Los Angeles, CA (Top40 Charts/ ZMX Music)
today launched its new direct-to-fan sheet music delivery system, providing musical artists with a new and exciting way to connect with fans through their web site, MySpace, and Facebook pages. Artists get a new and valuable source of revenue and consumers get instant, convenient access to sheet music for songs from their favorite artists.
"The traditional sheet music business has high costs and too many layers in the distribution chain," according to Eric Ziering, founder and CEO. "ZMX Music has a more efficient process that lets us lower prices to consumers and pay more to composers." Historically, only Top 40 artists have been able to make money selling sheet music. By streamlining production and distribution, ZMX Music allows thousands more musicians to tap into this revenue stream, earning royalties three to five times the industry average. "Digital music distribution has fueled an explosion in variety and choice for everyone, and ZMX Music is doing the same thing for printed music."
ZMX Music spotlight artists include Tracy Bonham, Grammy Award nominee for Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Female Vocalist, and Ellis Paul, winner of 13 Boston Music Awards. "After 18 years of requests for sheet music from fans, I finally found the solution to getting Ellis Paul's music out there. ZMX Music lets us take care of this demand and bring another income stream into the mix," according to Ralph Jaccodine, Ellis Paul's longtime manager.
Traditional sheet music typically costs over $5.00 per song, and customers purchasing online can only see or print the music using special software. ZMX delivers easy-to-use Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, so customers can easily see, save, and print the music. Songs are priced at $1.00 to $2.00 each and composers earn royalties up to 50 percent. Financial transactions rely on Amazon Payments, one of the internet's most trusted payment services.
Headquartered in Newton, MA, ZMX Music is reinventing the sheet music industry with a direct-to-fan publishing system that offers a better deal to everyone - musicians and consumers alike. For more information on ZMX Music, see ZMXmusic.com.