Ok to follow on from one of my previous posts about CDBaby vs Tunecore, there is now another road that unsigned artists and Indie music lables can take and it WaTunes.com.
As quoted in the WaTunes blog from CEO Kevin Rivers :
We’ve went from being free to be charged, to giving 90% of sales, to giving back all the sales earnings. We’ve finally can say that we have raise the bar even higher by providing you guys an ABSOLUTE digital distribution service. As of now, WaTunes will enable it’s customers to continue to sell unlimited music, earn 100% of the royalties, and more, ALL FOR FREE! There are no fees, cancellations, no gimmicks.
WaTunes allows an artist to upload their music for FREE as mp3 songs, yes you read that right for FREE and then get released on music stores such as iTunes and Amazon, all you have to do is sign up and then upload your content in a ZIP file via the website and your off.. Yes it is really that simple.
I recently joined WaTunes to try the process out and released the single of Starlight by my humble little music adventure Remergence to see how the process works, uploading had a few teething problems, but I think this was mainly down to my broadband connection, but I have uploaded a zipped file which includes four tracks and artwork and it was quite painless and Kevin Rivers the CEO at WaTunes, was extremely helpful and may I say very quick at emailing me with help, thanks Kevin.
The process is convert your music tracks to 320kbps and include your cover art in the form of a 600×600 image, zip them all in one file and upload, yeah, that’s it, then wait for the contents to be previewed and distributed.
So now it’s just a waiting game for the release to go live, it is currently listed as “in review” so hopefully over the next few weeks the release will go live and be available on iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic and more, hopefully…
24-Apr: Starlight [Single] already listed at ShockHound
29-Apr: Starlight [Single] listed on iTunes
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