Online Music Marketing


We Are Listening has positioned itself in the music industry as an online music marketing specialist with a focus on cost-effect promotional activities for small to medium-sized music organizations and independent artists. Serving record labels, artist management firms, booking agencies, music publishers, performing artists, and songwriters since 2005, the company has been running a series of music contests which, to date, have drawn 15,000 participants from over 50 nations and produced noteworthy commercial success stories.

Founded in 2004 by Lior Shamir, a member of the management team at MyDrifts.com, an independent artist community and suite of online music marketing tools, and co-founder of Virv.tv, an all-indie live streaming video portal now owned by Rayv.com, We Are Listening has aligned itself with the music industry’s most sought-after professionals and set an industry benchmark with its 360-degree approach to online music marketing and artist development. Lior is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and began his career in music post-production.

As the manner in which new talent is promoted and exposed evolves, and new online music marketing technologies and strategies emerge, so does We Are Listening’s approach and service to its clients. Today, the company’s music contest initiatives have become more important than ever before, and a significant influence on how music industry leaders invest in new talent and intellectual property assets. In terms of online music marketing, contest winners have achieved significant uplifts in record and ticket sales, as well as online press coverage which, in several cases, amounted to six figure propositions.

We Are Listening welcomes independent artists, songwriters, lyricists, and their representation to take part in any and all of its music contests and assessment services as a new milestone in their career and an opportunity to compete and differentiate in an increasingly noisy music industry environment.


Jag Star
"Your contests are a wonderful
resource for artists and we can't
thank you guys enough!"
-Jag Star