Web-based maverick turns artists into distributors, guarantees instant payment, and removes sales commissions
HipSolve Media announces the launch of JamGate a Web-based application that gives professional musicians and record labels hands-on control over online sales and distribution of their music without the costly commissions charged by other services.
"With Jamgate, the artist becomes a distributor," said HipSolve Media CEO Jack Foster III. "MySpace, SnoCap, and iTunes take weeks or months to pay, they charge hefty commissions and you never know who's buying, making it impossible to build long term relationships with individual buyers. JamGate eliminates all these problems by allowing growth of your very own music distribution channel."
JamGate is a software application. Musicians use the system to control their visual presentation, pricing and are paid immediately when a customer buys a song or album. JamGate is different because the platform itself belongs to the content owner with no middlemen. JamGate is never a party to any sales transactions between artists and their fans.
JamGate includes a control panel to manage virtual record labels with multiple artists and royalties, offer special incentives to repeat customers, customization of look and feel and many more vital features not available from standard online distribution providers.
JamGate costs 99 cents for the first month and $19.95 monthly after that. JamGate staff is available to help first-time users with set up.
The JamGate Music Business System includes:
Support of domestic and non-U.S. based artists/content owners
One click PayPal Pro integration for immediate payments
MP3's (no DRM) at 320k resolution
Highest and fastest (immediate) payout in industry
Artists monetize own website, emphasizing other distributors second
OEM versions available for major publishers
Desktop tools to remove "heavy lifting" and handle content ingestion
Supports sales of both digital and physical products
HipSolve also announced it will soon incorporate advanced viral marketing techniques under the direct control of clients. JamGate users will enable and motivate their fans to share music with friends by automatically segmenting and targeting music lovers based on behavioral parameters. Check out JamGate at its website.