Tunes from SoundCloud now embedded in catalog

Took us a while to catch on but you can now listen to flattrable Soundcloud tunes right inside our catalog (and flattr the ones you like). The screenshot shows Dope Star Inc.’s "We are the new ones" page (song embedded below). Expect to see more and more embeddable content (videos, Github bits and pieces) inside … Continue reading Tunes from SoundCloud now embedded in catalog

85,000 free tracks from independent artists – Libre.fm

In February the indie music site Libre.fm added a way for all artists using the platform to collect donations from their fans via Flattr. It’s time to review the service and some interesting artists. What is Libre.fm? They are the Last.fm of the indie music with 100% independent artists who license their music freely. That’s … Continue reading 85,000 free tracks from independent artists – Libre.fm

Indie bands can earn more with Flattr than with iTunes

Last week’s post "How much do music artists earn online?" brought a few very interesting replies. Especially one from a Swedish band called The Shallows who shared on their Facebook page that they’ve made more money via Flattr in two months than they’ve made selling their songs via iTunes in over one and a half … Continue reading Indie bands can earn more with Flattr than with iTunes

How much do music artists earn online?

I rediscovered some very interesting research published by David McCandless in April over at the Information is Beautiful website. They created a thought provoking infographic showing how much money musicians make in the new digital marketplaces. It’s amazing how non-profitable services like Spotify and Rhapsody are for anyone creating music. The comments in the original … Continue reading How much do music artists earn online?

The first Flattr QR experience by Snild Dolkow

We mentioned the pioneer Flattr QR experiment on the Malmö Festival before, and after the gig, here is the whole story and some advice straight from the artist, Snild Dolkow. The gig was amazing! There were a fair amount of people from the start, but the crowd grew over the hour. I even got to … Continue reading The first Flattr QR experience by Snild Dolkow