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Topspin – a cool tool for musicians to sell music online


Been working with a label recently and they have started to use a cool online payment mechanic called topspin. The tool allows you to embed widgets and email promotions to your audience. You can also blog prmotions via twitter and facebook. There is even a means to use facebook to host a shop and cross sell products.

The biggest feature for me is the VIP level access for certain products. There is the possibility to create levels of VIP access to grant access to those who have paid for their content or subscribed to a yearly fee for exclusive offers/discounts.

Here’s an example widget for a recent free release from

Lots of creative things can be done with these widgets. Linkin Park are using the same system on their current main site and LPU (Link Park Underground) This sub domain site is for exclusive content and membership level users who pay a monthly or yearly fee.
Check it out to see how usefull it can be to communicate directly with fans via the social platform of choice!

DaPipps live on!


Here is a VHS copied to youtube of our college adventures at GCADT. DaPipps was Me, Gavin Cox, Paul Nicholas and Owen Simons’ foundation course final project. Puppets were made by each of us and Marvin the Drummer was my invention. Here is the video in all it’s original VHS hissy audio glory! enjoy 🙂

The Hunted on BBC Radio Wales


No there’s lovely!