With music more commonly downloaded off the internet than purchased at retail stores these days, users have been waiting for an innovative approach to buy and benefit from their music.
Online PR News – 24-July-2009 – – Lions Bay, B.C ( Onlineprnews ) July 24, 2009 -With music more commonly downloaded off the internet than purchased at retail stores these days, users have been waiting for an innovative approach to buy and benefit from their music. Martin Richmond, the artist behind MRDC is perhaps one of the most innovative musicians in the industry. Not only has he recently launched a new album titled "Infomusication", his new website mrdc-music.com is breaking new ground in the way music is purchased and promoted.
For just $25 per year subscribers to mrdc-music.com (http://www.mrdc-music.com) can purchase a subscription to the site and download all of MRDC’s music, which currently consists of three albums and bonus material. What’s more is that the website allows users to share the music with their friends and get paid for referrals.
“I wanted to create a website that would reward my fans for telling their friends about me. So many artists lose their personal connection with their fans when they put their music on some of the popular download sites. They also charge per song or per album and don’t reward fans for telling others about their music. I wanted my website to reward my fans who become members and then tell their friends about me by paying them back for the referral. They get a sharing license and a $10 refund if they want to tell friends about me. They then get up to an additional $5 for every person they tell about me that signs up for a subscription to my site. I figured that so many people share their favorite new music finds with their friends on social networking sites and blogs that they may as well get some money for it,” stated owner and artist Martin Richmond.
When you sign up to be a member of mrdc-music.com (http://www.mrdc-music.com) you can also sign up to be a member of the “Street Team” which then allows you to download links, banners and other promotional material. For example, users who have signed up for the Street Team can post their link in a post on their Facebook or Twitter pages and MRDC will pay them for every referral that signs up for a subscription.
Martin Richmond, the artist behind the music and the idea for the website went on to say, “Artists have lost their personal connection with their fans and I feel that this site allows me to connect with them as well as reward them for telling their friends about my music. I figured it was only fair that they be rewarded for taking the time to tell someone they like what they hear at my site mrdc-music.com (http://www.mrdc-music.com).”