AudioSalad and Shopify FAQ

What is Shopify?

Shopify is a leading eCommerce platform for independent business owners, allowing them to create a digital store to sell directly to fans and consumers. You can find out more about it here: www.shopify.com

How are record labels using Shopify?

Many record labels and artist use Shopify to power their ‘Direct to Fan’ strategy for selling merchandise, tickets, music, and more directly. The AudioSalad and Shopify integration expands that further making it easy to sell downloads directly to fans along side physical music products.

How does AudioSalad work with Shopify?

We have built an ‘AudioSalad App For Shopify’ (Shopify private app) that connects Shopify and AudioSalad together securely. Once connected, content (music releases) under management in AudioSalad can be published into Shopify with a single click and made available for customers preview the track audio and to buy as downloads or physical music products, like LPs, singles, and box sets.

Is it easy to set up a Shopify store with AudioSalad?

Installing the ‘AudioSalad App For Shopify’ is very simple as it uses Shopify’s existing app eco-system to connect and manage the two systems together. There are some simple theme changes that need to be applied to the Shopify front-end, depending on the styling and the theme used.

How much does it cost to use Shopify with AudioSalad?

The ‘AudioSalad App For Shopify’ is free for all AudioSalad clients to use. The Shopify platform has pricing starting at $29 per month. You can see the Shopify pricing here: www.shopify.com/pricing
Shopify also provides a free trial that can be connected to an existing AudioSalad account.

Why is a Direct to Fan store important in the streaming era?

Whilst streaming has become the predominant means of music consumption today, there are still many fans and consumers that want to download full length audio files at higher qualities. The key advantage that the AudioSalad and Shopify integration brings is that it is possible to build a low cost, easy to maintain and operate solution that caters to music fans.

Where can I see examples of Shopify with AudioSalad?

We have many clients using Shopify and AudioSalad and we’re happy to provide examples. Here are a few to get started:

www.fania.com
www.daptonerecords.com
www.omnianmusicgroup.com
www.newworldrecords.org

How can I find out more about working with Shopify and AudioSalad?

We will be happy to provide further details on how AudioSalad and Shopify can power your Direct-to-Fan strategy, and answer any specific questions that are not covered here. Contact us here