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Tech News (more headlines) 05-14-2007

MUSIC.COM--INDIE ARTISTS DISTRIBUTE MUSIC/ RINGTONES

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Email: paula@paulagould.com
Website: http://music.com
Hollywood, CA--Music.com launched their Artist-controlled Music
Download and Ringtone service at SXSW, moving from
music index to integrated, feature rich artist and fan
community and music store. Artists using Music.com
connect directly with fans and other artists. The
artist-controlled music store enable bands to sell
there music anywhere online and retain a greater
percentage of their download and ringtone sales.

MUSIC.COMís free comprehensive artist management
tools, community and music store provide a platform
where artists and bands have more control over their
career, music, and profits by setting their own
pricing for their own music and selling their music as
downloads, mobile downloads and customizable ringtones
directly to their fans, from anywhere whether on
Music.com, the band website, or any social network
where users can paste widgets. Music.com offers the
best payout, over 80% on $0.99 music downloads and the
most favorable rates on mobile downloads and
customizable ringtones, without charging set up or
monthly fees.

Music.com exists to encourage a community where
artists and fans find one another through music and
music through each other. Bands and music enthusiasts
build profiles with Music.comís in depth feature set,
including photo albums, blogs and messaging. Music.com
enables interaction between artists and music fans
that share common interests, the discovery of new
music, and e-commerce, where downloads and ringtones
can be purchased directly from the artist from any of
the artistsí online sites. Music.com lets the artists
select whether to offer free downloads, or set their
own prices to sell their music downloads and/ or
mobile downloads and ringtones.

How Downloads Work

Music.com DOES NOT charge set up fees or monthly fees
for being part of the Music.com community or for the
music store service. Artists and bands make their
music available for download simply by uploading their
music to the site. Artists set the pricing for their
music and retain up to 81% of the purchase price of a
music download. Downloads sold for $.99 USD or less
are charged a flat rate of $.18 per transaction.
Downloads selling for $1.00 USD and above are charged
a 20% rate per transaction. For example, if an artist
prices a download at $.99 USD, the artist makes $.81
USD or if the artist prices the download at $1.50 USD,
the artist makes $1.20 USD.

Music.comís pay structure sees artists retaining 35%
more of the purchase price of a download than is
otherwise currently available. While some sites offer
better payout rates to artists than others, they all
tend to charge set up or monthly fees, which can
impact the artistsí net income significantly.
Music.comís fee structure garners a higher yield for
the artist per download and Music.com does not charge
set up or monthly fees. Therefore, THE ARTISTS MAKE
THE MOST MONEY FOR THEIR MUSIC.

How Mobile Downloads and Customizable Ringtones Work

The artists control variable pricing for mobile
delivery of downloads and ringtones. Artists retain
80% of the net mobile transaction. Mobile downloads
and customizable ringtones are delivered directly to
the purchaserís SMS enabled mobile phones from any of
the four major carriers: Cingular, Sprint, Verizon and
T-Mobile. Customizable ringtones allow the consumer to
select the length of the ringtone and their favorite
part of the song, presenting a unique identity to each
purchase.


Artist Payouts on Downloads and Ringtones

Monthly sales per artist account totaling net $25 USD
or more are paid out in monthly installments. Sales
garnering less than net $25 USD are paid out
quarterly.


About Music.com

Music.com is here because music is central and
essential to our lives. Music.com helps music
enthusiasts and artists make the most of our online
community by adding functionality that empowers people
with more ways to connect, discover and manage their
music career. The Music.com community is passionate
and opinionated about music, all music. Ultimately,
Music.com is a reflection of the individual users and
the collective passion and knowledge of our community.
Music.com uses your ratings and lists to determine who
and what you might like. Your activity within
music.com directly serves to shape your experience
with the community. Music.com partners with the top
music services to create the most integrated and
dynamic yet comprehensive music resource available
online.

Press Contact:

Paula Gould
PEG PR
paula@paulagould.com
press@music.com

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