If you've been around Musicgoat for any length of time you'll know I'm a huge fan of promoting my music with Earbits streaming online radio.
Well things are starting to get even better over there.
Yesterday they are adding a little gamification to their platform via social currency called “Groovies” (love that name) to help encourage listeners to promote music they hear on on Earbits.
I'll let them explain:
Groovies is the first social currency that allows consumers to earn unlimited on-demand access to ad-free streaming music by taking simple, quick actions that provide measurable value for artists and labels.
At launch, users can earn 500 Groovies by opening an account, 100 for sharing music recommendations on Facebook and Twitter, and 50 Groovies for joining artists’ official Facebook fan pages or e-mailing lists. Groovies can then be redeemed 10 at a time for access to each on-demand song. – Earbits Blog
They also enhanced the their ability to collect email address of listeners interested in connecting with the artists. This to me is huge and it is something that services like Spotify, MOG and Rdio would emulate (if they are truly about helping the artist).
If you would like to get your music on Earbits to take advantage of these awesome tools, you can submit your music here. They don't let everyone band artist in but you won't know until you try.
What do you think? Is this a good idea or a bad idea? Will you be putting your music.