MUMBAI: FireGigs.com, a specialist music venture, is launching a web 2.0 site that offers background music to
The idea behind Firegigs.com is to expose unsigned artists and issue licenses for a fraction of the cost of those from PPL and PRS. Everyone benefits, as artists will have their music played publicly, raising their profile amongst a wide target audience. Possible outlets will include bars, cafes, hairdressers and retail outlets, as well as ‘on hold’ music on telephone systems. Meanwhile, business will save hundreds of pounds per unit while supporting new talent.
Firegigs.com CEO Steven Law said, â€œWe want to promote talented artists in the
Also planned are FireGigs.com events featuring the most popular artists performing live gigs in licensees’ business and other venues. This represents an opportunity for the unsigned artists to gain even wider exposure than by having their music played extensively in
FireGigs.com is a web 2.0 (social interaction) start-up site. After registering quickly and easily, artists can upload their music and biographies and create blogs, while users can listen to and rate the tunes, leave feedback and view charts of the weekâ€™s most popular audio plays and downloads. Business users subscribed to the service can download music, while avoiding the PPL/PRS license fees, and can search for the exact genre they require.
Law added, â€œThe combined income from the PPL and PRS in 2006 was over Â£750 million in the