Join Bobby Owsinski for an in-depth discussion in this video High-resolution music options, part of Selling Music: MP3s, Streams, and CDs.
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…With storage space getting cheaper and cheaper, and…bandwidth growing larger and larger, high resolution file download…sales are now not only a reality, but there…are many more on-line distributors than you might think.…Depending upon the service, the definition of high definition is different.…iTunes provides a service called Mastered…for iTunes, which is sometimes called MFIT.…That defines any track that's delivered as a 24-bit master is be high def.…That means CD quality 44.1 kilohertz, 16-bit,…the current iTunes standard is not high def.…
but 44.1, 24-bit is.…That said, the prefered resolution is 96k/24-bit.…Songs that have been delivered at that rate,…receive an M-fit label besides them, to indicate…that they're high def, although the encoding is…still the same as the regular def masters.…The high def ones will just sound better.…The price is the same either way.…Keep in mind if you're assigned to a record label, they'll all…ask for an MFIT master, and will send it to Apple that way.…If you're an Indie artist, many aggregators still won't accept MFIT.…
Next he moves into the digital realm, giving an overview of the digital music services and players available. Bobby shows how giving away some of your music can actually lead to more sales, and how to set the price point for your music. He discusses the importance of metadata and registering your songs with performance rights organizations to ensure you get paid when your music is played on the radio, TV, or the Internet. Finally, Bobby wraps up by explaining how to submit your music to the largest online services, including Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes.