All about Medianet

MediaNet is a leading digital service provider that back-ends branded music stores for other companies. As a B2B platform, MediaNet powers partner services including Songza, Yahoo Music, iMesh and Pasito Tunes (La Curacao) plus more, aggregating multiple retailers and online music services under one single distribution point. For a full list of MediaNet powered services, please click here .


It takes anywhere from 6-8 weeks for content to go live in all MediaNet stores.


MediaNet is currently available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.


Does MediaNet sell your music via?:

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Through its partner services, MediaNet distributes content via two models: (1) the MediaNet Store and (2) the MediaNet Subscription Service. Partners like Secure Media have integrated the MediaNet Store, offering download sales under their own brand.  iMesh and Pasito Tunes (La Curacao) offer paid subscription services powered by MediaNet, charging consumers a monthly subscription fee for access to unlimited streaming via the MediaNet Subscription Service.  Since recently launching MN Open, its next-generation platform, MediaNet has expanded distribution by adding customers like Rolling Stone and eBay who are integrating the MediaNet Store into their websites to sell downloads directly to their users, rather than directing them to other online stores.

MediaNet powers branded online music stores and subscription services for its retail partners. Your music is offered by MediaNet partner services in the following ways:

• Download Sales (a la carte download store). Consumers purchase downloads of your music through one of the MediaNet-powered partner stores (The MediaNet Store). These include Secure Media.

• Subscription Streaming. Consumers pay a monthly subscription fee to access full-length streams of your music (The MediaNet Subscription Service).

Most MediaNet-powered subscription services also include and a la download store which is available to subscribers and non-subscribers. MediaNet-powered subscription services include iMesh, Pasito Tunes (La Curacao).


Paid Downloads:

For songs sold individually in MediaNet, you get paid:

MediaNet Worldwide You Receive Per Song
Canada CAD $0.70
U.K. GBP £0.49
Napster U.S. USD $0.70


For albums sold in MediaNet, you get paid:

MediaNet Worldwide You Receive Per Album
Canada CAD $7.00
U.K. GBP £4.90
Napster U.S. USD $7.00


Paid Streams:

MediaNet pays proportionate share of 40% of subscription revenue, which means you are paid each time a subscriber streams your music. The payout rates can fluctuate each month, depending on how much subscription revenue was generated and how often your music was streamed.

Example: In a given month, the MediaNet subscription service generates $250,000 in revenue (after a standard deduction for public performance royalties), while the service’s subscribers have generated a total of 10 million plays for that month. Since MediaNet shares 40% of the gross revenue — as a service provider MediaNet has to split revenue with its partners — the revenue pool shared with artists is $100,000 (40% of $250,000).

Let’s say 1 million streams that month came from artists, meaning Artist’s proportionate share (or market share) was 10% that month. Then, Artist is paid 10% of $100,000 (40% of $250,000) or $10,000.

The per stream pay-out rate for artists is $0.01 ($10,000 divided by 1,000,000 streams). If your music generated 20,000 subscription streams that month, then your revenue would be $200.00 (20,000 x $0.01).

In addition to subscription streaming revenue, subscribers and non-subscribers usually have the ability to buy a la carte downloads from most MediaNet-powered subscription services, offering additional revenue streams for your music.

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