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Best way to monetize? (Song on youTube)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Made a song.
    Got over 100,000 views on it.

    People are asking for a download link...

    What is the best way to do it?

    I was thinking a content locker through CPC.
    Get around what? $1.50 from every person who downloads?
     
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    UrsuAke Power Member

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    You can put it on iTunes or other similar sites.
     
  3. therealjslim

    therealjslim Newbie

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    Best advice, if its your song then you should have a link to a landing page on your site where they can a) download it for 0.99 from you directly, b) download it for 1.25 from itunes through tunecore or c) download it free with email content locking.
    a) I say use your own ecommerce because you Will get money faster and see great income without waiting for check (assuming the song is still new and of value
    b) most people might choose this option because its a service they are familiar with and might already have credits/gift cards
    c) this is for the friends/cheapo people that want it but won't pay, so you help them and they help your pockets lol

    Additionally you should urge others to try and add your songs to YouTube and use them in any video they want. If you go through tunecore and hqve the songwriters option, you will be able to get residuals from their content is servicing and streaming program! Trust me it helps
     
  4. nemsis

    nemsis Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think you should capitalize on your brand instead of trying to make a quick buck. If they really like your stuff, give it for free + get their emails and monetize them indirectly.
     
  5. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot for the advice guys!

    Given me a lot to think about!


    ... QUICK QUESTION


    You know how on YouTube, the person gets paid if the 'viewer' watcher the video?
    Well can I do the same thing somehow on my website? As in... "Want to download this song? Watch this 30 second clip, and then the "DOWNLOAD" link will appear" kinda thing?