We have just been asked a question by some one that
Why are we(pakium) charging the Underground Bands/Singers ?
First of all, We want to make clear that MUSIC SUBMISSION is FREE on PakiUM. But that doesn’t mean every Tom, Dick & Harry will record his track in his home pc and we will put that Up.
THERE IS A CRITERIA !
Those who are mis-guided & getting negative image of pakium , should understand that there are some factors or say criteria that must be met to appear your stuff on our website.Â If someone doesn’t meet our criteria we WON’T promote it, Â that’s it! Over the years , we have promoted Almost 400 Pakistani Underground Bands & Artists now we are looking for qualitative musicians to Promote.
(Note: We empower our moderators to approve/decline any Song on some reasonable grounds)
The key is…
New Musicians should make music that people can keep in their playlist & share with their friends. If a song is Crap, you try to promote it 100 times it wont get promoted, but sometimes, someone, through a song on internet and it becomes so viral that he/she becomes a star in a very short span of time. The recent example is Bachana famed Bilal Khan.
Detailed Guide about how can Underground Musicians promote their stuff will be revealed very s oon.
Charges are only for FEATURED & LONGER exposure.
PakiUM gives the opportunity to the Bands/Singers, Event Management Companies & Corporates to place their ads on our website. If someone understand the power of Online Traffic and think that they can take benefit from Pakium site & can target the desired audience, they must Advertise with us.
PakiUM is not a Million Dollar Company
PakiUM is a Pro-Pakistani Music Website, which was launched back in 2006 by Danish Mughal to promote the Underground Music voluntarily. Later on, Yasir Raja joined the site & invested upto 20k & his precious time on pakium (pakium haven’t yet paid back to him the amount). Waqas Sarwar joined the team in 2008, he has spent several hundred hours on pakium, but not yet paid anything. We are still growing and to keep people & team members intact we need some funds.
If you wish to contributeÂ toÂ pakium or Join our Team, you can email us about where can you helpful for us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you love to write & review things feel free to visit Write for Us Page and follow the instructions to connect with us.
(Note: We never collected money in the name of donations or something like that from anyone, anytime)
SO YOU GUYS NEED TO UNDERSTAND, THAT WE ALL ARE VOLUNTEERS & STILL NOT EARNING FROM IT.
WHY DO WE CHARGE THE ADVERTISERS THEN?
The answer has been given above but another reason is, we have a hosting service that gives us 500 GB Webspace & 5000 GB Bandwith monthly. Like we give support to Underground Bands FREE , no one gives Hosting to us FREE. The hosting charges are being paid from my pocket.
If some guys are still crying over their songs that couldn’t hit pakium, I would say Go & get a life!
Contact these bands who recently got promoted on pakium:
Asad Qizilbash of Swaras
Haroon Shaikh of AAG Band
Jo-G (Music Producer & Singer)
Usman of PEACE GRIP
Fouad Dar of YTH Band
and ask them how much did we charge from them.
Sorry if Some one got offended by this post but everyone should understand that we earned only one thing from pakium in these years and that is GOOD WILL & RESPECT. If someone will try to defame or disrespect us we have a right to take action.
Your suggestions for the betterment are always welcomed.
Pakistani Underground Music