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Weekend of March 15, 2024

Tech News and Commentary

Dave and Chris discuss Dexcom’s new over-the-counter continuous glucose monitor, the popularity of streaming media, and more.

Jerry in Mineola, Texas listens on KTBB and asked: “I was born in 1942. I never learned to use the Internet or learned much about it. I composed the words and music to a number of songs. My question is… Are there any ways on the Internet, to market them without CDs? And if I were to market a CD on the Internet, what would be the best way to do that?”

Jerry, you can self-publish to the main media platforms like Apple Music and Spotify by way of a distributor.

There are plenty of those like Believe Digital, CD Baby, FUGA, IDOL, Ingrooves, and countless others.

Once you submit to the distributor you will be able to have them push it to different platforms.

You are likely going to make next to no money. Even bigger names in music make next to no money from music sales and streams these days and largely survive off of touring.

A while back musician David Crosby shared that Apple Music was paying a little over seven tenths of a cent per stream, which is far better than Spotifys four tenths.

Nils Lofgren, guitarist for Bruce Springsteens E Street Band, published a 2019 royalty check for the amount of $7.01. He wouldve been able to use it to buy a Big Mac burger (sandwich only, not the full value meal) in most US states, but not in Massachusetts.

Spotify is still planning to lower royalty payments over time.

Unless you expect to get millions of plays, publishing your music is likely not worth the effort, you might as well give it away and skip the leech of a middleman.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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