Streaming service Rdio has launched an innovative Artist Program, giving musicians a (potentially) more viable way to make money through streaming. Through the program, artists can make $10 for every fan they bring in to subscribe to the streaming service.
There are already a few big names signed up–Snoop Lion and Chromeo to name two.
How do you sign up? It seems fairly straightforward. You go to the Rdio Artist Program page. Then you sign in, customize an artist page and share your music. In addition to the $10 and the ability to share your music with new fans, Rdio also offers analytic information to track how your music is faring on the site.
Here is what Rdio has to say about the new program:
At the heart of Rdio is the belief that artists deserve to be paid for their work. We recognize that without artists, there is no art, and we are dedicated to making streaming music an exciting opportunity for both artists and fans. The Rdio Artist Program introduces a bold new model for artists to earn money while connecting with their fans. It’s the first program of its kind in digital music.
As an artist, you have a unique relationship with music, one that your fans are eager to follow. Now you can share your musical tastes with the world while earning additional revenue that complements the existing royalty structure already in place with the record labels and distributors we license your music from.
The Rdio Artist Program represents our substantial commitment to supporting the artist community. We want to work together with artists, labels and fans to create a sustainable and engaging model that benefits everyone involved.
So, what do you think? Will you be signing up for this new affiliate program? Tell me in the comments!
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