(PRWEB) April 21, 2005
Solving for X, an independent pop/rock band, has secured digital distribution with Apple’s iTunes Music Store for their debut record, ÂÂWhat Planet Are You?ÂÂ
The arrangement makes the ten songs from the album immediately available for purchase and download by millions of music fans in 15 countries, representing more than 70 percent of the global music market.
The band recognized early on in their career that instantaneous, worldwide exposure is one of the biggest advantages of using the Internet to promote and sell their music.
In addition to iTunes, the band is using their own website (www.solvingforx.com), as well as over 50 music Web sites such as CDbaby.com, GarageBand.com, and MySpace.com to broadcast and sell their music all over the world.
“Our philosophy is the more places you can find our music on the Internet, the more chances there are for people to hear and buy it” says Brian Wheat, bass player and marketing director for the band.
Getting on board with iTunes means more than just digital distribution for the bandÂÂs music – iTunes has the right to refuse any artist that does not meet their high standards of quality.
ÂÂTo be added to iTunes’ impressive catalog is validation that our music is as good as anything coming out of the major record labelsÂÂ says Wheat.
The success of Solving For X confirms that the Internet is opening doors for Independent artists to create a buzz about their songs without the assistance of a large record label.
“I think one of the best things about the Web is the ability to keep a hands-on approach to controlling our music careersÂÂ adds Wheat.