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JohnInKansas 19 Jun 13 - 02:31 PM
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Subject: Tech: Promote and Sell Music on the Net
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 19 Jun 13 - 02:31 PM

I can't tell how useful it may be, but a recent posting by PC Magazine claims to offer advice on how you can promote your (digital) music on the Internet, and maybe even get some monetary return from it.

How to sell and promote your music on the internet

PC Magazine Tech Advisor

Sell your music through iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, 7Digital and the rest

By Matt Egan | PC Advisor | 19 June 13

We show you how to sell online music you have made
Here's how to sell music you have made online, via iTunes, Google Play and other digital stores, and how to sell your CDs and vinyl online. Read all digital music tips and tricks.

The music industry has been changed forever by digital file formats and the internet. Once an act would sell tapes of music by mail order and independent record shops in order to sign to a label, and then sit back and enjoy the groupies and Champagne. These days the biggest acts make all their money from touring, and record stores have all-but disappeared. It's never been harder to get rich from music, the sages say, but they don't often mention the converse benefit:
It's never been easier to share you music. And you can make a small amount of money from a variety of sources. There's no guarantee you can make a living from your musical compositions, but if people like your stuff you can ensure that you benefit.

In this feature we look at how to sell music online, both digital files and hard copies. We'll also show you how to make money from your music being played on YouTube, and to promote your music on SoundCloud.

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The "instructions" are fairly brief, but there are several links to other articles that may be of interest. A number of sites that I wouldn't have thought of are noted (mostly with links) and some reference advice columns on topics discussed some here, such as conversions - LP to MP3, audio tape to various formats, etc - are also linked.

Comments from our own people on anything "interesting" found in the article may be more helpful for most of us than the article itself, but maybe some useful tips are in there ... somewhere.

(While the article isn't really too long to post here, I'd feel guilty if I didn't include all the links, and I'm too lazy to do that.)

John


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