May 29, 2006
By tremendously popular request, we've added a Pay-Per-Download music store feature to Bandzoogle! This new feature lets you sell tracks and receive payments via PayPal with NO fees other than the standard PayPal charges. When one of your fans purchases a track on your site they are sent a unique link to your MP3 by email. They then have three days to download the file before their link is de-activated. You can also send free download links to promoters, E-team members, your mom, etc. You'll find this feature in your "Transaction History". Enough details, now how do you get set up? Well, it's integrated right into your existing "music" features. You'll notice a new section called "Pay-Per-Download tracks". Before you can add new tracks you'll have to test your PayPal account settings (we wouldn't want your fans to pay money to an account that doesn't work!). To test your PayPal settings you will make a quick $0.01 payment to your account. Once that payment clears (it should be intantaneous), you're ready to upload tracks! When you upload your tracks you can set the price to whatever you want and can also choose which portion of your track will be used as a preview clip. Once your tracks are uploaded, you add them to the "music" feature's "Tracks on this page" list right along with your regular downloadable tracks. That means that you could, for example, list all of the tracks on an album with two or three songs as free downloads and the rest for sale. By the way, we also gave a makeover to the upload and edit pages in both the "music" and "musicplayer" features. You can now use punctuation in your song titles! That means no more track titles like "Im yours youre mine". Feel free to edit your existing track names to take advantage of this. Enjoy and good sales to everyone!
★ Posted by Eli on May 29, 2006 | 95 comments ★