Dont put your music on iTunes.. keep track of who buys your music

Discussion in 'Audio Help & Tips' started by antbeatz, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. antbeatz

    antbeatz Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Don't put your music on iTunes! I'm sure they won't like this post but i'm really not givin' a f***... lol. All independent artists must know this. If you plan on releasing your music for digital distribution, or already have, you need to keep track of your REAL fans. Keep track of who is really supporting you. By REAL fans, I mean the people that have bought your CD's, your merchandise, etc. Those are your true supporters, you deserve every right to know who they are.

    You need to own your relationship with your fans. How do you contact them to let them know that you have a new album out? How do you follow up with your fans? Most artist just end up going to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube to promote their new music, and hope that the fans who bought their last album will see that they have new music out. That's the main reason why I said don't put your music on iTunes. You want to know and develop a relationship with the people who buy your music. iTunes doesn't give out customer information, its against their "private policy". And its not like their marketing your music to potential new fans, they just provide a way for you to make money. Taking their cut off what you make the whole time.

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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2014
  2. FreshClinicPaul

    FreshClinicPaul New Member

    Jan 3, 2015
    This is a great article. Thanks for posting!
  3. Tonio Denzino

    Tonio Denzino Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    I like your perspective. Thanks for the tips man, keep them coming.
  4. The Intangiblez

    The Intangiblez New Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    Good advice for anyone starting out - but are there any distributors out there which will provide stats on customers for the creators?

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