One of the new and exciting things happening at CLG has been the development of our digital distribution capabilities. We now offer digital distribution through all the major sites and have partnered with a company that markets product to these sites. All marketing costs are factored into the percentages taken from proceeds, so there are no up-front, out-of-pocket expenses. The focus is to secure prominent placement on various download sites if at all possible. Contrary to popular belief, these types of opportunities are not only available to major label artists. As with all aspects of distribution, though, success will springboard off the efforts being made by an artist or label. It's a competitive business, but our partners are securing excellent placement on behalf of clients. Approximately a week ago, they secured TWO out of the TOP TEN Editor's Picks on a major site for a small Gospel Rap label located in Portland, Oregon. Online, placement is king. The increase in business can be substantial, indeed.
In related digital news, we are now provide digital downloads and CD/DVD burns for our distributed product in a multitude of Christian retail stores around the country. Currently, there are at least 650 stores on board. Through the use of advanced technology, each burn or download is counted and paid for on a monthly basis without the need for physical product to be supplied on our end. Due to the advanced technology, it's impossible for anyone to circumvent the security measures in place.
Here is a rough listing of the online digital retail sites we are servicing product to...
Digital Retail Sites:
Walmart (possible issues which may result in dropping them)
Road Runner Music
Samsun Media Studio
…More to come...
...More to come...