After all the questions & hassles I am having about how to get an independent musician’s profile on Ping, I’ve now learned that Amazon has begun a new initiative to allow any artist that is being digitally distributed by Amazon to create a profile and page. Since Jimmy Z is on Amazon, I signed up.
Signing up is painless and simple and puts Apple’s byzantine process to shame. All an artist or their rep has to do is go to Amazon Artist Central and follow the very clear steps.
Granted, Amazon does not have the potential social media aspects and reach of Ping, but Apple could take a lesson from them in usability.
I learned about it from an article on TuneCore’s blog.
– Update 9/7 - I received the following from Amazon:
“Thanks for signing up to use Amazon Artist Central. We’re creating a new Artist Store for JImmy Z and the ZTribe. This can take up to seven days. You will then be able to provide content for the new Artist Store.
We’ll contact you again when the Artist Store for Jimmy Z and the ZTribe is ready. Please accept our apologies for the delay while you wait.”
The fact that they are acknowledging every step is good and significantly better than how Apple is communicating.
How An Independent Musician Might Get A Profile On Ping
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