To kick off this new Winamp era and celebrate Winamp’s 25th anniversary, Winamp is inviting an exclusive first cohort of 25,000 creators to sign up and join the Winamp launch crew, starting August 16. These creators will get one year of free access to subscription-only premium tools, as well as a Creator Pass to commemorate the occasion and open up exclusive perks.
These Passes will feature—what else?—the legendary Winamp llama, in 25 different guises inspired by creators’ wide range of music styles and genres. The 25,000-strong group will be the first and only artists to access Winamp’s creator side until full launch happens later this year.
These lucky first creators will be able to learn all about Winamp’s new features when the platform’s first tools unlock in September. As more and more tools and features become available over the coming months, artists will find more to explore. As they do, they’ll discover tools that are simple yet highly customizable, giving full control to the creator.
For example, fan subscription tiers can be set at any price level. At the same time, creators will see that everything has been carefully tailored to their needs, incorporating not only promotional and fan-connection tools, but licensing opportunities, data visualization and analysis, and rights management, all in one place. The full launch of Winamp’s creator side will come in November, when it unveils FanZone, the space on Winamp where fans and creators meet.
“Our goal with Winamp is to provide Creators with all the tools they need to thrive in the current and future music economy. With the new platform we will empower them to distribute, promote and monetize their content and most importantly offer them a direct bridge to their fans. There is a new era in the music industry starting now and Winamp will be at the center of it providing a powerful platform to the Creators to support their art and their career.” says CEO Alexandre Saboundjian