This is new, and very interesting, and I stumbled upon it last night http://vibedeck.com/
Its different from bandcamp because they do not charge a commission on your sales. It connects very easily with your soundcloud and facebook and youtube. It doesn’t have as many features as bandcamp but its got a business plan that is far more fair to artist IMHO… and really that is just my opinion.
A very intesting thing about VibeDeck is your website! If you built your site using wordpress, then vibedeck has a wordpress plugin.
You know… Its like the best and worst times to be a music producer! You have all these tools, but all this noise to cut through. Lately, what ive been doing, is streamlining all my music efforts… I’ve chosen to give up on Reverbnation, Fandalism, Virb, and Myspace… I only want to focus on Soundcloud, and Facebook, and obivously Youtube is good for music videos… I don’t have my own website again… The next time I try with that I want to make sure I am 100% settled on a domain name, and 100% settled with how I am going to build the site!
But I really like this vibedeck thing, because it is very simplified, and streamlined… i almost find bandcamp too much, and reverb nation too much! and a lot of these things are so expensive…
Ok, check it out… If you sign up for band camp today, and want to use your own .com, you must sign up for their premium service of $10 monthly… that is $120 a year… On vibedeck, your own .com, $36 a year… When you combine your own store, with your own website, and a small social media strategy, and also an aggregator like songcast, or tunecore… You have streamlined your efforts… Now you can make music, send it all throughout the web, and really begin to focus on building a community around your art… Which you should do, from your own .com imo…
Anyways, I do see a lot of Renoise’rs using bandcamp… and I am just wondering, is that really what you want? So many here know wordpress, know it very well… have their own web-building abilities, know exactly how to use social media… So maybe if you want your own music store, vibedeck is a better answer… “keep 100% of your sales.”
Bandcamp… what do they charge? 10% of sales, 15% of sales? That is a huge commision… When you go to buy an iphone, is apple paying the employees 15% of sale?
Its your music!