Groover aims at reinventing and simplifying both music promotion and discovery
In a time when there has never been as much music spread out on the Internet, it has become even more essential for musicians to be spotted and featured by music influencers (blogs, playlisters, webradios, independent journalists, indie labels…) in order to stand out from the crowd. On their side, music influencers are overwhelmed by a tsunami of emails. Completely drowned, the majority have given up answering to music submissions.
Groover ends up this global frustration. On this platform, musicians and their representatives can send tunes directly to a selection of the best music influencers, and finally get constructive feedbacks, hopefully more!
Send your music or your artists’ tunes to the best music influencers, feedbacks guaranteed!
The perfect influencers for your music: it’s a match ! Thanks to filters, find easily the best music influencers for your tune.
Feedbacks on your music guaranteed: Groover guarantees that you get high-quality feedbacks on your tune from the music influencers you pick, and hopefully more (reviews, playlist adds, requests for a meeting…)
Less expensive than your guitar picks: only 2 grooviz, meaning 2 euros to get feedback from 1 music influencer.
Discover new tunes that match your tastes and get paid to provide written feedbacks to musicians on their tunes!
Discover new tunes: pick your favorite music genres and discover promising artists thanks to Groover.
Thousands of emails in your inbox? That’s over! You receive more than 100 emails per day from artists and PR officers, and you don’t have time to treat them all? Finally a cool and simple means to manage your submissions.
Earn money by providing feedbacks to the artists and bands: whatever your decision is on the tune, you earn 1 Grooviz (meaning 1€) by written feedback provided. 1 feedback ☛ 1 baguette 🥖15 feedbacks ☛ 1 vinyl 💿500,000 feedbacks ☛ 1 flat in Paris 🏠
Support and FAQ
Here you can find more info on how Groover works. If you cannot find the answer to your question, do not hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 🎸
On Groover, artists and their representatives can send a tune directly and easily to blogs, radios, playlists, independent journalists, labels and bookers of their choice for small amounts of money (2 Grooviz, meaning 2 euros by influencer), and be guaranteed to receive at least a written feedback on their music, hopefully more if the music influencer has a crush on their tune (reviews, playlist adds…) For each feedback they do not get in a one-week time frame, they get their 2 Grooviz back to send their tune to another music influencer.
1) Who are the music influencers on Groover?
The influencers on Groover are music passionates who have been carefully selected by the Groover team on their ability to spot new music trends and bring them to light. Bloggers, radio founders, independent journalists, playlisters, record label owners or bookers, they all have this common passion for discovering fresh new music and sharing it to their audience. The music influencers are free, independent and specialised in various music genres.
There are currently more than 70 music influencers active on Groover, representing more than 700k followers on Facebook and Twitter.
2) What is a feedback?
A feedback is a short comment (between 2 and 10 lines) written by the music influencer on the tune submitted by an artist or his representative. It is more or less detailed, with the ambition to be both constructive (for the artist) and explanatory (on the reasons for sharing it or not).
3) What are Grooviz?
The Grooviz is the virtual currency on Groover: it’s a credit, which allows you to send tunes to music influencers of your choice. 1 Grooviz ~ 1 €. You can also buy attractive packs which will allow you to send your tunes to more influencers for less money 🚀
4) How can I send a tune on Groover?
Any artist or artist representative can send a tune from the homepage. To send a tune, you (artist or representative) have to follow the following steps:
After your first sending, you should fill in your or your artist’s profile so you get more chances to be spotted and featured by the music influencers you selected.
If you already have a Groover account, you need to follow the same process without having to create an account or provide info on the band / artist
5) How can I become a music influencer on Groover?
If you’re a music influencer (media, journalist, record label…), you can apply to join Groover down the sidebar.
Your account need to be vetted by the Groover Team before it can be visible to the other users. While waiting for approval, you can fill in your profile to provide as much info as possible to Groover and increase your chances to receive tunes that match your tastes.
6) Do I need to pay to use Groover? How much does it cost?
Send a tune through Groover costs a bit of money: contacting a music influencer (media, blog, playlister, independent journalist, radio, record label or booker) costs 2 Grooviz, meaning 2 euros. In exchange, Groover guarantees you a written feedback from the influencer selected in a one-week time frame or you get your money back. You can also purchase our attractive packs which will allow you to send your tunes to more influencers.
Today, through the packs, you can get:10 G for € 10, 20 G for € 18, 40 G for € 34 and 80 G for € 66
Being a music influencer on Groover is free and you get paid for the feedbacks you provide. 1 feedback ☛ 1 baguette 🥖 15 feedbacks ☛ 1 vinyl 💿 500 000 feedbacks ☛ 1 flat in Paris 🏠
7) What happens to my money when I send a tune on Groover?
To send one tune to one influencer (2 Grooviz = €2), one half of the amount is paid to the music influencer (1G) if and only if he has made a feedback, the other half being kept by Groover (1G) to pay transaction costs, administrative expenses and salaries, in order to provide a better service every day to all our users, artists, representatives and influencers 🚀
8) Can anyone send their music on Groover? Is it made for me?
Any artist or artist representative who wants to send a tune on Groover can do so. Groover does not send barriers to entry for artists who want feedbacks and press coverage. The tune can be a tune already released, about to be released or even a good demo.
However, blogs and music influencers are rather looking for finished products, ready to be shared instantly (good production, originality) while record labels can be more interested by demos to discover the universe of an artist.
9) Am I guaranteed to get articles, press coverage or sharings on blogs if I use Groover?
Groover does not guarantee sharing of your tune, because this only relies on what the influencer decides. He keeps his editorial independence. Groover guarantees you that your tune will be listened and that you’ll get a written feedback, or you get your Grooviz back (2G by feedback not made) for another use.
10) How can I optimize my chances to be spotted and shared by a music influencer on Groover?
First of all, make a good use of the filters by genre, which will help you target the music influencers who are the more likely to like your music. It’s highly unlikely that a reggae webradio will share your new acid house track
You can also check the influencers’ profiles, to discover their editorial line and tastes better, and also access their approval rate (the number of sharings by the number of tunes received). To send your tunes in priority to the influencers with a high acceptance rate is a good way to favour your chances to have your music shared 🚀
More than this, media like to feature exclusive content: do not hesitate to propose them to share your tune before its release date as an exclusive premiere for instance 😉
One last thing: please fill in your profile so the music influencers can access more info on your and tour project if they want to to know more to make their decision on your tune.
Good luck 🎸
11) What is the time period before receiving a feedback after sending a tune?
Groover guarantees you get a feedback in a one-week time frame after sending a tune, or you get reimbursed in Grooviz which you can spend on another music influencer.
12) Who can read the feedbacks I receive from influencers?
The feedbacks are private: only you, the influencer who wrote the feedback and Groover can read the feedbacks. The other users on the platform cannot access your feedbacks.
13) I have not received any feedback. Is this normal?
Sometimes, music influencers do not have time to listen to all the tunes they receive and provide their feedbacks in one week. If it happens, no worries, you automatically get 2 Grooviz back by feedback not received.
14) What guarantees me that the feedback has been really made by the influencer? And that it is not only a copy-pasted response?
Groover guarantees you that the feedbacks are really made by representatives of the music influencers (blogs, playlists, webradios…) you chose.
Groover also have technological and human means to check that the feedbacks are not copy-pasted and that the influencer chosen has really listened to at least 30 seconds of the tune submitted to him.
15) Can I send a tune which has not been released yet?
Yes, it is entirely possible to send through Groover upcoming releases as well as private links. You should tell the influencers picked the date planned for the release. If they like your tune, they will then be able to share it when it is released.
What kind of links can I use to send a tune on Groover?
Groover accepts public and private links from Youtube, SoundCloud and Bandcamp.
17) Can I send a full LP or EP?
For now, Groover only allows you to send tunes, which are more simple to listen for our influencers and facilitates their discovery activity. However, music influencers are likely to listen to more tunes if they like the one you send them.
Also, don’t hesitate to add your social media links on your profile page, so influencers can have an easy access to the rest of your work.
18) Can I send a music video?
Yes, if you have one, it is even strongly suggested 📹 A great video can increase your chances of being shared by a music influencer.
19) I have received a tune but the link does not work. What should I do?
You can click on the red flag located on the right of the feedback field, in order to report us the issue with this tune. Coming soon.
20) I have only received tunes which are very far from my tastes. How can I improve that?
You can refine your preferred music genres on your profile page, which will favour artists close to your music tastes sending you their music. If a tune is really completely out of your scope, you can also report it by clicking on the red flag on the right of the feedback field. Coming soon.
21) I cannot fill in the feedback field for when the tune starts playing. What can I do?
You need to listen to at least 30 seconds of the tune in order to write your feedback ✍️ If you still cannot write a feedback after 30 seconds of listening, then send us a message at: email@example.com
22) I want to convert my Grooviz and Euros and be paid
You can go to your Wallet and fill in the necessary info to obtain to convert your Grooviz in euros on your bank account.
You need at least 20 Grooviz (€ 20) to withdraw the money you have earned.
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