information for artists
Here at Amazing Instore we're constantly on the look out for new talent. We distribute music to businesses across the UK and pay artists whenever their tracks are used commercially.
So if you're a new and emerging artist who composes original music and want the chance to be included in Amazing Instore and potentially receive airplay on Amazing Radio all you need to do is head over to amazingtunes.com, create a profile and upload your tracks. It's as easy as that.
Amazing Instore is a commercial arm of the Amazing Media Group. We're a tenacious group of music lovers who get new artists music played in public spaces.
The music we promote is from our sister website amazingtunes.com, which (as you know) is the place to go for new and emerging artists.
Amazing Instore works in a similar way to Amazing Radio in that the service that we provide clients is in essence a virtual radio station. We take tracks from amazingtunes.com that are suitable for the environment they are going to be played in, and supply them directly to our clients' premises.
With our current client list, we're delivering music to over 3 million people every week! Not too bad in terms of distributing your music.
Oh and we'll pay you for it as well.
You pay us?
So you'll help distribute our music to a wider audience and then pay us for it?
This varies depending on how many tracks are used, the number of stores the track is played in and for how long the track is played. If one of your tracks was to be played in about half of our current stores that would generate around £24 per quarter in royalties. Which is 120 times the amount that a similar number of plays would get from a market leading streaming service.
The more of your tracks that are used, the more you'll earn. As we grow and increase the number of stores we supply to, so will our contributions to you.
We pay EVERY TIME one of your tracks is used. After all, this is the fairest way.
When a business plays music publicly they have to pay a license to do so. In the UK these are PRS & PPL licenses. You can learn more about them here.
The PRS & PPL perform valuable roles for established artists. They collect revenue on behalf of their members.
However, for artists at the start of their careers the PRS & PPL may not be the best route to go down initially. It's when they're performing their music at festivals and being played on the likes of Radio 1 or ITV that being a member of the PRS & PPL is really beneficial.
Amazing Instore is able to remove the need for businesses to have these licenses as we only promote artists that have yet to sign up to these collection agencies.
This is where you and your music come in.
As long as you remain free from collection agencies, we can support you and your music by supplying it to our clients.
This self-fulfilling circle is a first for music, with new artists not only getting paid earlier in their career but also using their talent to help fund and promote other artists! This is a brand new disruptive model that we hope more and more artists will support.
The PRS & PPL are royalty collection agencies in the UK. There are similar agencies the world over such as the BMI in America, GEMA in Germany, JASRAC in Japan. There are lots. If you or your music are signed up to any of the collection agencies then Amazing Instore can't promote your work.
Simply upload your music to amazingtunes.com remembering not to tick the PRS & PPL box. Our music profilers constantly monitor all new uploads and every time we find a track that we think we can promote we get in touch.
If you like you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll give your tracks a listen.
We pay the artists we promote once every quarter. Before we pay you we'll send you an e-mail telling you how much you'll be paid. The minimum payment we make is £1, if your music has earned under this amount we'll carry it over to the next round of payments.
All of our payments are made through PayPal. Don't worry if you don't have a PayPal account at the minute. They're easy and free to set up, just follow our helpers guide here.
We'd also recommend signing up for PayPal micropayments. That way you'll keep more of the money that we send you.
Our current client list consists of charities such as the British Red Cross, electronics retailer Maplin, Roadchef and a host of other sites all across the UK. We're working on a system that will tell you exactly what tracks of yours were played where and when. It'll come with your payment e-mail, but at present it's still in development.
If you do hear your tracks anywhere, please let us know. We'll either be able to tell you if it's one of our clients who you'll already be earning money from, or we'll help find out how they got hold of your music and make sure you're rightly rewarded for your music.
Once you have notified us that your music has become PRS & PPL registered, and after we've congratulated you on your success, we'll then remove your music from our playlists.
This ensures that we are compliant with the PRS & PPL.
We will pay you all the money that you are owed up until the point that we remove you from our playlists in the next quarter's payments.
Just send us an e-mail to email@example.com, and we'll answer any queries you have. It'll also help prove that we're human. Well, most of the time.
"Amazing Instore is one of my favorite platforms to share my music on. It's led to people hearing my music that never would have heard it otherwise. It's easy to use and royalties are sent to me without any hassle or waiting time. I'm glad to be a part of the Amazing Instore." - Dreams
"As independent musicians Amazing Instore has given us an amazing tool to reach listeners around the globe and as the royalties go directly to the artist, there really isn't any downside to the service." - Modual
"Amazing Instore is a superb service that's helped us get our music heard in places we'd have never thought to approach. Royalties go straight to the artist with no fuss. Since signing up, new fans have contacted us to say how and where they discovered Joyshop, and we're always pleasantly surprised." - Joyshop