Vinyl + Digital Download, Online Purchase

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Vinyl + Digital Download, Online Purchase

Post by Ox Boris » 12 Oct 2018, 16:28

I don't know any 9-year-olds, who are the real experts in this field, so I'm casting about for direction. Have you had experience with selling original material online?

What we want is for people to be able to order a copy of our vinyl album and at the same time receive a code to download the tracks. Receiving money via PayPal seems straightforward enough. But how to do the online download? What format and how do we protect our IP (or at least not offer it up on a plate).

I suppose I could just throw money at a teenager with a multi-national company, specialising in online music purchases, but I get the feeling that the technology is easier and more accessible than one might initially think.

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Post by narcdor » 12 Oct 2018, 17:33

Most local acts I purchase vinyl and download from is through bandcamp. I’ve never used it myself to sell physical copies.
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Post by BazzBass » 12 Oct 2018, 19:41

I think it goes like this

ONE person downloads the songs

the rest get it for free off of YouTube

I believe the EU is bringing in legislation to make YouTube pay the copyright holder for any music distributed ie pirated via its service.

Are you getting the vinyls produced locally? Where from?
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Post by narcdor » 12 Oct 2018, 20:10

Isn’t it just Zenith locally in Brunswick Melbourne? Or small run hand cut places like Brendan at Cut & Groove Records at Laneway? Sorry for the sidetrack.
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Post by stonecoldbass » 12 Oct 2018, 21:00

Bandcamp is definitely the way to go! Everyone who buys a physical copy gets the digital download instantly. Plus you get to set your price, build a mailing list, receive fast and fair payment and generally connect with your fans in a way no other platform allows.
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Post by Ox Boris » 12 Oct 2018, 23:21

Thanks for the tips.
The quote we have is from Zenith.

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Post by CrayZee_Bass » 13 Oct 2018, 07:33

Look into CD Baby?
https://cdbaby.com/
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