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As a supporter, (and former) independent musician, any stream of income outside of live shows is welcome. The good thing about today's technology, is that a musician can cut out all the middlemen.


One caveat: If you use an Email Service Provider (Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.) for your mailing list, make sure they don't prohibit the use of affiliate links in emails. Other people have have their ESP accounts canceled when they included affiliate links in their email blasts.

Clyde Smith

Nice point. Thanks!

Sharon Folkner

Great Affiliate Info!


Great article with a lot of awesome info for musicians who are looking to leverage their affiliate marketing efforts. One thing you should be aware of is the fact that LinkShare only provides commissions for sales in North America, which is only 3 of the 45 international iTunes Affiliate Programs available! This geo-fragmentation severely limits artists with international traffic. You might want to check out what we're doing to fix this larger issue. http://www.GeoRiot.com

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