Tape Op is a free magazine exclusively about recording music. Subscribe (yep, for free) at tapeop.com.
The partnership with ArtistLink by Topspin, announced one year ago to enable the sale of retail merchandise has been discontinued; CDs and other merch can still be listed on Spotify through the BandPage platform:
Bandcamp, the platform that powers the music sales for this website, recently added a shopping cart feature to their already streamlined checkout-flow. The cart lives conspicuously (which is a good thing) in the upper right hand corner of the page and smoothly updates itself without adding a single click to your checkout. It doesn’t require an account, and shows (for physical CDs) shipping costs right up front and in your currency. I love how Bandcamp focuses on just a few features, and does them each extremely well. And the killer feature for me, still, is having the ability to offer full CD fidelity, uncompressed, 16-bit / 44.1 kHz audio downloads (in addition to high quality MP3 320 and others) along with a PDF Liner Notes booklet. Give it a try…
Mike Shupp Music & Downloads – download.mikeshupp.com
(Extra credit: test-drive the shopping cart, enter your comments and email in this blog post below, and I’ll send you a free download code)