You can sell your digital downloads immediately, and without up-front cost to you, when you sell your music on Sonic Row using PayPal.
You receive 90% of the gross and Sonic Row receives 10%. Out of the 90% you are responsible for the PayPal fees. Let's look at this example.
Your album sells for $10.
You get $9 and Sonic Row gets $1.
Standard US PayPal fees are 2.9% plus .30 per transaction.
Fees: 2.9% on $10 = .29. Plus a .30 transaction fee. Total fees = .59.
Your actual take home from the PayPal sell is $8.41 ($9.00 - .59)
Money is deposited into your PayPal account immediately.
If you primarily sell singles, or want to save a few pennies on album sells, please visit
the PayPal Micropayments page
. With this specialized PayPal
account you will save money on transactions of $12 or less.
iTunes/Google Play/Amazon MP3
Selling through the download stores is a little trickier. You first need to get your music listed on them. For that you should visit our partner
. They will get listed in the stores without sharing in your sales revenue. Below is how the download stores
rev share works
Tunecore fees: $29 to $49 per year, per album to get listed on the download stores.
iTunes/Google Play/Amazon MP3 fees: 70/30 split (you get 70% and the download store keeps 30%).
Your album sells for $10 on one of the download stores.
You get $7 and the download store keeps $3.
You are not paid immediately. It can take up to 2 months to be paid.
The Bottom Line
You earn $1.41 more for each album sell using Sonic Row and PayPal than when selling through the download stores.