On the 22nd episode of This Week in Music, Ian Rogers sits down with Richard Jones, Manager for PIXIES to talk about his work as a manager and how he uses direct-to-fan business model with PIXIES and the other artists he manages.
As you probably know by now, Topspin entered into an exciting partnership with YouTube and now offers that sold through Topspin can appear on the artist’s YouTube Channel in a Store section. (Read all about it here.) The YouTube announcement got the Creative Services team (me, Parker & Chris) thinking…what else could we do on YouTube? Can we still collect email addresses?
If you’re not selling as much music merchandise as you’d like, you might be neglecting to ask these two important questions …
Most digital distributors from Tunecore to The Orchard and CDBaby to IODA deliver independent music to Spotify. But I had not seen an alternative for artists that want to avoid all distribution fees or perhaps choose to offer a track only on Spotify. Founded almost a year ago, Spotmeup provides the answer with a simple and free Spotify uploader.
Taking aim at the likes of BandCamp, OneSheet, BandPage and VibeDeck, Chicago-based Internet media company Emerge Media has released Bands.com – a new platform for artists to aggregate and manage all the digital spaces they currently participate in, and provides a platform on which to sell music and merchandise direct-to-fan.
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