selling content on iTunes music store

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by North Bronson, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. North Bronson macrumors 6502

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    Have any developers here made the transition to selling content on the rest of the iTunes store (music or films)? What is the process like for an independent artist?

    I was thinking about selling some music, but developing applications has given me enough of an independent streak that I don't see the need to give points to a label to "distribute" my music to iTunes on my behalf.
     
  2. forcesteeler macrumors 6502

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    You need to be on a Major to distribute music, movies through iTunes. other wise it would end up like Youtube with alot major saturation and bull.

    App Store/Video Game Content is a little different. Not saying its not saturated but the market requires a little skill and intelligent to make applications and games. In Other Words your average everyday American Does NOT know C++ Programming.
     
  3. North Bronson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I heard that only Majors (or established indies) could sell music on iTunes, but I was under the impression that it was more of a demand that the big labels made. I thought the label told Apple many years ago: "Don't let independent artists start uploading their own material without signing (points) to us or we remove all of our content."
     
  4. forcesteeler macrumors 6502

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    That true to because once digital distribution really takes off in the next 3-5 years. Whats the point of signing to a Label? when you can just upload your own content and keep the money between you and apple.

    Just like the App Store.
     
  5. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    There are "labels" out there who will distribute music for independent artists on iTunes. I know, because I know a few bands that have done it. Google around and you'll find some. But by going that way you'll make very minimal off of your work (10 cents a song if you're lucky), but it can be great exposure and a way for people to find you that otherwise wouldn't have. A lot of independent artists I know use garageband.com, cdbaby.com, or the new label services that tunelab.com is offering.
     
  6. efterdal macrumors newbie

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    Agenda Music can help you www.agenda-music.com
     

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