, 10th November.

Remember, these are the deadlines for a complete and error-free release.To be on the safe side, make sure you read our FAQs on how to create a release properly, and try to have it complete before the deadline date. This will avoid you having to make any corrections and risk missing the cut off!

Create my holiday release!

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