This is aimed at Anto and Deci etc.. have any of you guys
heard of Zimbalam? It's a set fee for uploading your material
to all the major digital stores that I can tell, and you get
90% royalties on sales. How does that compare with the services
you guys are using?
A fee and a % cut is considerably poorer than either Record Union (10% cut - free up front) or Tunecore (up front costs 99c per store/per tracl - NO cut.)
Hmm.. interesting points from both views there.. I have to admit I have the standard user of message boards scepticism of a single post from a new user who weighs in on a commercial topic - it sounds like good PR work to me, so sorry if this is me being too cynical! I had a check and my post is on the 2nd page on google if you search under Zimbalam, so it's easy to find alright.
Anybody else have any experience of either service? There seem to be a lot of competing services out there, and not that much between them!
Well the UPC charge and $5 upkeep thing for Record Union are balls and it's 10% in that if you need a UPC most sites will get one for you for a small fee, but you can get your own for nowt if you check about.
Tunecore is great if you expect a block of sales up front, for a big album/single release as you recoup your fee then keep the rest. After that as sales drop off you're better with a % deal or yuo could start losing money.
I don't think I'd be rushing to work with a company who shills message boards with inaccurate information about their competitors, if that were the case, however.
These are different from the terms and conditions under which we signed up, and are still.
There must have been a special rate for early adopters.
Sorry there, mister one-time only single topic entirely coincidental poster
Maybe could have been an introductory rate, yeah. They are quite new I think so could have been just for early adopters?
Anyone have any new info on this? We're looking at our options atm, we really need to get our finger out in the online market.
Christ that sounds dodgey.
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Speaking of Zimbalam, we've recently reviewed their service. The article can be found here:
Hope this helps!