Harmony Central Forums
Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

How do you sell mp3s on a webpage?

Collapse
X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How do you sell mp3s on a webpage?

    Say I want to put up little snippets of mp3s on a website with a link to buy the whole mp3 for .99ct .
    Is there a company that offers a solution for that?
    I don't mean something like CDbabay or an outside link,..it has to be integrated in our website.
    Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.

  • #2
    Booshy - you have to do a deal with a web company capable of processing credit cards. It's not a big deal as they all have simple instructions as to how to embed their scripts into your pages. Alternatively I think you can do it via Paypal.

    cheers
    john
    Recording Studio Design Forum
    Design Site

    Comment


    • #3
      I looked at the paypal site and they want .30cts for each transaction,...which is a bit much for a 99ct.sale

      I'm browsing different sites now to see what the options are.
      Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.

      Comment


      • #4
        Wow, funny you mention this, I lucked into something on this yesterday. If Paypal charges $.30, that makes something like digstation look wonderful. Because it charges exactly that but they do all the work your own website would have to do to take the orders. And yes, they allow snippets of songs because that is how I found them. I've seen others that you get $.60 out of $.99 but with digstation, you get $.70.
        :::

        Bill

        Comment


        • #5
          They only offer service if you order CD duplication at one of their partners.
          Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.

          Comment


          • #6
            They only offer service if you order CD duplication at one of their partners.


            Oh yeah, I forgot. They write that they will prolly open it up to everyone soon.
            :::

            Bill

            Comment


            • #7
              as i understand it, PayPal charges 3% for transactions - that means only $0.03 per song sale. we are considering doing the same thing on one of our websites. we will post clips, and sell the entire songs via PayPal. after payment is confirmed, we will email the mp3 file to the buyer. multiple song sales will be distributed via a free FTP site.
              jnorman
              sunridge studios
              salem, oregon

              Comment


              • #8
                check this:

                https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-fees-outside&countries=EU
                Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Boosh, check this:

                  http://indiestore.com/

                  http://www.tunecore.com/ - I read about this one before somewhere

                  http://www.indietunes.com/create_artist.php?osCsid=646fb1d45217786389a9db8a1 ff1b81e

                  Tell me please if you like one.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Good thread.
                    I've seen two in the last week, one is snocap, founded by napster CEO, they get .39 out of every .99 cents. You can create a store on their website, and link it on your page. They write checks monthly after you've made 20 bucks. Free the first year, you have to pay them after that.. The other is soundclick, I believe they're getting .30 out of every .99 cents and send checks weekly.
                    http://www.myspace.com/dahkter

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      You should definitely check out www.Soundclick.com -- it's probably the largest "open" site that allows artists to upload and sell their music (or give it away) with no up front charges. (Although they do have pay accounts that allow you to upload (and sell, if you want, longer, higher quality files.) The artist has the option of making his songs stream-only and even making them "snippets" (which ALWAYS ticks me off... let the seller beware).

                      The artist keeps 70% (far more than iTUnes, for instance) and -- unlike MySpace -- the infrastructure is well programmed and seems quite stable. (If you want to get your music on iTunes you might want to check out www.tunecore.com which will jump through the hoops for you for a relatively small flat fee.)

                      Soundclick has been around for about ten years but really took off after Vivendi Universal dismantled the old Mp3.com (and sold its nameplate to the often clueless CNET for a cool million. CNET proceeded to try to turn it into yet another corporate portal which apparently fell on its face and they now accept micro-indie artists once again -- but as far as I can tell there's no traffic. Unlike the old Mp3.com, though, they neither offer on-demand CD sales or DL sales. It's basically a ghost site, now.)

                      And Soundclick now offers "personal pages" for fans and artists alike (not unlike MySpace personal pages -- except that they aren't always breaking down and erroring out).

                      They've been pumping a lot of effort into adding features (and improving the artists' back end interface) lately and the changes are quite impressive. If you haven't been there in a while, it's worth checking out again.
                      .

                      music and social links | recent listening

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        www.indietunes.com looks cool, although, I don't know what their ccard fees are per $.99 download AND... there is no operable link to sign up that I can find. Crap like that on a webpage drives me nuts. You click the sign up page and there is no way to proceed that I found.
                        :::

                        Bill

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          www.indietunes.com looks cool, although, I don't know what their ccard fees are per $.99 download AND... there is no operable link to sign up that I can find. Crap like that on a webpage drives me nuts. You click the sign up page and there is no way to proceed that I found.


                          OMG... that is HILARIOUS.

                          Their sign-up page has no link for signing up. But it does have several links that say "sign up" and such that just reload the same page.

                          http://www.indietunes.com/create_artist.php?osCsid=80b7e6709f0e84dc73b2cce35 80cb768

                          Woof!

                          THEN there's the "Downloading... 100%" image... it's just a fixed image. As is the whole page just one big image with some link maps. VERY My First Webpage, circa 1996.

                          DUMB.
                          .

                          music and social links | recent listening

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            By offering free beer !

                            .

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              VERY My First Webpage, circa 1996.


                              That reminded me of this: Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force ( the people who brought you the rampant overreaction of the Boston area authorities) have a special low bandwidth site set up for the upcoming movie!

                              Aqua Teen Hunger Force Low bandwidth Site!

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X