The Opus Team is more than happy to announce that more than 1000 artists have joined the platform! As this is a great milestone, we would like to congratulate and send the best wishes to everyone that have contributed to achieving this success. All of you that have shared information about our platform, invited your friends, family members or acquaintances are the ones behind this great success. We are so, so lucky to have you, the Opus Community.

However, naturally, we are not going to stop here. There is much more to achieve, and our journey has most likely just…


Unfortunately, the future perspectives of the streaming services and the music industry, in general, do not look too satisfying. Looking at the current trends, we can only expect an even further oligomerisation of the market, where there is an increasingly small role of artists, compared to the industry moguls, who dominate the music world.

Such a status quo does not leave us with much of a choice, which is why we, as artists and music lovers, need to unite and fight for our and others’ rights. Otherwise, in the near future, we might simply wake up in the reality where…


What is the answer to the question in the title? It simply is how ridiculously small the revenues of most of the artists in the industry are. Our expertise based on the data accumulated over the last few years showcases that the actual revenues for most artists are pretty infinitesimal. Clearly, the $0.003–0.005 per play is not enough for most musicians to sustain themselves.

Nevertheless, fortunately, the voices of protest are getting louder. The artists are for the first time ever forming unions and voicing their opposition both on the streets and on the Internet. …


Today, we would like to share a story some of you might have already heard of — the story of Milli Vanilli — one of the biggest scams in the history of the music industry in the 20th century.

Milli Vanilli was one of the bands to top the charts in the 1980s. Tracks like “Girl You Know It’s True” and “Blame It On The Rain” quickly became worldwide hits. After a brief but great spark of popularity, it turns out to be apparent that the adorable boys, Fabrice Morvan “Fab” and Robert Pilatus “Rob”, were not singing their own…


The music industry has significantly increased revenues in times of the global pandemic. People around the world are spending more and more on services offering a chance to listen to music, and statistically the most in decades. In the last 10 to 15 years, the music industry has changed beyond recognition, mainly due to the emergence and the rapid growth of the streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.

This happening has allowed music to change from an almost luxury item to a consumer good. While streaming services already account for more than half of the global music industry’s revenue…


Once again, it turns out that the hard work of both our community and Opus Team pays off. We are more than delighted to announce that our platform has now been joined by over 900 artists and an even greater number of listeners! We are more than glad to have convinced so many individuals of different backgrounds coming and producing in all corners of the world to join the revolution. Without you, a journey towards fairer music streaming industry would have never been possible.

Seeing the results, we are constantly motivated to bring the platform to the next level and…


Online services such as Apple Music, Spotify, or Amazon Prime have clearly dominated the market of music streaming services. Although consumers are in a very favorable position of having a range of services to choose from making access to one’s favorite music easier than ever, artists are often on the other end of the spectrum. Especially the ones whose music is not that popular, often make barely a profit from these platforms. If this would be the case of purely not fitting the trends with their productions in a given community or a country, no one would be in a…


The music industry has been rapidly transformed over the course of the last 10–15 years. One of the main reasons and the drive behind these changes has been the growth in popularity of online streaming services.

Streaming platforms made other forms of listening to music practically obsolete. No need to buy and download every track to your device to listen to your favorite music — should there be no access to the internet — made services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer among others a much more convenient and time-saving way to go. As of now, people buy CDs…


Opus Team is proud to announce that our platform has now become home for more than 750 artists representing all kinds of genres of music and stemming from all corners of the world. This would have not be possible without you — thus we would like to sincerely thank you all. We are more than delighted to host you and are enchanted that more and more artists join our journey towards a more fair and transparent music industry of tomorrow. Our IT team constantly works on system improvements to guarantee the best possible experience both for our artists and our…


By interviewing our artists we would like to get to know their stories. Today we interview Melodramat.

OPUS: Could you introduce us to the band members?

Meledramat: Melodramat is a project formed by Julie, Max, and Maciek — all of us being just in our early twenties. Julie sings, plays drums, bass, and guitar, while managing to study Songwriting & Music Business at BIMM. She currently moves back and forth between Warsaw and Brighton. Max was having fun with DAWs since he was just 10 years old, and then naturally he got himself into beat-making and production, he also used…

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