New, New Business Models


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There is a model that is not

Submitted by Lee Altman (not verified) on August 22, 2012 - 3:26pm.

There is a model that is not on the list. At Secret Studio, we have developed a contract that allows artists to give away their music for personal use, on purpose. The contract splits personal use away from all the commercial streams, such as broadcast, software and games, film, etc. This is a "loss leader" strategy. We are about to do a full test of our concept with an album release that will be available only as free PDD's downloadable from our MediaFire account. We are actually paying the royalties for the cover of John Lennon's Imagine, even though the download is free. The idea is that the artist can generate traffic and gain visibility so there is more opportunity for all the other revenue streams to expand.

Thanks, Lee.

Submitted by Kristin on August 22, 2012 - 3:41pm.

Thanks, Lee.

Hello there, this is a very

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 22, 2012 - 5:08pm.

Hello there, this is a very interesting doc. A few other subscriber based services not included here are Microsoft's Zune, Omnifone, Cricket (aka MUVE), and Slacker.

Interesting, but

Submitted by LostInDigital (not verified) on August 31, 2012 - 9:47am.

Interesting, but incomplete.
There are tons of digital distribution companies offering similar services, with a flat fee or a royalty share, or both.

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