Popcuts. Buy Music. Make Money.
Popcuts is an online music store that gives fans a stake in the music. Every time someone buys a song, the people who have already downloaded that song get paid. Popcuts recognizes great music fans: the ones who discover good music before everyone else, the ones who spark others to try new music. So earlier downloaders get the most, and trendsetters get recognition all over the site. But it's not just for die-hard fans. Every music fan earns rewards, and everyone can discover good music in a social way. Follow your friends' picks, find others who share your taste. Popcuts gives all the respect to artists. So we invite artists to showcase their music in a community of fans actively trying to discover new things.
posted by racecar (6 comments total)
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By recognizing the big role that FANS play in the music world we think good things will happen. The real harm to the music industry comes from this idea that it's all about the end consumer product. Rampant p2p downloading is a symptom of this pervasive notion that music is about the end product. "I have the MP3s, therefore I am a fan." But to us, it's not about the download. It's not about the 99cents. An MP3 is the beginning of a relationship, with the music, with the artist. When fans have a stake in the music, good things will happen. When fans have a sense of ownership in the music, they'll tend to do right by the music, without DRM or lawsuits. Giving fans recognition and a share of the profits, it just seemed right to us.
Musicians can host their tracks in minutes, and keep all the intellectual/creative rights. Artists get to choose how much they make per download, and there's never a fee. We offer MiniStores to people who want promote their music on MySpace, Facebook, or anywhere on the web.