As far as my music goes, I've gotten support from artists like Hardwell, Alan Walker, Tommy Trash, Blasterjaxx, Firebeatz, Daddy's Groove, Max Vangeli, Thomas Gold, Sick Individuals, Gareth Emery, Marnik, Maddix, JAGGS, Julian Jordan, MAKJ, Chuckie, Wolfpack, Juicy M, Olly James, SCNDL and many more.
How did you all go about starting the Bangerang Network?
Rosario: I started this project after working on promotion for my own PULLER tracks and one day about three years ago, I thought to myself, "What if I try and monetize my promotion skills?" And thus, Bangerang was born. I gave myself a year to create a plan, create a website, establish some channels, and make the graphics template.
Gennaro: I happened to meet with Rosario when the project was in the works and I really loved his intentions and game plan so I wanted to become a part of this journey. Our goal was to upload and repost tracks from emerging producers and give them a genuine platform to share their music.
What makes you different from other labels who want to do the exact same thing?
Gennaro: We let's do the maximum on our releases and we have the primary goal of expanding the exposure of the artist and their tracks.
Rosario: We are different because we are giving a choice to many artist to push their music in the industry. They could either release their music on their channel with zero promotion or release the track with our network and getmassive promotion on all platforms.
Do you think that doing repost trades devalues a network?
Rosario: If someone follow channels and doesn't like what they're reposting, they can unfollow them pretty easily. Given that, I assume that the follows enjoy what we're reposting so I don't think it's a large issue for us.
Have you ever had any legal issues with the network?
Rosario: We've been fortunate to not have any any issues so far. In fact, Bangerang recently became legally certified as a company and I'm very happy to see a side project become my primary job. It's not an easy task for most people and my clients and friends have been a great source of strength along the way. I'm at the point now where Bangerang promotional services provides enough to be considered my primary source of income and provides me with a comfortable life.
What are the benefits of becoming a company in this industry? What doors does it open?
Rosario: There's really not that many benefits. In fact, now that we're a company, we're required to pay taxes which cuts into a quarter of our earnings. Despite that, I think making everything right on paper is an important step in the music industry just in terms of legitimacy.
Tell me more about Spotify promotions. Do your clients usually turn a profit from the streams gains from using your promotion?
Rosario: Yes they do. Fortunately, our prices are very cheap for the industry which means that artists have good chances to make profit. We always try to help our friends and clients get the most from our services.
You mean to tell me that there are other networks that advertise SoundCloud promotions and use Bangerang to fill the order?
Yes! And they're charging higher prices too!
Where do you hope to take the network and business from here?
Rosario: We're planning on starting a new independent label and expand our services to establish ourselves as a management agency. Keep an eye on our socials to stay updated on what we've got going on!
A huge thank you to the members of the Bangerang Network for taking the time to answer our questions. Be sure to check out the links below to learn more about their services and their music!
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