Music Industry Survival Guide

HOW TO MARKET PROMOTE AND MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR MUSIC WHILE KEEPING YOUR RIGHTS

Getting Found & affiliate programs

BY TUNECORE
Each store has a "link maker" that can be found on the Marketing and Promotion section of TuneCore's website:
http://www.TuneCore.com

Create direct links to your album and post them on your website or Myspace page.

LINKMAKERS:

iTunes
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/itmsLinkMaker

Rhapsody
http://webservices.rhapsody.com/index.php

Sony Connect

http://linkgenerator.connect.com/search/linkGenerator.htm

Napster
http://www.napster.com/tools/napsterlinks.html

AFFILIATE PROGRAMS
iTunes
With the free iTunes Affiliate Program, you can link and sell your own music via any Web page or email.

With each sale from iTunes that originates from your affiliate link, you will earn a 5% commission on all qualifying revenue generated. The affiliate program auto-generates links for you. All you have to do is place them on any Web page or within an email. It's a simple and very effective way to sell your music. Here's a link to the iTunes Affiliate Program:
http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/

Rhapsody
Make your band's site work even harder for you. Integrating links to music and content from Rhapsody onto your site is free to both you and your fans, and you can make some extra money every time you introduce someone new to the Rhapsody service. You can earn up to $15 for every user who starts a free Rhapsody trial through links on your website.

More information is available here:
http://www.realnetworks.com/company/affiliate/index.html

Want to find the websites mentioned in this article? Go to:
http://www.TuneCore.com/index/m_and_p