Last month CNET announced the purchase of the independent music distribution company MP3.com and the destruction of the site’s hosted music and materials of an estimated 250,000 artists and over one million songs from all over the world. The media reports that CNET’s takeover will turn MP3.com into a new site that focuses on the technologies and news of the digital music world while offering less suitable artist download and upload services. Many former MP3.com members are seeking exposure and distribution services on other less capable portals and services. MediaPal looks to fill the void left by the demise of MP3.com.
MediaPal comes to the market with different distribution and business models for members. Models that make sense for all size record labels and musicians. With clients ranging from small Indies and emerging artists to established and globally known artists and organizations, MediaPal has built an e-music distribution opportunity for all types entities. The company’s models focus on on-demand and automated digital distribution, ease of use, versatility for members, and very strong royalty earning model for musicians, record labels, and digital media providers. “From music and digital media to affiliated merchandise, we are committed to bring a seamless and turn-key distribution opportunity to the entertainment and digital media industry,” says MediaPal founder Bryan Lenett.
MediaPal is an on-demand multi-tier distribution and payment processing solution. A musician or record label can sign up for MediaPal and in a few hours offer billable single title downloads, album downloads, custom CD’s, retail CD sales, and affiliated merchandise on their website. MediaPal carries a zero dollar investment and as easy as copy and pasting their MediaPal distribution buttons on their web sites, or even sharing them among various web sites on the Internet.
MediaPal members submit their music or media content by uploading to MediaPal or sending it by mail. Once the music media is submitted, the artists has various configuration options for their content such as download pricing, custom CD pricing, retail CD pricing, customizing their cart, and uploading all their images for their products. The MediaPal system then produces MediaPal distribution buttons that can then be copied and pasted onto their web sites for full Internet distribution.
When a consumer clicks on a MediaPal button and completes a purchase, MediaPal’s on-demand distribution system fulfills the order and provides real-time download distribution, CD creation and production services, and merchandise creation services while always being transparent to the consumer.