Sell Songs Online Safely Through Your Blog
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This tutorial is for first-time songwriters who want to sell songs online on their own blog. There are a lot of ways to sell songs online. Some of these services get a portion of the songwriter's share, so for example, if the song can be downloaded for about $1 they may take 10 percent ($0.10) out of it as a commission. Keep reading for a closer look at how you can set this up properly and start earning money for your musical efforts.
The advantage of starting your own music blog is that you can sell songs online and maximize your profit. Also, blogging is one of the best ways to communicate with your potential customers. These customers may vary a lot, from a single fan you meet in the club to a record label executive wanting to give you a deal.
Piracy has become a serious issue online. Most songwriters are afraid to start a blog and sell their songs because someone will just steal them. Stealing can be a form of illegal downloading. Although advanced stealing of songs requires sophisticated methods, this tutorial can prevent up to 80 percent of illegal downloading. The remaining 20 percent comes from advanced thieves that can go beyond this technology to steal your songs. Your best protection is to have a copyright notice on every page.
This article discusses two major issues of selling songs online and recommends a feasible course of action:
The download URL is very easy to trace, which means that items can be downloaded without authorization or purchase.
It is very difficult to find a reliable audio hosting provider, especially for a free blog platform that offers free hosting of blogs. A good example of this is Blogspot (www.blogger.com).
Below is a flowchart screen shot on how to deal with these issues:
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