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Steve Moore, B.A., J.D. Author Steve has been in the music business for over 30 years! He's worked as a professional musician, producer, and has been involved in almost every aspect of the music business. He's also the author of "The Truth about the Music Business"

Top Spin Media – A Strong Contender

Is Top Spin Media Right for me?

Music Square One

Top Spin is probably the most comprehensive Music Service out there now – but is it right for you? 

Some of their Features:

  1. Topspin Media Players – where you can stream high-quality audio and video that can be played or shared anywhere!
  2. Connect with your Fans via E-mail and other social networks – collect analytics and send out targeted e-mails.
  3. You can get Digital Distribution and sell digital or physical goods, merch, tickets, fan club memberships, and more!
  4. Add a custom store to almost any website platform!
  5. Top Spin also allows Small Record Labels to buy up spaces for their acts – but then that label has to FILL them or RESELL THEM!

There’s a host of information in their FAQ SECTION and I recommend reading them all!

http://www.topspinmedia.com/faq#different

The only real drawback – is do you need ALL of that in a one-stop shop place and for that price.   $100/year for basic services or $500/year to the PLUS version and Topspin keeps the highest percentage of Royalties at 15%.  Are you doing ENOUGH business to justify the costs?

Overall this could be the PERFECT solution for many bands, artists or even small labels – but before you go jumping into the fray – one should carefully weigh what EACH other service offers – as in this writers humble opinion – you can spread your options amongst several music services – especially FREE services that only take a percentage of what you sell – or just FREE services that allow you to have just one more way of finding you.

So I haven’t dropped my dime into the slot yet – as I’m not sure I’m ready to play their game – but they are at the TOP of the list (no pun intended) to look at very closely before I make my next move!

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