ReverbNation

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ReverbNation
Web address ReverbNation.com
Type of site Music and Social Networking
Registration Optional
Owner eMinor, Inc.
Launched October 31, 2006
Alexa rank 1,799 (August 2012)[1]
Current status active

ReverbNation.com is a web site, launched in 2006, that focuses on the independent music industry. It aims to provide a central site for musicians, producers, and venues to collaborate and communicate.

Innovations[edit]

  • ReverbNation provides a widget that allows its members to place content on web pages. This TuneWidget is a feature that links back to additional content, such as music recommended by the band who created the widget.[2][3] In 2007, Webs (formerly Freewebs) added a widget service that included TuneWidget as an option for its web site users.[4]
  • A feature called Band Equity measures popularity based on four metrics of its service: reach, influence, access, and recency with the top 100 of each genre being recognized.[5][6]

Events[edit]

  • The band Rehab headlined the ReverbNation summer 2007 tour.[7]
  • In May, 2008, Judas Priest pre-released a track from its upcoming album on ReverbNation. Its label, Epic Records, described the use of the TuneWidget as "a must have tool for any artist's viral campaign".[8]
  • In Dec, 2009, ReverbNation partnered with Microsoft launching Playlist 7 sponsorship program where 7 top emerging artists where able to showcase their work having one of their songs featured[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reverbnation.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Gigs & Bytes: Judas Priest's Widget / Metallica's Mission". Pollstar. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-05-28. [dead link]
  3. ^ "TuneWidget". eMinor, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Freewebs Taps Reverbnation to Provide Music Content for 17,000,000 Websites". BusinessWire. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Bits & Briefs" 120 (15). Billboard. 2008-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Band Equity: A Better Measurement Than Song Charts". eMinor, Inc. 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  7. ^ "REHAB to Headline the ReverbNation Tour". top-40charts.com. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  8. ^ "Judas Priest Single 'Nostradamus' Blows Up With ReverbNation Widget". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  9. ^ Playlist 7 Sponsorship Program [1]