Amazon MP3 sent us some info to send to our artists about their new product called Artist Central. Read the letter and check it out.
Dear Tunecore Artist,
We thought you may be interested in learning about Artist Central, a free service where musicians, managers and record labels can promote music on amazon.com.
Artist Central allows users to contribute compelling content to amazon.com Artist Stores, search results, and product detail pages. This helps music fans on amazon.com discover artists and their work more easily, and leads to greater sales.
Users can upload photos, a bio, videos, and audio for promotional streaming, as well as utilize new features like a Twitter widget and customizable banners to create a robust, customized Artist Store on Amazon.com, ultimately helping customers discover artists and their work more easily. Check out the artist store for Band of Horses (www.amazon.com/bandofhorses) to see these features in action.
Artist Central is completely free to anyone selling their music on Amazon.com. Getting started is easy and only takes a few minutes. Just go to Artist Central (http://artistcentral.amazon.com) and sign in with your Amazon account to claim your artist. (If there is currently no artist store for your artist, you can click “Create a new Artist Store”.) Claims are usually approved within 1-2 days.
Once your claim has been approved, you can upload artist photos, videos, tracks, banners, and bios and see them on the site almost immediately.
Please review the Artist Page Banner Creation Tips and Guidelines when creating a banner for your artist store. The Guidelines can be downloaded from the banner upload tool on the Artist Central site.
Questions? Check out our FAQ or contact us by clicking the links at the bottom of the Artist Central home page.