A Look Inside ReverbNation: 2.5 Million Musicians

image from www.reverbnation.comIn a new video by ReverbNation reviewing it's 2012 accomplishments, which include a new HQ to house expanding staff, a site redesign and an expanded Promote It! tools, they shared the most detailed look yet inside the company and it's artist membership.  A statistical look inside ReverbNation:

2.5 million members, who have:

  • Uploaded more than 15 million songs
  • Logged more than 5 million shows
  • Averaged over 1 billion views per month on YouTube

ReverbNation has also:

  • Reached 1 million of Likes on Facebook
  • 160,000 followers on Twitter
  • Opened a new Twitter channel for finding @Gigs
  • Hired 25 new employee

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  1. As they are making all of this money, why doesn’t an artist get royalties… So far, my songs have been played over 16,000 times… great exposure, yes… money, no. How do they get away with it?

  2. I ditched my $60 annual subscription for the Revberbnation press kit. The submission process is either fixed or is a total scam and I really don’t see much value in using Reverbnation as a promotional tool.

  3. Personally, I find Reverb Nation to be a pretty decent site for promotional tools. I just wish it was more fan-friendly; the vast majority of “fans” on the site are other artists. But that does give an opportunity to network. I agree that RN should have more or better ways for artists to make money without spending a lot, but what they give for free surpasses a lot of other sites out there.

  4. I agree. I posted my music to soundcloud -they raised $50 million- and bandcamp as well as reverb. I get tons of plays on all those sites and none of them pay me royalties. Whassup?

  5. I only put demo tracks on RN. For any of my music that I’ve released, I point streaming traffic to Spotify. At least then, I get a small pittance. Better than nothing. If you have sync licensing with Youtube with CDBaby, for instance, you can also get that small pittance if your songs are there, unlike with RN, SoundCloud, etc.

  6. Um, not trying to be a jerk, but tools providers like Reverb, SoundCloud, and BandCamp, focus only on registering artists, and none of them have many ‘fan accounts’ as a result.
    That isn’t to say that fans don’t visit those sites and engage with the music. They just don’t signup b/c there is little reason to do so. Most of it them are hooked up to facebook or twitter as the social net part of the puzzle.

  7. I’m consistently in the top 2% of that 2.5 million. and I haven’t even made $50 on AD share revenue. The features and functions are cool, but as usual the artist really doesn’t get anything to speak of on a compensation level..
    Ampcast was the best when they actually paid you $.05 per mp3 download. That was reasonable.

  8. Really people! for the facts all these sites are about making money off our behinds. So why blast just reverbnation so hard because of one bad mishap seriously. Just don’t pay for anything on the site and use all the free stuff to network your way around just make the best of it for your music and stop complaining. Run on over to the spotlight Zone and get discovered and come back and blog about all the money you make there. you got Itunes and so many other sites that collect money too, and when it all boils down you won’t may make one cent unless you spend money to make money. HUMMMM! No sites pays you, it’s your music that gets you paid.

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