Musicians and fans closer together beatandmusic a Berlin Start-Up that makes available an own shop for online distribution independent musicians, bands, and labels is beatandmusic. The beatandmusic shop allows the autonomous and independent sales of own music. Contracts with third parties of the distribution chain, such as content aggregators (digital distributors) or online shops are stoking more money in to music creators superfluous. The registry up for sale usually only a few minutes. How the music finds its way to the consumer? Musicians use sites such as Facebook and MySpace as marketing platforms.
beatandmusic allows the musicians to extend as a sales channel. The sale takes place there, where there is already contact with the fans. The own artist websites can also be used as a distribution channel. The founders have deliberately ensured that the shop without much computer knowledge can be used. So, you must be no IT specialist to start the distribution.
The principle is relatively simple. Musicians sign up free at beatandmusic, upload your music and add them to their own shop. Now only an automatically generated HTML-code in the desired Web site must be inserted and ready for the sale. On Facebook, you can integrate the shop with just a few clicks. It is now possible to distribute your music (MP3 songs and albums) from the shop. The beatandmusic shop to instrumental sales is how, in the future extended loops, beats, sounds and tones. The beatandmusic-shop can be adjusted colour at the artist’s website, MP3s can be provided (E.g. composer, artist information) with ID3 tags and created their own music. The artist may make changes at any time at beatandmusic. These are then automatically transferred into the shops. The prices of works of music determine the musicians themselves. PayPal is already integrated as a payment system and follow it more payment methods for the customers of the artist. The offer and binding of the shop is free of charge and the artist gets at the end of the month 70% of income paid out beatandmusic was launched in 2008 by the two founders Bastian Menningen and Jacob Sassnick in life. The project was promoted by the FU Berlin and the Berlin of IBB. The official launch of the site was carried out in August 2011 website: Facebook: beatandmusic author: Jacob Sassnick