Universal Talents: Fake? Scam? or the new UBER for music artists?
Read my post and learn more about this new platform.
Last week I discovered this platform as alternative to Soundcloud.
My history begin in Napoli, Italy. (Yes Im a young italian living in UK since 2015, apologies if my english is not the best) In my life I have been through many agencies, good, bad, scams… so I’m good at detecting this sort of thing
A little intro about me:
Since childhood I have always felt attracted to music, my mother works as lawyer and my father was a music teacher. It sounds cliche but in these circumstances it is normal that ended up in my hands guitars, keyboards, a violin, percussion elements …
16 years and already had an indie band, at 20 I was interested in the electronic and experimental music, Ableton, Massive, Nexus … typical.
Currently work while studying in a night club putting my mixes and occasionally taking some original mix, I combine my life with music.
From Netherlands: Universal talents, pleasantly surprise.
My first idea was to take a look at the web. My first surprise, they support a wide range of musical genres. Cool website, it looks pretty complete and professional. A roster of artists with some big names. Handle many events in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia almost everything. Blog talk about electronic music, hip-hop, bands, but mostly, about Talent.
(Khamari Cover, awesome voice)
By the way they have a FAQ section which explains everything:
The first look was very good but we never must trust.
So… I did some search before and no warnings except a false positive that ended up being an American agency of Wayne, New Jersey for models and actresses with a similar name.
Checking reviews on sitejabber: https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.universaltalents.com
Checking reviews on trustpilot: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/universaltalents.com
I took a look on twiter: https://twitter.com/UniversTalents
Good comments on twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=universal%20talents&src=typd
And finally on reddit.
I had some doubts but after my research I can say: UniversalTalents is legit, well organized, serious people, personal and friendly treatment (Dutch style) and the most important: No cost involved. I was surprised that although they are in Holland handle many events almost anywhere in the world, we could say that is the uberizacion music, a concept that could go very well. For example, a producer may contact a singer to end a project and this has never been easier.
Link to the roster: http://universaltalents.com/roster.php
Link to events: http://universaltalents.com/event.php
Today it is almost impossible to stand out in music scene, so part of my time is dedicated to ensure my stuff ends in the ear of the right people.
I joined one week ago and I increased about 30 listeners/week but I guess someone really good can benefit much more than me and go to the next step in their career, or otherwise get a chance to perform in some event or perhaps stand out and get something with some powerful label . Not bad for a platform without cost, much better than reverbnation in that sense.
See you guys!