Sell Music Independently
Simply put, we allow known and/or unknown artists to globally promote themselves so that they may realize their dreams of being famous on their own. We will allow burgeoning unsigned and signed artists to post sample music to be viewed by the millions of PhatBlack supporters around the world. Once your cd is sold we will take a 50% percentage of the sale. Think about it, artists with major record deals only get maybe 25 cents to 50 cents per sale (depends on contract) after the label pays off the producers, video technicians etc; so if you could sell a cd here for say $4.00 with no overhead expenses and our free publicity, you do the math.You can be platinum + in no time.....you see what we are doing is revolutionary because we are shifting the industry from money to talent. So if you have the talent but not the money this service is for you.
No setup or monthly service charges (Yes, it is totally free) *$19.95 set up fee if you want us to convert your music to the .MP3 format.
You get all the above plus more:
*$19.95 set up fee $240yearly ($20.00 per month) $69 quarterly ($23 per month) $27 monthly
You get all the above plus more:
PhatBlack.com is the premier source for urban entertainment on the internet because everyday we have multitudes of visitors perusing our network. However, due to the large number of people who take advantage of our inexpensive distribution network, your music may or may not get lost amidst all the other music. For this reason, the platinum package has been developed to bring more attention to a prospective artist's music. With the platinum package the subscriber can easily differentiate his/her music from the competition. For example, songs in each genre are ranked by popularity and may be featured as the "PhatBlack.com Song of the Day" on our front page, often increasing sample downloads by 500%+. You can also be featured on PhatBlack.com's Digital Broadcast station(Enhanced TV), which plays a continuous "stream" of music over the Internet with a 5% discounted rate. Further, you can be featured on PhatBlack.com' compilation CDs and be distributed throughout the world as we promote the network.
FREE Artist Web Page including FREE Disk Space and Unlimited
Each platinum artist gets their own web page at no cost! You can add content such as songs, band logo, album graphics, band history, song lyrics, favorite music, links to your fan club etc. You don't have to be a programmer or HTML expert--we will do it for you. We can also get you discounts on digital graphic design services etc. from our sister company Cowan Consulting if you so choose. PhatBlack.com artists get free disk space and aren't charged for a high amount of downloads. Also, don't worry about getting stuck in the net traffic jam--we have a very powerful network infrastructure.
DMS CD Program
PhatBlack.com's innovative DMS (Digital Music System) program helps labels reduce overhead and risk by outsourcing their manufacturing and mailing to PhatBlack.com--at no cost! The DMS program pays a true 50% royalty rate -- with no signup fees, administration costs or colorful accounting. Using the DMS system, labels sell and market their music with zero costs and receive a fair split of the proceeds. It's a better deal for labels and musicians.
Fair, Non-Exclusive Agreement
We feel that we've proven that PhatBlack.com is here for the artists. We have no desire to exploit any artist or their music. We don't ask for exclusive rights or future rights or anything like that. The PhatBlack.com artist agreement is a simple, plain English agreement that lets feature your music on our website and other promotional media. You can break off the agreement whenever you wish and get a traditional record deal.
Labels can meet other artists and promote their music! The PhatBlack.com artist messageboard is a great way to meet and stay in touch with other artists from around the world. Discuss your music influences or where you are going to tour next!
Reduced Advertising Rates
We have developed a Special Artist program to allow artists to promote their music on PhatBlack.com at a 5% discounted rate. In order to qualify for these discounted rates, artists must be a platinum member.
*$19.95 set up fee $360 yearly ($30.00 per month) $99 quarterly ($33 per month) $37 monthly
If you are having a problem, please read our Artist FAQ.
Artist Music Library