Archive for November, 2009

WaTunes To Issue Payments via PayPal-Only

Hey guys,

We’re only a month away until the end of the year. We’re working on new developments to make your experience with WaTunes better and better. Today I’d like to inform you on an important update. Starting on December 1st, 2009 we will no longer be issuing payments via Checks. Ongoing (or until we launch our Rewards Program), we will only be issuing your payments via PayPal. If you are a customer that has requested for your payments to be issued in Checks. We will issue your last check for this payment cycle. On going you must have a PayPal account for us to issue your payments.

Q: So why PayPal?

We’ve quickly learned that the majority of WaTunes artists are currently using PayPal. We believe that PayPal is a great and secure way to monitor your payments (at least until we launch our program). Other reasons why we’ve decided to issue payments through PayPal only includes:

– Easy Processing Time
– Enable us to easily track payments and royalties owed
– Enhances our accounting procedures and protocols.
– Speeds up payment processing and payment delivery
– Quick import to delivery procedures.

Q: So what do I do now?

If you are not a PayPal user, please register for a FREE PayPal account by clicking here. Once signed up, please update your WaTunes account and provide us your PayPal E-mail address (Which would be your primary e-mail address used for PayPal).

Afterwards, our system will be able to keep track and issue your payments. Its that easy!

Q: What if I already have a PayPal account?

If you already have a PayPal account, please update your profile with your PayPal E-mail address. You can do so by following the instructions below:

1: Login to your account and click on ‘Edit Profile’
2: In the ‘Information’ tab input your PayPal E-mail address in the ‘Paypal Email’ field.
3: Click on ‘Update Information’

That’s it!

With this new procedure, this will make the process of receiving your payments easier without the hassle of any delays. As always, please post your comments if you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns.

November 30, 2009 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

WaTunes Artist TechnoVoc shares the iTunes Spotlight in US & Canada

Hey guys,

Its been a long time since I’ve posted some marketing features on iTunes. Though, we’ve had many features and placements through various stores, this one, was very intriguing to me that I felt that I should post it out.

I am very proud to say that we’ve been able to break the barrier of other territorial features other than the United States. WaTunes Artist, TechnoVoc, who released his debut album ‘Forever’ has been featured on the iTunes Store in both US and Canada in the Electronic genre. I recommend everyone picking up a copy of this really interesting album. The screenshots are the featured album. As always, we’re willing to provide services like these for VIP customers. As a VIP customer, we can work with you to expand your music, secure placements, and up the ante on your brand.

iTunes Store (US)

iTunes Store (CA)

November 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm Leave a comment

WaTunes CEO Kevin Rivers talks about the new Online Trending Service

Here I talk about the new online trending system announcement released yesterday! 😀

November 24, 2009 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

WaTunes Offers Artists New Trending Service & VIP Promotion Event


DETROIT – November 20th, 2009 – WaTunes, the world’s revolutionary social music service that offers the first ever free online music distribution service into the iTunes Store has announced its new Online Trend feature. This new feature enables artists view their Trending Reports online. Trending Reports are projected trending data given from iTunes to use for marketing & promotional purposes and give artists a gauge of their projected sales. WaTunes will offer this feature as apart of its VIP service, which is priced at $12.95 per month.

“Traditionally, artists would have to pay a fee to receive this kind of information per report. As apart of the VIP service, we wanted to incorporate a system to where artists will be able to know how their music is doing without the hassle of downloading a report and without paying a fee. With this new feature, artists are now able to view their trending reports online every Monday with great transparency.”

Says Kevin Rivers, CEO of WaTunes.

The WaTunes social platform enables anyone to embed ANY widget including MySpace, YouTube, iMeem, ReverbNation, and other media players into their profiles. WaTunes also gives every user the ability to share their Facebook profiles, post comments to friends, and instantly make calls to each other via Skype for free. WaTunes provides tools for independent artists and labels to showcase their music and put them up for sale on leading digital stores including iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, AT&T, Verizon, and Playstation 3.

Apart from unveiling the new trending system, WaTunes is also launching a new VIP Holiday & New Years promotion initiative. Starting November 23rd, 2009 until February 28th, 2010, newly subscribe VIP artists will receive $20.00 in addition to their February earnings received from digital services like iTunes.

“The VIP service is a revolutionary model that channels the effectiveness of promotion and leverage to any digital music service. This new initiative welcomes new VIP artists to receive a special incentive for becoming an elite customer of WaTunes. We look forward to being able to help more artists with incentives such as this offering in the near future.”

Says Tony Pytleski, Vice President of WaTunes.

About WaTunes

WaTunes is a social music service that enables music artists and record labels to sell their music to on the iTunes Store entirely free. Artists and labels are able to sell unlimited music on the iTunes Store without any cost and receive 100% of royalties from their music.

WaTunes also provides a whole new social music experience that enables the fans to create their very own profiles, talk instantly via Skype, embed any music and video widgets including YouTube and Myspace, and share profile links.


November 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

WaTunes Opens Revolutionary Trending System to VIP Customers!

Hey guys,

Exciting times ahead as we draw close to the end of the year! I am please to announce that we have our new Online Trending System fully available for VIP Customers!

Q: So what does this mean?

This means that if you’re a VIP Customer, you now have the power to view your Trending Reports online! No longer will you have to wait (particularly for me) to send you your reports via e-mail. Now you can login to your WaTunes account ever Monday after 12PM EST and view your Trending data online. Our official press release will go out Monday as we spread news to the world of this great developement!

Q: What if I’m not a VIP member?

If you’re not a VIP customer, I urge you to upgrade your account now! For just $12.95 per month, we will deliver your entire catalog of music to all of our digital services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhasody, eMusic, HMV, iLike, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Playstation 3, and so much more! Keep 100% of all royalties made from these stores, sell unlimited songs and albums, and get considered for marketing & promotional services (including music store placements and spotlights!).

Q: How do I become a VIP member and view my Trends?

To get started, login to your account and complete the following instructions:

1: Click on buy under the ‘VIP Membership’ Profile Essential
2: Submit your $12.95 monthly payment
3: E-mail with your e-mail address (that you use to login) and your receipt
4: We’ll update your account to VIP status and will also deliver your music to the rest of our digital services
5: Log out and Log back into your account and click on ‘Trends’. Now you can view your trending reports Online!

Q: How often are the Trending Reports updated?

We will begin to update and populate your Trending Reports every Monday after 12PM EST. From there, go ahead and login to your WaTunes account, select ‘Trends’ and view your Trending Report for the past week. Its that easy!

So what are you waiting for? Upgrade your account to VIP Today!

November 22, 2009 at 1:41 am Leave a comment

iTunes Weekly Trending Reports On Hold for New Online Trend System

Hey guys,

Only a few days away until Thanksgiving (for some of us that is). As of today, we will no longer be servicing iTunes Weekly Trending Reports via e-mail. At the moment, we are working on something much better. A fresh Online Trending System. This enables you to view your iTunes Weekly Trending Reports on-site (similiar to how you view your sales). The iTunes Weekly Trending System is only available to VIP customers only. You can become a VIP member today for just $12.95 per month and gain access to all sorts of digital services and mobile stores including Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, AT&T, Playstation 3, and more!

Q: So what are a few things you SHOULD know about iTunes Weekly Trending Reports?

1: iTunes Weekly Trending Reports ARE NOT 100% accurate data. DO NOT use them as sales data. iTunes Financial Reports received every month are 100% accurate.

2: iTunes Weekly Trending Reports are used for projection purposes of where your sales could be. Its simply an indication to see what areas you should focus on for marketing and promotions.

3: With the launch of the new Trending System, you are able to view a summarized version of your iTunes Weekly Trending Reports on-site for FREE as a VIP customer. You can request a detailed version (which includes ZIP codes, etc.) for $2 per report.

We’re moving at lightning speed, working on new features and enhancing our digital distribution and social platforms. As always, please post your comments here about what you think about our services, features, and updates.

November 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

WaTunes made simple!

Hey guys,

I hope you guys are enjoying a great weekend. Great new developments are coming in the world of WaTunes. For WaTunes artists and labels, as you can see, we’ve updated your dashboard a bit to make things more simple by adding two new menus: My Albums, and My Sales.

My Albums: This menu will enable you to upload your content for submission to iTunes and for VIP customers iTunes and our full fleet of digital services and mobile stores. If you have any questions on how to use the My Albums feature, please contact us.

My Sales: This menu will enable you to easily view your sales online from iTunes (other store services are currently in testing).

I hope you guys enjoy these great new features and please let us know if you have any other questions regarding the service.

November 14, 2009 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

[WaTunes] – Google offering music to the masses via iLike, more options for the WaTunes VIP service!

Hey guys,

Exciting times are ahead as we move forward to make WaTunes a unique experience for everyone. I’ve yet to inform you guys of another great development. Last week Google rolled out an exciting new feature that makes it easier for music fans to find, listen to, and buy music online. Google is introducing millions of music fans to licensed content by partnering with iLike, iMeem, Lala, and Rhapsody.

This seamless integration creates a better search experience on Google by giving users a new, easy and deeper connection to the great music content. If you type in a music related search – artist name, song or album title – Google will show music-related search results, including audio samples.

Google splits search results between iLike and Lala. iLike, which was recently acquired by MySpace, uses MediaNet, one of our digital store partners to power its MP3 store. We distribute to MediaNet for VIP customers as apart of our $12.95 per month deal.

So what are you waiting for? Upgrade your account to VIP and get the real experience of the WaTunes digital distribution program today!

November 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

New Music Store Offerings Scheduled 2010 for VIP Customers!

Hey guys,

With the newly developed VIP service offering for just $12.95 per month, we are working to make the VIP services more appealing by offering more music store services starting in the first quarter of 2010. As your digital distribution service provider, here is my question to you:

Q: What are some digital store services that you would like to see your content made available?

Please post your comments and suggestions here. 🙂

November 9, 2009 at 6:04 pm 1 comment


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