Stockholm-based sampling service Tracklib and Swedish producer and songwriter Chords are claiming to be behind a world first digital release today (April 22).
Tracklib has teamed up with Chords to make the multi-tracks used for his new instrumental album, Poisson Noir_sans bars, available for sampling the same day his album is released across all major streaming platforms.
As explained in a blog post on Tracklib’s website, “this means that any beat maker can download, sample, and fully license all-new music coinciding with the official release”.
Each hi-res download will count as a unique purchase, according to Tracklib, and carry its own mechanical payment for publishers.
The company says that releasing multi-tracks on the same day as an album “opens new” potential for beat makers and adds that this release is the first of more to come.
Tracklib raised $1.7 million last year in a funding round joined by Sony Innovation Fund; WndrCo; and Jörg Mohaupt, a private, early-stage investor who has invested in several other music companies including Discogs and Amuse. Tracklib also signed a deal with BMG in January.
Grammy-nominated Swedish producer & songwriter Chords has worked with artists including multi Grammy winner Timbuktu, Lykke Li, Tove Lo, Seinabo Sey, Norwegian Grammy winning artist Jarle Benhoft, Rhymesayers artist Grieves.
The last album he worked on hit No.1 in Sweden, with Swedish pop group Hov1, and all five songs that Chords co-produced & co-wrote were simultaneously in the Top 10 in the Swedish Spotify charts.
Based in Stockholm, he is also a founding member of reggae group Helt Off.
“This is a completely new opportunity that benefits the whole music industry–the ability for a new release to simultaneously reach both listeners and music producers that can easily and legally create something completely new based on the new recording and its multi-tracks.
Pär Almqvist, Tracklib
Tracklib CEO and co-founder Pär Almqvist (pictured), said: “This is a completely new opportunity that benefits the whole music industry – the ability for a new release to simultaneously reach both listeners and music producers that can easily and legally create something completely new based on the new recording and its multi-tracks.
“It’s a virtuous cycle that creates new opportunities and revenue for both rightsholders and music makers, and an expression of our vision – to give music new life.”
“It’s so cool to release the album with stems on the very same day, I’m really excited about that.”
Chords added: “It’s so cool to release the album with stems on the very same day, I’m really excited about that.
“It’s a thing out of love for the beat culture. Why wait with releasing multitracks if you can actually help producers with it?”Music Business Worldwide