Let fans pay what they want with Bandzoogle’s music players

When it comes to putting a price tag on digital music, there are a few options. Some musicians want to set the price that fans pay for music, while others simply want to offer their music for free.

A newer approach is to let fans set their own price, allowing them to pay as much or as little as they want for the music, including taking it for free. You can also set a minimum price, and let your fans “tip” you by paying more than that minimum. Many fans end up paying more, simply because they want to support the artist.

Regardless what your strategy is, the good news is that all options are possible using Bandzoogle’s music players. Bandzoogle member Sam Rae, besides having an awesome looking website, uses the pay-what-you-want model using our music players: www.samraemusic.com/music  

When you click to download her latest album or the individual songs, you’re given the option to choose a price, in this case starting at 0$

Some people might very well take the music for free (think starving students, or new fans that just discovered the artist), in which case you give them the option to join your mailing list.

But there are definitely some fans that are willing to pay, so why not let them? If a fan is really excited about your music, they might even give you much more than the standard $1/song.  

You can also experiment and set your older releases to be “fans set price”, while your latest and greatest album is at full price. Every little bit of income for musicians counts these days, so why not give fans the option to give you money for your music? That’s the philosophy Sam Rae is going by, and in using our music players, she’s also keeping 100% of her sales.

Nicely done Sam!

Making money as a musician is tough. That's why you keep 100% of your hard-earned revenues when you sell music, merch & tickets through your Bandzoogle website. Sign up free now!


Kristianzhe / JVP
Posted by Kristianzhe / JVP on Dec 16 2014 10:26 AM
Yes, I am using it. But what I miss is to be able to promote a music player alone. Let`s say I have a music player with the 3 latest songs, and would like promote only those 3 songs. I can not find any options for this, without they having to visit the site. Would be a good teaser, also if the music player would have a pro look visual style.
Kristianzhe / JVP
Posted by Kristianzhe / JVP on Dec 16 2014 10:27 AM
I ment, it looks awesome in site, but when I refer to pro look, I ment when sharing it on twitter etc... But first I must be able to share it :-)
Kristianzhe / JVP
Posted by Kristianzhe / JVP on Dec 16 2014 10:28 AM
I know it is possible with one song at the time, but to promote a music player/playlist is a good thing.
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Dec 16 2014 2:05 PM
Jenny`s Vision Project: Yes, Albums have unique urls and can be shared to social media, but track lists don't have a unique url and can't be shared. So you could use our Music feature to create a 3-song album and share it that way, or share the page that has the track list on it. I'll also pass along your feedback. With sharing to social media, on Facebook an image preview and link to the song/album shows up, and for Twitter it is just a link. I'll pass on your feedback to see if an image preview could be added.
Rodger Christmann Music
Posted by Rodger Christmann Music on Dec 17 2014 5:19 AM
yes would be cool. thank you!
Kristianzhe / JVP
Posted by Kristianzhe / JVP on Dec 17 2014 6:30 AM
Aaaa, okei. I haven`t even tought of creating an album yet. I do that. Thanks :-) & Thanks for sending the feedback.