How To Use Kompoz Part 2/2
So you’re intrigued by the idea of online collaboration, but you’re still not sure how to engage and create on Kompoz? In these follow-up installments, I’ll go into more detail about how to use and get the most out of this visionary platform.
In the last article we left off with a brief intro to starting your own projects and collaborating on others’, but there’s so much more to cover. Off we go!
If you find a project that interests you, go ahead and record your idea for contribution and upload it to the project as soon as it’s ready. You don’t need anyone’s permission. When you upload your track it will be submitted to the project as an “idea.” Then the project founder can add it or archive it for later. This is what you’ll be doing as well when you are creating your own projects. When you get a notification on one of your tracks to accept or archive, the software incentivizes you to do one of those two things, rather than nothing. If a track you’ve submitted is accepted, you’ll be automatically added to the project as a partner and the project will be added to your Collaborations Joined, list.
Curious about the cost? Kompoz has four pricing tiers. First and most importantly, you can absolutely get started for free. Then, if you want more, you can check out which pricing tiers are right for you. For a reasonable investment, you can get things like more collaborations and more upload file type options, as well as more power within the community and better producing tools within the software.
Kompoz also has a sweet integration with SoundBlend. As I mentioned in Part 1, SoundBlend is an online music store that features crowdsourced music like that made on Kompoz. There is no cost to list your music for sale on SoundBlend and the system supports options to sell, license, or consign music. SoundBlend allows you and other independent artists to be supported by fans and independent music enthusiasts. Kompoz, which claims no ownership over any song, makes it easy to list by including a “submit to SoundBlend” button at the finalization of a project. The system will guide you through a process of proposing what percentage each contributor should receive, and each contributor must approve it before the song can be submitted. Once that’s done, the song is available for sale in the SoundBlend store. The fees and percentage of revenue kept by the artists after sale varies based on membership status, but it is usually between 70-90%. Once the revenue is paid out, you can withdraw it from Kompoz into your Paypal account. Easy!
A final pro-tip is to visit the glossary of terms to get the Kompoz lingo down so you know exactly what it means when someone asks you about your “sep.”
I know I’ve found this website to be a revelation for seeking instrumentation on vocal projects I create for my web series. I’m sure you’ll find some pretty magical opportunities to create and collaborate on Kompoz as well. See our other articles on the topic for more details about how to get the most out of Kompoz. Happy collaborating!