Can the "Think Indie" Digital Music Storefront Save Your Local Record Shop? |

Can the “Think Indie” Digital Music Storefront Save Your Local Record Shop?

Eric Hebert

Founder and Lead Digital Strategist

3 Responses

  1. This is a really cool idea. I’d always wondered what the record industry would do against the Apple juggernaut. Indie digital stores won’t defeat the juggernaut, but they’re a step in the right direction.

  2. Roman says:

    There is no way to save the local shops. It is inconvenient to go to a shop to buy music. Sure there is a romantic aspect to this, and some people still prefer to shop by going to a store and sift through music. But the majority of people have no time for this and would rather buy it though iTunes, and thus the numbers we are seeing.

    I don’t see a reason why we need to save the local shops anyways? What’s wrong with iTunes, Amazon and others? It’s easy, convenient, cheaper than buying the whole CD, instantly available, etc… As a consumer I don’t see anything wrong with this.

    As a musician you can argue the dropped profits, because now people can buy a single for $0.99 rather than a whole CD for $10, but that’s a very bad argument ๐Ÿ˜‰ If your CD was worthy of the purchase for $10, then the consumer would buy the whole album. The reason consumers are not buying albums, is because 99% of them are not fully liked. I don’t want to buy the entire album, just for 2 songs. It doesn’t make any sense. Now the consumers got the power and the music industry is complaining about the scam they were trying to push through for ages not working anymore. Thanks but no thanks.

    And us as musicians now should be thinking of other ways of monetizing your music. There are tons of ways that can be done. And with digital age it’s easier than ever! Setup a shopping cart with tshirts, membership sites, etc… Now musicians are complaining, because they actually need to do work rather than just make a CD and hope someone buys it. Hey, welcome to the real business world ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rant over ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Vacant Lot says:

    How do I upload my music? This site has just been CONFUSING me. lol ๐Ÿ˜€