I am wring this blog from a technology and ROI point of view as it relates to the music DYI business. I hope it helps others.
I use to post my music to Bandcamp but could not understand all the value. Its free and its easy. It is however a pay for download only system. So with thousands of plays from my music I there was no revenue / ROI.
I have seen little change to the site of technology in the years this streaming media has been available. I keep one song out on thier now on the server as follows:
As of this post I have made the song a “Free” for download status and an option to pay what you think the song is worth. To my knowledge this feature is not available on other streaming music sites. So we will now see if anyone downloads the song and or pays even a penny for its value. Try it out and let me know what you think. Should I load more songs to Bandcamp? Is there a ROI ? Music is a business it can’t be all free. Right ?
Best Wishes in your Music travels.
I am not really a “blogger” but have been trying my hand at this technology just for my music and to better understand the reach and stats. I have been using two platforms Blogspot by Google and WordPress. The interface and use are both simple but I must say that the reach off Google is very impressive. Here are the same two blogs for just one song:
From one post along the Blogspot brought back 250 views in 24 hours with a reach as follows.
#France #UnitedStates #Ukraine #Canada #Russia #Germany #England #Italy #Sweden #Denmark #Spain #Belgium #UnitedArabEmirates #Poland #Brazil #Mexico
France, United States, Ukraine, Canada, Russia, Germany, England, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Spain ,Belgium, UnitedArabEmirates, Poland #Brazil , Mexico
This is currenly tracking as the number #1 song for the week.