BuyWidget – The Perfect Way To Monetize A Music Blog

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on May 27, 2010

BuyWidget

Name: BuyWidget
URL: http://www.buywidget.com

There is no end to the number of ways in which you can sell and market music online. If anything, these services become more and more direct as time goes by. A case in point: the Buy Widget website.

In general words, Buy Widget is a generator of playlists that you can place in your blog or website in order to sell music. These playlists take the shape of widgets – hence, the name of the service. If you want to sell something else, you will have to browse. But if you want to sell your own tracks this will do the honors.

You can upload entire albums and then have people buy them right away. The widget is also somehow configurable, and you can tweak with more aspects than one – you get a chance to modify the logo that is displayed and so on.

Of course, a system for direct monetization is always preferable to other revenue models that adhere to a “one size fits all” ethos. Buy Widget simplifies the way in which your own music can be sold so notably that just any person can get down to it. All he needs is having a website or blog. If he does, he will be able to get this system working for sure – WordPress, Blogger and TypedPad blogs are fully supported. So is HTML, of course.

And I have not even talked yet about the possibilities this offers to blogs covering independent and/or emerging scenes. Using it, creating a revenue model that could benefit all the artists that are featured on the blog is just a matter of talking it over with everybody.

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