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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’
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.
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.
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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!
It never occurred to me how time fly. It was just 5 years ago when me and a couple of kids started this company called ‘Xeinge’ (pronounced Zee-Inge). I was just 17, still in high school, in my Junior year when I search the net to come up with a game development team to make a video game. I met many interesting people who were very good at what they did. One of those whom I’ve met was Harrison Engle (who now resigned) as we both created this website bringing people and gaming together. What became gaming sooner became music and entertainment. Today, Xeinge is at the forefront by creating three of the most unique brand of companies including WaTunes to enable musicians, record labels, and other media companies to seize control of their business workflow.
As I was searching the web today (googling ‘Xeinge’) I came across a VERY OLD version of the Xeinge site. This version was the first spawning of ideas which later gave birth to companies like WaTunes. This site was hosted by GeoCities (as we have no .com solution at that time). I’d like to let you guys take a look at this old version of Xeinge and compare it to what it is today. I look at these sites side-by-side and just drop in awe as to how far we have come since the first site. How Xeinge had to undergo MANY models and refinements to become a powerhouse it is today. So guys without further delay, feel free to check out our humble beginnings and our upcoming and bright future.
We are very happy to say that 12 Fruits as chosen WaTunes to release their latest compilation: SoundWave. This compilation will featured 14 bands and 2 bonus tracks. This compilation will be available on iTunes on June 25th, 2009. Great bands including: The Sophmore Beats, Select Start, I Am Empire, Another Option, and more! Be sure to pick up your copy from these amazing bands and spread the word to your fellow community. Here at WaTunes, we’re all about opportunities!
I am pleased to announce that we are able to begin our first roll outs of the WaTunes VIP services. As of today, we have launched the new Music Video Distribution service. Though this service is currently in BETA, now VIP customers will have the ability to deliver unlimited Music Videos whenever they want.
So What Are Some Music Video Stores?
Besides now being able to deliver your music videos on iTunes, we’ve also establish a deal to deliver your Music Videos to mobile services including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and the new VidZone music video streaming service available on the Sony Playstation 3 console. Below is an E3 Trailer of what the VidZone service can provide for Playstation 3 consoles. Currently this service is only available in Europe. Look forward to this service being made available in the Americas soon…
How Do I Get Started?
If you’re a VIP customer, you can get started uploading Music Videos sending an e-mail to our Content Team and request for our Delivery Specifications for Music Video Distribution. Afterwards, we’ll first analyze your account and confirm your VIP Membership, then you can prepare your Music Videos and send them to us for delivery.