Here’s a neat idea for a community site: Blanks and Postage. Fans send blank CDs and cover postage costs, and get great live shows on disc in return. Bands pay $50 for inclusion in the directory, which will surely expose new audience members who want to get as much as they can from the site. The business model here is interesting — using the discs-and-postage route frees the site from paying SoundExchange and other royalties (even if the band has waived them) since the music doesn’t travel online. [Thanks to AthensMusic.com for the tip.]0
About Joe Taylor Jr.
Joe Taylor Jr. has worked with professional musicians for over fifteen years. As the author of "Grow Your Band's Audience" and three other books for working musicians, he helps artists grow audiences that support them without the help of managers, labels, or industry insiders.