ReverbNation teams up with Audiolife to launch the Reverb Store

by reverb_administrator on February 23, 2010 · Comments

storeNew York, NY (February 24, 2010) - ReverbNation, the leading marketing platform for more than 550,000 artists, labels, managers and venues, has partnered with Audiolife, the leader in direct-to-fan e-commerce, to announce the official launch of the Reverb Store following a private trial period involving more than 15,000 bands.

“Artists are constantly asking me how they can monetize all of their online promotional activities,” said Ariel Hyatt, CEO of CyberPR and music marketing maven. “The Reverb Store is the answer!”

The Reverb Store is the first and only e-commerce solution that empowers musicians to sell t-shirts, hoodies, hats, CDs, downloads and ringtones directly to their fans on Facebook and other social networks, as well as their blog and homepage, without any out-of-pocket expense for setup, store usage, or inventory.

Selling Merchandise on Facebook in Two Minutes or Less from ReverbNationBlog on Vimeo.

“Any artist can connect with fans to sell music and products in less than two minutes using the Reverb Store,” said Michael Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation. “Reverb Store integrates seamlessly inside Facebook with two applications for artists: the leading all-in-one promotional application for bands called ‘MyBand,’ and the stand-alone store application for musician pages called ‘Store.’”

Every product purchased through the Reverb Store is produced on-demand and delivered directly to the fan, via the Audiolife direct-to-fan e-commerce engine. Artists simply set the final price above the cost and keep 100% of the profits from every sale. In addition, artists can use the Reverb Store to order larger quantities of their CDs and merchandise at highly discounted wholesale prices for sale at shows.

“The Reverb Store was designed with one thing in mind: to create a streamlined tool for the artist that would require no financial investment but would afford the musician, band, or label a way to monetize their products through leveraging current technologies,” said Brandon Hance, founder and CEO of Audiolife.

Many bands have taken advantage of the Reverb Store to create multiple versions of t-shirts, analyze fans’ merchandise preferences and order in bulk for tours. Some bands have also used the direct-to-fan eCommerce model to integrate fundraising into their music.

“We recently used the Reverb Store to quickly sell our charity song, ‘We Are Samoa,’ and related merchandise to benefit the Samoa Tsunami relief effort,” said artist, Samoa ONSTSU. “The Reverb Store is an invaluable tool for the independent artist.”

Comments

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  2. chuck berry tribute says:

    I want to post a larger picture or banner at the open of my page. I like the Idea of the store

  3. Les LaMotte says:

    Well Done!!!!! Bravo… nice programing and training.

  4. Lindsay says:

    When I am ready to launch this I will sure ultilize it! Thanks for the info, I am new but already am impressed.

  5. butterflyvampires says:

    there’ s one thing i didn’t get: how do you get paid after it’s sold? and how do you create the payment settings?

    thank you

  6. bubble says:

    good going…with the store…still having problems with the album upload

  7. Andre DreReign Mckinson says:

    Thanx for the info on the RN store availability, much respect. I will definately utililize the feature…………Jah Bless

  8. Onica Kuhlmann says:

    Hi,
    It sounds like a good Idea..

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  10. Brian Franke says:

    I had signed up for the RN Store to have future merch on there, then heard about Audiolife the other day. This is too perfect and I’ll be taking advantage of this once I have some cool merch to sell!

    Brian Franke
    Singer/Songwriter
    http://www.brianfranke.com
    @bfrankemusic (Twitter)

  11. Heather says:

    Cool Video Jason! Very helpful. I’m gonna go check out ThoughtSpeak right now.

    Peace and Love,
    Heather Rose
    http://www.whiterosesrock.com

  12. Alejandro says:

    Great idea… Thanks guys!

  13. Colin O'Hare says:

    We currently have a CD uploaded through reverbnations digital distribution service and we have physical copies for sale through our own website. What are the possibilities of selling this in the store and if so how do we do so? A video showing how to sell CD’s would be informative. More info please. Thank you.

  14. Roland Lucas says:

    I love the way you can create mechandise at no initial cost. Great Idea.

  15. Ernest Brown says:

    We are excited that we can now sell singles and ringtones from the Reverb Store. Future plans are to have merchandise to sell from the store. Special thanks to Jason for all his help in our getting set up.

  16. Rita says:

    We thank Reverbnation for giving us the opportunity to use their site to promote our musik,DUO BELITONG,

  17. MC.KD says:

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    thanx man

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  19. RapTVLive says:

    Thanks from all of us here at Play The Game Ent http://www.Myspace.com/RapTVLive

  20. wow….thatz a really cool stuff!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. kyle b says:

    YESSSSS!!!!!! i was just recently introduced to zazzle.com and you guys just made this a million times more convenient.. thank you! gracias! merci!!!!!!!!

  23. lisa says:

    This sounds awesome! It’s a great way to help musicians make some money; and it’s a convenient way for fans to get merchandise that might otherwise be hard to find! Great Job Lou!

  24. KeyaKyea says:

    Great ! You are really doing a super job to help artists … I’ll come to it very soon…

  25. Gonken says:

    Anybody else having trouble uploading their album artwork? It just keeps processing and never finishes and I’ve waited a looong time. Audio uploaded just fine.

  26. Trissy says:

    This is great but I have a stock of t-shirts already printed in my home. Is there any way to add these to my store?

  27. hey hey, i find it hard to believe you can design and sell t-shirts just like that, because don’t you have to buy the manufacturing stuff to make the shirts? just doesn’t add up to a profitable concept…

  28. Jed says:

    @Mr. Stinky Pants,
    We work with partners that have digital printing presses- i.e. they are setup to print one-off t-shirts.

  29. Quan says:

    Thank reverbnation for this. we will sure utilise it.

  30. Kevin says:

    Reverbnation did a great job with this. Thanks

  31. Zed Stevens says:

    How do you get paid?..is there a payment setting..i have a pay pal account..will i get paid that way?

  32. Dialashop says:

    Its great Reverbnation is helping out musicians. Musos can spend alot of time marketing themselves. Yes its hard enough for people to find you and its great there is help. I like the idea of being able to sell your own merchandise.

  33. I use it and it’s a good concept!!!!

  34. Kent Aten says:

    i set up my store and synced it with my paypal account… i made a self purchase and did not recieve nor get notification of the payment!! …where did my money go?

  35. peter says:

    thanks, workin!!

  36. carmo says:

    I’d like to sell my music
    how to?

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