SongBox

The Smart Way To Share Music Privately

Under 10 Employees
Founders Code
Solo Founder
Analytics
B2C
Music & Audio
Productivity
SaaS
Utilities

Know who is listening to your music, what tracks they listen to and for how long. That's SongBox.

August 11, 2020 2 years in, best month yet.

The slow and steady growth of SongBox still surprises me. July / August have seen my best month ever; $720

My last update in July was excited about breaking $200 in a month.

I'm just continuing to do what I've been doing which is keeping talking to customers and implementing new features and feature improvements. I'm doing almost nothing in the way of marketing but the new signups are getting more every day.

Let's see if I can keep the momentum going.

July 10, 2020 Broke $200 monthly revenue

So this number is obviously pocket change to.... almost everyone. However it marks growth to me and I'm really happy with it. SongBox was always, from the outset, going to be a slow burner. I'm more than happy with that as it suits my lifestyle. I also believe that companies that grow slowly over time will last longer and be more stable.

Anyway, extremely minor update but just logging it for historical reasons 🤘

July 10, 2020 Broke $200 monthly revenue

So this number is obviously pocket change to.... almost everyone. However it marks growth to me and I'm really happy with it. SongBox was always, from the outset, going to be a slow burner. I'm more than happy with that as it suits my lifestyle. I also believe that companies that grow slowly over time will last longer and be more stable.

Anyway, extremely minor update but just logging it for historical reasons 🤘

July 10, 2020 Broke $200 monthly revenue

So this number is obviously pocket change to.... almost everyone. However it marks growth to me and I'm really happy with it. SongBox was always, from the outset, going to be a slow burner. I'm more than happy with that as it suits my lifestyle. I also believe that companies that grow slowly over time will last longer and be more stable.

Anyway, extremely minor update but just logging it for historical reasons

July 10, 2020 Broke $200 monthly revenue

So this number is obviously pocket change to.... almost everyone. However it marks growth to me and I'm really happy with it. SongBox was always, from the outset, going to be a slow burner. I'm more than happy with that as it suits my lifestyle. I also believe that companies that grow slowly over time will last longer and be more stable.

Anyway, extremely minor update but just logging it for historical reasons 🤘

July 10, 2020 Broke $200 monthly revenue

So this number is obviously pocket change to.... almost everyone. However it marks growth to me and I'm really happy with it. SongBox was always, from the outset, going to be a slow burner. I'm more than happy with that as it suits my lifestyle. I also believe that companies that grow slowly over time will last longer and be more stable.

Anyway, extremely minor update but just logging it for historical reasons 🤘

May 25, 2020 Huge feature update

I've had a wee flurry of activity over the past few weeks thanks to the excellent feedback I've received from paying customers. Some of this has been revelatory (like this post shows) and some has been stuff that's been on the back burner for a while and I've now made time to get it done.

All of these features have been in high demand so I'm hoping that conversion will increase now, or at least churn will drop.

The biggest change is allowing the users to add custom artwork to each SongBox they create. This completely changes the feel of each page. Also, I'll be introducing a new tier this week that will sit in between "Hobby" and "Pro" and anyone on this new tier or above will be able to remove the SongBox branding, so that it just looks like an awesome EPK (electronic press kit).

The number of changes that I've had to make have required the need for an (also long overdue) redesign of what a SongBox looks like. I've done individual designs for mobile and desktop and IMO they both look great.

I've already had feedback from one paying customer who is absolutely delighted.

Mobile:

Desktop

Read about all the updates here

May 10, 2020 Added more "one-time payment" options

A few months ago I decided to offer fixed-term access to SongBox Pro. This was an option to buy 3 months access for a one-time payment that would not recur. So basically - not a subscription.

It was a bit of an experiment but in the weeks since releasing this feature I've sold 7 or 8 of them. So last night I added 6-month and 12-month packages alongside the 3-month package.

Obviously you can still take a subscription if that suits you but I know that I personally am getting a little tired of recurring monthly payments for everything so I'm thinking it's safe to assume that I'm not the only human alive who feels that way.

I doubt I'll get any takers on the 6 and 12-month packages but I'd rather the option was there.

March 12, 2020 1000 members and traction after price increases

At some point last week the one thousandth person signed up to SongBox (number as I write is 1009). I'm pretty happy about it.

Also, I increased the price of my only paid plan a few weeks ago and was worried that I killed the business, but this week 2 new paid customers have come onboard organically (no advertising running anywhere). I changed the price from $8 to $15 per month.

For transparency... out of 1000-ish members just over 1% of that number is paying.

Onwards.

February 14, 2020 Launching a Blog: looking for contrIbutors.

I’ve been building a blog into the back end of SongBox for the past little while. I have nearly 1000 people on my email list now and engagement is decent. Think it’s about time to start fostering a community.

My audience is made up of music professionals or those aspiring to be (mainly). So producers, composers, songwriters etc.

If you feel you have anything to say that would be of interest to these people I’d love to hear from you.

Cheers

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Know who is listening to your music, what tracks they listen to and for how long. That's SongBox.