I'd like to propose a series of threads to collate all of the creative ideas about how we can sell ourselves, both through online sales, online promotion, creating gigs, creating new venues, et. al. so that we can all use it as a resource in the future. The thread, CD SALES DECLINING has had some really excellent contributions about this phenomenon and noone disputing the observation of the trend. The next obvious question is: Given that, how can we maximize our sales (if we are attempting like many of us are, to be commercially viable artists) and what creative things can we do to create a new paradigm for surviving as a fine artist in this economic climate. WAYS TO SELL OURSELVES: ONLINE I'd propose that we NOT discuss philosophy in this thread, but rather, merely list resources for the purpose of quick reference in the future for looping artists. For the future of quick reference, please create a subthread if you'd like to discuss philosophy (I know, as an example, that a lot of people don't even believe in selling art at all) Kris and others have mentioned CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon, et. al. Specifically, in each instance, 1) how does one contact these organizations? 2) How do they work? 3) Maybe a little critique, positive or negative about people's individual experience with the various vendors. 4) Any other pertinent information one might think of.