( btw, I please administrators to move where they want my post if it is in the wrong place )
until now I sold/gifted my music as CDrs.
That have been the natural way until some years ago, to supply the better audio quality.
As listener, I personally Icontinue to think that's preferred way to listen music,
music that require "high-fidelity", possibly to be listened far from laptop/mobile devices/phones... argh!!!
In recent times, people (and myself mmhhhh :-( ) used to listen also from MP3 / FLAC files,
so I'm deciding now to deliver my music also as FLAC download.
I suppose this possible flow:
a) sell with a standard paypal payment a digital album
b) use dropbox.com or similar file store web services to let people download encrypted file containing FLAC encoded tracks.
c) get feedbacks from listeners/friends saying something like "Giorgio, was better your previous album..." or similar ;-)
Questions to both music producers and listeners too:
1. Do you retain FLAC a suitable format to delivery hi-fy digital music ?
Or it's convenient pheraps some MP3 high quality encoding (maybe because MP3 is more supported by portable music players) ?
2. Do you have experience using dropbox.com or similar services (letting HTTP download) instead of using FTP old approach etc.
3. What is the "market" price of a digital album in 2012 ?
4. Do you listen ambient/electronic music also using digital files (MP3 or whatever) ?
Do you really listen with mobile devices (tablet/phones/etc.) ?
Any idea is welcome / thanks