earBuzz.com to Provide 100% of CD Price to Artists
Posted on March 30, 2005earBuzz, an independent artist online music retailer, announced at South By Southwest 2005 that the artist payment portion of the business has been changed to provide 100% of the CD price back to artists. If a consumer buys a $12 CD, earBuzz.com says the artist will get $12. earBuzz.com, which launched in 1999, is the home of over 1,000 indie artist members. For a $45 membership fee provides mp3 clips, bio, review, images, a dedicated URL for its artists, secure shopping and other services. earBuzz.com also announced that Indie-Music.com, an indie portal/services site, will provide their members discounts to earBuzz.com and makes earBuzz.com their exclusive preferred retailer. In addition, Allgood Designs, web designers for Warner Brothers, Sony, Lions Gate Films, and artists such as Billy Corgan -- are providing discounted design packages to earBuzz artists. earBuzz also said Arnett Designs, providers of satin and laminated tour passes, are providing discounted packages to earBuzz artists as well.