How to Upload Releases onto MyClientZone

How to Upload Releases onto MyClientZone

So you’ve finally finished your release and you want to release it through Horus Music and have it delivered to hundreds of download, streaming, mobile and radio Internet platforms around the world. Here’s how: Access the Client Zone via myclientzone.com/horus-music-limited or through the main website, … Keep Reading

Welcome to MyClientZone

Welcome to MyClientZone

The time has finally come. We have welcomed our new MyClientZone system! This will replace the current Client Zone that has been in operation since 2014. This is now where you can go to upload and distribute your releases.

You will notice quite a lot of difference between this new system and our old one, but you should find a lot quicker and in a more logical and user friendly way. It is all new, and we know that it will take some time for everyone to get used to, us included, to please take some time to familiarise yourself with MyClientZone.

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The Pros and Cons of Streaming

The Pros and Cons of Streaming

When building a music career it is important to not only evaluate yourself and your music, but, also to evaluate the market you want to be a part of. This blog will outline just a few of the pros and cons to streaming; making a … Keep Reading

Horus Music India welcomes Trupti Kudalkar

Horus Music India welcomes Trupti Kudalkar

Two months after our first appointment, Horus Music India is now pleased to announce Trupti Kudalkar as the second Business Development Manager and will work alongside Malini Hariharan in the Mumbai office. Trupti has enjoyed previous roles at Web18 and Hungama Digital Media Pvt Ltd. More … Keep Reading

Soundcloud Go Update

Soundcloud Go Update

You may have noticed that Soundcloud have made a few changes recently and your profile on their platform may have been affected. A few of our clients have contacted to ask why their music is being uploaded to Soundcloud and in some cases it is … Keep Reading

Horus Music Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Horus Music Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

We are delighted to announce that Horus Music has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Established in 2006, Horus Music is a global music distribution and label services company. Having initially focused on management they now offer musicians a simple and … Keep Reading

Why Album Artwork is Still Worth it

Why Album Artwork is Still Worth it

Everyone knows that appealing album artwork is more likely to catch a potential fan’s eye. That’s why you need to put a lot of thought into your artwork before you release your album. Why? Because your artwork is directly related to how people see your … Keep Reading

Release Checklist

Release Checklist

When you’re ready to distribute your music, there are a few things you need to check to help speed up the release process. Metadata (Information such as the artist, release title, genre, copyright information etc.)   Titles Product titles and track titles should be formatted … Keep Reading

Streaming, Downloads and Digital Sales

Streaming, Downloads and Digital Sales

Many artists did not agree to stream their music at first. Many music fans even had to digitalise every CD they had. Some bands and artists even tried to withhold their music from being digitalised, Tool are a prime example, but many quickly realised the new … Keep Reading

What is SoundScan?

What is SoundScan?

A lot of artists are ready to take the next step in their musical career, with that career there are a number of factors you need to know before you can rise and take over the world with your music. One of those things is SoundScan.

What is SoundScan?

SoundScan signs up stores and has a tracking system that is operated by ACNielsen (sounds familiar?) Nielsen tracks your music and music video sold in retail in America and Canada. Billboard uses these numbers for their charts that you can check regularly on their website.

How does it work?

Any song, video or album or any music product carries an UPC or EAN and a ISRC (barcode). This code is needed to track your music in sales with this system. Their sales numbers get collected weekly so it gets updated very often. Which is a good thing because sales don’t stand still. It is not used or royalty payments, but instead tracks song data for use in the charts.

Is this just for physical sales?

No, it isn’t just for physical sales. It also counts the music that sells in digital stores (like iTunes), but since 2014 they also include streaming into their tracking list. This makes it really easy, because everything comes from one source.

Are these numbers accurate?

In theory all the digital sales (streams and digital downloads) are completely correct. Because when labels and artists license digital rights to the seller, they need to report their sales to SoundScan. Digital is completely covered as you can’t really make up the streams or downloads that are shown.

There are a lot of independent stores that aren’t signed up to SoundScan. If they are not signed up, there is no way in knowing how much of your CDs or vinyl gets sold in that store. Which means there is a blind spot in the industry sales on physical music. Unless you want to contact every store one by one, this is the most accurate sales list you’ll get for in America and Canada.

How do I use it?

To start using SoundScan to track your sales data, you need to register your tracks with Nielsen and wait for them to be approved.