Apple’s iTunes is far and away the best. It’s seven times more money per song sale than anyone else. Rhapsody is next best, it’s often around 10 cents a song, which is a lot less than iTunes. Sometimes it’s even less, which I can’t explain, really….it must be something in their pricing plan. MusicMatch and MusicNet (the only other two I’ve had sales with) are next…and they’re even LOWER.
Bottom line is this: if you have a choice of who to buy from, it makes a HUGE, positive, financial difference to the artist if you choose iTunes.
The other thing I’m able to see in these sales is which songs are the most popular.
Hands down, the most popular song, is “Mom Went Bungie Jumping.”
Boy, this is a shocker. Wouldn’t have guessed it. But I guess the facts don’t lie….I mean, it’s been downloaded ten times more than any other song!!!
Numero Two-o is “Voices.” Again, didn’t see that coming. That wouldn’t have been my guess for number two.
Number three is “I Will Sing,” which I guess I would have assumed would be number one.
Number four is “The Birches of Moscow,” followed closely by “Sequoyah.”
Neither of these last two surprise me. All the other songs are all about even after that.
But, the clear answer here is that two songs that I would have never expected to be the first and second best-sellers, are.
Thanks again to CDBaby for making all of this possible.
328 in sales is pretty nice, it seems to me. For some perspective, however, I’ve just remembered that “Prairie Chapel Road” has been downloaded over 3,000 times from my website, since last August…and all for free!!!
Jeez, if I’d sold all those downloads via iTunes? I’d be able to afford to put the new CD out….proving that I may know how to write songs, but I’m not too hot on the business side.