When do I get paid?
We will deposit your sales to you immediately after a transaction has been completed. All payments are sent to your connected PayPal or Stripe account.
What file formats do you support?
We support ALL file formats. You can upload any file type with any extension to Payhip.
Can I cancel my account at anytime
Absolutely, you'll be able to cancel your account whenever you'd like if you decide we're not for you.
How can I sell music online?
There are a number of ways to sell your music online, but one easy method is to use Payhip. Simply upload your music file(s) as a product, set your price, and add an image. Your product will appear in your Payhip store, or you can add Payhip checkout buttons to your own website if you prefer. You don't have to pay a monthly fee for Payhip, just a small percentage (5%) every time you sell a product.
Can I stream my own music and get paid?
Yes, you can stream your own music and get paid for it. There are a number of services that let you do this, including Spotify - either through a third-party service or through Spotify for Artists (which is currently invitation only). Of course, if you have a record label, they'll be bringing in money from streaming your music and they'll hold the copyright, so you won't be able to stream your own music yourself.
What is the best site to sell music?
There are lots of sites you can use to sell your music. Payhip is a great option as you don't need to pay a monthly fee: you just pay a 5% fee on each sale. This means you get to keep almost all the sale price of your songs. You can use Payhip for physical products as well as digital downloads, meaning you could sell CDs of your songs too.
How do I market my own music?
One of the best ways to market your music is to put out some songs or samples for free. YouTube is probably the best place for this as YouTube videos can be easily shared. You don't have to create a whole music video: a lyric video could work just fine. Another great way to market your own music is to produce covers of popular songs, as these may help get you noticed.
Is there a storage limit?
No, we have no storage or bandwidth limits. We only have a 5GB per file limit. If you really need more than 5GB per file, then get in touch.
Do you offer charity discounts
For sure, we love to support great causes of all kinds so please get in touch with us.
How can I contact you
Just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to us on Twitter. We'd love to chat!
How do I sell a song I wrote?
If you want to sell your song to an artist, it's easiest to go through an established music publisher or label. (If you're looking for up-and-coming artists, you might be pitching straight to recording artists instead.) If you're producing the song itself, rather than selling the musical score and lyrics, then there are lots of ways to sell your song - such as Payhip, Spotify, and more.
How much is a song worth?
A song can be worth almost anything. The value is very much dependent on sales. In the US, the average artist earns around $2 per CD sold, 25 cents for each iTunes download, and $0.005 every time a song is streamed digitally. Obviously, each song will be worth a lot more if it receives a lot of sales, downloads, and streams. Some artists have made hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars from a single song.
Can I sell songs directly to my fans?
Whether or not you can sell your songs directly to your fans depends on if you have a record label. If you're an independent singer-songwriter with no record label, then you can go ahead and sell directly to your fans. If you have a record label, you can certainly market to your fans, but sales will need to go through them as they own the copyright.
Is creating stock music to sell worth it?
Stock music involves short music clips that can be used by businesses, podcasters, and so on. You might, for instance, produce stock intro/outro music for podcasts, film scores, sound effects, or almost anything else that people might want to buy. You may not get rich from stock music, but it could provide a steady side income while you work with other types of music.