Fast Forward Your Music Career

Fast Forward Your Music Career

Advance your music career without a record deal

Advance your music career without a record deal

What if you could access up to six months of your future streaming royalties today while staying independent and in control of your creative rights?

Fast Forward is a next-generation royalty advance service from Amuse – the reinvented label offering empowering services and free music distribution to artists across the globe. It analyzes your streaming data to calculate and pay out upcoming earnings when you release music with Amuse. Simply put, it lets you withdraw the money you make from your music sooner rather than later. Need cash for your new music video? Want to plaster posters all over town? Fast Forward helps you advance your music career without a contract.

What if you could access up to six months of your future streaming royalties today while staying independent and in control of your creative rights?

Fast Forward is a next-generation royalty advance service from Amuse – the reinvented label offering empowering services and free music distribution to artists across the globe. It analyzes your streaming data to calculate and pay out upcoming earnings when you release music with Amuse. Simply put, it lets you withdraw the money you make from your music sooner rather than later. Need cash for your new music video? Want to plaster posters all over town? Fast Forward helps you advance your music career without a contract.

Artist Stories

Artist Stories

Moon Diagrams

Electronic

Releasing his solo project after decades in a successful band, Moon Diagrams is leveraging his experience to forge new paths in the music industry.

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Releasing his solo project after decades in a successful band, Moon Diagrams is leveraging his experience to forge new paths in the music industry.

Listen to Moon Diagrams

Sivonyia

R&B

Surrounded by neo-soul from her early childhood, Sivonyia moved from South Florida to New York to pursue her dream of a career in music.

Listen to Sivonyia

Surrounded by neo-soul from her early childhood, Sivonyia moved from South Florida to New York to pursue her dream of a career in music.

Listen to Sivonyia

Leeky Bandz

Hip-hop

Born and raised on New York City's Lower East Side, Leeky Bandz is an entrepreneur making waves in the hip-hop scene and on social media.

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Born and raised on New York City's Lower East Side, Leeky Bandz is an entrepreneur making waves in the hip-hop scene and on social media.

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Royalties from streaming can be small and slow, but over time they add up. Fast Forward is a new, data-driven service from Amuse that lets eligible artists collect up to six months of their future royalties. Each offer includes a small fee and is based on the streaming patterns of the individual artist, ranging from a couple hundred bucks, up to a million $$$$.

Royalties from streaming can be small and slow, but over time they add up. Fast Forward is a new, data-driven service from Amuse that lets eligible artists collect up to six months of their future royalties. Each offer includes a small fee and is based on the streaming patterns of the individual artist, ranging from a couple hundred bucks, up to a million $$$$.

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Eligibility is based on the amount of streaming data Fast Forward has to work with. Your music needs to be distributed by Amuse and gain some traction.

Are you using another distribution service but curious of how big your Fast Forward could be? Use the link below and we'll get back to you with an estimate!

Eligibility is based on the amount of streaming data Fast Forward has to work with. Your music needs to be distributed by Amuse and gain some traction.

Are you using another distribution service but curious of how big your Fast Forward could be? Use the link below and we'll get back to you with an estimate!

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Thanks to music consumption data direct from the Amuse distribution service, Fast Forward can analyze more than 27 billion data points to calculate future royalties custom to you. The service is seamlessly integrated into the Amuse app – eligible artists will be able to view and easily withdraw these future royalties with just a tap.

Thanks to music consumption data direct from the Amuse distribution service, Fast Forward can analyze more than 27 billion data points to calculate future royalties custom to you. The service is seamlessly integrated into the Amuse app – eligible artists will be able to view and easily withdraw these future royalties with just a tap.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Fast Forward and a traditional advance?

What's the difference between Fast Forward and a traditional advance?

A Fast Forward is an advance - but without the traditional downsides to it, such as signing away your master rights and long-term record deals. That means artists are free to fund and pursue their artistic dreams while staying in control of their creativity.

Also, very few emerging talent has the opportunity of getting approached with an advance.  Since Fast Forward is data-driven, it is able to create offers for a wide range of artists - everything from a couple of hundred bucks to really big numbers.



First and foremost: Very few artists are ever offered traditional deals. Since Fast Forward is data-driven it is able to create offers for a wide range of artists - everything from a couple of hundred bucks to really big numbers. If you ask us though, the true beauty lies in that it enables artists to access advances while staying independent. That means they're free to pursue their artistic dreams without being locked in to a deal for a long time. 

How do I qualify for Fast Forward?

How do I qualify for Fast Forward?

To be honest, there's no straight recipe. Our algorithm analyzes each user's individual streaming data to find patterns and calculate upcoming earnings. The more data the system has to work with, the more likely you'll be offered a Fast Forward. That means that if you're an artist with a somewhat established fanbase and a steady amount of streams coming in each month, you're on the right track. 

You do need to distribute your music through Amuse though (and why shouldn't you - it's free). And since more songs equals more data, you should move your catalogue if you're looking into becoming an Amuse user.

To be honest, there's no straight recipe. Our algorithm analyses each user's individual streaming data to find patterns and calculate upcoming earnings. The more data the system has to work with, the more likely you'll be offered a Fast Forward. That means that if you're an artist with a somewhat established fanbase and a steady amount of streams coming in each month, you're on the right track. 

You do need to distribute your music through Amuse though (and why shouldn't you - it's free). And since more songs equals more data, you should move your catalogue if you're looking into becoming an Amuse user.

How much $$$ can I get?

How much $$$ can I get?

Each offer is individually calculated by our algorithm, based on more than 27 billion data points. In other words, it all depends on your music and the traction it has.

To give you an idea of the possibilities though: so far offers have ranged from $200 to $100K. 

Each offer is individually calculated by our algorithm, based on more than 27 billion data points. In other words, it all depends on your music and the traction it has.

To give you an idea of the possibilities though: so far offers have ranged from $200 to $100K. 

What happens to my rights?

What happens to my rights?

When you accept a Fast Forward offer, your distribution rights are locked with Amuse until your advance and fee is recovered. Once you are fully recouped, you are entitled to 100% of your royalties again! 

When you accept a Fast Forward offer, your distribution rights are locked with Amuse until your advance and fee is recovered. Once you are fully recouped, you are entitled to 100% of your royalties again! 

Do I owe Amuse
money?

Do I owe Amuse
money?

No. We won’t charge an artist for any money they don’t make back. We’re simply giving an artist early access to their future royalties based on our prediction. The artist is not liable on a personal level.

No. We won’t charge an artist for any money they don’t make back. We’re simply giving an artist early access to their future royalties based on our prediction. The artist is not liable on a personal level.

How are the fees calculated?

How are the fees calculated?

Each Fast Forward includes a fee that is charged upon your advance. It's as personalised as the offer itself and dependent on the individual data of each artist and the actual time period, meaning the number varies. It takes into consideration factors such as stability of streams over time, risk and richness of data into account. The fee usually varies between 10-20% of the advance itself and is always stated clearly in the offer.

Each Fast Forward includes a fee that is charged upon your advance. It's as personalised as the offer itself and dependent on the individual data of each artist and the actual time period, meaning the number varies. It takes into consideration factors such as stability of streams over time, risk and richness of data into account. The fee usually varies between 10-20% of the advance itself and is always stated clearly in the offer.

What happens after I get the offer?

What happens after I get the offer?

If you choose to accept a Fast Forward offer (it's always voluntary), the Amuse app will take you through the terms & conditions of the advance. After you've approved them, the money will be on your registered account within 5 business days.

If you have brought your catalogue over to Amuse,  make sure to reach out to your previous distributor to take down the releases from their service. 

If you choose to accept a Fast Forward offer (it's always voluntary), the Amuse app will take you through the terms & conditions of the advance. After you've approved them, the money will be on your registered account within 5 business days.

If you have brought your catalogue over to Amuse,  make sure to reach out to your previous distributor to take down the releases from their service. 

When do I get the money?

When do I get the money?

It'll show up in your registered account no later than 5 business days!

It'll show up in your registered account no later than 5 business days!

How do I recoup?

How do I recoup?

A Fast Forward is an advance on your future streams. That means that the royalties you earn after taking the offer is used to recoup the advance. The advances are usually calculated to be recouped within 3 to 6 months.

Pro tip: if you release more music or move over your catalogue, you'll probably be recouped way faster.

A Fast Forward is an advance on your future streams. That means that the royalties you earn after taking the offer is used to recoup the advance. The advances are usually calculated to be recouped within 3 to 6 months.

Pro tip: if you release more music or move over your catalogue, you'll probably be recouped way faster.

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