You’re an artist, you make music, you like your music, you sign with a label who likes your music too and you’re about to release a new album for the world to hear that you hope will like it just as much or more. With their unique technology based on semantic analysis of reviews over time, SoundOut has a way for you to confidently – they boast a 97% confidence factor! – predict how your track or album will be received by your listeners.
The principle is simple: submit a song you want to get feedback for; SoundOut sends it to a random sample group via the online reviewing community SliceThePie; those listeners give detailed feedback on your song; and SoundOut takes all the information and puts it into a detailed report for you.
To get started, sign in through The Orchard Marketplace and look over the terms and conditions of the app. Once on the SoundOut page, select the track you’d like to get feedback for by clicking on “add a new track” and selecting from your catalogue using the “+” sign. You can also upload from your computer with the “select your tracks” button.
It might take a few minutes for your track to be transfered. Once it is, simply click on ‘order this report.’ Double check your report title and select a report type. You can choose between 4 reports: Free (10 reviews), Standard (80 reviews), Express (80 reviews) or Plus (200 reviews). All reports have a 5 days delivery time except for the Express one, which only takes 24 hours. Look through the report options and click on ‘order report,’ then confirm by clicking on ‘place order.’ You’ll receive an email when your report is complete.
What you can expect in your report is overall market potential based on track ratings and passion ratings (which take into account a reviewer’s reaction in relation to everything else he/she has written before), UK/US breakdown, details for each demographic, a word cloud highlighting recurring topics and comments, and all full reviews.
If you’re concerned about safety and piracy, fear not! To reduce any risk, all music is stream-only, reviewers never know what they’re going to get, and they can only listen to the song once. No artwork is shown, and additional anonymity options hide both track title and artist name.
Not To Miss: As a special introductory offer, SoundOut is offering a FREE Plus Report to the first 100 users to order one.
For more visual instructions on how to use SoundOut to get feedback on an up-and-coming track you’ve poured your heart and soul into, check out their short demo below: