October 2015 - TunePort

Sell Royalty Free Music

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Sell Royalty Free Music

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There is no better solution to sell royalty free music than TunePort.com. TunePort provides Royalty-Free Artists with a music store equipped with everything they need to sell their tracks with a royalty free license. Unlike other services, TunePort caters towards the Royalty Free Music Artist, giving artists the option to sell their music as an mp3, license their music for TV/FILM & sell their tracks “Royalty Free” with a licensing contract/s they can upload as a Zip File. Customers can then visit their store and purchase said ZIP Files for a fee, but the best part is, the royalty free composers can provide more music files, images, contracts & much more to keep their customers happy and coming back for more. These days, to sell royalty free music is a huge opportunity for composers looking to get quick placements in a YouTube Video, infomercial, corporate tutorial, video tutorial, live presentation, etc. Artists are coming around to creating instrumentals and moving away from solely selling their albums with lyrics, vocals. Free Instrumentals creates a true Royalty-Free spirit and many websites are jumping on board to help artists sell royalty free music. From Audio Jungle to SmartSound which carries over 20 million royalty free music tracks, these websites are helping pave the way for artists looking to make a stable career from their productions. TunePort.com takes this is a step further, by providing Royalty Free Music Artists with their own Royalty Free Music Store. Rather than buy music from a marketplace, TunePort realizes fans are much more comfortable buying directly from the artist themselves. With this in mind, TunePort developed the perfect audio store to sell royalty free music and help musicians, beat-makers & composers/producers with an easy and effective solution to sell music online and make 90% of their sales. For more info on how to sell royalty free music please visit TunePort.com. Keep making it happen.

Sell Music On iTunes

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Sell Music On iTunes

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Yes. You can sell music on iTunes, but the real question remains: Can you make money from selling music on iTunes? You see, millions of Independent Music Artists sell music on iTunes, but unless you are a big name, have major record label backing or have a million friends who want to help you out, to sell music on iTunes is NOT a walk in the park. In fact, there is no park, it’s just a bunch of winding sidewalks which are all vying for customers to NOT FIND YOU! You see iTunes, is not about YOU, it’s about APPLE. Steve Jobs did not develop iTunes to HELP ARTISTS, he developed iTunes as a very convenient way for him to sell you his products, in the middle of all of this, he changed the music industry forever.
His $1/song created a serious loss in value. Music lost its edge. In seconds, our song value became $1. The creativity and ingenuity behind every masterpiece you wrote became $1. And like all revolutions, it happened fast in a blink of an eye. We decided we wanted to sell music on iTunes because that was the way everyone was going. Follow the wave and see what happens right? So we did and now we’re seeing why selling music on iTunes, really sucks! Here’s why:
1) You have no idea who is buying your music. Think about it: The most important thing you can do at a live music show or online, is to make sure whoever buys your music gets a giant “Thank you.” And then, you want to make sure you can follow up with this awesome individual, aka: Your Fan for the moment to turn them into “Your fan for life.” The only thing you get when you sell music on iTunes is what Steve Jobs thinks you’re worth: A whopping $1/track. Not a Name. Not a way to connect with fans. Why? Because YOU are not the priority. Every time you have someone buy music from you on iTunes, you just converted another Apple Customer. Nice Job!
Which brings me to my next point 2) You lose 30% of your $1 on every sale. Yep. Go APPLE! Who’s eating who? 3) APPLE Owns your music. Sure, not necessarily your Copyright, but they have the opportunity to use your music any way they see fit. In fact if they like a song they hear on iTunes, they could use it in their commercial. I’m not saying they would, but they do have that option because once you sign on with iTunes, your music is their music. Any third party site that uses your music more often than not has the opportunity to use your music too! If you didn’t know this, you don’t just “get” on iTunes. Companies like TuneCore, Reverbnation and CDBaby developed a whole new stream of income bringing the iTunes to YOU. So here’s what I suggest: Since you’re not making any money selling music on iTunes and you have no idea who the heck is buying your music so you can build your fan-base and 4)At any point in time, iTunes can completely demolish your library of songs and you will no longer have access to any of these files, ever. STOP TRYING TO SELL MUSIC ON iTUNES!
Solution? Sell music directly from your website. Why? Well for starters, whoever buys music from your website gets to know YOU and not APPLE. How about them apples? (I couldn’t resist!) Secondly, by selling music from your website, you’re building YOUR BRAND & Not someone else’s. It’s all about YOU. NOT THEM. Here at TunePort we provide you with everything you need to sell your music and make money while you’re asleep. Just purchase our audio store for next to nothing, place it on your website, choose how you’d like to sell your music (license for TV/FILM, Exclusive, Royalty Free, Free) It’s completely up to you. NOT THEM. Finally, you make 90% of every sale. Keep in mind, it’s not about One Dollar any more. It’s about whatever value you’d like to place on your work. So, relax and keep writing music, we’ll continue to help you NOT give your hard-earned money and fan-base away to corporate giants, cool? We look forward to seeing you on TunePort.com. Start selling your music on your website, don’t sell music on iTunes. Keep making it happen!

Make Your Music & Email the Star of your Website!

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MAKE YOUR MUSIC & EMAIL THE STAR OF YOUR WEBSITE!
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Too many times, I’ve been wanting to check out music from a website and I can’t find the email!
Your job as a musician is to make sure fans can find you easily. And hey, how about a music supervisor or publishing agent who might offer you a paying job or change your life instantly? Music supervisors have very quick dead-lines. If they like what they hear, they will want to follow up with you to discuss copyright (who owns the master) & they need an answer fast. Your job when it comes to selling your music is to create readily availability if & when that awesome opportunity arises. An email is more important than a Facebook Page. Why? Because Facebook has found a way to make things very confusing. Depending on what “type” of page you have, your fans may not be able to connect with you. Furthermore, writing on walls and having that post turn-up on all of your friends’ pages is a story of the past. If you want your posts to appear in your friends’ news-feeds, you have to pay for those placements. FB decides who sees your posts and much more, so don’t depend on Facebook to connect with fans. Depend on your email and make sure you turn that email into a contact on your newsletter, so you can follow up and build your email list.

Secondly, make sure your music is the star of your page. So many artists make themselves the star, but the goal of your website should be to sell your music and build your brand. Fans can’t buy your music if it’s impossible to find! I won’t tell you how many times I’ve been to a musician’s website and found it nearly impossible to buy their music. After searching through the nav bar, clicking on the drop-down menu, finding a music tab which directs me to a link to go to a reverbnation page connected to an iTunes which doesn’t seem to be compatible with my S5.. I’m too fed up with the whole process to buy the damn song! As a fan, I want something simple and easy. I don’t want to have to work to find your music. This is one of the reasons I co-founded TunePort.com. I was tired of seeing all of my artist friends not make a living from their music because they had no idea how to market their awesome music! Make your music the star of your website and you’ll start seeing fast results! Just remember to find your niche demographic of listeners, so you can nurture those fans and start building word-of-mouth. It will happen, but you have to make it happen, because no one cares more about building a career for yourself than YOU.

Here’s a quick synopsis of who I am. I used to sell my Acoustic Music CD’s on the streets. No, I didn’t busk. I followed the hip-hop route and got myself an mp3 player and asked everyone and their mother to listen to my music. I realized, many potential fans were too shy to confront me on the street when I was playing guitar and singing, so I decided to make their life easier and went to them instead. After my bittersweet tango with failure, I figured out what to say to get customers interested in my music and more importantly how to build a relationship with potential fans of my music in 1 minute or less. After trial and tribulation, they started buying. A Lot. In less than 6 months I sold more than 15,000 CD’S! Keep in mind I worked every day, but when you’re doing what you love, you’d be amazed at how much energy you have! From Venice Beach to LA LIVE to Beverly Center, The Grove, Hollywood & Highland and in between, I hustled my ass off and found buyers. Which is why I can honestly write these things right now and tell you, I know how to help you sell your music. Furthermore, my buddy and the other Founder of TunePort has developed over 1,000 Marketing music websites and has been in the Producer/Beat-Maker Game for 20+ years. We don’t come from the land of trust-funds and “let’s just start a business” idea mentality. We’re built from the street and every cent we’ve made has gone back into building this platform for YOU, because we want you to sell music your way and make it happen. It’s not about putting your music on a third party site and having someone else sell it for you. Sure, you can be on Soundcloud, CD Baby, BandCamp, iTunes, Reverbnation, the list goes on – but do you see your name in any of those websites I just listed? Nope. Because, in the end it’s not about YOU, it’s about THEM. Every time you offer your music to those sites, you are building their brand, not yours. STOP. You can be on those sites to build exposure for yourself, but where your time needs to be spent is on your website.

Right now. Today. Start Building Your Brand. Here’s what I can promise you. Visit our site: TunePort.com. If you are not satisfied with our product, we will give you the store for free. Seriously, here’s my personal email: deron[at]tuneport.com. If you have a question, hit me up. We have worked around the clock to develop a perfect store for you and your fans. Place your TunePort Audio Store on your website. To change/Add your music, no problem, you have complete access to an entire control panel of options. You choose how you want to sell your music. License your music for TV/FILM, sell your tracks non-exclusively, or exclusively, sell your tracks royalty-free! One of our top selling artists does this right now and he makes consistently over $4,000.00/mo! This is happening. Many Musicians & Beatmakers are making a great living from their music because they made music the star of their website.

Our dream here at TunePort is to see all of our incredibly talented Independent Musician friends succeed! We have A true drive to make it happen day in and day out and prove to the corporate fiends of the world, that Independent Music can and will survive past brands like Spotify, TIDAL, etc. These machines were not built for you. They were built for the masses. In fact if you look into SoundCloud, Pandora, Spotify – you’ll notice the major record labels have a stake in all of them. Why? Because music is a business and they know in order to survive, they need to evolve. But evolution doesn’t always breed great change. Change happens through Independent Thinking, not Mass-Stream Media. It’s now YOUR TIME. And you can start by saying YES. YES to who you are as an artist. YES to building your own Brand. And YES to continuing to create your music, your statement to the world as a creator and as an Independent Thinker. YOU have an incredible gift. Music is the only universal language. You make music because you feel things that others can’t express. Own this moment. Own who you are. Work for yourself. Build your Brand and Keep Making It Happen. We’re here for you every step of the way.

Here’s to you & your musical journey,
Deron Wade
Co-Founder of TunePort.com

Selling Music on WordPress

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Selling Music On WordPress

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When it comes to selling music on wordpress, TunePort.com provides you with a simple and easy solution to make sales instantly directly from your wordpress website. Unlike other 3rd Party sites which demand their name before yours, TunePort.com offers a different solution: Your own website store. Very simply, place your TunePort store on your website and start selling music on wordpress in seconds! Equipped with everything you need to sell your music online, TunePort is the perfect solution for musicians and beat-makers world-wide. Whether you’d like to license your songs for TV/FILM, sell your beats non-exclusively or exclusively or choose to sell your songs with a royalty-free license, TunePort gives you every option you need to build your music business your way. Selling music on wordpress is as easy as purchasing the TunePort Audio store on TunePort.com. From there, just visit your control panel, get your embed code and start selling music on wordpress instantly. When it comes to the best way to sell your music, having a wordpress site and having a cool digital audio store that provides direct access to fans/buyers alike is key. Come on over to TunePort.com and see why selling music on wordpress just became a whole lot easier for Musicians and Beat-Makers alike.

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