The Winamp History
Get to know us a little better since our beginnings back in 1997.
Digital service providers are the most widely used way for musicians to reach their audience, providing a standardized solution for them to release their tracks and monetize their music. The fact that a worldwide audience can be reached in this way is an obvious benefit of the 21st-century music industry – and of using a DSP. As a result of the dominance of DSPs, the role of the major recording labels has shifted away from music distribution and into a focus on publishing and master licensing instead.
In spite of this seeming democratization of the playing field, however, only a minuscule percentage of musicians are currently able to earn a living from their creative work. This is partly because the industry has been set up so that their share of the overall revenue generated by their creativity has been pitifully small. Our intention is to set this to rights by ensuring musicians are treated more equitably and receive a fairer proportion of the revenue.
We provide music fans the opportunity to take full control of their audio content, and to connect with and support their favorite creators. On the other hand, our creators can diversify their income streams while collecting them in a single service, thus making their revenues more organised, consistent and steady; and in turn enabling them to make a living out of music.
We care about artists, being them the core of our business. Therefore, we openly and transparently share the fair revenue percentages* we share with them, for every service that monetizes their content. *Higher revenue shares than the Industry average.
Our goal is to create close relationships between creators and their fans, helping to build trust and a sense of community. Allow your most passionate fans to directly support you with a monthly membership and build meaningful connections with them while collecting a predictable revenue.
The Music Industry
The music industry of the 21st century reflects the disruptive and forcibly transformational impact of the digital age and AI. The traditional income sources of musicians – live music performances and sales of music tracks – have declined enormously, so they have been forced to engage with the tech and the new interface it places between them and the music-loving public.
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- SmartworldWinamp sta tornando in una veste tutta nuova
Winamp sta tornando in una veste tutta nuova
Torniamo a parlare di Winamp, uno dei servizi che hanno fatto la storia della multimedialità per tantissimi utenti dall’inizio degli anni 2000, soprattutto su piattaforma PC.
- MusicAllyWinamp opens up its new creator tools for 25,000 artists
Winamp opens up its new creator tools for 25,000 artists
This week, the company opened that up with a signup process for 25,000 artists and audio creators.
- HypebotSignup NOW for a FREE year of the Winamp For Creators toolkit
Signup NOW for a FREE year of the Winamp For Creators toolkit
The Winamp revival continues with the addition of a new platform to help creators connect with the 83 million fans that use the music listening platform.
- EngadgetWinamp’s revival includes platforms for musicians and fans
Winamp’s revival includes platforms for musicians and fans
The creator service makes it more than an MP3 player
- MusictechWinamp For Creators platform launched, with first 25,000 creators given free access
Winamp For Creators platform launched, with first 25,000 creators given free access
The platform aims to put creators in control of their content
- MusicAllyWinamp outlines its plans for aggregation, artists and NFTs
Winamp outlines its plans for aggregation, artists and NFTs
Media player Winamp‘s original heyday may be some time in the past, but it remains a going concern – 80 million people are using the software around the world still.