TuneGO Song Review FAQ

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TUNEGO SONG REVIEW GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHAT’S A TUNEGO SONG REVIEW?

A TuneGO Song Review is the same type of program that Music Labels use to determine which song will be a hit. With the TuneGO Song Review, you can determine if your song is a hit, or if it still needs work, just like the Music Labels do. There are three different levels of a TuneGO Song Review you can purchase. These levels include Gold (30 Reviewers), Platinum (75 Reviewers), and Diamond (200 Reviewers). For more information on the TuneGO Song Review, log into your TuneGO Artist Account on a desktop computer at TuneGO.com  and click “Reviews”.

Why should I use the TuneGO Song Review?

TuneGO Song Reviews provide a detailed breakdown of your song’s ratings, market potential, and listener engagement. In addition to providing a more complete picture of how well your song is received, participating in the TuneGO Song Review earns you TuneGO FUEL and improves your overall TuneGO SCORE. You can use a TuneGO Song Review to fast-track the opportunities on TuneGO.

HOW DO I ORDER A TUNEGO SONG REVIEW?

Go to TuneGO.com and login to the TuneGO website as an artist. Click the “Profile” tab, then click “My Reviews” from the drop-down menu.

What format does my song need to be uploaded in? What other requirements are there for my song?

In order to submit a song to the TuneGO Song Review, it must meet these requirements:

  • It must be original – no covers or mashups!
  • It must be at least 90 seconds long.
  • It must be in one of the following file formats: mp3, wav, ogg, or mp4
  • It must be at most 5 MB in size.
What different options of the TuneGO Song Review are available?

You can get a TuneGO Song Review containing 30 reviews (Gold), 75 reviews (Platinum), or 200 reviews (Diamond). Each TuneGO Song Review includes candid feedback about the song from reviewers:

How much does a TuneGO Song Review cost?

TuneGO Song Reviews are available at three different levels.

  • Gold (30 reviews) – $19.99
  • Platinum (75 reviews) – $49.99
  • Diamond (200 reviews) – $139.99

A TuneGO Song Review reports on one song, and provides feedback from 30, 75, or 200 reviewers.

Can I change the song chosen for my TuneGO Song Review once it has been ordered?

Once your TuneGO Song Review has been ordered, no changes can be made.

Can I cancel a TuneGO Song Review once it has been ordered?

Once your TuneGO Song Review has been ordered, it goes straight to reviewers and cannot be cancelled.

GETTING MY TUNEGO SONG REVIEW

how long will it take to receive a tunego song review?

It will take a few days to receive your TuneGO Song Review. Once you order a TuneGO Song Review, you will receive a receipt by email. You will be able to check the status of all of your TuneGO Song Reviews at TuneGO.com on a desktop computer. Click “Profile” then “My Reviews” to view your TuneGO Song Reviews.

How do I know when my TuneGO Song Review results are ready?

You’ll receive an email when your TuneGO Song Review results are ready with a link to your TuneGO Song Review. You can also access your TuneGO Song Reviews at TuneGO.com on a desktop computer. Click “Profile” then click “My Reviews” to see all of your TuneGO Song Reviews. Here you will be able to see when you submitted each TuneGO Song Review, their status, and you will be able to access your TuneGO Song Reviews that are ready.

Who do I contact if I have more questions about my TuneGO Song Review?

Contact support@tunego.com if you have any questions about the TuneGO Song Review.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR TUNEGO SONG REVIEW

What does Market Potential mean?

The Market Potential is the most important commercial indicator for your song.

It is the weighted average rating of the song, combining the Track Rating and the Passion Rating to give a definitive prediction of commercial success within the market.

This is presented as a percentage between 0% and 85%. To have a good chance of chart success, we recommend aiming for a Market Potential of at least 65%.

What does Distribution of Ratings mean?

The Distribution of Ratings displays each of the ratings that reviewers gave your song with their review. You can see how the ratings are spread over a zero to 10 range. Looking at the overall shape of the graph and its’ spread will tell you a lot about the appeal of your song.

If the distribution of ratings peak and cluster around a high rating, this would indicate strong consensus and a high Market Potential. If the spread of ratings covers a wide area, this may indicate that reviewers were not as convinced about the song.

What does Passion Rating mean?

The Passion Rating indicates how passionate reviewers were about the song, implying how much more they enjoyed your song compared to other songs they have reviewed.

As an indicator, a song that receives a Passion Rating of anything over seven indicates a strong passion. High passion is a key indicator of commercial success.

What is the In-Genre Classification?

The In-Genre Classification is how well the song compares against other songs inside its genre, according to reviewers. It’s a five-point scale: Average, Above Average (top 60%), Good (top 30%), Very Good (top 15%), and Excellent (top 5%).

What does Track Rating mean?

The Track Rating is a weighted average of all the ratings the song received from the people who reviewed it. The Track Rating indicates how good your song is in terms of quality, but does not necessarily reflect your song’s market potential.

What does the Genre Track Positioning show?

The Genre Track Positioning shows how strongly the reviewers agreed on the quality of the song. The area of the graph where the song lands indicates whether reviewers agreed on the appeal of the song, or if it is a split opinion among them. To have a higher chance of commercial success, you should aim for your song to place in the top right quadrant.

The other song results displayed on the graph represent all songs that have been tested in the same genre in the last 24 months.

How do I best utilize the Word Cloud and Review Search?

The Word Cloud highlights the most commonly mentioned words in the reviews. The bigger the word, the more mentions.

You can click on any of the words to see the underlying comments from reviewers containing this word.

Alternatively, you can use the Review Search to locate reviews containing a particular word. This can be useful if you are interested in knowing what reviewers thought of a specific aspect of your song.

What does the Song Element Analysis show?

The Song Element Analysis shows how reviewers felt about key elements of your song. These elements are the same for each TuneGO Song Review.

Sentiment Analysis is applied to mentions that are relevant to each element. The farther out from the center of the circle a given element is, the more positive the sentiment around that word was.

This analysis is particularly useful for identifying which elements of your music you might want to prioritize for improvement.

What is ‘Wisdom of the Crowds’?

The wisdom of the Crowds is a powerful and proven methodology that states large groups of ordinary people organized under the right conditions (a “Smart Crowd”) outperform small groups of experts in making decisions and predictions. The idea is not new. It’s the science behind Google and decision-making in some of the largest companies in the world. It has been proven time and again that collective wisdom consistently surpasses the experts. It also means your TuneGO Song Review has a high level of accuracy with results.

The four conditions required to form a “Smart Crowd” that delivers an accurate result are:

  1. Diversity of opinion: A sample group of reviewers with many different points of view makes better decisions than one where everyone has the same information.
  2. Independence: The reviewers’ opinions are not influenced by others.
  3. Decentralization: Answers are given by individual reviewers based on their own local and specific knowledge rather than by a central person.
  4. Aggregation: There is a way of accurately measuring the sample group’s collective answer.
How can I tell if my song is a hit?

The most important indicator of commercial success is the Market Potential but we would recommend considering all elements of your TuneGO Song Review to best assess the overall appeal of your song.

Your TuneGO Song Review predicts at close to 90% accuracy but it is also worth remembering that chart success assumes a reasonable promotional budget. The relative success of a single is also directly related to the existing profile of an artist.

ABOUT THE REVIEWERS

Who is reviewing my music?

The reviewers are a cross-section of music fans and consumers from our valued 2 million strong consumer panel. They represent all age groups, locations and genre preferences. They do not know they are conducting market research when they hear your song, which helps to achieve honest and objective responses.

They are passionate about music and enjoy giving feedback not only from their own personal perspective but also according to what they think a broader audience might enjoy. With new signups every day, we constantly have fresh ears listening to your music and letting you know what they think!

How do you select the reviewers who rate and review my song?

Every song submitted is fed to reviewers randomly, anonymously and on a priority basis. They are asked to respond objectively with an honest and detailed review providing constructive feedback. The artist and song name are only revealed after the review has been submitted.

Once the reviews and ratings have been received, they are automatically normalized and analyzed, as well as being compared to other songs that have already been processed, to produce your informative TuneGO Song Review.

How do I trust that the reviews are genuine?

We have sophisticated technology to check the quality of all reviews submitted and this is also verified by the human eye.

We make sure that the only reviewers writing and submitting reviews are motivated to provide helpful feedback for artists and can write constructively about the music they are listening to. This means that all reviews that you will see in a final TuneGO Song Review are completely genuine and come straight from real music fans.

Can anyone listen to the song(s) I have submitted?

No, only the designated reviewers will hear your song. Once they have moved on to the next review they are unable to hear it again.

Can I choose who I want to review my song?

At this point reviews come from a mix of ages and genders, in the future, you may be able to specify other territories.

What details do reviewers receive about my song?

Before reviewers review your song, they receive the song and your self-selected genre information. After they submit their review, they get your artist or band name and the song title.

BENEFITS OF A TUNEGO SONG REVIEW

How do I best utilize my TuneGO Song Review?

Your TuneGO Song Review has a lot of fantastic metrics that will help you to assess the overall appeal of your song and its potential for commercial success.

  • Read honest and independent reviews of your music from genuine music fans: It’s great to take a read of each individual review to get some personalized feedback from consumers and new fans.
  • Assess the hit potential of any song: Our Market Potential Forecast can show you the commercial potential of any song and where it stands in relation to thousands of other songs.
  • Showcase the strongest songs on EPs or Demos: A&R and industry execs are looking for hit songs, but the hits aren’t always your favorite songs. They’re listening for music that will resonate well with a wide cross section of people, so you can use your TuneGO Song Review to select which of your songs rates highest and has the most commercial appeal before you send them to industry professionals.
  • Improve your songs or recordings: Use our data analysis and objective feedback to identify the areas of your song that reviewers were particularly drawn to and find the weakest parts of your songs or recordings so you can make improvements on future releases.
  • Decide where to focus marketing effort and spend: Target your music accurately to increase your fan base. Our demographic breakdown tells you who your songs appeal to most, enabling you to promote your music in the right way to the right people.
What’s unique about a TuneGO Song Review?

The TuneGO Song Review uses genuine feedback from real music fans and consumers. This feedback is then analyzed and interpreted for you in the most sophisticated way. We translate subjective input into objective insight that helps you to best understand the market position of your music.

The TuneGO Song Review is also unique as it combines four proven techniques to provide genuinely objective feedback and highly accurate results from a targeted audience. These techniques include: the wisdom of crowds, computational forensic linguistics, reviewer profiling, and comparative analysis. This differs from most current market research techniques which rely on handpicked participants who are fully aware that they are taking part in a market research exercise.

The TuneGO Song Review also offers sophisticated data analysis that continues to evolve and adapt to the times as new metrics are introduced, ultimately providing cost-effective, objective and advanced research.

In addition to providing a more complete picture of how well your song is received, participating in the TuneGO Song Review earns you TuneGO FUEL and improves your overall TuneGO Score.

How can a TuneGO Song Review help me as an independent artist?

Your TuneGO Song Review has a lot of fantastic metrics that will help you to assess the overall appeal of your song and its potential for commercial success.

  • Read honest and independent reviews of your music from genuine music fans: It’s great to take a read of each individual review to get some personalised feedback from consumers and new fans.
  • Assess the hit potential of any song: Our Market Potential forecast can show you the commercial potential of any song and where it stands in relation to thousands of other songs.
  • Showcase the strongest songs on EPs or Demos: A&R and industry execs are looking for hit songs, but the hits aren’t always your favorite songs. They’re listening for music that will resonate well with a wide cross-section of people, so you can use your TuneGO Song Review to select which of your songs rates highest and has the most commercial appeal before you send them to industry professionals.
  • Improve your songs or recordings: Use our data analysis and objective feedback to identify the areas of your song that reviewers were particularly drawn to and find the weakest parts of your songs or recordings so you can make improvements on future releases.
  • Decide where to focus marketing effort and spend: Target your music accurately to increase your fan base. Our demographic breakdown tells you who your song(s) appeal to most, enabling you to promote your music in the right way to the right people.

In addition to providing a more complete picture of how well your song is received, participating in the TuneGO Song Review earns you TuneGO FUEL and improves your overall TuneGO Score.

Can a TuneGO Song Review lead to exposure and further opportunities?

It sure can! In addition to helping you improve your song, as an artist and songwriter, a TuneGO Song Review earns you TuneGO FUEL and boosts your TuneGO SCORE– a metric which producers and labels use to discover new talent.

RIGHTS/OTHER

Do I relinquish any rights to my music by ordering a TuneGO Song Review?

No, none at all.

How do I know that my personal details and song(s) are confidential?

We are very used to dealing with sensitive material, due to our work with major record labels. Songs can only be played once per reviewer and they are fed at random (reviewers do not know what will come). Songs are streamed anonymously – the song title and artist name are revealed upon submitting the review. None of your personal details are shared with reviewers.

I have additional questions, can I talk to someone?

Of course! You can contact us at Support@TuneGO.com anytime!

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