(UPDATED) Chirpify has scored $1.3 million in funding for it's Twitter commerce platform and launched a new service aimed directly at musicians and labels. Chirpify’s Twitter commerce platform provides a simple way to turn tweets into the sale of tracks, concert tickets and other good that can be delivered digitally.
How Twitter Commerce For Music Works:
Artists or labels upload digital content to their Chirpify dashboard, and click to tweet. Consumers use Chirpify to connect their Twitter and PayPal accounts, and once linked reply to the tweet with something as simple as “@favoriteartist buy (insert digital content).” Chirpify then sends a secure download link via direct message and/or email to download that song or other digital content. When a fan buys a ticket Chirpify automatically replies a download link.
Chirpify charges a 4% commission in addition to PayPal fees. The company also offers special flat monthly pricing for larger labels and more frequent users.
According to Jake Schaefer with Minneapolis hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment, "Chirpify
allows us to deliver digital music and goods to our fans in a way that's most convenient to them
by providing a truly mobile shopping experience."
Voyager Capital, angel investor Geoff Entress, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, former Facebook executive Rudy Gadre, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, and TiE Oregon Angels all contributed to this first round of financing.
“Twitter is a tremendous platform for brands, retailers, politicians, musicians and others to engage fans, yet with more than 140 million users there’s still no way to directly exchange goods and
currency,” said Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes. “Chirpify provides a unique approach to fill this void
by processing transactions without ever having