TheIndie.biz launched today its much-awaited social buying and selling feature allowing independent music fans to tag and feature their favorite songs as well as sell them through their Twitter, Facebook, Bebo, and MySpace accounts. This unique social buying and selling opportunity will also give independent bands a vast and exponentially growing network of virtual sales points for their music.
“We’re truly happy to offer this unique opportunity that allows fans to buy the music their friends are listening to right from their social media profiles,” said Damon Cleveland, TheIndie.biz’s CEO. “There really isn’t anything out in the market like it and we’re excited to be the first to offer this to our users and member bands. This is what TheIndie.biz is all about, giving independent musicians and bands the avenues to sell their music to new audiences, while offering music lovers a taste of what their friends are listening to so everyone’s music experience is enhanced.”
The social buying and selling feature is an addition to TheIndie.biz’s Frindie application launched in April. Frindie is based on the concept that like-minded people—friends—tend to have like-minded tastes in music and is the basis for the social buying and selling feature.
In addition to allowing music fans to expand their music choices and enjoyment, with the social selling feature bands will be able to reach a growing, fan-driven audience as users listen to and post their favorite songs to their social network feeds right from TheIndie.biz. As people see the music their friends are listening to, they will be able to listen to and buy the songs that they like directly from their friend’s profile.
“Social buying and selling on TheIndie.biz will give musicians the ability to sell their music through potentially thousands of points of sale,” said Harish Kamath, Chief Technology Officer for TheIndie.biz. “While the point of Frindie is to give users a chance to see and share their music listening and buying experience, it is important to note that to ensure privacy, all content sharing must be actively turned on by all users on each occasion. While we’re interested in promoting music and expanding its enjoyment by fans around the world, privacy is our top priority.”
Independent musicians, labels and bands can post their music for sale and distribution through three primary options. The first package lets bands sell an unlimited number of songs and includes full membership to TheIndie.biz for a flat fee of $149 a year, plus a 15% fee per song sold. The second and third options are $7.95 per song, or $19.95 for three songs, plus a 30% fee per song sold.
The Indie is a social music network uniquely created for independent music fans and bands. Committed to enhancing the music selling and sharing opportunities of our users, TheIndie.biz is available across multiple social and mobile platforms through which content can be promoted and enjoyed. TheIndie.biz is a registered service of Tirium, Inc. http://www.theindie.biz.