Arkade is a professional platform for Artists who are serious about their music and need to display their talent in a professional online environment, whilst retaining complete control.
Arkade co-founder Greg Walsh adds:
“We’ve concentrated on providing excellence in our core functions. We’re doing the hard things well and now we’re working on new ways to improve the service.”
The recently deployed V2.0 upgrade has done just this and added many new features.
The online distribution of music has always been a global proposition and the integration of a bespoke multi-currency solution to Arkade is a long overdue and valuable addition to the site. Arkade now offers artists a trading gateway to the UK, Europe, American and Asian markets.
Other new features include an automated Mechanical Royalty Payment Solution which gives those Artists, who have recorded songs they have not composed, a way to legally post ‘Cover Versions’ of other writers’ songs, ensuring the original writer(s) of the work are remunerated correctly.
Arkade is authorised by the IFPI to issue ISRC numbers so that Artists can now easily get an ISRC number to be associated with each track uploaded to their Arkade Site.
A broad range of other improvements have been made, most obviously in the fans’ experience, which has undergone a comprehensive re-design. New music discovery tools, simplified interfaces, improved commenting, rating and tagging tools, and enhanced artist profile and branding all ensure Arkade’s reputation as the hub for the professional independent Artist.