In a world where music is everywhere, and thousands of artists are competing for the same slice of recognition in the music industry, it is important to be smart and really do your homework when it comes to getting your music noticed.
I’m sure you’ve heard this famous line from the kid with the obvious need to fit in: “I got that million dollar beat, yo.”
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but chances are…you don’t, so please get your Beats by Dre headphones out of my face and sit the eff down.
This isn’t a formula for success, nor is it a get rich quick scheme. However, these tips can serve as a framework that will help put you (and your music) on the right path.
Watch a video about selling music through Indaba or read below to get the details about how to manufacture and sell physical CDs on-demand.
Our newest feature allows you to sell fully customized physical CDs directly to fans, on-demand. Instead of printing thousands of CDs and paying huge up-front production costs, you can sell CDs on-demand, one-at-time to your fans. For each release, you will be able to set your own price and will all your hard earned revenue from each sale, minus the cost to make the CDs.
If you’re bursting at the seams, ready to start selling physical copies, here’s what you do:
After creating a release, you’ll be able to set up physical distribution. Head to your sales page, and click on the button marked “Start Selling” underneath “My Store Sales Physical”.
Then, you’ll be prompted to set a price for your album. The production cost per album is $5.50, and you keep every cent over that amount.
Agree to the terms of service, click submit for sale, and you’ll be ready to distribute physical copies of your album directly to your fans. Bring CDs to your shows, get local retailers to put displays in their shops, and, in a world where digital is everywhere, give something special to your fans.