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Day #5 in the Ten Days of Holiday Gifts comes from OurStage. OurStage is a battle of the indie bands. You listen to A and B, vote and do it again. And again. From there, OurStage builds the top lists and you can stream those for free. You can also download the songs for 99 cents each. Check out my full review of OurStage.
Just for readers of CenterNetworks, sign up now on our special link and get 12 free mp3 downloads.
I’d like to thank each one of you for your loyalty and patronage over the past year. I’ve got a full recap coming but it’s simply amazing where CN has grown and of course it’s thanks to each of you. Like the Wine Man says, "It’s a lot of you and a little of me and together we are changing the tech industry." (I tweaked it a bit).
With that said, I’ve been working hard to line up a variety of exclusive Holiday Gifts for you. Over the next ten business days, there will be one gift each day. From service discounts, to premium beta access to free conference passes, we’ve got something you will like!
In the graphic below, you will note one slot with ??? in it. That’s because I have left one slot open. I’d like your feedback on who should fill that slot and I will go after them! Leave your ideas in the comments. And if you have a service to offer as a treat, contact us. It can’t be a free service is the only rule.
Here’s who’s participating — pretty impressive lineup!:
Compete – free credits towards the search analytics tool – get holiday gift
Clicky – two free pro accounts – get holiday gift
Future of Web Apps in Miami – 5 free conference passes – get holiday gift
CenterNetworks – 50% off job board posts – get holiday gift
Update: Please DO NOT signup for TapeFailure – the site will be closing at the end of this month :(
You won’t know which Holiday Gift will come which day nor what time – so be on the lookout! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to All!
Last weekend I had the chance to tape a brief interview with OurStage Marketing VP – Lora Kratchounova. OurStage is a battle of the indie bands. You listen to A and B, vote and do it again. And again. From there, OurStage builds the top lists and you can stream those for free. You can also download the songs for 99 cents each. Outside of the music battles, OurStage seems similar to NY-based Amie Street.
Here are some other notes from our discussion:
- The team is based in Boston with 33 people, 12 million in private funding
- Holds 15,000 musicians and 30,000 media items currently
- Marketing has come only from word of mouth and viral means to-date
- No "corporate" registration required – musicians just upload songs
- Musicians receive the full 99 cents for each download through the end of the year
And I snagged 8 free download cards. If you want a download card, leave a comment below with your email in the email box – NOT in the comment. So I ask you, what other blogger is out there getting goodies for the readers? :)