Recently we took a look at Myxertones and Xingtone, two companies that enable independent artists to sell music via ringtones and make some extra cash. The people at Myxertones were nice enough to send us some more info on a few features that are also available that we all might want to know about:
In addition to our free “MyxerTag” (aka our widgets for blogs, Myspace, Facebook, etc.) and “MyxerCode” (the custom artist/item codes which empower users to download content directly to their mobile phones) which you mentioned in your post, Myxer also provides something called a Fanlist to all artists, free of charge.
A Fanlist allows fans to opt-in to receive SMS text announcements directly from the artist/band. Limited to around 110 characters, these “text blasts” are intended to further connect artists to fans by allowing artists to send timely announcements to fans’ phones. Many artists use this feature to announce upcoming tour dates, or updates to their Myxer ringtone offerings. (I’m a fiction writer, and use the service to distribute serialized short stories.) The service is free for both artist and fan. Fans can opt-out of the “fanblast” service at any time.
In addition to selling ringtones and wallpapers, artists can also sell videos via our service, as well.
For more ambitious content creators, Myxer also offers access to its free API, which can be used to further customize the distribution of an artist’s Myxer mobile content.
For more Myxer info you can check out their blog here.