PayPal offers discounted transaction rates for sales under $2. What that means for you is that you can use a service like PayLoadz or ThirdSphere to deliver MP3s to your fans at iTunes prices, keeping as much as 89 cents for yourself out of a 99 cent transaction. Although I still like the idea of […]
Newbury Comics in the Northeast U.S. is testing out custom mix-CD technology, similar to what the folks at Starbucks are rolling out. I’ve been saying for some time (to paraphrase Dan Poynter) that record stores are pretty lousy places to sell records. That’s because retailers have only a limited amount of “bandwidth” at listening posts […]
Jeff Jarvis notes the AP report on the tripling of legal music downloads, and the industry spin that it’s because of anti-piracy campaigns… not at all because the folks at Apple and Y!Music have worked so hard to make it finally easy to buy stuff…
Steve Safran, who normally covers the news business for Lost Remote, has a fun extracurricular Q&A with Tracy Bonham about returning to indie labels after leaving Island Records, and all the inherent changes in marketing, touring, and getting paid.
Robin Good shares some key insights about multiple streams of income for musicians and other creatives.