Marketing SCD albums as electronic downloads--ideas?

Etienne Ozorak

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Hi,

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.

Etienne Ozorak
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
>xxx.xxx@xxxxxxxx.xx.xx
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Wyrick [mailto:xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx]
>Sent: 11 May 2009 19:05
>To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>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

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