Bethlehem, PA (June 14, 2006)–StarCity Productions, an artist development company operated by producer Jeff Glixman and partner Jim Gentile, has introduced Fizzkicks.com, a cost-effective solution for digital music distribution.
Developed in partnership with Aaron Burton (Ifolomedia) and set to launch June 18th, Fizzkicks.com (www.fizzkicks.com) is an online music service that allows bands/artists to create their own prepaid “music cards” to sell or give away to fans, making offline song distribution easy and extremely inexpensive. Up-and-coming musicians will no longer have to spend thousands of dollars duplicating CDs for sale at performances as Fizzkicks.com provides the tools to create, print and distribute an unlimited number of prepaid music cards anytime, anywhere for an annual subscription fee of $150.
An ideal solution for independent artists on tight budgets as well as fully established artists, Fizzkicks.com enables musicians to create prepaid music cards worth one to 20 song downloads per card–how many songs can be downloaded per card and how much each card is sold for is entirely up to the artist. Each prepaid music card has its own unique access code allowing fans to download songs from the artist’s library. According to StarCity, additional advantages to Fizzkicks.com over traditional song distribution alternatives include: creation and printing on demand; artists keep all sales revenue; distribution of music cards online or offline; no inventory to monitor; and song selection is left to fan discretion.
“As the music industry continually evolves, Fizzkicks.com is the next logical step in digital music distribution,” stated Glixman, president of StarCity Productions and executive vice president of StarCity Recording Company, a world-class studio located in Bethlehem, PA. “Artists can now save significant sums of money on production costs and take even greater control of their music. Ultimately, Fizzkicks.com makes life easier for musicians and fans.”
In addition to receiving improved distribution services, artists utilizing Fizzkicks.com will have access to download reports, 30 plus music card template designs and the ability to create their own card designs online. Further, subscribing musicians can post band news, bios, music videos and photo galleries on their individual Fizzkicks.com page, while also increasing fan and friend networking.
An official sponsor of the East Coast Indie Stage (www.eastcoastindiestage.com) as presented on the 2006 Vans Warped Tour, Fizzkicks.com has joined with StarCity Recording Company on a joint contest open to independent artists throughout the country.