Andrew Minton

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Andrew Minton

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!