Bands, it’s a surefire way of being picked up by radio stations, reached by fans, contacted by record labels and booked for concerts.
Music lovers, you get your own personal, high-profile page telling everyone what you're listening to, your favourites, your comments and your concerts.
Event organisers, it’s the best possible organisational tool.
Night's out, it's a unique cocktail of dates and events.
VxM.ch - just follow the music!
VxM.ch is a music platform set up by DRS Musikwelle, RSR la Première, Rete Uno and Radio Rumantsch. It gives musicians the opportunity to present their music to the radio production team, not to mention the rest of the world. What's more, fans, event organisers and record labels can sign up to the site and search for Swiss artists and Swiss music.
V is for „Volk“ and M for Music. X represents the cross on the Swiss flag, of course! The final result is „the Swiss folk music platform“.
All Swiss bands and bands resident in Switzerland can register for the "bands" pages; users, record labels, clubs and festivals worldwide for the other pages. Partner accounts are subject to the approval of VxM.ch.
Click on "connect" at the top right of the home page, or on "your space" in the menu at the top, or on "register as an artist" at the top of the centre-right column. Follow the instructions, depending on whether you are a band, a user, a club/festival or a record label. Then all you need do is fill in the registration form as shown.
That's what's so great about VxM.ch: your own tailor-made radio station which plays music in accordance with your instructions. You want to listen to all music available? Listen only to Ländler or choir music from your region? You can configure your jukebox the way you want, and discover new groups.
Using the "configure" link which appears on the top right of the player. Then tick (or remove) the categories you want to select and click on "play".
It is given by DRS Musikwelle and means that the track you are listening to is also being broadcasted on air. The DRS Musikwelle logo appears in the "single" box on the band’s page.
What can be more frustrating than trying to listen to a group and finding the music stops when you click to another page?! The external VxM player enables you to explore the whole site without the music stopping, unless you want it to.
Yes. If you want to take full advantage of VxM.ch, the anti-pop-up filter could well slow you down. You can deactivate it without risk because VxM is a non-commercial site and has no interest in bombarding you with unwelcome advertising. For greater security, set the parameters for your anti-pop-up filter by deactivating it solely for VxM. Then you are protected the moment you click on an external link.
To take full advantage of everything VxM.ch has to offer If you want to communicate: When you leave a comment on a page, groups and other users can come back to your personal page and post a reply. If you want to play/perform: It is the best way to make and stay in contact with groups, fans, record labels, clubs and festivals. If you want to have fun: An VxM account enables you to create playlists, arrange to meet at concerts and speak with your favourite groups. For professionals: It is a way of being in direct contact with artists and fans, booking concerts and signing contracts.
An entry on VxM.ch costs nothing at all - it is completely free ...
VxM does everything to ensure that artists make the maximum profit from their compositions. If your music is already for sale on line, all you need do is enter your URL (e.g. ) in the attributes" part of the "my singles" section of your account. The word “Buy” will then be displayed beside your single and during playback. If you do not have a sale address, the internet offers a wealth of tried-and-tested options.
Pictures: JPEG (RGB), 80x80 Music: mp3, 44.1 khz , 16 Bit Many converters will turn your music into mp3 format. In most cases, you won't even have to buy any new software. For example, one of the most common packages immediately converts music into mp3 format when you import it.
As long as you leave the "free download" button set to "no" when you upload your music, it cannot simply be downloaded again.
Yes and it's compatible with Windows, MacOSX and Linux operating systems but the website has been created and optimised for Firefox and Internet Explorer. Some functions cannot be guaranteed with Safari or Opera.
Like any other VxM user with an account, you can select titles on it and arrange them into different playlists to suit your personal tastes. Beside each single on the group page, or on the player, click on "add to playlist". The single is then stored in your personal sound archive and you can organise your collection and sort the titles by simply dragging and dropping them into the playlists you have created in "your space". The same applies to concerts: click on "add to my concerts". If you want to enlarge your community, your request must be approved by the person or group you want to add. This will be done by return of e-mail.
If you want to change the order of your songs, you must first log in. Go to "my songs" and click on "change order". Then you can just drag and drop to change the order.
Something important is missing that you need to enjoy the full Mx3 effect: the Flash plugin. You can download it for free at this adress.
Go to "your space" and click on the link that says "register as an artist". Enter all of the necessary information, and confirm what you have written. You can now fill in the content.
If you want to change your "category", just go to your own account page, log in and change the category that appears under "category" in the "my band"/ section.
Whenever a band performs on a Swiss stage, the event organiser must send a list of the songs they play to SUISA. This list can now be filled out on VxM.ch, and event organisers who are registered can get it straight from the website. This means that artists and event organisers alike have much less administrative work to do.
Before VxM.ch, you had to go trough the trouble of sending CDs, artwork, printed bios and other material by post. You not only had to pay postage - it also meant a lot of effort. The "showcase band" function makes it much easier. First of all, the band needs an VxM.ch account containing some content. You then can lodge a permanent link - which also includes other necessary details - with an event organiser. Once you have filled everything in and sent it off, the club or festival organisers can listen to your music and accept or reject you.
The best way is by e-mail.