House of Tracks is looking for producers!
Did you know that some of the most well known producers started out their career by ghost producing for others? Martin Garrix, KSHMR, Hardwell and many of their colleagues produced for other artists. House of Tracks is the perfect online intermediate in between producers and buyers of custom-made tracks for DJ’s, the game industry, advertisement agencies and sound engineers of popular TV shows.
House of Tracks is developed especially to offer a platform to young, talented producers and music professionals where they can promote and sell their work. Being the largest online database for ghost productions, we go beyond ‘just’ being a platform. Our team places a high value on personal contact with our buyers and sellers and helping upcoming talents on their way. Not only are we present and available for meets & greets during the International Music Summit on Ibiza, Dance Fair, British Music Conference and Amsterdam Dance Event, also our office doors in Zaandam are always open for our producers for a chat an and a cup of coffee.
Building a trustworthy and professional relationship with our buyers and sellers is our top priority. Our complete transparency illustrates this fact. Also we offer all parties the opportunity to easily follow their favorite labels. All day long, we upload new tracks, which means of course that our elaborate database keeps on expanding, so every day can bring new musical surprises. To ensure the best interests for our producers, we engaged in a unique collaborating with the well-renowned and independent publisher Black Rock, who takes care of everything that has to do with the publishing rights of uploaded tracks. Also we offer two more genres to which one can upload your fabulous compositions: Future House and Dubstep.
Some of our ghost producers at House of Tracks are that successful that they were able to quit their day job and focus full-time on producing fabulous dance tracks. Read for example the story of our Producer of the Month November 2015 Rowan Reeks: “Selling tracks as a ghost producer helped me immensely with financing many things, and it gave me a lot of time because I didn’t have to work in a grocery store or some other odd job.”
Who are we?
House of Tracks has been specially developed to give young, talented producers and music professionals an effective yet value for money platform to promote and sell their work. It has many other exciting features as well; it gives vocalists the chance to get themselves heard, it delivers a wealth of new material to talent scouts and for anyone wanting to purchase music, this is the easiest and most convenient way of doing so.
Who can buy the music?
Unlike other websites that are marketed specifically at DJs and fans of electronic music, House of Tracks is aimed at any person or company that is interested in purchasing it. This will still include artists, DJs and music enthusiasts but will also be open to purchases from media companies, TV producers and event organisers alike.
The broad target audience will be beneficial for everyone visiting the site; it will give producers more avenues in which to market their music and will give those that aren’t so knowledgeable about it the opportunity to explore an easily-accessible online portal containing a wealth of tunes waiting to be discovered. House of tracks will ensure the terms & conditions are as concise and accessible as possible for both the producer and the user, making the it easy to navigate and simple for all parties to work together.
Are you a producer?
Selling music via House of Tracks is a great opportunity for talented producers and to create excitement and generate exposure surrounding a forthcoming release and for those just starting out, it acts as a fantastic stepping-stone to start their career in the music industry. On the other hand, it is also an effective money making tool for professional producers who are not interested in pursuing a career as a ‘stage artist’ but still want to generate income by leveraging their talent and love for music elsewhere.
What’s in it for you?
As a producer, when you sign a contract with House of Tracks you will receive €175 per track sold. If that track will, for example; get airplay on the radio or used in a commercial you will be entitled to receive a cut of the publishing.
Are you a vocalist?
House of Tracks gives talented vocalists a platform not only to promote themselves but also to sell their vocals to producers interested in their unique sound. DJs, TV producers, media companies and event organisers are among a few different groups of influential individuals who will have access to the site so it opens up a lot more doors for unsigned talent because it isn’t just marketed towards those working in the music industry.
What’s in it for you?
When you sell a vocal, you’ll receive €175 per vocal part sold. If the vocal is used in a track, you will receive a cut of the publishing.
Want to buy a track?
If you like what you hear and want to buy a track, the entire music file including the source files will be your property. Not only that but it will be right free so you have the freedom to do whatever you want with it. For example, if you work for a media company you can use the track for a TV commercial or if you’re an event organiser you can use it to form the basis of a theme tune or anthem to make your event more impactful. As an artist, once you’ve bought a track you can play it during a set, remix it or even release it as your own and if you decide to do the latter and it sells well, the entire income from the track will be yours because you will own the rights to it. It’s also worth remembering that every track is only sold once so that every production is unique.
What’s in it for you?
As a client, to take ownership of a track you will have to pay €275 per production.
How is revenue split between House of Tracks, the owner of the track and the person purchasing it?
House of Tracks will receive a minority share of the amount paid by the customer, which will be used to keep the platform up to date. House of Tracks is strictly against piracy so will also put this money towards appointing copyright organisation Buma Stemra to allocate the rights for each song that is streamed. The author of each track will receive the majority of the sale proceeds and the buyer will pay a minimal purchase price for a track that they will subsequently have the rights to play. Both the seller and the person buying the track will receive the majority of the revenue with House of Tracks receiving an easily justifiable minority share.
One of the key features on House of Tracks, aside from allowing users to buy and sell music, is being able to use it as a promotion tool. If you’re a DJ – aspiring or otherwise – you can purchase a track and then release it under your own name, helping to build your kudos. If you’re a producer and successfully using the site to sell a lot of tracks, you – or the label – will be listed in the Top 100. This feature enables clients to seek out the most popular and best-selling producers and labels at a glance, which will instantly generate interest and give your music a wider reach in terms of target audience. The same can be said for the ‘Hotpicks’ feature, which will be selected per category and be clearly visible on the homepage - if you’re a best-selling producer within a certain genre, new visitors to the site will instantly be introduced to your work. On top of this will be the opportunity to collaborate with other producers to start a label together, helping you both generate more interest in your work and ultimately, sell more music and make more money.
Although House of Tracks is an exciting independent company, it has collaborated with two of the biggest players in the music industry to ensure users are offered an all-encompassing music promotion service.
Publisher: To be confirmed
The second partner for House of Tracks will be DJ Monitor, a company that provides music recognition services for major events, radio stations and clubs around the world for rights monitoring and music identification purposes. It will act as the gatekeeper for House of Tracks in terms of making sure that procedures are being implemented and rules are being followed correctly as well as keeping tabs on each track that is sold. They will also fingerprint each track to check if it’s unique and not previously has been used. It is a highly recognised and trusted source of music usage reporting for music users and rights owners alike to such an extent that Performance Rights Organisations (PROs) base their remuneration on their playlist reports. For more information, visit www.djmonitor.com