Being an amateur musician looking to get signed can be really hard. There’s a lot of competition out there, and at times, even getting anyone to take 10 seconds to listen to the tracks can be incredibly difficulty.
About Music Dropboxes B.V.
With that in mind Tobias van der Avort and Richard Koolen started their Dutch business Music Dropboxes B.V. in 2016 and launched their first product ’The BEATDROP BOX® App’. The app has crafted a way for up-and-coming artists to get their voices heard.
We are working hard to get our first Music Career Masterclass to lift off in January 2019. We also looking forward to partner with educational, DAW and VST software businesses that cater electronic music makers too.
“We are dedicated to teach bedroom producers how to become the artist labels really want to sign and how they won\’t need them anymore. We use tools and courses to give way to a paradigm shift in the (demo drop) industry and empower upcoming electronic music artists to market themselves.”
About The BEATDROP BOX® App
The BEATDROP BOX® App is the World’s first app to bring electronic music makers, DJ/EDM producers and listeners together AND enhance their chances to be discovered in a powerful way!
The app supports 255+ electronic genres such as: Dubstep, Electro house, Deep house, Trance, Drum & Bass, Progressive, Hardstyle, Techno, Big Room house, Tropical house, Future bass, Glitch hop, Minimal and all downtempo.
With the BEATDROP BOX® App you are able to drop your best electronic music demo into the mail boxes of labels and A&R managers around the world using your mobile device.
Who are we? We live by: ’Learn, Share and Empower’
Richard Koolen (left) came up with the idea of the app at his place of work while talking to upcoming artists and witnessing the struggle they face on a daily basis:
“As a hairdresser I frequently get young people in the salon trying to get ahead as a DJ. I wanted to build my own app for quite a while. With Tobias van der Avort I found the right partner.”
Being a producer himself, Van der Avort adds that an app like the BEATDROP BOX® app is perfectly designed for artists who have a hard time reaching out to bigger but also smaller labels:
“The app is built for people like me. Think of this: around the world, there are over two million DJ/bedroom producers who are producing tracks. One million in the States and one million outside the States. To surface as an artist with your music is a very long shot.”
The special thing about the BEATDROP BOX® app is that it is not only an effective tool to reach favored record labels, it also serves as a music platform, where unreleased music can be listened to and unknown artists can be discovered. In fact, sending your demo to labels has never been easier. Koolen says:
“There are demo drop websites. But they are exactly that: websites. And they are collapsing under their own weight these days. They don’t help producers surface anymore. With an app, you can enjoy your favorite music in the train, in the bus. You can listen anywhere you go. And tracks you favorite stay in your favorites. It is kind of a huge jukebox with new and unpublished music.”
Since its launch on February 1st, the app was downloaded more than 21.000 times, with demos being submitted every single day. The best thing is, the BEATDROP BOX® App is still available for free in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.
• discover upcoming DJ/producers and new tracks every day!
• unlimited upload for electronic music makers
• unlimited listening to undiscovered tracks for electronic music listeners
• active matching engine to relevant music labels: get your beats discovered!
• no profile data needed: easy one click login with Facebook
• discover upcoming DJ/producers and new tracks every day!
• upload support for 320 kbits .mp3 format
• support for Bluetooth devices
• navigation by your favorite electronic genre
• navigation by ’sounds like’ aka music that sounds like your favorite artist
• optimized for a mobile listening experience
• usage of bridge technologies (Google Drive and Dropbox integration)
• discover upcoming DJ/producers tracks
• intuitive interface that gives you a direct and quick access
• skip or skip back 10 or 30 seconds to listen demo tracks quickly and effectively
• easily add tracks you love to your daily playlist
In just a few seconds the BEATDROP BOX® App algorithm scans your music for BPM, existing mp3 tags such as genre and in the next updates will let you use cloud services you already use such as Google Drive and Dropbox to upload.
Each upload is tagged and send up to 100 genre relevant labels for your music the moment your track picks up some traction in the player. The BEATDROP BOX® App uses a database with over 800+ labels worldwide for a total of 255 electronic genres to provide you THE most custom match.
YOUR MUSIC RIGHTS ARE ALWAYS YOURS UNTILL YOU SIGN THEM AWAY TO A LABEL OR YOU PUBLISH YOUR TRACKS YOURSELF.
We sure are NOT in any way owners of any rights of uploaded tracks. We’re just here to get your music out there. HOORAY for YOU the minute you get signed with an active label that matches your genre and musical aspirations!
DEDICATED TO GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD AND MAKE SURE YOU GET THE MUSIC MARKETING POWER IN YOUR HANDS
We have personally already got in contact with A&R managers of the largest and most influential labels out there but also and even more so with the niche labels that cater specific genres. Getting your music out there is already quite a hassle. That is why we are committed to follow up and continue to work on our contacts in the industry long past the first release of this app.
CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DEMO DROPPING
Our goal is to not only develop an inspirational music app product, but help change how the world gets to notice upcoming DJ’s, producers and home studio artists in the electronic music industry.
HELP US SHAPE THE FUTURE OF A&R
We’re redefining the way upcoming producers around the world get noticed, discovered and maybe signed with a record label. While we’ve come this far with an incredibly small team and a boot-strapped budget, we need your help in making this app work big time. Please upload only your best unsigned work. Quality over quantity is key to ensure efficiency from and to our label contacts.
Please contribute your best work to get this party started! And do invest in your success and dive deep into the courses.
GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD. BUILD A FANBASE. START TODAY.