New free global streaming service created on artists’ terms.
Norway is the first country when the new service for free streaming of music and music videos Onebas.com is now launched. A worldwide digital music service developed on the artists’ premises, and which goes right down the throats of the major established streaming services.
Cato Crogh, founder and general manager of Onebas.com, says the service has been developed on both listeners’ and musicians’ terms in the form of a sustainable and fair business model. As a user, you can listen to music and watch music videos for free, while it costs one dollar to download an album, where 70 percent goes directly to the artist.
– On Onebas.com, all artists, regardless of size and popularity, get their full share of the turnover without large international artists cannibalizing sales, as is the case on other major music streaming services, he says in a press release from the company.
Goal of world domination
The largest owner in Onebas.com Music is Craven Houlse Captial Plc (CRV) as listed on the London Stock Exchange. The aim is to list the service on Nasdaq within 24 months, and for the service to be profitable already this year. The service has the whole world as a market, with Norway being the first country out as a test market, and where India is the next. For fast distribution and dissemination, the service will use the network/database of Magazinos for global distribution at a very low cost. Onebas.com will soon become one of the world’s leading digital music services.
Search engine and digital music service
Simply explained, Onebas.com is a combined search engine and digital music service. Initially, the service does not have any albums stored in its own databases, as it retrieves music from the web and stores it in memory. According to Cato Crogh, it becomes a bit like searching for an album on Google to listen or download. In addition, artists can upload music to the service via their own artist account so that the album can be included in Onebas.com’s own database.
– Regardless of whether the artist chooses to upload the music via their own account or whether it is available via other websites, 70 percent is paid to the artist when an album is downloaded. It is also important to mention that the service is 100 per cent artist-friendly in the sense that it is easy to block an album from being downloaded via the service if the artist wishes to do so, he says.
Half are independent
At the turn of the millennium, the vast majority of artists were dependent on being signed to major record companies in order to get their music distributed. Today, 50 percent of the world’s artists are independent with no connection to commercial record companies.
– With Onebas.com, we want to give all artists an opportunity to make a living from their music. All artists can upload their music to secure distribution and income from album sales. We also know that more and more artists choose to be independent, so this is a future-oriented listening and distribution solution, says Cato Crogh.
Free and user-friendly
On Onebas.com, you as a user can listen to music and watch music videos for free until you choose to download an album for one dollar. The service has also been developed so that you can easily transfer playlists from, for example, Spotify if, for example, you want to end your subscription but keep your favorite music.
– This is really the only service you need to listen to and watch music videos. Lists from other services can be easily transferred, and the music library is by far the largest in the world as everything on the web is more or less available, says Cato Crogh.