FAQ

Atomic is a digital media start-up comprised of a passionate group of music industry professionals from a diverse range of fields including; commercial radio, marketing, digital infrastructure and business.

We are a growing multi-platform music network that aims to be the go-to, one-stop-shop support network for all rural and regional original Australian artists that feel disenfranchised with the current Australian Music Industry and how it operates.

Over the last 3 years, it has grown from a committee of 4 that met at the Retro Café in Albury one afternoon a week to run a facebook page to a 12 strong, group of passionate and creative minds from all around the creative industry with the single goal of increasing the weight of Rural and Regional Music on the national music stage.

The four who were involved from the start left their fulltime jobs and move into a studio space on David St, Albury to focus more on the Atomic Project and push growth and innovation of the project and get it out to a wider audience!

Since the move, we have expanded our FM Radio reach to sync our Weekly Countdown radio show to 19 FM stations spreading from Pulse FM out of the Surf Coast Victoria right up to MTM FM in Coonamble covering an area all in between containing a potential listener base of over 1.8million people! (we are super proud of this!) This show is celebrating the achievement of up to 20 artists a week that have successfully made high sales, shares, streams and more on the Atomic platform.

Long and short of it, we are passionate about rural and regional artists getting their feet on national stages!

Getting your music onto Atomic is relatively simple. All you need to do is go onto the Stream Space (https://stream.atomicmusic.space) create your artist/band profile and upload your tunes! Simple as that, if you are having issues though we have created a walk-through video to help!

Click here to check it out!

Every artist who uploads their music is put into the daily radio rotation on Atomic Radio Australia and guaranteed airplay! You can tune in by clicking the link on the top right of this website at any time!

OR download the MyTunerRadio app on your smartphone and look up “Atomic Radio Australia”

 Atomic is continuing to grow as a platform and is constantly gaining new fans and potential opportunities for you to sell your music and products. That’s why as of 2020 we opened our network up to promoting your messages to our loyal music connoisseurs

For Artists

The easiest way to acquire extra paid promotion on the Atomic Network is to go through our artist-specific promotional arm “The Atomic Arsenal”. All the details on the Atomic Arsenal can be found here.

Businesses

We do offer business marketing and advertising services through our network however these are handled by a sales representative directly.

If you are interested in advertising with us, please contact our office on (02) 6009 0225 during office hours or email our team at sales@atomicmusic.space

Charting has always been a bit of a tricky process because we value the integrity of the data and the honesty of our chart placement and system design.

Our charts are ultimately designed and counted around interactions carried out by users of tracks/works posted to the Atomic Stream Space by an artist. These interactions include Sharing of links to songs, streaming directly from the Stream Space and other internal Atomic locations (Atomic Magazine, Online Music Space), purchasing and downloading of tracks on the stream space as-well as basic interactions such as internal re-posting, liking and commenting.

Each interaction with a chart is recorded to a database based on the weight of the individual action. Each action carries a number of “Chart Points” and when carried out, will be applied to the points tally.

So;

1 Chart Point – Streaming a single track

10 Chart Points – Sharing a tracks direct link

50 Chart Points – Purchasing and downloading a track

5 Chart Points – Re-posting a track to your profile

5 Chart Points – Liking a track

5 Chart Point – Commenting on a track

Each interaction can only be carried out ONCE per user, per 24 hour period with some interactions only able to be carried out once per lifetime of the user account (i.e. purchase and download will only count once).

There is a lifetime on each chart point applied for the Atomic Countdown weekly charts. Each individual point expires after 45 days from the time it was applied to the track so over time, you will drop back down the charts naturally.

Each chart point will be tallied at the end of the year for our Atomic Hundred show highlighting the Highest Chart Points for that year. It will only tally the points from the previous 365 days from the date of database draw (roughly October 15th).

In regards to tallying chart points for our Nuclear Awards (Radium, Plutonium, Uranium), there is no expiry. So if you tally points over 15 years and you hit the threshold for a Nuclear Award, you will be eligible for your very own shiny plaque outlining the success of your track on the Atomic Network!

We have a strict policy on rigging the Atomic Countdown and Hundred charting systems.

Our servers take logs of all interactions on the Atomic Stream Space and regularly run scripts to check the data logged for multiple and repeat patterns. If something seems suspicious, it is flagged, and a member of our team will launch an investigation with our IT team to cross-check data for validity.

The most common thing we saw in the past was users creating multiple accounts on the Stream Space with false information, then purchasing their own track repeatedly in order to take advantage from the high Chart Point tally that comes with this method. We were able to cross-check the merchant details including the card user’s name with the account associated with the purchase on the Stream Space.

If it is deemed fraudulent, we do not apply the chart points to the track and notify the artist of the action.

When we formed the company after a few years of growth online, we decided to put in place a set of values that we will stand behind as we navigate the world of business growth.

1 – Spotlight rural and regional independent music in Australia

2 – Act from a place of honesty and integrity in all actions

3 – Be a brand that you can stand behind and be proud of in association

4 – Cultivate engagement and interaction with members of the wider music industry.

5 – Encourage artists to take initiative into supporting themselves and their craft

Every time we make a change in the company or take a direction shift, we ensure it lines up with these values before proceeding. We feel this an extremely important step in ensuring what we do for artists supports the artist in the best way we know.

“The Nuclear” awards are the most prestigious awards that an artist involved in the Atomic Music Network can achieve. 

They are awarded to songs that have achieved a certain amount of chart points (CP) in its lifetime. The Atomic Nuclear award system is essentially our very own version of “Silver”, “Gold” and “Platinium” singles but with a little bit of our own twist to them.

Artist’s tracks can become eligible for an Atomic Nuclear award after passing certain milestones dictated by chart points (CP) which are awarded based on engagement on our platform. There are 3 tiers of Nuclear Awards. 

Radium – Awarded for a track which has earned 500 CP’s in its lifetime.

Plutonium – Awarded for a track which has earned 2500 CP’s in its lifetime.

Uranium – Awarded for a track which has earned 5000 CP’s in its lifetime.

Once a track is eligible for a Nuclear Award, we will contact them directly to congratulate them on their award. 

The eligible artist is then able to purchase a unique, hand-assembled physical award celebrating their success.

Simples! 

Once you have sold a minimum of $10 in music on the Atomic Stream Space you can request your royalties via “your store” in the Artist Dashboard. 

We have created a walkthrough video to take you step-by-step through the process which can be found here.

 “Rural and Regional” is defined as any area outside of any Capital City metropolitan area as defined by The Australia Government’s RRMA locator which can be found here.

Of Course!! 

Any Australian artist is more than welcome to join our music network. We strongly believe that Rural and Regional Australia is grossly under-represented in the Australian Music Industry and thus will be given priority in regards to social media campaigns and promotional opportunities.

In saying that, we aren’t discounting you completely. You will still gain airplay on Atomic Radio Australia.

Atomic takes exactly 0% of the profit made on every sale made on the Atomic Stream Space. The only cost charged to you for using the Atomic Stream Space is the cost we incur from the 3rd party Merchant fee. (ie Paypal). 

For more information on how we handle your music sales and royalties, check out our Terms and Conditions of Service document.

The $2.50 Minimum was put in place to ensure the merchant fee did not exceed the revenue awarded to the artist. We also encourage artists to value themselves and their art and want them to see the most money possible for their works.

To better explain why we made this move, check out this article we wrote when we launched this initiative.

Check it out here!

As mentioned above, Atomic as a whole strongly encourages artists to value themselves and their works, however, we cannot stop artists from putting their music up onto the Stream Space at no cost if they wish to share their music for free. 

If an artist decides to take this route their track is then excluded from any future Atomic charting to avoid potential chart-rigging actions.

Atomic promotes and pushed Australian Original Music from Artists based in Rural and Regional areas.

Part of signing up to our service means you let us promote and utilise your works across our ever-growing network BUT you cannot give consent to us doing so with songs that aren’t yours originally.

Our licencing doesn’t provide for us to play works without consent given so unfortunately that means you can only upload works that you own the copyright to.

So to put it simply, no you cannot upload covers to the Atomic Network.

Best methods to contact us…

Phone: 02 6009 0225 (business hours)

Email: info@atomicmusic.space

Address:

476 David Street
Albury NSW 2640
Australia


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