Just to say one thing. I have had my sound files available for
purchase for almost 2 years. There is a minimum threshold I have to
meet (50 pounds) before I can receive payment from the sale of sound
files. Over this period, I have not received on red cent for
anything. In my experience, online sales for our sound files is a
negligible market, though I was willing to jump on board for the experiment.
The Music Makars
At 08:07 AM 5/12/2009, you wrote: >I would go for downloads every time by preference. As I have a large >collection of CDs (all now transferred to ITunes)I rarely find one which >does not duplicate a lot of tracks I already have and I would much rather >just buy the tracks I need. > >www.musicinscotland.com have a selection of downloads, you could contact Jim >Leighton who manages the site for more information. > >Happy Dancing >Sue Petyt >email@example.com > >-----Original Message----- >From: Steve Wyrick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] >Sent: 11 May 2009 19:05 >To: email@example.com >Subject: Marketing SCD albums as electronic downloads--ideas? > >Good morning all. My band Hood, Wink and Swagger is currently working on a >dance album to go along with a local collection of dances and we are >considering releasing it solely as electronic downloads--no physical media. >There are some definite advantages in that the large up-front costs >associated with producing the CDs would be eliminated, but I'm wondering >about the downside; whether we would lose sales because people would prefer >not to mess with downloads, or if this is still not a useful technology for >many groups. Any opinions would be appreciated! Also, has anyone had >experience in marketing media as downloads? I would be interested to know >how complicated it would be to set this up ourselves, or if there are >advantages to going with a service like iTunes (who would take a chunk of >the profits but provide the technology). Thanks -Steve > >-- >Steve Wyrick -- Walnut Creek, California