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Podcast 3: Money

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:00 — 29.3MB) In which Dubber and Steve talk about their newfound wealth, experiments with pricing and the economics and sociology of music (and other things) online. Mentioned in this podcast: Steve’s...

Why give music away for free?

I had an email from a musician today who said he was struggling a little with the idea of giving away mp3s. It’s a really common issue, and so I thought I’d share my response. 1) You’re not giving away music, you’re giving away RECORDINGS of...

Jamendo

Jamendo is a site on which artists can give their music away to audiences for free, under a Creative Commons licence (which can, of course, include prohibitions against people using that music in a commercial context elsewhere). Fans can make a donation if they wish,...

How can I sell mp3s from my website?

A while back, I gave some thought to the question “How can I sell my music online?” and concluded that a good mix seemed to be getting it as many places as you possibly can using a digital aggregator like CD Baby or maybe a no-frills option like TuneCore...

How can you sell mp3s at gigs?

I’ve had this question in a number of forms. The most common one is the artist who doesn’t really sell many CDs through retail, but every time they perform live, they go through 20, 50 or even 100 CDs over the merchandise table. The question is – if...