I received an e-mail this morning announcing the Beta launch of Veromuse. Naturally, I checked it out so I could tell you about it.
What is it? Let me share their description; straight from the about page.
Veromuse is a new music experience. It’s a way of listening to and sharing the power of music; without interruption, with your friends. It’s all things music and social that come together in one place.
When I first downloaded the app I was taken to a screen that said I was #8,171 in line and 0 people were behind me. If I wanted to jump up in line, I needed to invite friends and get them to join. Below is a screenshot explaining why I have to wait.
I’m also an artist so I went to their website and logged in as an artist. When I came back to the app on my phone, I was immediately let in and have been playing with it for the past 20 minutes or so.
I also spent half an hour-ish creating my artist profile, uploading a few songs (you have to include lyrics), and playing around with the back-end of the website.
I was impressed with the fact lyrics are required. You cannot upload your song or save it to their system without adding your lyrics…so be prepared.
So what is this thing? Why does it matter?
Let me answer those in order. What is it?
Essentially, a music discovery social network.
You set up a profile. You listen to music which you can share to your timeline and also comment on. You are able to follow other users. So far, it looks like everyone on the system is an artist.
Remember, before I signed in as an artist…when I was just a music listener…I could not get into the app. I was 8,171 in line.
That means 8,171 listeners have already downloaded the app or signed up via the website to join the waiting list. And I’m assuming (or more aptly hoping) those 8,171 people are not including the artists already in the system uploading music.
Why does it matter?
Considering this is day 1 of Beta launch, I have no clue if this platform will matter.
But I do know that jumping onto a new service as an early adopter puts you ahead of the pack when it exits Beta and launches “officially”.
They are using their database of information collected from users’ actions to create their own music charts; one way to get on those charts easier would be to jump in the game as early as possible.
With that said, it’s really up to you to decide if this is, or could be, worth your time. If you like trying new things, then you know what to do.
Back to the app.
There appears to already be a significant amount of indie artists who have created profiles and added at least 1 song. Covering all genres I have heard everything from Pop to Hip Hop to Metal and Alternative Rock.
The app itself is slick and continues playing music after closing the app and locking your phone.
Since there’s not much to be said about how useful, valuable, or effective this new platform is for your music career, allow me to share some screenshots with you.
In the spirit of staying on top of new things, Veromuse just happened to jump on our radar really early.
Be sure to check out more new things in our article, 3 New Platforms For Indie Musicians To Consider.