What we do
Our mission is simple: To help pop music lovers get the pop music they want onto the digital platforms!
We know it’s frustrating when the song you want to listen to on Spotify isn't there (other digital platforms are of course available). After all streaming is what nearly all of us now do but that’s a problem when certain songs are absent and you threw out your old CDs. Twitter is filled with tweets to Spotify from desperate fans asking why their favourite song is not online. But Spotify isn't like Tesco picking what songs to add and putting them on the 'shelves' - its up to the rightsholders to do that.
But even then, asking the record label through an impersonal email@example.com or social media account that never replies is a fruitless mission for pop fans. So we began the campaign to let the labels know the demand for missing music.
From Victoria Beckham to Will Young, unreleased Kelle Bryan to Louise and heck, even Lolly, we work hard to get music on for the fans to enjoy and, well, put some more money in the pockets of the record labels. Win win! We go straight to the people at the labels, asking nicely (yet persistently) to put the stuff pop music fans want online that has escaped the eyes of their digital team. Odd as it is, our work has seen over 110 UK Top 40 hits go onto streaming platforms including some real big hits!
Music is so emotive and we LOVE seeing how happy getting an old song or album online makes people and we’re hoping for many more results! Click here if you want to make a request.
And that’s also where you guys help our activism - @Pop_Activism on Twitter - with your retweets, comments and likes – showing there’s demand and finally giving your unheard voice to the labels. We can’t change the world, but we did get that allSTARS* album back online.
Here's what people have had to say about our work:
“Apparently Louise [Redknapp]'s back catalogue is only on streaming because a gay pestered her old label about it so much, they put it on to shut him up” - @rudemrlang, Twitter
"Aww, thank you" - Louise Redknapp (she'd had a few after her gig...)
"You did a storming job" - Adam Rickitt
"Happy to help, glad to see the positive reaction" - Back catalogue manager, Major record label
"Yeah, baby!" - Gloria Estefan
"Thank you... I never knew people cared about my music so much" - Kelle Bryan
"Thank youuuuuuuuu !!!!!! That's brilliant ! You should be a PR person !!! X" - Karen Poole, Alisha's Attic
"You're a star!!!! Xxxx Honestly can't thank you enough! xxxx" - Lolly
"Thank you for making [my music coming online worldwide] happen" - Nicola Roberts
"You're doing God's work" - PopJustice Forum user
"Love the Twitter page!" - Catalogue consultant, Major record label
"My hero, thank you, thank you, thank you xxx" - Jan Johnston
"Thx for this!!!" - Craig from Deuce
We also have been featured in The i newspaper, The Guardian, The Independent, Classic Pop Magazine, Digital Spy, Loud and Quiet and BBC Radio 5.