Give and Take: New MySpace Application Allows Independent Musicians to Collect Cash from Fans

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The Karmafan MySpace application gives millions of independent musicians on the popular social networking platform an easy way to accept tips. Fans can contribute as much or as little as they want, whenever they choose.

Karmafan - as it appears on an artist's MySpace profile

The Karmafan MySpace application provides a new way for fans to give and artists to receive. It also means artists can get a little more than just recognition and fans get to show their respect and appreciation.

Karmafan, an Irish company providing a tip jar connection between artists and fans, announced today that it has released a MySpace application to help musicians accept direct contributions from their fans.

The Karmafan application is a free tool that can be added to an artist's profile on MySpace with a few simple clicks. Installing the application enables artists to accept cash directly from their fans. An appreciative fan can give a tip of any amount to their selected artist with PayPal or SMS text message. Fans can also invite their favorite artists on MySpace to accept contributions through Karmafan.

"Bands like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails have shown that fans will voluntarily support work they enjoy. Independent musicians can embrace this spirit of patronage with Karmafan," said co-founder David Barton. "The Karmafan MySpace application provides a new way for fans to give and artists to receive. It also means artists can get a little more than just recognition and fans get to show their respect and appreciation."

Karmafan does not take any profit from the money given to artists by fans. The principle of voluntary support applies to Karmafan just as it does to the artists. If an artist feels that Karmafan has helped them, then they can give something back to the developers of the application.

View the Karmafan MySpace application

About Karmafan:
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Karmafan is helping artists find new ways to make money from their work on the Internet. The new application for MySpace joins Karmafan's Facebook application, WordPress plugin and universal HTML/AJAX tip jar widget. Karmafan was founded in 2007 by David Barton, MSc, and Kulpreet Singh, PhD, both graduates of Trinity College Dublin.

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