We’ve all been there…
With TrackTrack.it, you now have a quick and easy way to send your music files to your contacts securely. Some of its best features include inaudible watermarks, a secure streaming player, delivery to emails AND phones, download notifications and detailed analytics, expiration dates and password protection.
To use it, install the app as usual through The Orchard Marketplace. The first page you see allows you to import your tracks from Release Builder. Select the ones you want and click “Import Songs.” When the import is complete, click on “Start Sending Music.” You can also watch some neat videos on Basic Song Sending, Watermarking and The History Page while you’re waiting.
Now, you should be on the Send Music page. This kind of looks like an email draft (but cooler). Type in your recipients and your message, then click on the songs you want to include in your message from the list on the left of the page, or drag and drop new tracks from your desktop. If you’re using TrackTrack.it again for the umpteenth time because you’ve become a total fan and some of your latest songs haven’t yet imported into the app, just click on the Manage button below the list and go to “Import From The Orchard.”
Next you get to pick and choose your messaging options:
- Add an inaudible Watermark to track your song
- Choose to get a Return Receipt so your recipients can’t fool you
- Select your method of delivery depending on how much you trust your contacts: Download Link, Streaming Player or Email Attachment
- Implement various restrictions to further secure your music: Expiry Date, Download Limit and/or Password Protection
Guess what? You’re ready to send your message!
Your History Page is your go-to tool for tracking Sends, Streams and Downloads. You can filter your stats by recipient, song and time frame, and view them on a line graph, pie chart or geographically (kind of like our iTunes Heat Map in Analytics!) — with details going as far as how much of the song your contact listened to. This page is also where you can find a list of all the music you’ve sent, and enable or disable some of the preferences you set in the original email.
If you suspect someone has misplaced your hard-earned trust and uploaded your music to an unauthorized site, head over to the Analyze page and test the suspected file for traces of your watermark. What you do with the information you find is up to you…….. [Tip: you could use one of the Marketplace's anti-piracy apps like Link-Busters to remove the illegal file.]
The Settings page also has some handy options, like adding a custom header to your message to make it look even cooler. Simply go to the “Email Display” tab and upload your artwork. This is also where you can manage your contacts.
We know you can already tell TrackTrack.it will be super helpful in your marketing campaigns. As an extra something something to welcome you to the app, TrackTrack.it is giving away 20 free sends per artist! Depending on your catalogue, that’s a lot of free sends…
Check out the demo below to find out more: