Myxer has just announced that they will be offering a new MP3 Music Store for all their Pro Artist accounts in the next couple of weeks. The new store will allow these artists to sell full tracks via Myxer.
The company has just passed 35 million users and promises to do more promotion for this new product in their recent email. So far EMI, Warner and many of the company’s Independent Label partners will be a part of the launch.
So, the big question now is: Do you have a Pro Account?
About 6 months ago they started this new program and gave all MyxerIndies with a Basic account 6 months of the Pro account Free. The free membership is expiring on June 12th.
In their newsletter, they are offering “a 40% discount for the whole month of June—starting today—-so the annual price is only going to be $29.99 instead of $49.99″.
What do you get with the Pro Account?
- Sell ringtones via Myxer’s site or via our widgets/text codes
- Sell full tracks in the our new MP3 store (or giveaway promotional full tracks)
- Get free, local tour date promotions on Myxer’s home page (for signed in users)
- Have access to detailed analytics as to who’s downloading your content and from where
- Receive special discounts from our music partners
If you choose to not upgrade everything will stay the same except you will no longer be able to sell products.
You can login to your Artist Dashboard and lock in the $29.99 price today. Again, it is only through the month of June, and then the price may go up again.
Is It Worth It?
Well, that depends on you as an artist and the amount of loyal fans you have. For some, $30.00 is a small price to pay to connect with fans and offer these kinds of services. I imagine that there are plenty of Indie artists who are selling ringtones left and right, so to get the chance to sell full MP3′s or do a giveaway is a no brainer.
Others may see the annual fee as a little steep, or they don’t yet have the following to make it worth the money. That’s cool too, but this is where you want to be. You should strive to get to a point in your career where you can offer products (maybe not MP3′s) to your fans and be confident that you will sell, at least a few.