Sell music with tweets: Chirpify
With over 500 million users, Twitter is quickly becoming more than just a place to tweet about what you’re thinking. Musicians are building relationships with fans on Twitter by sharing their thoughts and what goes on behind the scenes. However, musicians haven’t been able to sell music directly to fans on Twitter easily…until now. Here’s a Twitter tool that Musicians may find useful:
Chirpify, based in Portland, Oregon, is an easy to use social commerce tool that allows people to buy and sell goods just by sending out a couple tweets. According to Billboard, last month: “Chirpify raised $1.3 million in series A financing from Voyager Capital, angel investor Geoff Entress, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, former Facebook executive Rudy Gadre, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, and TiE Oregon Angels.” The service can be used by brands, individuals, small businesses, musicians, labels, and shoppers. To start, all you need to do is connect your Twitter account to Chirpify, connect your Paypal account to Chirpify, and fill out your profile.
Musicians can sell their music in 3 easy steps:
- Create a Tweet selling your mp3
- Fans reply with the word “buy”
- The transaction is processed and a download link is sent to the fan
In addition to selling music, Musicians can also sell digital concert tickets. To sign up for Chirpify, users can pick between the free basic account or pay for an enterprise account (request a quote). The different account types are compared here. According to Billboard, “For direct payments, Chirpify collects a 2% fee on top of the PayPal fees. For its commerce plans, the company charges a 4% fee on its free, basic service tier and takes no fees on its paid, enterprise-level service.”
This platform offers other features such as scheduled tweets, Twitter support, a public storefront, order fulfillment via email, and for users with an enterprise account: e-commerce platform integration, a co-branded storefront, and back order fulfillment. There’s definitely potential for this platform to grow especially since it’s easy to use even on mobile. Have you used Chirpify yet? Let us know in the comments below!
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