After around 2 months of hard work, Encore is finally here. Meet CAL's first ever original music streaming service.
This is the homepage. Here you can take a look on all of the most followed playlists.
When you release a song in Encore, your goal is for it to be on as many playlists as possible for a bigger exposure ---> bigger gains in streaming.
Today's Top Hits, New Music Fridays and Total Top 20 are the default playlists. They are currently the most followed playlists so if your song ends up being in a high position in these three playlists, you're up for great streaming updates.
Some of the playlists are organized randomly, some are organized according to the total streams, gains or upload date. You can make certain deals with certain playlists. For example: You want your song to debut straight at #1 on 'Summer Party' playlist, you contact Encore through @CAL Business and arrange the deal. These deals are temporary only, meaning you will not be able to create a deal that would keep your song #1 in a certain playlist for a decade. @Joanne don't even try it.
If you'd like your song to go up in a certain playlist, you'd need to promote/encourage the fans to stream the song only through that specific playlist.
If you want to make a playlist that is not an album or EP on Encore- it'll cost you $15m as of the moment. You will be able to control it and choose the positions of each song that was picked by you. The more you are constantly interactive and active in your playlist, the more followers it'll start to gain. Who knows? Perhaps you'll end up surpassing even Today's Top Hits followers and become the #1 most followed playlist.
Creating a successful playlist gives you incredible power in-game but it will also bring alot of politics into the game which can be intense at times.
As you can see in the bottom left, the artists bubbles are sorted according to who has the most Encore followers. The more followers you have, the better. This is how you can easily moderate your artist's streaming power. If your artist is in one of the bubbles, you can calm yourself because he/she is one of the Top 10 most followed artists in-game.
(The current Top 10 is not final at all!)
The banners will also be available to purchase through @CAL Business. Banners give your song/album great exposure on Encore and are always worth the purchase.
Once you click on a certain playlist, this page opens up. It will give you info like the playlist followers, playlist streams and where the playlist is currently ranked.
Yes. You can actually play your songs. This is not a drill! It is a nice feature added because you will now be able to actually listen to other's tracks.
By clicking on the three dots next to every song , you will be directed to the release article link.
An Encore tab is also added into each of your CAL Tube channels. You could easily check out all of the released Encore songs by that specific artist.
If you'll scroll down a little, you'll be able to check all of the playlists that were uploaded by that specific artist. Reminder! A playlist can also be albums and EPs.
This new version of CAL Tube/Encore will allow you to finally upload your videos/songs yourselves!
Each one of you will receive a username and password for accessing CAL Tube. Do not share the password with anyone else! You don't want to get hacked by players who want you flopping
1. Video Title- A video title name must follow this format:
Lorde- Unified Glory (Official Music Video)
Lorde- Unified Glory (Audio)
Lorde- Reflection Medley (Live at The Grammys 2016)
2. Video URL- you must insert the video url (the article/release article link on FOTP)
3. Video Play Time- The length of the video. For example: 3:45, 2:35, 5:42, etc.
4. Video Image- You must upload the thumbnail image of the video. Don't include a Vevo sign or a CAL Tube sign to it.
5. Video Description- This will appear on the video's description. It's smarter to include album/EP or song's links on iTunes/Google Play/ Encore for further promotion.
You click Save Changes. The video won't be immediately uploaded, it will be moderated and checked before being visible.
I hope this is clear so there won't be any "Wait I juSt UplOaded My ViDEO ON CAL Tube and it doesn't APPEAR. Rigged host!!!! Ronflop!!! Answer me!!!" remarks from you guys Be patient.
1. Song Title- A song title name must follow this format:
2. Upload Song- You must upload an actual mp3/wav file. The song should be instrumental only!
3. Song Ordering- Here you insert the song's position in the album/EP.
For example: If Vibrations is the third song on Bella's upcoming album 'Nihilism', then you will need to insert "3".
To upload an album/EP, you will need to post in the thread the title, cover artwork and the track-list.
For all the independent artists out there, uploading an album/EP will cost you money. ($300k per track so a 10-tracks-album would cost $3m).
4. Description- This functionality currently is not visible so need to explain it.
5. Song Link- You must insert the url of the release article that was posted in the thread.
If your songs/videos won't be according to this format, they will simply be deleted!
A special thanks to everyone for helping out and bringing ideas! This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for you guys.
The one who's mostly in-charge of the website's design is @Edu so big thanks to him.
If you have any questions, ask now please!
To all the new players who just joined, I was very busy working on Encore so now I'll be able to respond to your private messages!