Streaming service Audiomack is launching a new feature that will enable the keenest fans of artists to hear their new music first. It’s called ‘Premiere Access‘, can be used for new tracks or entire albums, and is based on the ‘Audiomack Supporters‘ initiative that the company launched in late 2021.
That’s a tips economy where fans can buy ‘support badges’ tied to specific tracks or albums, paying between $1.99 and $249.99 (!) to show off their fandom, and contribute directly to their favourite artists. Audiomack takes a 15% cut of those revenues, and artists the other 85%, with the company saying that 25,000 artists have tried it so far.
The new ‘Premiere Access’ feature will enable artists to let fans who’ve bought a badge for their new music (tracks, EPs or albums) listen to it before regular users. Nigerian artists Pheelz and Laycon and US artist Almira Zaky are among the first to test it out.
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