What is Earbits?
Wow, you ask great questions.
Earbits was designed with one goal in mind – to make it dead simple for artists and music lovers to find each other, and create meaningful connections. Earbits is streaming music built by musicians and music lovers, for musicians and music lovers.
Our team of experts brings you the best independent music from around the world, hand-curated and served up hot with all the trimmings. You'll find great high resolution photos, live show information, band merchandise, and plenty of social features to share the experience with your friends.
You won't find commercials. You won't find unrelated ads. And you won't find subscription fees.
You are also very unlikely to find the Top 40 music that you can get everywhere else. You can get that stuff sandwiched between daily deal commercials on hundreds of Big Brother-owned media conglomerates currently bringing you the same old mainstream experience. That's not what we do. Our job is to showcase high quality music and bring you and our artists closer together.
Does that mean I won't hear anybody popular?
We're glad you asked. We said it would be independent, but trust us, there's plenty of heavyweights. You'll find Primus, Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket and other awesome musicians with strong followings. But you'll really know what Earbits is all about when your ears perk up to the sounds of Jesse Thomas, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Rosie and Me, or Ivory Drive. If you have never heard these incredible artists, you deserve a better music experience.
How can you have no ads, no commercials, and no subscriptions, and still keep the lights on?
The reason that Earbits can have no ads, commercials or fees is because our "advertisers" aren't your normal radio sponsors. We never got into this to use our bands' music to sell cars and fast food, which is why you won't find those sponsors on our site.
We want be the most effective platform for helping high quality independent bands find new fans and turn them into customers. What that means is that the bands are our customers and clients. Rather than doing everything we can to take the focus off of our bands and put it on our corporate sponsors, some of our artists pay for sleeker profiles and increased exposure, and we focus on building tools that help them get real, sustainable value.
One way we’ve done that is with Groovies™, the first social currency designed to let users pay for streaming music by taking actions that give value back to artists and record labels.
Groovies are a fun and easy way for our users to earn credits for supporting artists. Whether you’re spreading the word about an artist through social sharing, or checking into a live show (coming soon!), if you’re supporting the artists, you’re earning Groovies. Then, you use Groovies to access unlimited on-demand music and Groovie rewards.
Simply put, Groovies are the currency that’s going to change the way people access and pay for music, and it’s going to create massive, sustainable careers for thousands of musicians.
I love Earbits. How can I help?
Wow. Thanks for asking! Helping Earbits is simple. Find a band you like? Share them with your friends using our easy tools, and go see a show or buy their album. Think what we're doing is cool? Tell people! The bigger we get, the more artists we can help, and the more great independent music we can bring to our audience. Every little thing helps, and we can use all of the support our fans can give us. More importantly, our bands can use that support even more.
"When I first saw Earbits, I couldn't believe my eyes. Worlds collided, rivers flowed upstream, birds sang in languages that could only be described as the purest form of unconditional love. Since that day, no other radio will do. I have lost my wife and children, but I don't care. All I care about is Earbits." Anonymous