Indistr is a newly launched website that is seeking to provide a platform to the independent artists market. So, there are thousands of independent artists who want to sell music on the web, not to mention hundreds and thousands of fans of these artists and indie music in general, but what is the best place for the two to meet up, and where both benefit equally? Indistr sets to answer this question.
The site provides a simple and modern feel with a section dedicated to tags, a search box, and a convincing offer to musicians: 75% of the revenue goes to the artists and the payment cycle is instant. Additionally, artists can name their own prices and use the site on a non-exclusive basis as an additional platform to sell their music.
For the fans and listeners of indie music, a simple cart and downloads proccess has been set up. Undoubtedly, the whole interface is fairly intuitive and while it doesn’t carry the iTunes-iPod integration, if you like indie music, we can pretty much assume you’d be willing to go through that tiny extra hoop to get it.
Indistr enters a market where a ton of opportunity has been spotted, and undoubtedly exists. The web is changing the way that music is distributed, and a lot of the times one is left wondering what — other than the fancy studios and a CD cover — is provided by the recording industry. If it’s possible to create music, have a loyal fanbase, share it through the Internet, and keep a 75% revenue share, what is wrong with that? The offer to me seems compelling, and the time for someone to come up and grab the market is now.