Independent Labels and Artists Can Now Distribute

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The 1-2-3 Music Store from easybe.com empowers independent labels and musicians to sell their music from their own website, direct to the fans. To date the first of its kind, it opens up the internet as a sales channel.

It provides a real chance for smaller labels and unsigned artists to get a fair share of the multi-million dollar internet music market, estimated to exceed a value of $2bn by 2007. (Source: Forrester, August 13, 2002)

The store is designed to integrate into any existing website. It is easy to install, easy to customize and above all, easy to use. 100% web-based, the 1-2-3 Music Store provides all the tools necessary to sell songs and albums as music downloads, plus additional features for managing the communication with fans, customers and the press.

Other key functions include free downloads, cover art, sample listening, review and ratings system.

This places the control back in the hands of the artists and small labels and may well represent an important shift in the internet music business. Artists can distribute their music worldwide with no middlemen, no production costs and no compromises.

Payments are handled by PayPal, international market leader in internet payment systems with over 38 million registered users worldwide. PayPal accepts five different currencies: US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, JapaneseYen, British Pounds and Euros. This allows independent labels and musicians to sell music downloads in 38 countries.

The 1-2-3 Music Store is available directly from easybe.com as a downloadable php script. A licence costs only $48 for an artist and $148 for a label.

The software is the product of months of careful enquiry, research and development. Amongst others, easyBe would like to thank Tresor Records, kittyYo Records, Timing Recordings, Sonntagmusic, DNS Records, DJ Tanith and DJ Emmerson for their valuable input.

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