Episode 2 – Changing Rituals
A warm welcome to you from us here at SendMusic. We’ll introduce ourselves properly over the course of these next few blog posts but first, let’s get down to business! We’re really excited to be launching SendMusic as we think it’ll greatly enhance your workflow and productivity. SendMusic makes working with the music files you send and receive simpler, faster and more effortless – regardless of the platform you use, regardless if it’s mobile or desktop. There’s more, SendMusic is also a tool for organising ALL your social links in one place… Don’t have time for a website? Can’t be bothered setting up a landing page? We’ve got you covered!
“So how does it work” we hear you ask? SendMusic has two main ingredients that make up our very unique hot sauce:
1 – You can send music files and any other file types, (including very large files up to 3GB on our free account), using SendMusic REALLY easily – it’s literally drag and drop onto the homepage.
When you upload a file you can set it to either Stream only or Download. The site generates a link to all of the music file or files you have uploaded and emails this to your recipient. Full previews are available for all uploaded files. This makes SendMusic really useful for listening to the music you receive on the go, without having to download it first to your hard drive.
You also have an option to set how long you want the generated link to expire in, which can be 1 day or 1 week (or 1 month if you sign-up for a free SendMusic account). If you do sign-up you also get access to an inbox which contains all the files you have both sent and received. If multiple files are sent and you have set the “Allow” option to Download, the user can download all the files they receive really quickly as a .zip as well as going through them individually. When the receiver listens to the file you’ve sent you also get an email telling you the file has been listened to – pretty cool right!
To sum up you can:
- Drag & Drop files onto SendMusic
- Add the email address of who you’d like to receive your music
- Set the files to Stream only or Download
- Decide how long until the file expires – 1 day or 1 week (or 1 month with a free account)
- Press Send and we’ll send an email to your recipient letting them know they’ve got music!
- Send more than one file and it turns up as a playlist
- Send more than one file to download and you can easily download everything as a zip file
That’s the music part covered… but there’s more:
2 – SendMusic is also built to promote you and your music by organising all your social links in one location and making your online presence more uniform and centralised. Just generate your own ‘send.mu/YOUR NAME’ short-link within the platform and add any sites or pages you want associated with you or your brand here. Latest releases, videos, playlists, merch store, live dates, radio shows – plus all your social links if you want them… anything you want to share with the world or promote, just add a link to it!
You can then place this short-link anywhere you like and when people click on it they will be directed to all of the sites and pages associated with you or your brand, all in one central location. It’s so much simpler and coherent than having numerous sites and pages littered around the web!
As an example I’ve generated my own shortlink – ‘send.mu/PaL’ and added it to my Instagram bio and Twitter bio. Someone could then click on my short-link and either send me music or check out my Instagram, Soundcloud or Twitter page. How great is that for an artist, producer, musician or record label who might want people to send them demos or also check out their playlist on Spotify? Or maybe you want to buy tickets to their gig or see what merch they’ve got available? Now you can do all of this – all from one place! We haven’t thought about all the people who could utilise this function fully or all the uses as they are innumerable… but we’re eager to find out 🙂
So, why don’t you give it a try yourself? Try sending some music to your friends here – https://send.mu
You can also check out my short-link here: send.mu/PaL and send me some music or comment on my awful Instagram photos! You can generate your own short-link also!
Ultimately this is a product for people in or around music, made by people in the music industry. We’d love for you to give SendMusic a try. If you have any feedback, positive or negative please do drop me a line at [email protected] and we’ll take it on board. We have lots of great new features coming and some awesome people and artists already using the site. Please subscribe to our newsletter if you haven’t already done so and once again, thanks for joining us on the start of this journey! We’re really grateful you joined us…