PureVolume


PureVolume

PureVolume is a website owned and operated by Virb Inc. (formerly Unborn Media Inc.); a social media company headquartered in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts [http://www.purevolume.com/about_us purevolume™ | About Us ] ] where bands and musical artists can promote and advertise themselves. Each artist or band has its own page that may include news, photos, upcoming shows, background/biographical information, contact information, and music for free listening and downloads. Over 400,000 artists [ [http://www.virbinc.com/ Virb Inc ] ] house such profiles on PureVolume, most of whom hover around the rock genres, particularly alternative rock, indie rock, and punk and its subgenres.

Virb Inc. was founded in 2004 by Brett, Nate and Mitchell of The University of Massachusetts Amherst. Their website, PureVolume (also created in 2004 but redesigned in 2005), is a promotional grounds for mostly fairly obscure, minor or up-and-coming artists, but also boasts a selection of signed mainstream bands as well. Virb Inc. also owns and operates the projects at [http://www.virb.com/ virb.com] and [http://www.cottyn.com/ cottyn.com] .

Features

*Free artist memberships
*Paid Pro artist memberships
*Free memberships for listeners
*Artists can host mp3s and/or downloads, make friends with other artists, and promote shows and events on their subpages
*A listener's membership gives them the ability to create their own user profile, start a blog or photo album, leave comments on both artists' and listeners' pages, add friends, and post on the forums
*Listeners can pick their favorite artists which will be displayed on their profile so that whenever one of their favorite artists adds a new show, blog entry, or song, a notice will appear on their member home
*To see if other listeners are similar, users have a list of their favorite genres as well as tags on their profile that others can search for
*On the main page, bands can be featured either by paying for a "Pure Promo" or chosen by the PureVolume staff for a "Pure Pick"
*Charts of rising unsigned artists as well as charts for signed artists. These charts are broken up by most popular artist by profile visits and most popular artist by songs downloaded. The charts are also split into different music genre categories
*An [http://store.purevolume.com Online Store]

taff Members

*Josh Rowe - Sponsorships / Strategic Marketing
*Tyson Rosage - Designer
*Ryan Wetter - Business Development & Artist Promotion

External links

* [http://www.purevolume.com/ PureVolume home page]
* [http://backstage.purevolume.com/ Backstage] Official PureVolume blog

References


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