About Most Rated
Most Rated is a music discovery service. We provide continuous streams of music organised around the local music scene, and organise live events to showcase the most rated artists.
We believe that more must be done to help new music get noticed. We promote new music acts, organised around the local music scene, selected from artists who are promoted through our Internet radio station. The more ratings a track receives, the more often it is selected and the more it gets heard. We select artists that are rated highly by our listening audience and host unique, audience-driven events, showcasing the best new music.
We aim to discover the newest talent on the music scene and bring it to new audiences. We send Most Rated bands to play our showcase events in London and Amsterdam, bringing the best of new music to the fore.
Our aim for the website is to provide a shared listening experience like that found at a live music venue; showcasing actively gigging musicians in your local area and supporting grassroots and emerging talent.
How it works
- Artists can upload up to three tracks each to Most Rated. Our system randomly compiles a playlist from the pool of submissions, organised around the local music scene, and streams it like an Internet radio station.
- Listeners can then listen to new music, see what others are saying and how they are rating, and rate their favourite artists. The Most Rated tracks are played more often, and the Most Rated artists are promoted on the homepage for that scene.
- At the end of each month, the Most Rated artists are invited to play at our showcase events at distinguished live music venues. We pay, film and record our artists.
- We then promote our artists through our video streams, and physical CD/DVD sales. All royalties are shared with the artist.
How to get started
If you are an artist and have material in a digital format that you wish to promote via our service, and are actively gigging on your local scene and are ostensibly available to perform at our showcase event, then you ought to register as an artist. Its free, easy and quick to do: Sign up now!
Please note that by registering with Most Rated you declare that you own all copyright to your submission and that you are available to perform at the showcase. Please read the terms and conditions.
If you want to discover new music and listen to what is popular on your local music scene, register as a listener. Sign up now!
Once registered, you can listen to music by pressing the orange 'Listen Now' button at the top of each page. You will see a playlist of tracks, the currently playing track is highlighted. You will see what tracks just played, allowing you to rate and comment after playback has passed on to the next track, and you can see what tracks are coming next.
When you rate a track, you increase its likelihood of being selected on that scene's playlist, and increase the prominence of the artist. Thus you are helping to promote an artist on the local scene. The Most Rated artist at the end of each month is promoted through our homepage chart and is invited to a showcase event, so be sure to vote for the music that you like the most.