The latest startup looking to help artists sell music directly to fans on Facebook is Getonic, from Israel. The company has a widget that, when encountered on a Facebook newsfeed, lets people sample songs and buy them there and then, rather than redirecting them to an external store or Facebook fan page. “We wanted to give bands the opportunity to meet fans where they are instead of making them be redirected elsewhere,” CEO Amit Or tells Hypebot. “People today are impatient, they don’t want to click on links to other sites to check out your music. Therefore, we created a widget where the entire process from sampling music to making a purchase would be in one place.” People pay for songs using their mobile numbers or PayPal, although Facebook Credits will be added in the future. Meanwhile, fans who post the widget can earn a commission on any sales to their friends.

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