ONErpm (ONE Revolution People's Music) is a digital distribution service that launched in 2010 in Brazil and is now based in New York City. They offer such services as direct-to-fan sales, distribution to multiple web outlets including iTunes and music sharing widgets. Now they've released an app that allows you to stream and sell music on Facebook.
Though I'm just getting familiar with direct-to-fan services, ONErpm strikes me as an innovative company with such features as multiple language and currency support, Creative Commons integration, music sold as a high quality wav file plus an MP3 for mobile use and backups of all music purchases. They're even offering music licensing.
Their new Facebook app is said to have a one-click install and allows you to offer music for sale or free with streaming audio to check things out. It includes the option to require a "Like" of your fan page and allows for fan comments below the music player. Links to other companies featuring the music are included so folks can buy it on other sites or even stream it from services such as Spotify. Additional updates are in the works.
Blitz the Ambassador has one and I've been enjoying the heck out of his Native Sun album while I write this.
I may have to unlike the Brazilian country music but I otherwise had a good experience checking out these artists via the ONErpm app!
Some of their competitors include Hypebot advertisers VibeDeck, for music sales, and Bandzoogle, which includes your own music and merch store. Please let me know what Direct-to-Fan services you're using and what you think in the comments or via email.
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