How Sell Songs: The Top Music Services to Sell Your Music Worldwide
Article by Brian Alan Burhoe
“How can I sell my music?”
So you have music to sell. Songs to sell. You’ve already put some on YouTube. You’re getting feedback. But you keep asking “How can I sell music online?”
As the Los Angeles Times recently reported in an article titled SUCCESS OFF THE CHART: NEW WAYS TO SELL MUSIC, “Album sales continue to drop – Nielsen’s data-collecting service SoundScan just reported they’re down in the U.S. by 12.8 percent – and hit singles grow scarcer, with 86 scanning 1 million or more in 2010. These realities have had painful economic consequences. But they don’t mean musicians aren’t making great stuff, or that listeners aren’t absorbing it.”
But they also had good news: “Great music is becoming available in ways that force us to reconsider what we’re hearing and how we listen. For half a century, musicians and fans have congregated along two poles: the album and the single. There’s been plenty of spirited debate about the relevance of each form, as sales for conventionally distributed music continue to shrink and music lovers perfect new practices, building playlists and ripping music from cyberspace.”
There are a number of sources for selling your music. Thousands of struggling performers are putting their songs on Myspace. Why not? — myspace music has a strong following. So does you tube — you tube music (or Youtube Music) also allows fans to listen to, download, play and stream music. And Yahoo music. Google has its music apps. Nimbit (“The power of direct to fan”). ReverbNation. Songs PK. Tunecore. The Orchard. Spotify. eMusic. Rhapsody. C D Baby (Independent music). Songcast. Tunecore. Musicadium (“The power of distribution: your music, your way”). AmazonMP3. Magpie music.
iTunes sell music. Apple iTunes apps are drawing in huge numbers. You can link to songs, albums, artists, TV shows, movies, music videos, audiobooks, public radio programs, podcasts, iPhone and iPod touch applications, and more. For new artists, they have different combinations of setup fees, flat fees, and commission fees.Then what’s the problem? As would-be rocker Jeanie George said, “The fans still want it for free! I can’t even make enough to get on the road.”
That’s the problem.
So what’s the answer?
At around per song, per album, these services do represent an acceptable way to get your music distributed to avid music lovers.
However, as an independent artist, getting your music digitally distributed on the big services may seem like an impossible task…If you’ve been saying, “I just can’t make any money at it. I can’t sell my music!” then you need to know the platforms that are working.
What is the best Music Service? Where can you sell lyrics? Sell itunes songs?
You love to download free songs — but you want to sell your own songs! Where?
SONGRILA is a decentralised, direct-to-fan music distribution system. They specialise in distributing on MySpace , Facebook, artist websites, blogs, etc. SONGRILA widgets allow artists to present themselves online wherever there is attention by music fans.They are the ultimate platform for the worldwide distribution of music, which is absolutely independent of the standard music industry. They have some of the hottest songs and instrumentals in the world today.
SONGRILA is a music download site that sells (mostly exclusively) the music from small labels and unsigned artists. Music lovers find a wide range of new, exciting and innovative music of all styles, that they cannot find anywhere else on the world wide web. The artists can use the site without fixed costs. There is only a revenue share, when songs are sold.
THEY ALLOW YOU TO:
a. Sell and promote your music on MySpace, Facebook, the Internet and a multitude of venuesb. Monitor sales in real-timec. No start-up costs or fees d. Set your own prices e. Keep all the rights f. NEW Songrila Facebook application
THEY PROVIDE A FREE SERVICE:
No risk through start-up costs or fees, THEIR service is entirely free!
SONGRILA HAS GUARANTEED PAYOUTS:
You get 80 percent of the earnings, they take 20 percent.Choose between PayPal, Click&Buy and bank transfer as payout options.
This is one of their strongest points. Many new American and Canadian singers and bands are making more money in Europe and Asia than at home! (Don’t like Nickleback? The Europeans do — to the tune of millions of bucks a year!) The hot Asian market can’t get enough North American music.
Sooo – Sell your songs!
Want to learn ALL About SONGRILA and selling your music? Go to “Where Can I Sell My Music? 10 Top Places to Sell Songs & Music – Sell Your Songs Worldwide and Make Money” CLICK HERE: SELL YOUR SONGS MUSIC
- Brian Alan Burhoe
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About the Author
Brian Alan Burhoe is the author of many dog-related articles and short stories. Among his fiction is “WOLFBLOOD: A Northwestern in the Tradition of Jack London” CLICK HERE: WOLFBLOOD: A Northwestern. For much more about Rin Tin Tin and all of our favorite canines, see “Dog Stories in Books, Pulp Fiction and Hollywood – Evolution of the Realistic Dog Story” click here: DOGS IN FICTION & HOLLYWOOD
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