Musotopia Opens Its Doors for Christmas

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This year’s Christmas number 1 is going to line the pockets of an already very wealthy faceless giant in the music industry.

We don’t create your art, so why should we want to skim commission off it?

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Musotopia,, opened on Dec 04, 2006 and is a new subscription e-content distribution network that pays 100% to the artists.

How do they do this? By charging a nominal subscription of £5 per month, any creative artist can upload and sell their art from the Musotopia website in Musotopia’s virtual ‘Notes’ currency.

For music lovers, profiles are free of charge, and you can add any artists’ music to your own profile player, along with an image gallery and blogging system with many more features to be introduced in January. Finally, there is a site where the divide between music-lovers and music-makers is being eliminated.

Because of the subscription fee, Musotopia charges no commission on the sales of digital media – “We don’t create your art, so why should we want to skim commission off it?” says founder, Steven Pitcher.

Traditionally, companies on the web take up to 50% commission on sales. By using a very affordable subscription, the artists can set and control their own earnings. Unlike other systems, artists on Musotopia can choose when they are paid, as opposed to the traditional Quarterly payouts that most sites use. An artist can choose to be paid out daily, or whenever they like on impulse.

The concept is simple, yet destined to revolutionise the way people price and sell their digital media, putting FULL control back in the hands of those who create it. There are no middlemen, and no corporations to suck your profits from your hard work.

Musotopia is currently open to musicians during the test phase in December, but will accept subscriptions from any creative artists. The additional sales platforms to go online in January 2007 are photography, comedy, film, literature (ebooks), illustration and all related professions.

It’s social networking with a difference – artists are encouraged to network and work with each other to achieve the most positive results possible without the high-investment traditionally required to launch a creative artist. The aim is for Musotopia to become the global leader in fair music distribution.

Throughout the test Phase in December, any artist who subscribes to Musotopia will enjoy the benefits of a £25 subscription for the entire year until January 2008. All creative artists and lovers of any art form are encouraged to join up and build the rebellious independent network the planet has been yearning for since the digital revolution began.

Already, bands are moving to Musotopia’s friendly network. Why not join them.


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