Terms and Use
A resource for career musicians
McCoy Marketing L.L.C. © 2016
Return Return News Letter News Letter
Organize and Profit Concur the Streaming Beast”
I’ve written many articles on the pros and cons of the streaming services. They’re good promotion; you’re sharing the sites with big name celebrities and it’s free. The cons are low royalties and your songs are free to listeners reducing sales of your CDs. Plus, once on the site you can’t delete them. As of late many are uploading clips hoping to generate sales of the full versions. On many of the retail sites you can post previews as well. This seems to be a good solution although subscribers to these sites will complain, too bad. What if this were taken another step further and from this point only released clips on the sites? As the previous full versions lose their following and the amount of previews grow, listener ship could start to reduce to the point where it’s no longer profitable to run the sites. This won’t happen overnight but within a couple of years they’ll my feel the impact. Another possibility is to license each song and a larger royalty many times greater than ASCAP or BMI. Let’s say licensing is five hundred for the year with fifty cents per play, incident. Your down loads are ninety nine cents so the sites are getting a bargain. At a minimum of one hundred plays per month that’s two hundred and fifty dollars. With a recurring five hundred per year that’s two thousand dollars per song. Will they pay it? If enough boycott the sites they’ll have no choice or go out of business, too bad. If enough big names join in it could actually work. Contact them an ask support of the idea. You’ll find that many are doing it already. You just don’t know what could happen. Or at a minimum renegotiate.
McCoy Marketing L.L.C.  2017 Terms and Use The Best In Independent International Artist Sound Tracks Magazine Gallery Navigation Return Return
Organize and Profit Concur the Streaming Beast”
I’ve written many articles on the pros and cons of the streaming services. They’re good promotion; you’re sharing the sites with big name celebrities and it’s free. The cons are low royalties and your songs are free to listeners reducing sales of your CDs. Plus, once on the site you can’t delete them. As of late many are uploading clips hoping to generate sales of the full versions. On many of the retail sites you can post previews as well. This seems to be a good solution although subscribers to these sites will complain, too bad. What if this were taken another step further and from this point only released clips on the sites? As the previous full versions lose their following and the amount of previews grow, listener ship could start to reduce to the point where it’s no longer profitable to run the sites. This won’t happen overnight but within a couple of years they’ll my feel the impact. Another possibility is to license each song and a larger royalty many times greater than ASCAP or BMI. Let’s say licensing is five hundred for the year with fifty cents per play, incident. Your down loads are ninety nine cents so the sites are getting a bargain. At a minimum of one hundred plays per month that’s two hundred and fifty dollars. With a recurring five hundred per year that’s two thousand dollars per song. Will they pay it? If enough boycott the sites they’ll have no choice or go out of business, too bad. If enough big names join in it could actually work. Contact them an ask support of the idea. You’ll find that many are doing it already. You just don’t know what could happen. Or at a minimum renegotiate.