Tradiio: New Features

August, 5th 2016 11:33

Tradiio is a music app which enables fans to discover and subscribe directly to their favourite artists with small monthly payments. In exchange, artists provide exclusive releases, behind the scenes content and experiences to bring their fans inside their creative process and journey as an artist.

In exchange, artists provide exclusive releases, behind the scenes content and experiences to¬†bring their fans inside their creative process and journey as an artist.Whilst boasting all the features of a conventional streaming service (playlisting, curation etc.),¬†the platform looks to provide all the tools needed to maximise artist revenues. These include¬†‚Äėsubscriber only‚Äô options for track streaming, locked content sharing as well as each artist being¬†assigned a personal manager to educate them on current best practices.

Recently Tradiio have made some changes to their platform, improving their user interface and functionality.

Check out their website to see more!

Copyrights on YouTube: I received a notification, what should I do ?

July, 19th 2016 10:26

You have uploaded a video on YouTube and received a ¬ę¬†copyright notification¬†¬Ľ. Your video is not monetized for you anymore, or it doesn‚Äôt have sound now, or it is simply blocked. Why? What should you do? These are the questions we will try and¬†answer.

Your videos & your rights on YouTube.

If you have uploaded personal videos on YouTube, you may have used a song from an artist to illustrate your purpose. If that is the case, you probably received a notification/content ID claim on YouTube from Believe Digital or another recording label/distributor. This notification warns you that this video is using an audio track in which you don’t own the rights. This is normal! This is because of YouTube’s robot: Content ID. It permanently scans all the videos posted on the platform to detect uses of these songs to then pay back the royalties generated to the rights owner.

The video underneath explains the Content ID in details.

What does this notification imply?

This message informs you that the content from the right owner, whether it is audio or video, is distributed by Believe Digital. In most of the cases, your video will not be blocked (except in specific countries where the rights owner’s strategy is to block the video using this audio). But most of the time, your video will be monetized for the rights owner’s account, via ads on your video.

Which solution is for you?

If you don’t want ads on your YouTube videos, or if you want to monetize your videos for your own account, make sure you have 100% of the audio AND video rights! Because even if you post an original video with some third-party content in it, you will receive the notification from Believe Digital (or from another rights owner).

However, if you previously discussed an agreement with the label/artist from which you want to use the audio recording for your video, the label will inform us about it and we will release our claim.

If you still get a notification and you are absolutely sure you¬†own all of the rights on your video, you can contest this claim directly via your Creator Studio on YouTube. You can find this option by clicking on the blue message ‚ÄúIncludes copyrighted content‚ÄĚ just near your video in the video manager. This option will inform us directly and we will take further action to solve this conflict as soon as possible.

Finally, if you want to use some musical content in your videos without having to deal with labels and artists, you can choose music from the numerous copyright-free databases on the internet. There is a also free YouTube audio library available right here. You can monetize your videos by using these audio files as long as you comply with the library’s CGUs.

For more detailed information about this topic, you can find the official explanations from YouTube about copyrights management right here.

Believe Digital win big at Music Managers Forum rounders tournament!

July, 15th 2016 14:46

Last night, Team Believe (Team Noel)¬†absolutely smashed it at the Music Managers Forum sports day in Stratford! This came after their MMF X BT Sport ‘Finding Sync Success’ panel at BT Sports Studios. The head of our brilliant Sync UK department, Pete Beck took part in the panel.

You can see some photos from the event¬†and the aftermath of the rounders tournament below… (mostly of Leigh Morgan doing a well deserved victory lap on behalf of Believe).


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Sexy Zebras on Vagabundos Records

June, 15th 2016 16:02

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Sexy Zebras¬†(Vagabundos Records)¬†are a crushing rock n roll band from Madrid that captured the attention from companies such as Live Nation. After they received the award for the Best Spanish band in Mexico at the Los Indie-O Music Awards 2016 , they are ready to conquer Mexico and the US Latin market with a powerful collaboration with Randy of Molotov in the song ‚ÄúHijo de Puta‚ÄĚ .¬†In parallel they’ll be on different festivals in the U.S like LAMC in NY or the Ruido Fest in Chicago. Now they‚Äôll be receiving support from iTunes USA with a banner which is definitely a good sign for an independent Spanish artist.

Their latest release The Culeras K-Caras Wey Barbecue is out on 17th June collaborating with latin artists such as Randy (Molotov), AJ Davila (Davila 666), Yokozuna y Apolo, including new songs.



Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

May, 18th 2016 17:39

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Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

Believe Digital will be hosting a conference training session on the 24th May 2016 at the Bajo Circuito forum in the heart of La Condesa, Ciudad de Mexico, which will be run by members of Believe’s European team.

Believe will be welcoming their clients and other guests along to participate in the event. The summit goal is to share industry developments, global and local practices, as well as to train clients on Believe’s Trade Marketing and Video tools and processes.

Raquel Martins, Believe’s Video Manager for the region, will be leading a presentation which explores video management strategies, channel & SEO optimization, rights management, best practices and how to increase views with a series of case studies.

Ismael Comas, Head of Sales for Latam and Spain, and Ariel Etbul, Country Manager in Mexico, will also be attending the event in order to meet with clients and guests ,

For more information, please contact:

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Believe New Releases 13/5/2016

May, 13th 2016 09:00

Artist: Modern Baseball

Release: Holy Ghost
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Alternative

In just a few short years, Modern Baseball have gone from college freshman self-recording their first record to a worldwide phenomenon. Somehow, it feels like just the beginning. In 2016, Modern Baseball will release their new album Holy Ghost through Run For Cover Records. The first album recorded by someone other than the band themselves, Modern Baseball enlisted Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Joyce Manor) at Headroom Studios in Philadelphia to help refine their sound. Holy Ghost shows off the band’s sonic growth, adding in new influences ranging from The Killers to Pedro The Lion.




Release: Warning Call
Label: E.A.R.S
Genre: Alternative

CHVRCHES, an electronic trio from Scotland, turned the theme of Mirrror’s Edge Catalyst into an explosive pop tune. Their signature style, juxtaposing the light and the dark, creates their own brand of twisted pop music that uniquely merges the organic with the electronic. Front-woman, Lauren Mayberry, wrote lyrics from the perspective of the game’s heroine, Faith, and perfectly depicts her world, struggles and strength. “Warning Call” is one of the band’s best work to date.




Release: Rock And Roll Bye Bye
Label: 25 Hour Convenience Store
Genre: Indie Rock

The transatlantic relationship that is the Skaters has brought Rock and Roll Bye Bye to the worlds attention and we should sit up and pay attention. Having garnished the praise of the likes of Annie Mac (radio 1) and Zane Lowe (beats) prior to release – coupled with a Ratboy support tour the future seems bright for the three boys from Boston, LA and Hull, this coupled with the recent affiliation with 25 hour convenience store, the futures bright, the futures Skaters.





Artist: Family Atlantica
Release: Cosmic Unity
Label: Soundway Records
Genre:  World

Award-winning, London-based Family Atlantica are back with their far-reaching 2nd album ‚ÄėCosmic Unity‚Äô, which follows on from their 2013 eponymous debut – an album that won the band a range of awards including Songlines Magazine‚Äôs Best Newcomers 2015.

‚ÄėCosmic Unity‚Äô, like the band itself, mirrors the mixed-up, intercontinental terrain of their home town. Moving through genres as diverse as psychedelic highlife, steel- pan Ethio-funk, calypso, biao and scorching equatorial jazz underpinned by deep afro-Atlantic dance rhythms, they have created a cohesive, forward-looking sound that echoes classic tropical recordings of the past whilst still sounding fresh and contemporary. Lush string and horn arrangements give way to acidic commentary on the immigration system and slavery as well as incantations of unity.


Believe:LIVE @ The Great Escape

April, 27th 2016 17:30

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The Age Of LUNA
Holy Esque
Ciaran Lavery
Mr Bongo Soundsystem 

We are proud to present our fourth annual event as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2016, taking place on Friday 20th May.

Following on from last year, the event will showcase some of the best acts across the Believe Recordings roster, as well as Believe’s distribution and label services divisions. Alongside the live music, they’ll be a dedicated networking session with complimentary drinks and fish & chips!

The showcase will take place at Carousels, the venue behind Brighton’s iconic carousel on the seafront.¬†

Join our Facebook event for updates.

Believe New Releases 15/4/2016

April, 15th 2016 09:03

Artist: Face+Heel

Release: Our Prince’s Quary
Label: Dekalog OmniWare
Genre: Alternative

Our Prince’s Quarry the debut album from Face+Heel tells the story of growing up in mid west wales in the 1990’s and how it feels leaving the city and returning there as an adult.

Memories good, and bad of the faded postcard towns and the people who inhabit them all year round, and the sense of returning isolation felt as younger person desperate to escape life in the margins. Remembering first loves and awakenings and looking for reconstruction after inner city burnout.




Artist: The Young Folk
Release: First Sign Of Morning
Label: Pixie Pace Records
Genre: Alternative

The eagerly awaited second album of Dublin’s favourites The Young Folk. First Sign of Morning follows the hugely successful debut album, The Little Battle, which hit the Irish Indie Album Charts Top 20 upon its release in September 2014. First Sign of Morning sees The Young Folk explore new, sometimes darker sounds while not abandoning the acoustic repertoire upon which they built their success.





Artist: Various Artists
Release: Shogun Audio Pt. 2
Label: Shogun Audio
Genre: Drum & Bass

Part 2 of Shogun – 100 ups the ante with Germany’s Phace who delivers his trademark tech of the highest order whilst Shogun’s own Joe Ford brings an 80’s air on his dance floor gem, ‘Time Is Limited’. Men of the moment Ivy Lab turn SpectraSoul’s already glowing ‘Glimpse’ into liquid gold and Proxima goes industrial to finish us off on the outrageous techno-hinged ‘Sens8’.





Artist: Various Artists
Release: Synthwave vol.3
Label: Kiez Beats
Genre:  Dance


This is the 80s dance music revival! Following the success of Kiez Beats latest compilations, featuring artists like Le Matos, Tesla Boy, Mitch Murder, Miami Nights 1984, Electric Youth, Futurecop!, Lifelike, Anoraak, Com Truise and many more and the success of movies like Kung Fury, Drive feat. Ryan Gosling and Turbo Kid, Kiez Beats set up the next amazing compilation with so called synthwave, outrun electro, dreamwave, retro synth and related genres tracks. All 80s inspired synthesizer based modern electronic music that is created as a homage to the classic 80s sounds and emotions. The well established label already released a lot of huge compilations with some of the leading artists in this style, generated millions of views on Soundcloud, Youtube etc., licensed tracks to commercial tv & movie productions in the past and future and helped this genre a lot to get heard. Enjoy the music, that’s keeping the soundtrack spirit of many 80s films, video games, cartoons and television shows alive!



Believe:LIVE at The Great Escape

April, 7th 2016 10:01

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Leading independent distributor Believe Digital and in-house label Believe Recordings UK are proud to present their fourth annual event as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2016.

Following on from last year, the event will showcase some of the best acts across the Believe Recordings roster, as well as Believe’s distribution and label services divisions. Alongside the live music, they’ll be a dedicated networking session with complimentary drinks and fish & chips!

The showcase will take place at Carousels, the venue behind Brighton’s iconic carousel on the seafront.

All acts TBA.

FREE ENTRY! – Join our Facebook event here!

Believe at Brighton Music Conference 15th April 2016

April, 4th 2016 17:46

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For a second year running, Believe Digital invites you to join us for some complementary drinks, networking and music at Brighton Music Conference2016.

Taking place on Brighton‚Äôs seafront at The Tempest Inn on Friday 15th April, a host of DJ‚Äôs will soundtrack the night marking the final day of Brighton Music Conference. Gracing the decks will be Murder He Wrote(Skint Records / Roska Kicks & Snares), Billson (comm‚ÄĘune), Lucatwana(Fancy Human), and Mitch Wade Cole (Not Like That). Let us know you’re coming by joining our Facebook event!

Head down for a complimentary drink on arrival between 6pm and 9pm ‚Äď see you there!

Entry to the event will be free.