|1.|| Who qualifies to be an Industry member on MusicGorilla.com?|
|2.|| Why should I use Music Gorilla?|
|3.|| How much does Music Gorilla charge for using this service?|
|4.|| So, what do you want from me?|
|5.|| What type of music is on MusicGorilla.com?|
|6.|| What is included on my personal page (My Gorilla Page)?|
|7.|| How can I tell who is listening to each song?|
|8.|| What is “Gorilla Focus”?|
|9.|| I want to keep track of a song I liked, how can I do this?|
|10.|| What info is on the Band/Song Pages?|
|11.|| Do you have a music news wire?|
|12.|| I want to sign a band or material. What do I do?|
|13.|| I want to sign an artist/material. What’s your cut?|
|14.|| Does Music Gorilla allow cover material? |
|15.|| Can I make suggestions to the bands/artists?|
|16.|| Does Music Gorilla solicit material?|
|17.|| What is the Music Gorilla guarantee?|
|18.|| Am I required to sign artists or material?|
|19.|| Why do you need my contact info?|
|20.|| How do I add links to my “My Gorilla” page?|
|21.|| Can I download music?|
|22.|| I would like a CD of certain songs. Can you send it?|
|23.|| I need to change my personal info/genres I’m interested in/password.... Where do I go?|
|24.|| I want more updates. What do I do?|
|25.|| What’s with the stars? What do they mean?|
|26.|| I forgot my password.|
|1.||Who qualifies to be an Industry member on MusicGorilla.com?||top|
|In order to qualify as an industry member you must be: A Representative Of A Company Which Specializes In The Recording, Recording Distribution And Representation Of Musical Artists And/Or That Has The Expertise, Ability, Industry Contacts, And Resources To Sign Musical Artists Or Use Artist Compositions In Recordings, Radio, Television, Motion Pictures, Live Performances, Print, Or Other Media.|
An example of current industry members on musicgorilla.com include representatives of: Geffen, Jive, RCA, Lava, Reunion/Essential, American, Black Rose Productions, Casanova Records, DreamWorks, Miramax and other high level companies.
|2.||Why should I use Music Gorilla?||top|
|The industry is looking for a more convenient way to reach new and exciting artists and material around the globe. Bands want to finally get heard by the people who may take their careers to the next level. Music gorilla is the solution. We contacted many of your peers to find out what you really wanted from a site like this. We got lots of feedback and incorporated as many ideas as possible. MusicGorilla.com was developed with the help of the music industry, and built to your specifications.|
|3.||How much does Music Gorilla charge for using this service?||top|
|You will not be charged for any of our services at any time.
|4.||So, what do you want from me?||top|
|We ask merely for a commitment from you to visit our site in hopes of finding and signing new material, along with an idea of approximately how many songs you feel you will listen to in a given time. Whatever meets your schedule is fine. Although we expect most to peruse our site frequently, we understand that some may prefer to visit monthly. |
We also request that whatever songs you do listen to, or download, that you actually listen to a song for a period of time that is needed to make a professional opinion about song.
Join us and thank you for taking part in making it easier for bands and the industry to find one another.
|5.||What type of music is on MusicGorilla.com?||top|
|We represent all genres. You have access to serious artists, all genres, worldwide from the comfort of your office or home.
|6.||What is included on my personal page (My Gorilla Page)?||top|
|Upon signing up, you will be supplied with a personal page that links to a powerful search engine to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Your page is fully customizable. Add your frequently visited websites to it for your convenience. We automatically list new songs (via mp3) on your page according to the genres you have chosen.
|7.||How can I tell who is listening to each song?||top|
|We prompt everyone who uses musicgorilla.com to recommend music they enjoy to give you an idea of which songs are well received by the public. You will see how many times each song was listened to and recommended. The most highly recommended songs will be displayed on the “Gorilla Chart”. Additionally, the top recommended artist on the site will be on the Home Page as the “Featured Artist”. Each genre will also have a “Featured Artist” so that you can see which artist is most popular within any given genre. Fans can only recommend songs once in order to keep these figures accurate and useful to the industry.
|8.||What is “Gorilla Focus”?||top|
|Gorilla Focus is our exclusive system which provides you with information as to the geographic, gender and age popularity of each song. You will be provided with the necessary information to determine if this is a band/song that you want to keep track of, or sign.
|9.||I want to keep track of a song I liked, how can I do this?||top|
|You’ll have the option to “Tag” bands or songs you feel have potential so that each new song the band uploads will automatically appear on your page.|
You will also have the ability to write a comment for yourself, so that you remember what you liked about the song or artist, or to remind yourself to play it for an associate.
|10.||What info is on the Band/Song Pages?||top|
|We provide band and song profile pages for each song you listen to. Download or just listen to each mp3 while checking out artists’ picture, lyrics, band profile, and band calendar should you choose to check them out live.
|11.||Do you have a music news wire?||top|
| Yes. We provide you with real time music news.
|12.||I want to sign a band or material. What do I do?||top|
|Upon interest in an artist or song, we provide you with the proper contact info.
|13.||I want to sign an artist/material. What’s your cut?||top|
|Nothing, nada, zip, zilch. You do not owe us a dime! Once you have signed a new artist or material, we do NOT ask for any financial compensation. However, please keep us informed so that we can update the success story section of our website. MusicGorilla.com offers the right music at the right price (free!) to the industry.
|14.||Does Music Gorilla allow cover material? ||top|
No, all music you hear will be original material.
|15.||Can I make suggestions to the bands/artists?||top|
|You may leave suggestions or comments to the bands without your personal information being revealed to them. Just choose the “Send a Message to the Band” option on either the band page or the song page. It will give you the option of whether you want to reveal your identity or not.
|16.||Does Music Gorilla solicit material?||top|
|No, we will not send you annoying email, personally solicit material to you via phone or divulge your personal information to anyone at any time. You will only receive the info you request. You will not be pestered with pop-up ads while you peruse our site. We strive to make Music Gorilla as convenient for both the artist and the industry as we possibly can. Feel free to use our suggestion box so that we can make your visit more comfortable.
|17.||What is the Music Gorilla guarantee?||top|
|Any artist member that does not get their music heard by an industry professional will be returned their membership fee in full.
|18.||Am I required to sign artists or material?||top|
|No, you are not obligated in any way to sign artists or material at any time.
|19.||Why do you need my contact info?||top|
|We will contact you or your office by phone or email to verify your information. We need to assure our members that the industry professionals listening to their music are legitimate reps of companies that have the ability to take their career to the next level. Please feel free to contact us at 512/918-8978 if you have any questions. Your privacy is important to us. Music Gorilla will not share your personal information with anyone without prior consent.
|20.||How do I add links to my “My Gorilla” page?||top|
|Just click on “Add New Link” on the bottom right of the “My Links” section. It will take you to a page where you can enter a link name and address, enter the info, click “Add Link”, and you’re done!
|21.||Can I download music?||top|
Yes. The Industry members are the only members allowed to download music. All we ask is that if you download a song, you agree to listen to it. If you do not listen to a downloaded song, please notify us, so that we can keep our records accurate and not mark something as heard, when it has not been heard by an industry professional.
|22.||I would like a CD of certain songs. Can you send it?||top|
Yes, we will take each request into consideration individually. But, in general, when requested via email or phone, we will make you a cd of certain songs and send it.
|23.||I need to change my personal info/genres I’m interested in/password.... Where do I go?||top|
|Go to your “My Gorilla” page and click on “My Profile” on the top left. You will be able to edit all of your info, as well as, change your password and add or delete genres that you are interested in.
|24.||I want more updates. What do I do?||top|
|Simply go to your “My Gorilla” page, click on “Preferences” on the top left of the page we offer several different options to choose from. If you don't see what you're looking for, just let us know. We will be happy to provide it.
|25.||What’s with the stars? What do they mean?||top|
|The stars next to each song are the average rating of that song. When you listen to a song, and recommend it, you have the option of giving it between 1 and 5 stars. Here is the basic meaning for each star:|
1 Star = Not my cup of java
2 Stars = you’re onto something, keep at it
3 Stars = Yeah, I’m feelin’ it
4 Stars = A diamond in the rough
5 Stars = Excellent!!
|26.||I forgot my password.||top|
|It’s very easy to get a new one. Simply click on the "Forgot your password?" link on the Home Page, and the database will send you a new one. When you log on with the new password, you will have the option to change it to something you will remember.