Distro.fm is a very 2012 entity: a company looking to help artists run their own subscription services for fans, which itself is raising funding on Kickstarter. The web-app is already being used by bands including Phish and Umphrey’s McGee, and involved fans paying an annual fee to receive every piece of content uploaded to the system. “You pay to subscribe to an artist, and for the next year, you receive whatever music they want to send you,” founder Kyle Marler tells Evolver.fm. “Distro acts as a hub where bands can collect subscribers, upload songs, and automatically send it out to all their subscribers. That transaction is made as easy as possible.” It’s running as a non-profit organisation, and is looking to tie in with Spotify, Pandora and other services, so artists could promote their Distro.fm subscription to people discovering their music on those services.
Source: Evolver.fm – http://tinyurl.com/bv9jryk