Selling Music Online

I just thought I'd let everyone know there is a great website you can use to sell your pieces. It's www.composercentral.com. You upload a PDF of your full score, the individual parts, and an mp3. You must have a Paypal account (which is easy to set up), but this will help your music get noticed and sold if you're having trouble getting it out there. You get 70% of the money made off of every piece you sell (30% goes towards keeping the site up/advertising/etc). It's a small community of composers as of now, but it's working really well for those who use it. Thanks!

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  • So, which website would you recommend in that sense?


    Leon Riskin said:

    Checked the website. From someone who's been selling his music via royalty free websites for 2 years now, it doesn't look too promising. Who usually needs sheet music? Musicians. And they are the ones the try to make some money out of their works in the first place. It's like selling tables to a carpenter. People who need to buy music are producers, directors, podcasters, independent video artists or game makers. This site can help you meet people. To make some money out of it you need something different

    Selling Music Online
    I just thought I'd let everyone know there is a great website you can use to sell your pieces. It's www.composercentral.com. You upload a PDF of your…
  • I have had some small success selling music on two sites: Lulu.com and Musicaneo.com. Lulu is probably the better known of the two, but is more oriented towards traditional writing (by which I mean they don't allow you to put up an mp3). Musicaneo is completely focused on composers who publish sheetmusic. Both sites are free to sign up for.

  • Sheetmusicplus.com and JW Pepper both offer online sales to print copies of digital music, and these companies do get traffic from musicians looking for sheet music. There may be others. I'd like to know...

  • No need to apologize that you don't find these sites useful. They may be of value to others, including myself, as one of many avenues used to get ones music known and performed, as well as getting pocket change.

    Saul Dzorelashvili said:

    Sorry Janet, I just dont think there is any real money to be made through these websites. They are big on promises, but they dont deliver any real profit, and then your music is all over the web for no good reason. 

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