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The wait is now over! WaTunes VIP service is fully launched. If you are a VIP customer, your contents are now being processed to go into every store that is covered with the VIP service. Please note that these stores may take up to 4-6 weeks before you see your music available at these music store services. So what are you waiting for? Upgrade your account to VIP and gain entry to more music stores today!
DETROIT – June 8th, 2009 – NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Earl ‘the Pearl’ Monroe has recently announced a strategic digital partnership with WaTunes, the revolutionary social music service that enables music artists and record labels to sell their music entirely free on iTunes while creating a social networking environment for fans to discover new music. Through his own record label Reverse Spin Records, Earl Monroe will be able to distribute his entire label catalogue to leading retailers including iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, Zune Marketplace, Amazon, and Wal-Mart.
“WaTunes is always looking to create innovative ways to enable our customers to take control of their music careers. We are very excited to be able to offer a complete digital turnkey solution for Earl and Reverse Spin Records as we work to help build the brands of the label. ” said Kevin Rivers, Founder and CEO of WaTunes.
“We are excited about our digital partnership and anticipate a long prosperous relationship with WaTunes” said Earl Monroe, CEO and Founder of Reverse Spin Entertainment Group, LLC.
The first artists to be digitally distributed by WaTunes are ChinaBlak, a hip-hop artist from New York City and Ciara Corr, a pop artist from Long Island, NY. ChinaBlak’s hit single ‘Hey Now’ is currently available on iTunes.
The new VIP service as arrived! For just $29.95 a year, you can get your music into more stores including Zune, Wal-Mart, AT&T, Verizon, Vodaphone, and more! Pre-Register your account today as we move forward towards the launch of WaTunes New Experience coming in late-May. To get started, sign up for your free account at WaTunes.com, next click on ‘Upgrade to VIP’ and activate your $29.95 yearly subscription via PayPal. Once we receive payment you will automatically be updated to VIP and your account will undergo a change upon the launch of WaTunes N.E. So what are you waiting for? Get the VIP treatment today!
So I’ve been getting nailed about how the WaTunes VIP service will work. How will we price this kind of service, and what will come with it. There has been a controversy on whether we will charge a one-time $30 fee or a yearly $29.95 fee. So let me clarify how the upcoming new VIP service will benefit the artist.
Though we initially wanted to offer a one-time fee, we felt that with greater services in the works and to help provide ways to reduce cost to make this work, we will offer the upcoming VIP service for $29.95 a year. We really want to provide an extensive service upon our free online music distribution.
The freemium model will always remain and will always be open to all artists and labels. We will never take way the free service and entitle the artists 100% of their royalties. Rest assure that this part of the free system won’t change.
So for $29.95 a year, what will a VIP artist or record label will be able to get? Currently, while we distribute to all music store services using the freemium model, upon the launch of N.E., we had to make certain tweaks in the free model to make both parties happy.
Free Users will only be able to deliver contents to iTunes, eMusic, and ShockHound. Users will still be entitled to keep 100% of their profits. Another change that will occur in the free system is that the user won’t be able to request an iTunes Weekly Trend. Reason for this is that we don’t believe in charging $2.99 per report and it would be extremely difficult to maintain in the long-term. Lastly, free users will only be able to upload Music audio contents. For artists & labels wishing to upload Music Videos, they would have to upgrade to VIP.
VIP Users will have a very unique service. Including expanded upcoming music store offerings (which I will announce soon). VIP users will also be able to get unlimited iTunes Weekly Trend reports, get considered for spotlight features, distribute Music Videos, get expanded mobile distribution, offer up Free Music Downloads on the front page, VIP badge, expedited content deliveries, get considered for sponsored remix contests & sweepstakes, and more!
If you guys have any comments or suggestions, let me know. 🙂