Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?Simply Register for a FREE account and follow the instructions.
Start listening to other people's tracks and you will earn credits which you can then allocate to your own tracks to get them into play rotation.
Every time someone listens to your track or watches your video a credit will be deducted. If the credits reach 0 then your track will no longer be available to be listened to or viewed.
You earn credits by listening to a track or watching a music video for more than 60 seconds. When you click "Next" or "Vote Up" the credits will be added to your total in the top right of the screen.
You can then go into "My Details" to allocate your unused credits to each of your tracks.
Will it always be FREE for independent artists?Yes! Absolutely!
We believe passionately that independent musicians should not have to pay to get their music heard. We will fund the website with advertising and we are not here to get rich, we are here to get your music out there. We are musicians ourselves so this platform also allows our music to be heard more.
I registered but did not receive an emailMake sure you have in your allowed senders list and check your spam folder. You can also try registering again and request a new email.
How does the voting system work?
How does the credit system work?
What is $INDIE?Think of it as loyalty points that are earned for certain acitivities on this website and other partner sites.
You can redeem $INDIE for various music related services (with more coming) here.
However you can also trade $INDIE for other crypto currencies (such as Bitcoin) on the Bitshares exchange.
I listened to a track for more than 60 seconds but didn't see my credits go up?Remember that your credits are reduced when your track is played so sometimes your track may have been played at the same time as you clicked the button resulting in the same credits total.
Why do YouTube Videos not Auto Play?Autoplaybacks are not counted towards the visible views numbers displayed on the YouTube site because autoplaybacks are not viewer initiated.
Why do Spotify Videos not Auto Play?Unfortunately Spotify do not allow this to happen when embedding songs on other sites.
Why does it say I need the Spotify app to play the full track?Unfortunately Spotify do not allow a full track to be played unless you install their app. Unfortunately there is no way round this.
How do I get a track as a "Sponsored Track"?There are 2 ways to get a track in the "Sponsored Track" slot:
For option 1 you do not need to have credits allocated to the track as long as you continue to be a PRO MEMBER.
For option 2 your "Sponsored Track" will use credits in the same way as normal however EVERY TIME the track is loaded on the "Are You Human" page a credit will be deducted.
IMPORTANT: Once you have requested that a track become a Sponsored Track you will not be able to get the credits back. If you want the track removed for some reason then just let me know.
Some sources no longer auto play. How do I fix this?For all those who are missing the auto play of streams like Musicoin and Soundcloud etc. on Google Chrome please type this into the address bar: chrome://flags/autoplay-policy.
Then on the first box change so it reads "No user gesture is required". It will then ask you to relaunch and should auto play again.