The annual setup fee is $1 per month, per store.
This setup fee helps us keep our head above water. We do all legwork for artists. We manage all restocking for stores. The logistics are expensive and time consuming to manage, but hey, somebody’s gotta do it.
When profit is made on our end, we put it right back into promotional programs to help artists sell more music. In 2015, we’re taking all of last year’s earnings and launching a streaming service that stores can use to play 100% local music. This service may also drive listener attention to the shelves, where they can purchase music from artists they hear.
Our distribution costs include:
Restocking (Gasoline, Time, and Energy)
Inventory Management (Tracking, Storing, and Theft Liability)
Marketing (Print Marketing, SM Management, Web & Domain Fees)
Sales (Cold Calling and Logistics)
Legal (Taxes, Legal Agreements, Digital Management)
Our streaming costs include:
Broadcast Fees (Wireless Streaming)
Recording Fees (Microphones and Cables)
Time and Energy (Content Aggregation, Hosting, and Programming)