YOUR CDS AND SONGS
to let your fans buy your CDs or songs easily online!
Do you have a CD or some sons that you'd like to sell online?
One of the great things about the music business today is that
as an Indie Musician you can easily sell you own CDs from your
website and your shows without a label.
In fact if you want to make a living with your music you need
to do more than just get paid to play live shows. You need
to sell your CDs or songs to make additional income and help
more people get exposed to your music!
One of the best ways to sell your CDs online if you don't
have your own website or want to deal with getting a shopping
cart service is CD Baby.
Derek Sivers has truly created an amazing service for Indie
CD Baby is easy to sign up for and very fair! In a regular
record deal or distribution deal, musicians only make $1-$2
ever get paid
selling through CD Baby, musicians make $6-$12 per CD, and
get paid weekly.
They've been in business, and thriving,
since March 1998. In fact they are the 2nd-largest seller
of independent CDs
web, 2nd only to Amazon.
For more information or to sign up for CD Baby CLICK HERE!
What if you want more control and the ability to sell individual
You might want the ability to sell individual songs on your
site (in downloadable format). You also might want more control
over selling your CD including the ability to offer discounts,
sales and easily follow up
with people who buy your music.
One of the great things to come about the past year is the
popularity for bands to sell individual songs in downloadable
MP3 format - rather than whole CDs. It is like the rebirth
of the "single" or "45". This is a great benefit you for several
- You don't have to wait until you have the time or money
to record a whole CD - you can write and record a great new
song and be selling it online the next day.
- You can increase your fan base and market by getting people
who might not normally buy a whole CD from a band they don't
know well to buy a few of your songs and slowly get into
Unfortunately CD Baby doesn't currently provide you with
the ability to sell individual songs. Also most of the online
music services that due allow you buy individual songs (iMusic,
MusicMatch, etc.) aren't making deals with Indie Musicians
- they are focusing there attention on major label acts.
So how can you sell your songs online?
Well this is a question I had as well. I was looking for
a shopping cart service I could use to sell songs and other
digital products (like eBooks). After an exhaustive search
I found what I believe is the BEST shopping cart service
available in KickstartCart!
KickstartCart is the easiest to use, most full featured
shopping cart service on the web. It even comes with a fully
integrated affiliate module. This can greatly increase you
sales as you can offer a commission to any fans or other
websites that refer people to your CD. KickstartCart makes
this easy to setup and handles all the tracking for you.
It also comes with a built in ad-tracking module as well
so you can track all your email promotional efforts to
find out exactly which ones are most productive!
You'll be amazed at all the features you can get from one
shopping cart service. It is one of the only services I've
found that allows you to automate delivery via email of digital
products (like your songs in MP3 format or other digital
products you might have).
If you are serious about selling your CDs and songs online
you have GOT to check out Kickstart
out KICKSTART CART