Promoting Your Bandcamp Music with Fluence

We’re happy to announce that Fluence has expanded to accept music submitted from Bandcamp.

Fluence adds Bandcamp support - yay!

Bandcamp has directly paid artists over $100 million; a huge milestone and testament to the power of direct-to-fan services. As longtime builders and supporters of direct-to-fan services, we’re driven to empower artists and the creative community to connect in new, innovative ways.

Take a look at some of the amazing artists on Bandcamp already using Fluence to promote their music and forge new relationships.

Cold, cold heart on Bandcamp

OH. on Bandcamp

Rob Fleming on Bandcamp

We invite you to join Bandcamp if you haven’t already, and start getting feedback and exposure with $5 free credit to promote your Bandcamp tracks here on Fluence.

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Fluence Music Expert: Brian Hazard (Color Theory)

Our goal with Fluence is to bring creators and curators together. We’re thrilled every time a new expert joins our community, and wanted to introduce you to the man behind Color Theory.

In case you haven’t heard of it, Color Theory is Brian Hazard’s music project with 9 full-length albums blending a unique combination of new wave and electro synth pop – drawing combined lines of inspiration from Depeche Mode and his roots in classical piano performance. His newest release below is a Pet Shop Boys cover collaboration between Matt Mancid and Heather Alden of Faded Paper Figures.

Color Theory’s music is available here on his website to buy.

Brian also uses his accomplished music engineering skills to run the highly successful Resonance Mastering studio in Huntington Beach, California.

With over 1.1 million Twitter followers, Brian knows how to engage and interact with a large audience. He also publishes his experiences and helpful resources on the blog Passive Promotion, which shares mixing tips along with music promotion strategies.


If you’d like to read more about what Brian’s been up to recently, The Expats’ Post published a recent interview with Brian here.

We are incredibly excited to have Brian join Fluence. His top-notch expertise, passion for promoting, and powerful presence in the music industry are just a few great reasons to get in touch with Brian through Fluence.


Our curator network on Fluence also includes experts in Filmmaking, Music Licensing, A&R, Journalism, PR & Branding, Music & Film Production, Audio Mastering, Radio Production, Music Writing, Venture Capital, and more.

Join Fluence for free here to start receiving advice and exposure for your creations.

A Fluence Success Story: Michael-David Bushman

We’re working relentlessly at Fluence to help creators get feedback and exposure from industry experts and professional curators. In the words of Aaron Levie, our approach has been to build for “the way the world *should* work instead of optimizing for how the world *does* work.” It’s a massive challenge to bring a new model to life, but when the system performs as intended, the results can be very meaningful to our mission at Fluence.

On December 13th, Michael-David Bushman, a musician from the Yakama Indian Reservation in Southern Washington, submitted three music tracks from his Soundcloud and targeted four experts and curators in Fluence. Given the varying rates charged by the people for their time and attention, the total potential spend for Michael-David was $57.85, which is based on the length of his submitted media. In Fluence, creators only pay for the time their selected people spend listening or watching their media and nothing more. In this case, Michael-David actually spent $51.19 (or 89%) of his potential max spend since his selected curators chose to listen to his submissions almost completely. Ikey Owens and Paul Heck were two people who went beyond giving feedback and organically shared it on their own public networks. Ikey Owens posted one track on twitter:

Paul Heck shared Michael-David’s two other tracks on Facebook, and he also provided an engaging level of feedback and set of follow-on questions. Paul posted this feedback on Fluence when auditioning Michael-David’s, When Colors Bleed:

Dude – I’m feeling this track, listening to it over and over. Is this your thing? Or do you work with vocalist? I love the shift at 1:10 — Do you think, structurally the first part of the song is a bit long before this shift happens? As it is – it seems A-B-A-B in structure, do you want to develop it more, musically? Add a bridge or something? As I tell everyone, I’m a song guy – I like hooks and choruses. I love the B part to this song – and would want to hear more development there, maybe it’s a pre-chorus that leads into a hook…..I don’t know — I’m not sure how you are hearing it….. Where do you see your music fitting in – as in, in the world of music?

It motivated Michael-David to reach out and connect with us so he could answer Paul’s questions. Michael-David sent us this as part of his message:

I am really enjoying Fluence! I’m from a very small town and it’s great having an outlet to hear feedback about ones music from professionals – it’s a privileged opportunity.

In that moment, all our effort felt worthwhile. Fluence was able to build a bridge between a creator in a remote area and people in New York and LA, who gave useful feedback and shared authentically on their own networks. The full model worked as intended where a creator and curator benefited in a fair and organic way. We are inspired and committed to connect the creators of the world wherever they are to those who can give them feedback and exposure.

With this goal, we have continued to expand the network on Fluence to include experts in Film MakingMusic LicensingA&R, Journalism, PR & Branding, Music & Film Production, Audio Mastering, Radio Production, Music Writing, Venture Capital, and more. You can share your creations here to start receiving feedback and exposure for your art and media.  We have much more planned for you in 2014 and are excited to keep building a better way.

Happy Holidays from The Fluence Team!