By: Jayson Pablo
Shakespeare has well said “If music be the food of soul, then play on”. Surely, music puts a balm on all your worries and it sooths and relaxes your mind. And music has been regarded as the voice of the soul too. From generations and centuries, music has given enough entertainment to the mankind. Come to the contemporary times and you would witness a sort of revolution in the music industry. Owing to the popular trends like cinema and Internet, there is an emergence of a lot of genres like pop music, jazz, country, Blues, rock and so on. And the Internet is flooded with a plethora of online music websites that have added a new dimension in the popularity of music.
These online music stores are employing new strategies in order to attract more and more users towards them. This includes affiliating with the various social networking sites and offering competitive prices to the users, thereby baiting them for good. Other methods that these online players employ could be giving away a few albums or songs for free as a start up initiative to increase the traffic and clientèle, in terms of music downloads. It can also offer some great incentives to the early buyers.
There is another way to popularise the online music by giving a referral incentive to anyone who refer his/her acquaintances to a particular website. By such means you can buy music on a discount, else you win some freebies or loyalty points for your next purchase... Then, these websites also trust viral marketing to propagate their music store amidst the netizens. Also there are certain websites that sell DRM free MP3s and thus they can be used on any music player very conveniently.
You might have come across a few websites which would not charge anything for listening music but as soon as you try downloading these tracks, they would start charging money on it. But there are many free and legal music download sites have cropped up too, and they have found their target customers as well. So, you can work out on both the options. Thus, the voice of your soul (music) has become a famous business which is catching up like a wildfire along with the other online businesses and is also minting good money out of it.