How long does it take for an album to go live once paid for?
On average it takes about 4-6 weeks to go live on all stores.
How and when do I get my money?
Most stores (like iTunes) send your sales information and money to us within 45 days after the end of the month in which the sale took place. As an example, if you had sales in the month of February, the stores send your sales information and money by April 15 (45 days after the end of February). Some stores, like eMusic and Napster (for streams only) send your sales information and money within 45 days after the end of each QUARTER. So if your music sold in those stores any time during January, February or March, you'll know about all three months by May 15. On the rare occasion that your sales information and money is posted late, it is due to delays in reporting from the stores. On time will be reporting you this information within the first 10 days after we receive the store information.
How do I make changes to an album once I have paid for it?
Unfortunately there is no easy way to make changes to an album once you have paid for the delivery. We distribute your album immediately to the stores and therefore cannot make changes to the delivered album.
My go live date has passed, why is my album not live?
There could be multiple reasons for why an album may not be live before or after the projected go live date has passed. More often then not it is because there is an open issue that needs to be resolved. If your album is not live but your go live date has passed and/or your album has been listed in processing for more than 48 hours please contact us.
What format must my artwork be in, in order to upload to On Time?
Artwork can be in one of the following file formats: JPG, GIF or PNG. The image must be a perfect square and at least 600x600 pixels in size (1600x1600 is suggested). All artwork must be in best-quality RGB Color mode (including black and white images) and must have a resolution of at least 72 dpi. You may not include: email addresses, URLs, any other contact information or any pricing information. You must include both the artist name and album title on the artwork and remove any stickers or other items from your artwork in case you are scanning it in from a physical CD.
How do sales and payments work?
There are three ways your music (and one way your music videos) can earn you money in the stores and services you choose:
PERMANENT DOWNLOADS
A Permanent Download means someone bought your music or your music video from a store and downloaded it to their computer, cell phone or some other media device. Each time your music is bought, you get paid. There are currently two ways that you get paid by Permanent download:
You get a Fixed Pay Rate every time someone purchases your music or music video for download, where you receive an unchanging, predetermined amount of money each time your music is bought. The Fixed Pay Rate remains the same no matter what the store sells it for. Even if the store sells your music for a hundred dollars or a penny, you still get the Fixed Pay Rate.
You get a Subscription Pay Rate every time someone purchases your music (not music videos) for download, where you receive a variable amount of money each time your music is bought. The Subscription Pay Rate is different every pay period, and is typically based on four things:
* How many songs were downloaded in a set period of time (monthly or every three months),
* How much money was made by the store in the same time frame,
* What "expenses" are deducted by the store, and
* What percentage of the remainder is contractually owed to you. The following stores all offer a Fixed Permanent Download model
* iTunes (all stores)
* iTunes Video
* Napster (also offers Streams, see below)
* Rhapsody (also offers Streams, see below)
* MusicNet (all stores; also offers Streams, see below)
* Groupie Tunes
* Amazon MP3
* Lala.com
* ShockHound
* Amie Street An example of a Subscription Pay Rate Permanent Download model
Unlike Fixed Pay Rate models, Subscription Pay Rates can be confusing. Here's an example using eMusic, which has a Subscription Pay Rate Permanent Download model:
For Example: Say, in the months of January, February, March there were a total of 1,000,000 songs downloaded from eMusic by all customers downloading all songs. Imagine in those same months eMusic took in $750,000 in digital download pre-pay revenue. That makes each individual download worth $0.75.
From this $0.75, eMusic then deducts expenses (credit card processing fees, bandwidth, other expenses). For this example, let's say the expenses come to $0.10 per song. This is subtracted from the $0.75 per song, leaving $0.65.
From this remaining $0.65, 60% goes to you. So in this example, you would make $0.39 per song bought: $0.39 is the Subscription Permanent Download Pay Rate for this store in this period. If you had forty downloads from eMusic in this period, you'd make 40 x $0.39 = $15.60 (U.S.), and as always.
Remember, the amount you make will vary from statement to statement and from store to store as the number of songs bought and the amount of money made in each period will not be the same, and some stores may have different deals. The following stores offer a Subscription Permanent Download model:
* eMusic STREAMS
A Stream is when someone listens to your song (not music video) but does not own it and has not downloaded it. People usually listen to streams as part of a subscription model similar to the Subscription Permanent Downloads (see above), paying a monthly subscription fee for the access. In many ways, it's like your fans joined a service that lets them rent your music. As soon as they stop paying their monthly rental fee, they will not have access to listen to your music. Each time more than thirty seconds of your music is listened to, you get paid a fee called a Streaming Pay Rate There are typically two ways to listen to a music as a stream: "Tethered" and "Non-Tethered" streams:
A Tethered Stream means the media player (usually a computer) must be connected (or "tethered") to the Internet at all times in order to listen to the music.
A Non-Tethered Stream means the media player (either a computer or, more often, a portable iPod or iPod-like device, like a Creative Zen Vision, Toshiba Gigabeat, and so on) only needs to be connected to the Internet once a month for the service to confirm that the user has paid their monthly subscription fee. After one month, if the person either stops paying their fee OR if the person does not connect their device to the Internet to verify that they have paid, the songs will stop playing on their computer or portable player.
Each time your music streams, you get paid the Streaming Pay Rate for that store. EXCEPTION: Some stores let potential customers stream for promotion or as a "free trial." In those cases, even though your music may stream, you will not get paid.
The following stores/services offer Streaming Pay Rate:
* Napster
* Rhapsody
* MusicNet (all stores)
ADVERTISING
There are some new services that allow people to listen to your music (not music videos) for free. In return, the services sell advertising space on the Website where people must go and stay in order to listen to the music. The amount of money you receive each time your music is listened to is predicated on how much money the service made in advertising revenue.
At this time, On Time is not working with any stores or services that pay out money based on advertising revenue.
When do I see how much I got paid, and when do I get my money?
Until the stores and services you chose send information, there is no way of knowing what has sold, where it has sold, how many copies it has sold or how much money you have made from the sale of your music or music videos.
All of the stores and services send out this information in one of two ways:
* Within 45 to 60 days after the end of each month, or
* Within 45 to 60 days after the end of every three months.
For example, iTunes sends information and payment by 45 days after the end of each month, so sales and information for the month of March are sent by iTunes by May 15th (May 15th is 45 days after the end of March). Sales and information on what your music sold in the month of April is sent by iTunes (and all other services that account monthly) by June 15th, and so on.
For exmple, eMusic sends out all information and money by 45 days after the end of every three months. Sales and information for the months of January, Febuary and March gets sent by eMusic by May 15th, which is 45 days after the end of March. Sales and information for the months of April, May and June gets sent by eMusic by August 15th, which is 45 days after the end of June, and so on.
IMPORTANT: Until the stores and services send the information and payment for the sales, there is no way of knowing what has sold, where it has sold, how many copies sold or anything else. Rest assured, as soon as the information is received, On Time will notify you. STORES/SERVICES THAT SEND INFORMATION AND MONEY by 45 days after the end of EACH MONTH:
* iTunes U.S.
* iTunes Canada
* iTunes Australia
* iTunes New Zealand
* iTunes U.K.
* iTunes European Union
* iTunes Japan
* iTunes Video (all territories)
* Rhapsody
* MusicNet
* Napster (digital downloads only)
* GroupieTunes
* Amazon MP3
* Lala.com
* ShockHound STORES/SERVICES THAT SEND INFORMATION by 45 days after the end of EVERY THREE MONTHS:
* eMusic
* Napster (digital downloads for that month and streams for the full three months)
* Amie Street
How does iTunes sell my music and/or music videos?
There are currently seven iTunes stores:
* iTunes United States, selling music and music videos only in the U.S.
* iTunes Canada, selling music and music videos only in Canada
* iTunes U.K., selling music and music videos only in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
* iTunes Europe, selling music and music videos only in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, * * Ireland (Republic), Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland
* iTunes Japan, selling music and music videos only in Japan
* iTunes Australia, selling music and music videos only in Australia
* iTunes New Zealand, selling music and music videos only in New Zealand
All iTunes stores sell music and music videos only as permanent digital downloads (no streaming is offered) that the customer owns and uses in the Fixed Pay Rate Permanent Digital Download model. Customers can purchase songs or music videos individually for a per-song/per-video price, or customers can buy albums whole (not music videos), getting every song on that album for one set price. However, this isn't always the case. See below for EXCEPTIONS. Most often, iTunes sells individual songs at $0.99 each. Most often, albums are sold for either the sum of all the songs on the album (for albums with ten or less songs), or for a single set price of $9.99 for albums over ten songs. See below for EXCEPTIONS.
For example, if your album has five songs, an iTunes U.S. customer can either buy the songs individually for $0.99 or the whole album for 5 x $0.99 = $4.95. If you had another album with 12 songs, an iTunes U.S. customer can either buy the songs individually for $0.99 or the whole album for $9.99. EXCEPTIONS: iTunes (and all other digital retailers, for that matter) reserves the right to sell music and/or music videos any way they want and at any price they want. When your songs or albums or music videos sell, you will always receive the required amount, but iTunes can sell your music or video for a penny, a million dollars or anything in between. For music, iTunes reserves the right to make a song "purchasable only with the album." That is, no button would be placed next to the song itself, no option to download it on its own would be available to the iTunes customer. iTunes does this solely at their own discretion. Sometimes they do it to long songs (presumably because a 73-minute song would be too much of a bargain for just $0.99, since that's a whole album's worth of music on a single song). Sometimes they do it to very short songs (presumably because $0.99 is too much for a 10-second song). Sometimes they simply adjust the price. However iTunes decides, On Time has no say in the matter, and neither do our patrons. Regardless, once a song or an album or a music video sells, you will be paid the required amount the moment iTunes sends the money.
Remember, only albums, EPs and singles can be set to sell in stores/services, not individual songs. All songs are grouped into albums (technically, an EP and a single is an album of few or one song), and however the album is set to sell, so will all the songs on that album.
What is iTunes Plus, and will my music sell as iTunes Plus?
* iTunes Plus
* Available to all
* Music encoded at 256 kbps .AAC files
* Music NOT protected with Digital Rights Management (DRM)
* Music is available for sale as an iTunes Ring Tone for iPhones
IMPORTANT: If a customer acquired your album, EP or single as a "regular" iTunes purchase in the past and the same album, EP or single is offered in iTunes Plus, they can UPGRADE their purchase for a small fee. You will see part of that fee as a royalty payment when the accounting for that month is reported. The price for an album "upgraded" will be about $2.00 (U.S. dollars), depending on the number of tracks on the album upgraded.
What do I get paid when my songs, albums, EPs or singles sell from the iTunes store(s) I chose?
When an individual song or album/EP/single or music video sells from an iTunes store, you get a fixed "pay rate”, the same pay rate for all independent record labels. Remember, only iTunes can set the sale price, but no matter what they sell that song or album/EP/single or music video for, you always get the current pay rate. Even if iTunes wants to have a discount, say, offering its customers your content for a penny each, you still get the full pay rate every time it sells.
Albums, EPs, singles and individual songs sell differently, so the pay rate is different.
HOW MUCH IS THE PAY RATE FOR MUSIC?
For the iTunes U.S. store, you receive $0.70 per song sold individually and $7.00 per album with 11 or more songs sold in its entirety.
You are paid the pay rate in the local currency of the country where the sale occurred. For example, if an album or song sells from the iTunes Japan store, iTunes Japan pays in Japanese yen (¥). The money is converted into U.S. dollars by the bank and forwarded on to you.
Be aware that bank conversion rates are out of our control and can change from day to day--the bank will convert the currency into U.S. dollars based on what the exchange rate is at the time the bank receives the money.
For songs sold individually off an EP or album through the iTunes stores, you receive the following:
iTunes U.S. Store US$0.70 (no exchange required)
iTunes Australia Store Australian Dollars AU$0.99 (EXCEPTION BELOW!)
iTunes New Zealand Store New Zealand Dollars NZ$1.17 (EXCEPTION BELOW!)
iTunes Canada Store Canadian Dollars CAD$0.78
iTunes Japan Store Japanese Yen ¥100 (EXCEPTION BELOW!)
iTunes U.K. Store British Pounds £0.49
iTunes Europe Store Euros €0.71 (after September, 2007)
Albums and EPs are sold in their entirety in two possible ways:
Albums under 11 songs and EPs are priced by the song. To calculate how much you would receive from the sale of an album with less than 11 songs or an EP, multiply the number of songs by the pay rate of that iTunes store. Albums with 11 songs or more sold in their entirety have a set pay rate listed below. For albums with 11 or more songs sold in their entirety, you receive the following:
iTunes U.S. Store US$7.00 (no exchange required)
iTunes Australia Store Australian Dollars AU$9.99 (EXCEPTION BELOW!)
iTunes New Zealand Store New Zealand Dollars NZ$11.75 (EXCEPTION BELOW!)
iTunes Canada Store Canadian Dollars CAD$7.80
iTunes Japan Store Japanese Yen ¥1000 (EXCEPTION BELOW!)
iTunes UK Store British Pounds £4.90
iTunes Europe Store Euros €7.10 (after September, 2007) IMPORTANT: Special iTunes Pricing and Pay Rates:
HOW MUCH IS THE PAY RATE FOR "COMPLETE MY ALBUM" PURCHASES?
iTunes lets customers who purchased some of the tracks off one of your albums to, on some future date, "Complete My Album" (CMA) and get the rest of the album for only the cost of the remaining tracks.
For accounting purposes, CMA purchases do not appear: rather, the album counts as a full sale, and the previously purchased track is considered refunded.
EXAMPLE: If you had an album in iTunes U.S. with 15 songs/tracks and one of your fans purchased a song from it (say, track #8) you'd get the track Pay Rate of $0.70. If later the same customer came back and purchased the album in its entirety as a CMA, you would earn the Pay Rate for a whole album sale for albums over 11 songs/tracks, $7.00; a refund for the original track #8 purchase would be generated, but not appear in your accounting: it would "cancel out" the next sale you had of that particular track. That is, if in the same month, someone (anyone) purchased track #8, that sale would be "cancelled out" by the CMA refund and not appear. The refund remains until cancelled out by a sale, and can persist over many months until another track #8 is purchased.
NOTE: None of this has anything to do with the Trending Reports, which do not take into consideration the royalties. This is just one of many ways the Trending Reports are different from the Royalty Reports, and should not be compared side-by-side.
HOW MUCH IS THE PAY RATE FOR "UPGRADED" ALBUM PURCHASES?
If a customer acquired your album, EP or single as a "regular" iTunes purchase in the past and the same album, EP or single is offered in iTunes Plus, they can UPGRADE their purchase for a small fee. You will see part of that fee as a royalty payment when the accounting for that month is reported. The price for an album "upgraded" will be about $2.00 (U.S. dollars), depending on the number of tracks on the album upgraded.
IMPORTANT: All of the amounts for music and/or music video sales outside of the United States are subject to the terms, conditions, taxes and laws of those countries, including:
* International treaties
* Fluctuating exchange rates
* Local city, state or federal taxes
* Tariffs and local restrictions
* Current trade status any countries enjoy with the United States
Some countries have special rules, so that even before taxes, tariffs, exchange rates or treaties kick in, some money is deducted by the store to pay fees and royalties dictated by local copyright laws. So from the amount you receive for sales of your music in that country, some amount will be deducted to pay the copyright holders under the local copyright laws.
Even if the copyright holder is you, some laws require certain royalties to be paid out in that country. However, no matter what, you will get paid the pay rate, after taxes, exchange rate adjustments, etc.
Remember, because of currency exchange, these pay rates can vary from country to country and from day to day. For example, if you sell one of your songs through the iTunes U.K./Europe store, you ultimately may get a little more or less than the pay rate listed in the above tables, depending only on the foreign currency exchange rate the moment the bank received the money. How much more or less?.
EXCEPTION: Japan has some special rules, so that even before taxes, tariffs, exchange rates or treaties kick in, some money is deducted by the iTunes Japan store to pay fees and royalties dictated by local Japanese copyright laws. So from the sales of your music in Japan, some portion will be deducted to pay the copyright holders under the copyright laws of Japan. Even if the copyright holder is you, Japanese laws require certain royalties to be paid out in Japan. However, no matter what, you will get paid the pay rate less this amount, after taxes, exchange rate, etc.
EXCEPTION: Both Australia's and New Zealand's governments withhold 5% as a tax on all sales. This amount is already deducted when you receive your accounting.
What is iTunes Latino, and how do I get into it?
iTunes Latino is a sub-store within iTunes U.S. specifically for content of interest to the Latino community. It consists of a home page and feature pages, lists, reviews, specials and other promotional material targeting the Latino demographic. Depending on the sales of your music, iTunes may direct the editors of iTunes Latino to place your music on best-seller lists and other promotionals.
All the rules, restrictions, pay rates and territories of the iTunes U.S. store apply: music in the iTunes Latino sub-store is sold as iTunes U.S. music, and is available only in the United States. All sales will be reported as regular iTunes U.S. sales. For all the information you need to know on iTunes U.S. sales and payments, please see the section on iTunes.
Your content does NOT have be in Spanish or Portuguese to be in the iTunes Latino sub-store, but it must be germane and appeal to the Latino community. iTunes reserves the right to determine what is or is not appropriate for the iTunes Latino store, and will remove any items it decides are misplaced there.
IMPORTANT: On Time cannot decide if your content is appropriate for iTunes Latino, and iTunes does not provide specific guidelines. It is up to you to decide if your material belongs in the iTunes Latino store or not. If iTunes rejects or otherwise flags your material as misplaced in the iTunes Latino store, On Time will abide by iTunes's decision unilaterally.
IMPORTANT: All content with the genre selection "Latin" will be eligible for the iTunes Latino store. All content with "Latin" as one of its genres WILL BE PLACED in the iTunes Latino sub-store, unless iTunes's editorial staff determines otherwise. Again, only iTunes decides what should or should not be in iTunes Latino.
Rhapsody
How does Rhapsody sell my music?
Real Networks has a digital music service called Rhapsody which lets customers buy permanent digital downloads as well as stream digital music directly from their site to a computer and, if customers choose to use Rhapsody's "To Go" program, on selected portable devices.
Rhapsody has several ways of allowing its customers to buy or listen to music:
RealPlayer Music Store (http://musicstore.real.com) sells music only as permanent digital downloads that the customer owns and uses.
Rhapsody streaming subscription service lets Rhapsody Subscribers listen to music as much as they want as streams (not downloads) for a single flat subscription fee. However, if that subscription lapses, the music becomes inaccessible to the customer.
There are several kinds of Rhapsody customers each with their own options for buying your music, each of which generates money for you in a different way:
Rhapsody Subscribers can listen to an unlimited number of full-length songs while they are connected to the Internet and download an unlimited number of high quality music files to their PC. They can listen to these downloaded songs online or offline and keep the music they download so long as their subscription is current. These songs and albums aren't "purchased" or "permanent" downloads, there's no way for a customer to burn or save the music, and as soon as the customer's subscription lapses, they lose access to these "tethered downloads."
Rhapsody Subscribers can also buy permanent downloads (at a lower price than non-subscribers pay, currently a 10% discount per track).
Rhapsody Non-Subscribing Customers (any person who goes to the website) can stream 25 songs each month before they are asked to put down a credit card to continue either as a Trial Subscriber or a Subscriber.
Rhapsody Non-Subscribing Customers can also buy permanent downloads, but they pay more than subscribers.
Rhapsody Trial Subscribers are trying out the Rhapsody subscription streaming service. Trial Subscriptions last 14 days. Trial subscribers have put down a credit card and typically get access for free for 14 days before being charged for the first month of subscription (see below for important details).
Rhapsody Trial Subscribers can also buy permanent downloads at the market rate of $0.99 per track.
What do I get paid when my music sells or stream from Rhapsody?
Each time a Rhapsody Non-Subscribing Customer permanently downloads your music, you get a payment. When a Rhapsody Subscriber or Rhapsody Trial Subscriber permanently downloads, you also get a payment, but a fraction less. When a Rhapsody Subscriber streams or "tethered downloads" your songs, you get a payment, but when a Rhapsody Trial Subscriber streams, you don't get a payment (see below). Non-Subscribers can stream only up to 25 whole songs per month before they put down a credit card and opt in either to become Trail Subscribers or Subscribers, but if they stream one of your songs during this "Rhapsody 25," you will receive payment.
IMPORTANT: Anyone in the United States can sign up for a Rhapsody Trial by putting down a credit card and get unlimited free streams for 14 days. If a customer streams your music during this period, you will not get any payment for the streams--it's considered promotional.
Albums and EPs are sold in two possible ways:
Albums under 11 songs and EPs are priced by the song. To calculate how much you would receive from the sale of an album with less than 11 songs, multiply the number of songs by the pay rate for that kind of Rhapsody customer.
Albums with 11 songs or more sold in their entirety have a set pay rate.
You will be able to see the exact pay rate On Time pays you for each song or album/EP/single every time it's downloaded or streamed from Rhapsody in your On Time accounting report. The pay rate is available as an element in every line item.
iLike
Marketing and Promotion: iLike offers a range of free and paid music-promotion services for artists to reach new fans on leading social networks and platforms across the Web.
Making Money: Artists will also earn royalties when their music is streamed on iLike.com, Facebook, and other platforms where iLike is available.
Artists will earn royalties when their music is streamed not only on iLike.com but also on iLike's unrivaled music syndication network, which provides music on Facebook, hi5, Orkut, Bebo, iLike's third-party developer platform (www.iLike.com/developer) and other leading channels across the Web.
All music sales from iLike will be reported as sales from Rhapsody and paid as Rhapsody sales.
Napster
How does Napster sell my music?
Napster lets customers listen to an unlimited number of full-length songs while they are connected to the Internet and download an unlimited number of high quality music files to their PC. They can listen to these downloaded songs online or offline and keep the music they download for as long as they want to be a "Member."
Napster subscribers can access music in two ways: as "Members" and "To Go Members." Although Napster sometimes differentiates between the Napster store and the Napster Light store, these contain the same music, and your albums will be in both.
Napster Permanent Download Store sells music only as permanent digital downloads that the customer owns and uses. These files are 256 kbps .MP3 files, and are the customer's to keep forever, even if they are not (or cease to be) a Napster "member."
Napster Streaming Service lets Napster Subscribers listen to music as much as they want as streams (not downloads) for a single flat subscription fee. However, when that subscription lapses, the music becomes inaccessible to the customer.
What do I get paid when music sells or streams from Napster?
Remember that no matter how an individual song or album sells from Napster, you get a fixed "pay rate," the same pay rate for all independent record labels. Only Napster can set the sale price, but no matter what they sell that song or album for, you always get the current pay rate. Even if Napster wants to have a discount, say, offering its customers your songs for a penny each, you still get the full pay rate every time one of your songs or albums sell. Napster works in several ways:
Napster Subscribers ("Members" and "To Go Members") have a variety of services available to them. For details, please click here
Napster Subscribers ("Members" and "To Go Members") can also buy permanent downloads, by using the Napster Light store, if they wish.
Napster Light Customers also have services available. Napster Trial Subscribers ("Trial Members") are trying out the Napster subscription streaming service, and can also buy permanent downloads through the Napster Light store, if they wish.
Each time a Napster Subscriber ("Member" or "To Go Member") streams more than 30 seconds of your song, you get paid. When anyone, even a Napster Subscriber ("Member" or "To Go Member") permanently downloads one of your songs or albums, you also get paid. Here is a chart that tells you what you will you get when a song streams or downloads from the countries Napster sells in:
For Permanent Downloads PER SONG through the Napster Light Store:
Napster U.S. Store US$0.65
Napster Canada Store Canadian Dollars CAD$0.65
Napster U.K. Store British Pounds £0.48
Napster Europe Store Euros €0.65 Albums and EPs are sold in two possible ways:
Albums under 11 songs and EPs are priced by the song. To calculate how much you would receive from the sale of an album with less than 11 songs, multiply the number of songs by the pay rate of that country. For example, from the sale in the U.S. Napster Light Store of a 5-song album, you would receive $3.25 for the whole album. Albums with 11 songs or more sold in their entirety have a set pay rate listed below.
For Permanent Downloads PER ALBUM (11 songs or more) through the Napster Light Store:
Napster U.S. Store US$6.50
Napster Canada Store Canadian Dollars CAD$6.50
Napster U.K. Store British Pounds £4.80
Napster Europe Store Euros €6.50 For each of your songs streamed by a Napster Subscriber ("Member" or "To Go Member"), you receive a proportionate share of the membership fees, based on the number of streams of your music in that pay period, minus any applicable expenses. As always,
IMPORTANT: Napster currently distributes in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union. Napster may add more countries at any time. For the moment, you MUST have worldwide rights to your music before you select to have it available in Napster.

MusicNet
How does MusicNet sell my music?
IMPORTANT: As of Tuesday, July 24, 2007, MusicNet (currently renaming itself to "MediaNet") no longer accepts submissions. Although On Time has successfully delivered music to MusicNet and its partner stores for many months, MusicNet has informed us that it is no longer accepting any submissions. On Time is continuing its partnership with MusicNet in the hopes that in the future we can begin redelivery.
MusicNet provides branded digital music stores for other companies. At the moment, MusicNet's comprehensive suite of digital music services include Yahoo!, Cdigix Ctrax (on more than 30 college campuses), iMesh, HMV Digital, Virgin Digital U.K., FYE Download Zone, MTV's Urge, Microsoft's Zune and MusicGremlin. MusicNet is the world's leading business-to-business digital music service provider.
When you selected to have your albums delivered to MusicNet, your music was be placed in all the stores/services MusicNet currently provides and any future ones they may add.
IMPORTANT: There is no way to pick and choose which stores you want to be in at MusicNet--it is an "all or nothing" choice. If you choose to have your music delivered to MusicNet, be aware they may drop or add stores/services, and your music will be removed from any dropped stores/services and/or into any new stores/services.
IMPORTANT: Some current or some future stores that are part of MusicNet may distribute in countries outside the United States. You currently MUST have worldwide rights to your music
MusicNet sells music in various ways:
MusicNet Subscribers ("Members") can stream all the music they want for as long as they want as many times as they want for as long as they are subscribers. They can also buy permanent downloads, if they wish.
MusicNet Customers can buy permanent downloads, if they wish, without subscribing to any membership. They cannot stream songs on demand, like subscribers can.
MusicNet Trial Subscribers ("Trial Members") are trying out the MusicNet subscription streaming service, and will be able to stream as many songs as they want as many times as they want for 30 days at no charge; after the thirty days, they will have to pay to subscribe to keep on-demand streaming. NOTE: They can also buy permanent downloads, if they wish. YOU ARE NOT PAID FOR ANY SONGS STREAMED IN A TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION.
IMPORTANT: Anyone can sign up for MusicNet and get unlimited free streams for 30 days. If a customer streams your music during this period, you will not get any payment for them--it's considered promotional. This is a MusicNet policy
What do I get paid when songs STREAM from MusicNet?
For STREAMS, MusicNet works on a Subscription Pay Rate Permanent Download model. MusicNet does not pay a pre-set amount for each stream. For each three month period, MusicNet calculates how many songs were streamed and how much money was paid to MusicNet for subscriptions in that period. This rate changes from period to period based on how many songs are streamed and how much money was paid to MusicNet for subscriptions.
To get the per-song Pay Rate, MusicNet divides the amount of money made by the number of songs streamed. This sets the Pay Rate for each song streamed. From this Pay Rate, MusicNet then deducts out Allowed Expenses (these are not negotiable and are the same Allowed Expenses deducted from all other labels and artists working with MusicNet).
For Example: Say, in the months of January, February, March there were a total of 1,000,000 songs streamed from MusicNet by all customers streaming all songs. Imagine in those same months MusicNet took in $250,000 in digital streaming pre-pay revenue. That makes each individual stream worth $0.25.
From this $0.25, MusicNet then deducts expenses (credit card processing fees, advertising, bandwidth, other expenses). For this example, let's say the expenses come to $0.05 per song. This is subtracted from the $0.25 per song, leaving $0.20.
From this remaining $0.20, 45% goes to you. So in this example, you would make $0.09 per song streamed: $0.09 is the Subscription Streaming Pay Rate for this store in this period. If you had forty streams from MusicNet in this period, you'd make 40 x $0.09 = $3.60 (U.S.), and as always, On Time takes nothing, 100% of that money goes to you.
What do I get paid when songs ARE DOWNLOADED from MusicNet?
For DOWNLOADS from MusicNet, regardless of whether or not the customer is a "Member," you get a fixed "pay rate," the same pay rate for all independent record labels. (Click for more information about the Fixed Pay Rate Permanent Download model). Remember, only MusicNet can set the sale price, but no matter what they sell that song or album for, you always get the current pay rate. Even if they want to have a discount, say, offering its customers your songs for a penny each, you still get the full pay rate every time one of your songs or albums sell.
HOW MUCH IS THE PAY RATE?
On Time takes none of the money from the sale of your music. You get it all. Music can be downloaded from MusicNet in several possible ways:
Songs downloaded individually generate the song pay rate for that country (see below)
Albums under 11 songs and EPs are priced by the song. To calculate how much you would receive from the sale of an album with less than 11 songs or an EP, multiply the number of songs on the album by the song pay rate for that country (see below)
For albums with 11 or more sold in their entirety, you receive the album pay rate for that country (see below). Song Pay Rates, By Country:
MusicNet U.S. Store US$0.70
MusicNet Canada Store Canadian Dollars CAD$0.72
MusicNet U.K. Store British Pounds £0.47
MusicNet Europe Store Euros €0.68
Album Pay Rates for Albums Sold In Their Entirety, By Country:
MusicNet U.S. Store US$7.00
MusicNet Canada Store Canadian Dollars CAD$7.20
MusicNet U.K. Store British Pounds £4.60
MusicNet Europe Store Euros €6.70
eMusic
How does eMusic sell my music?
eMusic is a service that lets people download music (no streaming is offered) on a pre-buy model. eMusic's customers sign up at one of three different pre-buy rates which sets how many songs they can download each month. eMusic currently offers:
* eMusic Free Trial Period: 25 free downloads
* eMusic Basic: 30 songs per month for $9.99, which comes to $0.33 a song
* eMusic Plus: 50 songs per month for $14.99, which comes to $0.30 a song
* eMusic Premium: 75 songs per month for $19.99, which comes to $0.27 a song IMPORTANT: Anyone can sign up for eMusic and get 25 free downloads. If a customer downloads your music as one or more of these 25 free downloads, you will not get any payment for them--it's considered promotional. This is an eMusic policy. If you do not like the idea of people downloading your music for free, please do not choose eMusic as one of your digital distribution stores.
Once an eMusic customer signs up and passes the free trial period, they have one month to download any 30, 50 or 75 songs they want. At the end of the month, any songs not downloaded expire. For Example, if, by the last day of their month, an eMusic Basic customer downloaded only 23 of their 30 pre-bought songs, the eight "leftovers" expire and the customer has to buy another 30 (or more) songs in order to download more music.
For a complete description of the eMusic service, we suggest you read the eMusic FAQ.
IMPORTANT: eMusic now distributes in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, but may add more countries at any time. For the moment, you MUST have worldwide rights to your music before you select to have it available in eMusic. In the near future, On Time will offer you the ability to control what parts of the world you make your music available in.
What do I get paid when songs or albums sell from eMusic?
eMusic works on a Subscription Pay Rate Permanent Download model, so the Pay Rate varies depending on how much money eMusic made in pre-sales each pay period. eMusic calculates how many songs were downloaded and how much money was made in the same three month period. This rate changes from month to month based on how many songs are downloaded and if customers that pre-paid for their songs downloaded everything they pre-bought.
To get the per-song Pay Rate, eMusic divides the amount of money made by the number of songs downloaded. This sets the Pay Rate for each song downloaded. From this Pay Rate, eMusic then deducts out Allowed Expenses (these are not negotiable and are the same Allowed Expenses deducted from all other labels and artists working with eMusic). Of what remains, you get 60%, and that sum is delivered to you by On Time.
For Example: Say, in the months of January, February, March there were a total of 1,000,000 songs downloaded from eMusic by all customers downloading all songs. Imagine in those same months eMusic took in $750,000 in digital download pre-pay revenue. That makes each individual download worth $0.75.
From this $0.75, eMusic then deducts expenses (credit card processing fees, bandwidth, other expenses). For this example, let's say the expenses come to $0.10 per song. This is subtracted from the $0.75 per song, leaving $0.65.
From this remaining $0.65, 60% goes to you. So in this example, you would make $0.39 per song bought: $0.39 is the Subscription Permanent Download Pay Rate for this store in this period. If you had forty downloads from eMusic in this period, you'd make 40 x $0.39 = $15.60 (U.S)
GroupieTunes / IMVU / SonicTap
GroupieTunes is a company that "powers" other companies, such as IMVU and the soon to be launched Sonic Tap. When you choose to have your music in IMVU, you agree to have it in ALL the places GroupieTunes sends music or may send music.
GroupieTunes Powered Stores
As of September 2008, GroupieTunes no longer runs its own store, instead it now only delivers to IMVU and SonicTap
How does GroupieTunes sell my music?
There are three ways GroupieTunes can sell your music:
Ringtones: Your fans visit the GroupieTunes site and purchase a 30 second portion (or less) of your music to hear over their phone when it rings (if the ring lasts longer than 30 seconds, the ringtone loops).
Downloads to Computer: Your fans visit the GroupieTunes or Music.com site, imvu.com and SonicTap.com (more coming soon) and purchase an entire song as a digital download to your computer, the same way most other digital delivery stores sell music.
Downloads to Mobile Digital Devices with DUAL DELIVERY to Computer: Your fans visit the GroupieTunes or Music.com (with more coming) and purchase your music as a permanent digital download (the entire song), to a mobile device and the entire song is ALSO delivered to their computer at no extra charge.
IMVU
IMVU (imvu.com) is not a traditional music retailer, but a social site where people can, in the course of their social interaction, listen to and purchase music, as streams and/or downloads. Digital download sales, which will be DRM-free MP3s at 256 kbps, will be track-by-track, obey the above rules of pricing for Groupie Tunes, and will yield $0.70 each time one downloads. These download sales work normally, with the money coming back into On Time 45 days after the end of the month and accounted for like any other store.
But IMVU in particular has a new wrinkle worth considering. People go to IMVU, create an avatar (a graphical representation of you on the internet) and wander, interact, socialize, buy virtual items and buy music for download. But an avatar can also put together a "radio playlist" of songs and let other avatars listen to them, just like a radio station puts together a playlist of songs and lets listeners hear them. As this is the internet, in the United States, when a "radio station" plays songs on the Internet, U.S. law requires you get paid. The money that is owed to you is paid to a collection agency called Sound Exchange. Sound Exchange's job is to collect the money owed to you from streams in the U.S. and then give it to you, once you register with them (registration with Sound Exchange is free). International streaming sales are handled through another company called PPL.
So money earned by your music from streams at IMVU will NOT flow through On Time: it will be waiting for you at Sound Exchange, and you need to be signed up with Sound Exchange to retrieve it. Streaming is purchased at a flat rate, regardless of how much people listen to, even a fraction of a second!
SonicTap
SonicTap is a forthcoming (due in late 2009) digital download store owned by DMX. It will be selling DRM-free MP3s at 256 kbps. A beta is expected in early 2009, which will run by invitation only. Your content will be live already, if you opted in to IMVU or, in the past, GroupieTunes. SonicTap will not work on a per-album model, so only tracks will sell. All the rules of pricing for GroupieTules (above) apply, which will be per-track only, and you'll get $0.70 each time one downloads. We'll have much more detailed information as launch date approaches.
Amazon MP3
How does Amazon MP3 sell my music?
On Time delivers your music to the Amazon MP3 music store, which sells music only as permanent digital downloads through the Web (no streaming is offered other than 30-second sample streams for each song).
IMPORTANT: There is no physical distribution available through Amazon MP3. Your fans will be able to purchase songs individually or entire albums digitally as downloads to their computers and/or portable devices. Amazon MP3 sells individual songs and albums at various price levels:
Front Line: The highest retail price in the store (good for new releases)
Mid Line: Slightly lower than Front Line (good for new releases and other current releases)
Catalog: Slightly lower than Mid Line (good for older or lower selling releases)
Special: The lowest retail price in the store (good for promotions, old and/or low selling catalog) At this time, digital songs and albums are only sold in two stores: the Amazon MP3 U.S. store and the Amazon MP3 U.K. store; be sure you have the rights to sell the music within those territories, and be prepared in case Amazon MP3 expands to other territories, since Amazon reserves the right to automatically place its catalog into any territory or store they create in any country. IMPORTANT: Amazon MP3 does not use Digital Rights Management (DRM) on music they sell. Music will be sold unprotected as MP3s. If you are concerned about the lack of DRM, please do not choose to sell your music through Amazon MP3.
IMPORTANT: Although for each album you submit to Amazon MP3, On Time lets you request its price level, an album can only be at one level, and all songs on that album will be sold at that level. Currently, Amazon does not offer regular or scheduled opportunities to change an album's pricing level, so please choose carefully before you finalize your decision!
IMPORTANT: Amazon MP3 reserves the right to sell music any way they want and at any price they want. Even though you may choose which price level you'd like for your album, the exact dollar amount of that level is set by Amazon and can change at any time. But remember: when your songs or albums sell, you will be paid at the rate you selected.
What do I get paid when my songs or albums sell from Amazon MP3?
When an individual song or album sells from Amazon MP3, you get a fixed "pay rate"
HOW MUCH IS THE PAY RATE?
When you choose to have your album delivered to Amazon MP3 for digital distribution, you will be provided tables that reflect the Pay Rate for each price level. On occasion, Amazon MP3 will enter into promotions to help drive sales and raise profile of the music in the Amazon store (i.e., download codes bundled with a non-music product). For these promotions, the Pay Rate will automatically decrease. Please consider carefully when you decide how you want your album priced or if you are comfortable with Amazon MP3's promotional policies at all.
IMPORTANT:
As soon as we have information regarding pay rates for Amazon MP3 in their U.K. store, we will pass that on to you. Thank you for being patient.
Lala.com
NOTE: As of May 31, 2010, the Lala music store is no longer available. All sales that took place prior to this date will still be reported.
HOW MUCH IS THE PAY RATE?
Each time your tracks sell individually, you will receive $0.70 (frontline). Each time your album sells as a whole, you will receive $7.00 (frontline)
ShockHound
ShockHound is operated by Hot Topic, the U.S.-based retail chain, and integrates Hot Topic's merchandising, as well as its own.
ShockHound sells your music as non-DRM MP3s encoded at 192kpbs.
ShockHound sells individual songs for $0.99 and albums for $9.99. In all cases, the Pay Rate is 70% of the sale price. All of that money goes to you!
Shockhound is a monthly accounting store, so you will see sales and activity from ShockHound 45 days after the end of the month.
For example, sales activity in June, 2009, will appear on your On Time account on August 15, 2009.
As ShockHound gets closer to launch, check back for more information.
Amie Street
Amie Street is a new store on the wholesale, quarterly accounting model. It sells music as unencrypted .MP3 files at 256 kbps. Amie Street is unusual in that it's the first place where people collectively determine the price of every song; on Amie Street, all songs start at a low price and rise in price up to $0.98 (U.S.), based on their popularity.
Amie Street claims that when songs are free or inexpensive, customers are more likely to experiment, as opposed to buying from the artists they already know. When songs reach the higher price points, they become even more attractive to customers because the Amie Street community has effectively "voted" them to those prices through their purchases. Amie Street customers find this to be a great way to discover new music and artists find it's a way that maximizes digital revenue.
Price Caps
If you choose the Front Line Cap, your album price will be the sum of the individual song prices, but it will never exceed $8.98 total.
If you choose the Mid Line Cap, your album price will be the sum of the individual song prices, but it will never exceed $7.00 total.
If you choose the Catalog Cap, your album price will be the sum of the individual song prices, but it will never exceed $5.00 total.
Single Song Pricing
At Amie Street, songs sell at different prices depending on how often they have been bought. Once a new song from a On Time customer gets added to Amie Street, it's available for purchase at $0.15. Every time the song gets purchased the price goes up a cent or two, to a maximum price of $0.98. You therefore have to sell 82 copies of your song before it reaches the highest sale price.
U.S. ONLY
Please note that, for the moment, Amie Street makes songs available for sale in the U.S. only. Your songs will become available in other countries automatically once Amie Street enters agreements with music publishers in those territories. On Time will be sure to keep you informed.
HOW MUCH IS THE PAY RATE?
When you choose to have your album delivered to Amie Street for digital distribution, you will be provided tables that reflect the Pay Rate for each price level and for single songs. On occasion, Amie Street will enter into promotions to help drive sales and raise profile of the music in their store (i.e., download codes bundled with a non-music product). For these promotions, the Pay Rate will automatically decrease. Please consider carefully when you decide how you want your album priced or if you are comfortable with Amie Street's promotional policies at all. If not, please do not choose to have your album distributed through Amie Street.
Amie Street reports sales 45 days after the end of the sale period (quarterly).
Nokia Music Store
What Is the Nokia Music Store?
The Nokia Music Store is an international digital download store that sells high-quality .mp3 individually or as album purchases a la carte. The Nokia Music Store also populates the catalog of a service called "Nokia Comes with Music" which is a free music download subscription service. The Nokia Music Store does not yet offer ring tones but will in the future.
What territories is Nokia Music available in?
Nokia Music Store is currently working on rolling out many more countries to their already impressive roster. So far Nokia Music Store is available in the following territories:
* Australia
* Mexico
* Switzerland
* Austria
* Netherlands
* United Arab Emirates
* Brazil
* Norway
* United Kingdom
* Finland
* Poland
* France
* Portugal
* Germany
* Singapore
* India
* South Africa
* Ireland
* Spain
* Italy
* Sweden

Nokia Comes with Music is available in: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden and United Kingdom.
**Note: Neither the Nokia Music Store or Comes with Music are available in the U.S. but will be in the future.
How does Nokia sell my music?
Nokia Music store sells DRM-free 256K .mp3 files and Nokia Comes with Music sells DRM-encrypted .wav files. Nokia Comes with Music files are DRM protected because they are sold for free. This is to stop customers from sharing the files with anyone outside of other Nokia Comes with Music subscribers. This means no one will be able to burn the files to a disc or put them on any players besides their mobile devices and computer. The files cannot be shared (except with other Nokia Comes with Music subscribers) or burned.
How much is the pay rate?
Nokia Music Store – The Nokia Music store sells all releases song by song unless that release has 10 or more tracks. When a release has at least 10 tracks, customers then have the option to purchase the entire album. Individual tracks sold will earn you a wholesale pay rate of .49 GBP; whole albums sold will earn you a wholesale pay rate of 4.45 GBP.
Nokia Comes with Music – Although all the songs are free to all Nokia Comes with Music subscribers, the amount of subscribers in each month is calculated and multiplied by the total subscription rates. To find the payout rate for On Time artist’s Nokia then takes our “market share” (the percentage of downloads On Time’s artists made up for in that month) and multiplies it by the gross revenue for that month.
Example: Let’s say that Nokia Comes with Music had a total of (for this example)100,000 subscribers this month, and this month, say, 50,000 tracks were sold. To calculate the Pay Rate, multiply 100,000 by the subscription rate (1.90 GBP) and then multiply that by our market share (for this example let’s go with 10%) and divide by the number of tracks sold (for this example, 50,000).
Sample Pay Rate: 100,000 x (1.90GBP) = 190,000 GBP x 10% = 19,000 GBP / 50,000 = .38 GBP (pay rate per song). This would then be converted into US dollars.
LimeWire Store
What is the LimeWire Store?
The LimeWire Store is a digital download store that sells high-quality mp3s via low cost subscription plans or individually a la carte. Files licensed from major independent labels and distributors are sold as permanent downloads. Currently open to US customers only, LimeWire Store seeks to expand to other markets in the near term.
What is the difference between LimeWire Store and The LimeWire File Sharing Software?
LimeWire Store is a digital music store that allows fans to purchase DRM-free music directly from the LimeWire Store (www.store.limewire.com). Fans download the music directly from LimeWire Store servers, and LimeWire Store guarantees its quality. People can only download the music you send to the LimeWire Store if they PAY FOR IT at the LimeWire Store! The LimeWire filesharing software allows for sharing files among users computers and the Gnutella network, a decentralized network made up of millions of users computers. LimeWire Store does not share music purchased from the LimeWire Store with the LimeWire filesharing software. In addition, music available within the LimeWire Store is advertised alongside the search results within the LimeWire filesharing software and users are encouraged to support you, the artist, by purchasing the song at the LimeWire Store.
How does the LimeWire Store sell my music?
Right now, the LimeWire Store is available only to US customers. Music purchased from the LimeWire Store is downloaded as non-DRM 256K MP3 files.
How much is the pay rate?
A la carte downloads: Songs can be purchased by your fans individually as downloads for .99 cents. Albums with ten or fewer tracks can be purchased whole for download as well, and are priced at $0.99 per track (for example an eight track album would be sold for $7.92). Albums which have 11 to 20 tracks can be downloaded whole for the flat price of $9.99. Albums that have 21 to 40 tracks cost $19.98, and those with 41-60 tracks cost $29.97. In all cases, you will receive 70% of the sale price, and as always, you keep all of it. Sales will be reported on a monthly basis as we receive the sales reports and payment from the store.
Subscription downloads: LimeWire Store also offers their customers the chance to subscribe to their store. Songs you sell through LimeWire Store's subscription service will earn for you on a Subscription Pay Rate Permanent Download basis, so the Pay Rate varies depending on how much money LimeWire Store made in each period. LimeWire Store calculates how many songs were downloaded and how much money was made in the same monthly period. This rate changes from month to month based on how many songs are downloaded.
To get the per-song Pay Rate, LimeWire Store divides the total number of On Time artist tracks sold by the total number of all tracks sold and then multiplies that by the total subscription revenue earned. LimeWire Store then deducts out Allowed Expenses (these are not negotiable and are the same Allowed Expenses deducted from all other labels and artists working with LimeWire Store) and splits that 50/50 with On Time’s artists.
For Example: say 1,000 songs sold via the subscription service, 500 were On Time artist tracks and 500 were from other labels and distributors. In that same scenario, the total subscription revenue was $1,000: $1,000x(500/1,000) = $500.00 (then deduct Allowed Expenses) and split that $500.00 in half between LimeWire store and On Time artists. To ¬pay out per song, the amount left after LimeWire Store’s allowed expenses are deducted is divided between all of the On Time artists who sold in LimeWire Store that period. Say what is left was $200.00 and On Time artists sold 1,000 songs so the pay rate would be: .20 cents per track. If you sold 20 songs through the subscription service in that period than your pay rate would be $4.00 and as always, On Time takes nothing, 100% of that money goes to you.
Next month, the numbers may change. But the formula stays the same, and you'll always get all of it!

LimeWire Store customers choose one of three tiers of subscription membership: Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Silver Membership is $9.99/month and entitles one to 25 download credits per month.
Gold Membership is $14.99/month and entitles one to 50 download credits per month.
Platinum Membership is $19.99/month and entitles one to 75 download credits per month.
Unused credits per month do not roll over into the next month. Customer acquisition program:
To attract the most possible users, LimeWire Store can offer prospective first time subscribers up to 50 download credits upon sign up.
Zune Store
What is the Zune Marketplace?
The Zune Marketplace is a digital online store with over 6 million songs, 14,000 music videos, television shows, movies, and audio/video podcasts.
How does the Zune store sell my music?
Zune Marketplace offers consumers two options to obtain music; À la carte or subscription service. The À la carte option, allows consumers to buy individual tracks or albums and the unlimited option is the Zune Pass monthly subscription service.
What Territories is the Zune store in?
The Zune Marketplace is currently only available in the United States.
Is it a software or a website?
The Zune Marketplace is accessible via the free Zune PC software application for computers running the Windows operating system. Download from www.zune.net
Can people play music purchased in Zune on their iPod?
If they purchase MP3 content, yes. However Subscription and WMA content is not compatible with iPod devices.
Is there streaming?
Yes. 30-sec song samples are available on both the Zune PC software and on the Zune.net website. With the Zune Pass subscription service, consumers can stream music from the Zune PC software, Zune.net website and directly to Zune portable media players when connected to a WiFi hotspot.
Is there a subscription service?
Yes. Zune Pass is a music subscription service that allows users to download and stream more than 6 million tracks from the Zune Marketplace via the Zune software and directly from their Zune device (over Wi-Fi) for $14.99 a month. Zune Pass subscribers are also able to stream full songs from a web browser. Software features such as Channels, Mixview, and Smart DJ are optimized to take advantage of unlimited access to music at Zune Marketplace and on Zune.net. Zune Pass also gives you ten song credits to redeem each month. In a Wi-Fi hotspot this also gives user the ability to instantly download songs heard on the Zune player's built-in HD Radio FM tuner.
Myspace Music
What is Myspace Music?
MySpace Music empowers MySpace users to access a vast catalog of ad‐supported, full‐length, on‐demand audio and video streams. Users can add songs from the MySpace Music catalog to their profile pages, create and share playlists, and even purchase MP3 downloads (powered by Amazon MP3 and iTunes) and ringtones (powered by Jamster), when available.
What territories does Myspace Music currently cover?
MySpace Music is currently available in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
How do I get the "buy" buttons in my MySpace Music widget for AmazonMP3 and iTunes?
To get the "buy" buttons in your MySpace Music widget (which direct fans right to your music in iTunes and Amazon to purchase) you need to give On Time your MySpace Music Friend ID when adding MySpace Music.
How do I get paid?
While these streams are free to users, they are ad‐supported, and you will get paid an aggressively negotiated share of MySpace Music's ad revenue related to your web traffic for, in effect, doing what you're doing already ‐‐ maintaining your MySpace page and using it to engage with and grow your audience. If you opt-in to the MySpace Music service through On Time, the music you deliver to On Time will be included in the MySpace Music service and will therefore be eligible for a share of ad revenue.
All sales that are generated in iTunes and AmazonMP3 from the buy buttons in your MySpace Music widget will appear as normal in your sales accounting reports. The buy buttons are simply links redirecting to the respective stores.
If I upload music to my own MySpace profile page, will that music be a part of the MySpace Music service and therefore available for monetization?
While you, as an artist or label, still maintain control over adding or removing featured songs to your MySpace profile page, for your song to be eligible for a share of ad revenues, be sure to submit all necessary components (i.e., audio, cover art, metadata) to On Time. On Time will, in turn, take care of all activation and delivery requirements with MySpace Music, accounting, and reporting, integrating this information into your On Time account.
Thumbplay
What is Thumbplay Music?
Thumbplay Music is an unlimited, on-demand music service offering streams and downloads for smartphones as well as PCs/Macs. Customers have the option to pay for an unlimited monthly streaming or purchase full downloads.
We do not distribute to Thumplay's Ringtone store at this time.
How does the Thumbplay Music store sell my music?
Your content is made available as streams for members that pay $9.99 a month. Your content is also made available for MP3 download priced at $0.69, $0.99 or $1.29 per download, based on the price tier you select.
MP3s are DRM-free 320 kbps files.
Does Thumbplay Music give away any songs/streams as promotional?
Yes. For the first three days after creating an account, Thumbplay Music users will have free access as trial users. After three days, their trial will expire and full songs will become :30 samples. Once an account is upgraded by paying $9.99 for a given month, users will have immediate access to full songs again.
This free trial is for streaming songs only - Full downloads will not be given away as part of this 3 day promotion.
How do I get paid?
For downloads priced at $0.69, you will be paid $0.49.
For downloads priced at $0.99, you will be paid $0.70.
For downloads priced at $1.29, you will be paid $0.91.
For streams, you will be paid your proportionate share of 50% of the streaming revenue for a given month.
What Territories is the Thumbplay Music store in?
Thumbplay Music is currently available in the US only.
Is Thumbplay Music a software or a website?
It’s currently a free application that you can download to your smartphone and computer. It’s available in the BlackBerry AppWorld and Android Marketplace, as well as an Adobe AIR application for PCs/Macs from http://music.thumbplay.com. All Thumbplay Music applications are free to download. More applications and platforms are on the way, including iPhone.
On Time Physical Distribution
Amazon: Disc On Demand
What is Amazon: Disc On Demand?
When you select Amazon: Disc On Demand you will have unlimited physical inventory made one at a time available US distribution for no up front manufacturing costs – all you need is an album cover and your music.
Your album will be available for purchase on Amazon.com at the price you pick at On Time. Music from On Time Artists will also be available exclusively within an On Time branded section of Amazon. All releases by On Time Artists in Amazon: Disc On Demand are eligible for inclusion in an exclusive marketing and promotion email targeting a portion of Amazon.com’s customers.
How is it done?
When your album is ordered at Amazon.com, it will be manufactured with high quality four-color artwork (a CD booklet, tray card and four color printing on the CD) in a shrink-wrapped jewel box. Amazon will fulfill and ship the order just like any other Amazon product.
What if I don't have artwork?
You do not need full artwork for Amazon: Disc On Demand. All you need is an album cover.
What size does my album artwork have to be?
Your album cover art has to be a higher quality than a digital album cover as it is being physically printed.
Dimensions:
1600 x 1600 pixels 
300 dpi (dots per inch)
How much will my CD sell for?
you select what price you want your album to sell for starting at $8.98 and going up in one dollar increments to $19.98.
What do I get paid?
From each sale of your CD at Amazon.com, On Time pays you 40% of the sale price selected. As always, On Time passes through 100% of what we receive for your sales automatically into your On Time account balance. So, for example if you choose a price of $10.98 you will receive: $4.39.
Can I order my own CD?
Yes! Just go to Amazon.com, search for your CD, and order it.
Will I get a physical copy of my CD before it goes live?
No, there will not be a physical copy made before it goes live.
How long does it take before my CD goes live in Amazon?
The average time it takes for releases to be processed by On Time and Amazon: Disc on Demand is about four weeks.
Do I get paid when someone downloads or streams a sample of my song or music video?
No. A 30-second sample (also known as a "Clip") is automatically created and made available for songs or even music videos listed on the stores/services. Samples do not earn a payment. Samples can be made out of any consecutive 30-second part of the song,
Will a On Time UPC work with SoundScan? What should I know about SoundScan?
Yes! Your On Time UPC can be registered with SoundScan. SoundScan is a service run by the Nielsen Corporation--the same ones who rate television shows. SoundScan is an important part of the record industry, because it tracks the sales, physical and digital and more, of albums and songs and even music videos. SoundScan can track your music and music video sales too, if you want.
On Time recommends SoundScan, but they are a separate company, and to use their service you'll need to go through their site and register your albums.
Does On Time have or take ownership of any of my master recordings, copyrights, merchandise rights, live performance income, public performance royalties or any other income streams or rights (and the answer had better be NO)?
No. Furthermore, On Time gets no rights to make CDs, vinyl records, DVDs or anything else. All of these rights remain with you.
What rights am I granting to On Time?
As you'll see on our terms and conditions, you grant On Time only these rights:
You grant On Time the NON-exclusive right to deliver and allow the stores/services you
choose to sell your music and/or music videos. In order for your music or music videos or art to appear on other digital music services, On Time must first get your permission.
You grant On Time the right to collect and transfer to you all the money owed to you from the sale of your music and/or music videos in the stores/services you choose.
You grant On Time the right to use the name(s), photographs and likenesses, artwork images, biographical and other information provided by you in connection with your music or music videos.
You agree to the Schedule of Fees for our services.
You agree to our Privacy Policy. REMEMBER: On Time does not own your songs, your master
For more information ON TIME COMM.
P.O.BOX 403746, Miami Beach FL 33140.    (786) 268-9309  info@ontimecomm.com
If you want to receive our newsletter contact us here.