Out with the old, in with the new. Today we are showcasing two new additions to the Immitter.
New Mobile Design
As a developer, i understand the push for mobile first. Heck i still have friends asking me when we’re going to release the app. Truth be told, that date is still TBD, but don’t sleep on the fact that we have taken the time to make sure the Immitter is extremely mobile friendly. I’m talking like, extremely! We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure that new listeners are just as satisfied with the mobile experience as they are with your music.
Today we release a new design of our mobile profile page that i think you will appreciate.
Now, instead of seeing an ugly big black stream radio button, we present to you our more lean play button. Clicking this play button will begin streaming your entire discography. To compensate for the size of mobile devices we made sure the button was as big as the average thumb…because we are an ergonomically friendly company and all.
See below for a picture of our new play button. I know it might seem anal, but it took many hours to design a button we were proud of and we hope you enjoy it too.
We’ve just introduced the newest member of the Immitter family, the FEED!
Simply put, a Feed is a bunch of filtered preferences cobbled together to create a saved stream of only the type of music that you prefer.
When you create a feed you can easily monitor the Immitter for new tracks and new emerging artists to support. Each feed that you create is dynamically updated as new songs, that match your preferences, are added to the Immitter. Additionally, if you aren’t as active as you would like to be on the Immitter, no problemo, the top most tracks from your Feed are emailed to you periodically; You set the time of delivery.
We hope you have fun monitoring the Immitter with this new feature. Be sure to leave us feedback on ways to enhance the Feed to suit your needs even more.
Today we are launching a NEWforum for the Immitter community of artists, bands, and music enthusiasts. Our goal is to provide a platform to share and discuss new ideas, strategies and topics surrounding the independent music industry. Topics range from education to entertainment. We are excited to watch this community grow and evolve organically.
Forum features include, direct messaging, private group conversations, and the ability to create new public discussions around your favorite music topics. As the community grows we will definitely be adding more features.
The Immitter community will also serve as a place to directly reach the Immitter staff in regards to site issues, improvements or suggestions.
Active community members stand the chance of gaining recognition outside of releasing new music, becoming a thought leader in the independent music community by sharing helpful insights, tips, and how-to knowledge, and winning the respect of peers via staff promotion to moderator status. All moderators help protect the immitter community to make sure it stays a fun and safe place to network and meet new friends.
Oh oooooh. We’ve just saved you ahelluvalotta time…
Recently we rolled out a new alien-like floating upload button that appears when you need it and disappears when you don’t. We spent many months carefully designing our new upload process with only one goal in mind: To cut the upload to distribution time to a fraction of its former self. We believe that the excitement of uploading your music into the webs shouldn’t dampen the excitement of releasing something new. It should be fast, yet seamless, simple yet powerful, accessible but not distracting. I’m confident to say that with this new release, we’ve done exactly that.
Anyone down for a speed run?
To put our upload where our mouth is, we recorded this video mimicking a new member submitting music in virtually seconds (around 40 to be exact), the only known thing to rival that type of speed would be..well..The Millennium Falcon?
Watch the video below, you’ll be genuinely impressed with how seamlessly and efficiently you can upload new songs for distribution to our email network.
Keep in mind, the pace at which we are uploading is staged to mimic an average user, however, we’re confident that as power-users we can achieve speeds of sub 30 maybe even 20 seconds on a new release. Say goodbye to minutes.
Over the next couple weeks we will be rolling out many exciting tools and features that we’ve been working on, so stay tuned, but for now…feast your eyes on the fastest upload on the net!
Want to see if you can clock a faster time? Be our guest. visit immitter.com/upload and be sure to let us know your times in the comments.
New location filters have just been added to Immitter. This will further help us refine our targeting, ensuring your music goes directly to your target audience.
Situations where this feature can come in handy.
A radio station in Indiana is searching for local music for their newest emerging artist program
A local artist /fan is interested in learning about and supporting the local artists around him / her
A local coffee shop is searching for performers after hours on a Monday to help bring in more customers
A record label is evaluating the potential of a geographical market
An international fan is interested in discovering new music from different areas of the world
No need to beat a dead horse on this one. Including your location not only improves the efficiency in your music delivery, it also helps with discovery. We encourage all Immitter’s to update their profile with their location.
For those of you that don’t know, the word SPAM on the Internet evolved from the 1970 sketch comedy routine by Monty Python titled…Spam. It shows a diner where anything and everything ordered came with SPAM, Much to the chagrin of Hormel Foods, maker of the canned “Shoulder Pork and hAM”/”SPiced hAM” luncheon meat.
Seth Godin, talks a lot about the idea of Permission marketing and only delivering relevant timely messages to those few that actually are looking forward to receiving them. If this is you, we urge you to dig through your junk mail and set us free. Let your email provider know that THIS IS NOT SPAM!
We only deliver our weekly email to those of you who have subscribed to Immitter in one form or another and by no means do we champion or relish in spam.
If you’re not interested in receiving our weekly update, we’ve provided a link in the email to allow you to easily unsubscribe.
That being said.
We implore you to please take some time to make sure that you are receiving our weekly update in your inbox, the thousand + artists that we represent would really appreciate it – And so would we.
As for SPAM, lets take a look at where it alllll started. I hope you enjoy the history lesson.
Here’s a really quick update for you. Now when you visit Immitter you will see a conveniently placed lock to the left of the https://www.immitter.com URL. While no one was watching we secretly updated our website to a secure server. This move was a necessary precursor to allow emerging artists and bands to start taking direct payments from fans through Immitter. In the next couple weeks we’ll touch more on exactly what type of payments you’ll be able to take and what this means for your bank account, but for now, take comfort in knowing that Immitter values your privacy and security. Bring on the payments!