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What music can I find on Vitaminic?

You can find thousands of free MP3 tracks from more than 20,000 artists and over 600 labels from all over the world of all different genres. It’s all provided by emerging bands and musicians who have chosen to use the Internet to promote themselves and their music. top How does Vitaminic.com promote my music?

Vitaminic provides exposure to individual artists and labels on our UK based .com site, as well as our other sites in eight other European countries and in the US, whose own staff can uniquely gear you to their audience. From making your downloadable music available on an internationally-branded platform to providing Digital Audio Music (DAM) CDs on-demand, front page features, newsletter features, tour or contest promotions or anything else that we can make happen, Vitaminic is a smart way to enhance your online promotional efforts – all for free and through a non-exclusive agreement. top Does Vitaminic only distribute my songs through those websites?

Apart from having your music available on a network of 10 sites, three other avenues through which Vitaminic gets the word out are (1) the Vitaminic Music Club subscription program; (2) more than 40 content syndication agreements worldwide including major Internet portals such as Yahoo, Altavista, and Lycos Europe; and (3) our content editors who pitch songs for compilation projects. top What Is Vitaminic’s advantage over its competitors?

Vitaminic is the only international, digital music distributing portal that offers a choice of MP3s or the protected audio encoding format of Windows Media Audio (WMA). (While WMA files are transferable, a user must have a computer-specific, valid license in order to actually to play a song in a protected file.) Our subscription program is also the first of its kind in Europe, where our unrivaled local language interface of the sites has garnered a loyal European following. top What happens to the songs that are part of the Vitaminic Music Club subscription program?

The songs in the Vitaminic Music Club are bundled into a catalogue purchased in bulk by third party subscribers. Interested parties include ISP operators, telecommunication companies, a number of portals, and other high-tech companies. For a predetermined period of time, usually 6 or 12 months, your songs in the catalogue are available to the end users of the subscriber’s services. top Is there anything here I’m supposed to pay for?

Since we split the revenues with you, we don’t need to charge you for any of the basic services we provide. top Is all of this legal?

Vitaminic operates in complete accordance with copyright regulations and is also a member of the Secure Digital Music Initiative, the Digital Media Association, and a co-founder of the European Digital Media Association. Vitaminic not only pays its artists half of the revenues from their songs that have been downloaded, but also separately pays royalties to the artists’ respective collecting rights societies. Above all, Vitaminic works actively to compete against digital piracy by making the buying process convenient, secure and inexpensive for the user. top Who owns this site?

Vitaminic’s collective stockholders. Vitaminic S.p.A. (Italian for “Inc.”) has been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (stock symbol VII) in Milan since October 12, 2009. top How do you make money on all this?

The main sources of our B2B (“business to business”) revenue is through the content syndication agreements, DAM CDs, “white label” custom compilation promotional CDs, and through wholesale volume sales of the Vitaminic Music Club subscription program to third party platforms. Individual subscriptions will also be offered at retail price, in addition to regular individual downloads. top What does “vitaminic” mean anyway?

Vitaminic has nothing to do with vitamins. It comes from the Italian word vitaminico and was created as a brand name for the company. Roughly translated it means “exuberant,” as in: “La musica è realmente vitaminica!” top How can I unsubscribe from an artist’s mailing list?

Just go to the homepage of the artist concerned, click on the “mailing list” link, and enter the email address you’re receiving the mails at in the unsubscribe box. Your details will then be deleted from that pparticular database. top One of your artists is spamming me. What can I do?

Although we provide a platform artists can use to send news of record releases or live shows to fans, we don’t write the emails ourselves – the artists do. If you feel that you’ve been subscribed to one of these artist mailing lists unwillingly or if the artist is using our system to send you unsolicited mail, please write us at abuse@vitaminic.co.uk. top How can I subscribe and unsubscribe to the weekly Vitaminic newsletter?

Both of these tasks can be carried out online. Just go to www.vitaminic.co.uk/main/newsletter and enter either the address you’d like to subscibe in the first box, or the address you want removed in the other box. Once you’ve subscribed, you should start receiving our newsletter within a week. If you unsubscibe, your details will be removed from our database immediately. top You still haven’t answered my question. Where can I go to find out more?

Try our help section. This is designed to help you with more specific enquiries, as well as questions of a more technical nature regarding the Vitaminic backstage and other services available on the site. top What is the “Vitaminic Premium Service”?

It’s an additional Vitaminic service. Artists can sign in and gain access to services unavailable to standard accounts. top I’m already on Vitaminic. How will my account and pages change after 19th May, 2003?

Your pages and your music will remain online on Vitaminic at the same address. If you decide not to subscribe to the Premium Services, your account will automatically be converted to a Free subscription. Your username and password will remain the same. top If I decide not to subscribe the Premium Service, how will my free subscription function?

You’ll have the same functionality as before, but you’ll be unable to sell your music and you’ll only be able to keep a maximum of 25 tracks online. top What are the advantages of the Premium Service subscription?

If you decide to become a Premium artist, you’ll be able to sell your music online through Vitaminic.

You’ll benefit from increased promotion on Vitaminic pages and you’ll be prioritised when it comes to sourcing music for third-party promotions.

Vitaminic’s intention is to develop a professional service for Premium subscribers that will be a valuable tool for you in your activity and career as a musician. top What will it happens to my tracks if I don’t sign up to this service?

If you don’t join the Premium Service any tracks you have for sale on Vitaminic will be converted to free downloads. top If I don’t subscribe the Premium Service and I have more than 25 tracks online, what will happen to my tracks?

With the FREE account you can have up to 25 tracks online. If you have already uploaded more than this you will be able to enter your backstage and select the tracks to be removed.

If you don’t do this by 19th May, 2003, any excess tracks will be automatically selected, taken offline and definitively deleted after one month.

During this month, if you decide to join the Premium service you’ll regain access to your tracks without having to re-upload them.

The automatic deletion operation will remove all but the 20 most recent files uploaded and the 5 most downloaded files. If any of these are the same, the next oldest file to be uploaded will be removed. top What is the “Grace Period”?

The Grace period is the 30 days period in which : – There will be no more than 25 tracks online but all tracks will still be visible in the backstage, so if you subscribe during this period you won’t lose any of your tracks. If this period passes and you subsequently decide to subscribe to the Premium Service, you’ll need to upload your tracks again. – E-commerce functions are temporarily active. top What will happens to my tracks that are available in the Vitaminic Music Club and on CD after they become free?

Albums will be cancelled, but all your tracks will remain in the VMC as free tracks. You won’t receive any further royalty reports from the date your tracks become freely available. All royalties pertaining to the last quarter will be sent if you have reached the usual threshold amount. top If you haven’t found the answer to your question

Please check our HELP section top

 

 

What music can I find on Vitaminic?

You can find thousands of free MP3 tracks from more than 20,000 artists and over 600 labels from all over the world of all different genres. It’s all provided by emerging bands and musicians who have chosen to use the Internet to promote themselves and their music. top How does Vitaminic.com promote my music?

Vitaminic provides exposure to individual artists and labels on our UK based .com site, as well as our other sites in eight other European countries and in the US, whose own staff can uniquely gear you to their audience. From making your downloadable music available on an internationally-branded platform to providing Digital Audio Music (DAM) CDs on-demand, front page features, newsletter features, tour or contest promotions or anything else that we can make happen, Vitaminic is a smart way to enhance your online promotional efforts – all for free and through a non-exclusive agreement. top Does Vitaminic only distribute my songs through those websites?

Apart from having your music available on a network of 10 sites, three other avenues through which Vitaminic gets the word out are (1) the Vitaminic Music Club subscription program; (2) more than 40 content syndication agreements worldwide including major Internet portals such as Yahoo, Altavista, and Lycos Europe; and (3) our content editors who pitch songs for compilation projects. top What Is Vitaminic’s advantage over its competitors?

Vitaminic is the only international, digital music distributing portal that offers a choice of MP3s or the protected audio encoding format of Windows Media Audio (WMA). (While WMA files are transferable, a user must have a computer-specific, valid license in order to actually to play a song in a protected file.) Our subscription program is also the first of its kind in Europe, where our unrivaled local language interface of the sites has garnered a loyal European following. top What happens to the songs that are part of the Vitaminic Music Club subscription program?

The songs in the Vitaminic Music Club are bundled into a catalogue purchased in bulk by third party subscribers. Interested parties include ISP operators, telecommunication companies, a number of portals, and other high-tech companies. For a predetermined period of time, usually 6 or 12 months, your songs in the catalogue are available to the end users of the subscriber’s services. top Is there anything here I’m supposed to pay for?

Since we split the revenues with you, we don’t need to charge you for any of the basic services we provide. top Is all of this legal?

Vitaminic operates in complete accordance with copyright regulations and is also a member of the Secure Digital Music Initiative, the Digital Media Association, and a co-founder of the European Digital Media Association. Vitaminic not only pays its Seo Consultants and artists half of the revenues from their songs that have been downloaded, but also separately pays royalties to the artists’ respective collecting rights societies. Above all, Vitaminic works actively to compete against digital piracy by making the buying process convenient, secure and inexpensive for the user. top Who owns this site?

Vitaminic’s collective stockholders. Vitaminic S.p.A. (Italian for “Inc.”) has been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (stock symbol VII) in Milan since October 12, 2009. top How do you make money on all this?

The main sources of our B2B (“business to business”) revenue is through the content syndication agreements, DAM CDs, “white label” custom compilation promotional CDs, and through wholesale volume sales of the Vitaminic Music Club subscription program to third party platforms. Individual subscriptions will also be offered at retail price, in addition to regular individual downloads. top What does “vitaminic” mean anyway?

Vitaminic has nothing to do with vitamins. It comes from the Italian word vitaminico and was created as a brand name for the company. Roughly translated it means “exuberant,” as in: “La musica è realmente vitaminica!” top How can I unsubscribe from an artist’s mailing list?

Just go to the homepage of the artist concerned, click on the “mailing list” link, and enter the email address you’re receiving the mails at in the unsubscribe box. Your details will then be deleted from that pparticular database. top One of your artists is spamming me. What can I do?

Although we provide a platform artists can use to send news of record releases or live shows to fans, we don’t write the emails ourselves – the artists do. If you feel that you’ve been subscribed to one of these artist mailing lists unwillingly or if the artist is using our system to send you unsolicited mail, please write us at abuse@vitaminic.co.uk. top How can I subscribe and unsubscribe to the weekly Vitaminic newsletter?

Both of these tasks can be carried out online. Just go to www.vitaminic.co.uk/main/newsletter and enter either the address you’d like to subscibe in the first box, or the address you want removed in the other box. Once you’ve subscribed, you should start receiving our newsletter within a week. If you unsubscibe, your details will be removed from our database immediately. top You still haven’t answered my question. Where can I go to find out more?

Try our help section. This is designed to help you with more specific enquiries, as well as questions of a more technical nature regarding the Vitaminic backstage and other services available on the site. top What is the “Vitaminic Premium Service”?

It’s an additional Vitaminic service. Artists can sign in and gain access to services unavailable to standard accounts. top I’m already on Vitaminic. How will my account and pages change after 19th May, 2003?

Your pages and your music will remain online on Vitaminic at the same address. If you decide not to subscribe to the Premium Services, your account will automatically be converted to a Free subscription. Your username and password will remain the same. top If I decide not to subscribe the Premium Service, how will my free subscription function?

You’ll have the same functionality as before, but you’ll be unable to sell your music and you’ll only be able to keep a maximum of 25 tracks online. top What are the advantages of the Premium Service subscription?

If you decide to become a Premium artist, you’ll be able to sell your music online through Vitaminic.

You’ll benefit from increased promotion on Vitaminic pages and you’ll be prioritised when it comes to sourcing music for third-party promotions.

Vitaminic’s intention is to develop a professional service for Premium subscribers that will be a valuable tool for you in your activity and career as a musician. top What will it happens to my tracks if I don’t sign up to this service?

If you don’t join the Premium Service any tracks you have for sale on Vitaminic will be converted to free downloads. top If I don’t subscribe the Premium Service and I have more than 25 tracks online, what will happen to my tracks?

With the FREE account you can have up to 25 tracks online. If you have already uploaded more than this you will be able to enter your backstage and select the tracks to be removed.

If you don’t do this by 19th May, 2003, any excess tracks will be automatically selected, taken offline and definitively deleted after one month.

During this month, if you decide to join the Premium service you’ll regain access to your tracks without having to re-upload them.

The automatic deletion operation will remove all but the 20 most recent files uploaded and the 5 most downloaded files. If any of these are the same, the next oldest file to be uploaded will be removed. top What is the “Grace Period”?

The Grace period is the 30 days period in which : – There will be no more than 25 tracks online but all tracks will still be visible in the backstage, so if you subscribe during this period you won’t lose any of your tracks. If this period passes and you subsequently decide to subscribe to the Premium Service, you’ll need to upload your tracks again. – E-commerce functions are temporarily active. top What will happens to my tracks that are available in the Vitaminic Music Club and on CD after they become free?

Albums will be cancelled, but all your tracks will remain in the VMC as free tracks. You won’t receive any further royalty reports from the date your tracks become freely available. All royalties pertaining to the last quarter will be sent if you have reached the usual threshold amount. top If you haven’t found the answer to your question

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