GET YOUR MONEY
RoyaltyShare (www.royaltyshare.com) launched with a suite of Web-based services that provide end-to-end management of both mechanical and artist royalties. The RoyaltyShare Digital Advantage service aggregates and monitors digital sales data. The offering enables record labels and music distributors to consolidate, manage and interpret data from digital music and video revenue streams.
“RoyaltyShare came along at just the right time,” said Dan Harrington, co-founder and president of Dualtone Records, an independent record label in Nashville. “We're excited about digital distribution, but we quickly realized that our existing royalty processes were not well suited to dealing with digital sales. Using RoyaltyShare's back-end systems to manage the massive amount of sales data is enabling us to pursue new revenue streams and pay our publishers and artists accurately and on time.”
YOU'VE GOT MUSIC
Recently launched, AOL Music Now (www.aolmusicnow.com) digital music subscription service offers unlimited on-demand streams and downloads of more than 2.5 million audio tracks and thousands of music videos. As long as users maintain a portable, tiered subscription, they can access music and videos that have been transferred from AOL Music Now to PCs and compatible portable devices. The new service also features AOL Music — programmed AOL Radio with XM, offering more than 200 AOL Radio stations and select premier XM Satellite Radio channels.
The PC-only service works with Microsoft Windows Media Player (Version 10 and higher) and Winamp (V. 5.2.3 and above).