Maximizing Sales/Earnings From Music
Where To sell your Music:Bandcamp This platform is for artists and labels to sell their music and merchandise directly to fans. Artists choosing Bandcamp will get a customizable microsite with the albums they upload and unlimited storage. Bandcamp has every stat you can imagine, including sales, streaming time, and details on when people stop listening to a track. It offers a way to sell music in a range of audio formats, set your own prices, track real-time stats, collect fan e-mails and more. Bandcamp collects a revenue share of 15% on digital on sales and 10% on merchandise. The revenue share on digital drops from 15% to 10% as soon as you reach $5,000 USD in sales. Other notable features include: funds deposited directly into your PayPal account when fans make purchases, customizable shareable, embedded music players for the net and Facebook, and sales submitted to SoundScan (U.S., Canadian and international sales reports).If you want to learn how to effectively promote your music, click here.
Bandzoogle This is one of the most effective platforms for musicians to build their website and manage their direct-to-fan marketing and sales. This Canadian start-up’s platform is one of the oldest web hosting tools, available for musicians since 2003, and were just named one of the 100 fastest-growing companies in Canada.. Bandzoogle sites are very easy to create, stylish, flexible and they come with some great built-in features. The service is free to try, and offers affordable monthly subscriptions plans, with great customer service.
DashGo works with independent artists, labels, and content owners to distribute content across a range of digital music stores, ad-supported services and social networks – including YouTube and iTunes – with integrated analytics tools for tracking results. Clients and partners include Weezer, Rock Mafia, Coconut Records, Delicious Vinyl, and Time Records.Click here to learn how to make a living from your music!
Fandalism This is an emerging social network for musicians, with more than 500,000 members. Fandalism is incredibly simple and straightforward. Musicians enter their basic information, such as location, preferred genres of music, and influences. They then share their work through photos, lyrics, and embedded YouTube videos and SoundCloud players. Fandalism offers a free song upload to iTunes, and unlimited uploads to iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play for $19.99 per year for members.
earBuzz This is a tool for independent artists to sell high-quality music, and has been returning 100% of the CD and download purchase price back to artists since 2000. Member artists have the option, at an additional $39 per year, to have their album enrolled in the earBuzz Worldwide Ten Program, WWX. This program places an artists' entire CD on iTunes Worldwide, Amazon.com, Rhapsody, and the Top 10 music download sites in the industry.
The Google Play artist hub is where musicians can go to create a Google Play store page, set the price on their music and sell direct to users. Artists get 70% of revenue and Google gets 30%. You can reach millions of music fans across Google and Android devices.
HOW TO START?You can start with music academy. this music is a all inclusive. it has a lot of information and data that artist can use to improve and better their music career. There is still a market for music.The IMA Music Business Academy
IDLA is a digital distributor that is owned by Canadian independent labels and distributors. The Independent Digital Licensing Agency provides labels and artists digital asset delivery to digital music services, royalty collection and administration through an organization whose financial interests are directly aligned with its independent artists and label members. Part of IDLA's service is to administer and collect royalties from digital services, and provide members with a consolidated monthly electronic statement all at the lowest rate anywhere (nine percent). IDLA will collect on behalf of its members royalties arising from the activities of MERLIN, the global independent rights collective, and advocate on behalf of IDLA members in the fair distribution of MERLIN proceeds.
Last.fm is a music recommendation service for music fans. For artists and labels, it’s a way to connect with Last.fm’s 40 million users. Listeners have already started a page for your music! Look up your artist name to claim your page. Register and you can upload your music to Last.fm. Services to artists and labels include a unique player – targeted radio to your fans. The more you’re played the more you’re promoted. Unique stats – see your weekly listeners, graph your plays, track your charts, and see your fans’ activity. Also, there’s an Artist Royalty Program – you can choose to be paid directly (as an artist or label) for your streams.
MondoTunes provides the largest digital distribution in the world and reaches more than 750 retailers and mobile partners across 100 countries for an annual fee of $37.99 per album, no annual fee and no commission. MondoTunes offers free UPC and ISRC codes, and offer the ability to create your own music label, as well as live representative assistance.
Nimbit is a US company offering direct-to-fan sales, promotion, and career management solutions for independent artists and their teams through web-based services. The most popular aspect of the Nimbit Platform is their Mystore application that gives users a storefront to sell music and merchandise on Facebook and websites. You can also get discovered by selling music on iTunes and getting placement on Spotify and access to detailed analytics and sales reporting. Nimbit also offers CD and DVD manufacturing.
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform. Their widgets enable you to take tracks from SoundCloud and embed them on other websites. You can upload your originally-created material effortlessly to SoundCloud in a few clicks and then easily share to Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook. However, songs are shared with no possibility of selling to your fans. SoundCloud allow fans to comment on your songs, which allows you to get personalized feedback on each section of your compositions.