2 websites for making money off your music (so they say)

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bace135 in the house tonight!
Member Since: Jan 28, 2003

Weedfiles basics (my paraphrasing):
$5 per song upload and admin fee with a 5 song minimum. You get 50% of revenues from people who pay for your songs (price is normally $.50 - $1.00 but you set it). Listeners can download song and get 3 free listens. If they want to keep listening to it, then they pay for the song. You can also get paid if you refer people who pay for any songs in their network.

Ride On Music basics (again my paraphrasing):
No sign up fee. Earn $.15 every time someone downloads your music (set cost of $.99). Listeners can listen with a flash player (similar to the one on HRC) before they purchase. There is an affiliate program here as well.

Be shure to check the terms and conditions of these sites and similar sites before you sign up with them.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Feb 24, 2004 04:23 am

I wonder if this is an affiliate program HRC should get involved with? I may look into this, thanks for the links coolo, make sure you submit them to the link directory for Noize too :-)

The fat one always watches us.
Since: Nov 08, 2002

Feb 24, 2004 11:20 am

getting PAID for my music....novel. Thats like paying a 10yr old to play X-box.....

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 24, 2004 07:45 pm

I will get them in the links section tonight or tommorrow. I have heard of Ride On before, I think they started geared toward independant artists so the fit with HRC would be excellant.

Nice find Coolo.

Since: Jan 08, 2003

Feb 25, 2004 01:18 pm

BE WARNED: If using such systems, your music must not be available in ANY OTHER FORM, on any other site. This is part of the agreements. So if you use it, only use it for completed tracks you don't want to distribute anywhere else!


Since: Apr 03, 2002

Feb 25, 2004 01:31 pm


Since: Jan 08, 2003

Feb 25, 2004 03:44 pm

I should re-iterate that not ALL sites are like this, but the majority are.

The reason is simply that if the track is available 'free' elsewhere, or in some non-protected format, that selling it would be pointless.

Agreeable if you are looking for sales only, but for a great number of us, it's too limitting to be useful.


bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Feb 26, 2004 02:15 am

Well, 1) that sort of makes sense from their perspective. 2) it can be made available elsewhere, just not for free (at least with these two companies). 3) I don't think they can really uh, enforce it anyways. But after reading T&C for both sites, both ask for non-exclusive rights (you can sell elsewhere) but do not allow free downloading of songs available on their sites.

I think it could be useful for anyone trying to make money off of their music. That's the whole point of these sites is to sell your music. Admittedly, not everyone is ready for that though (I have not applied to either site and am not an affiliate for either).

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