Affiliate Links for Amazon/Apple Music purchases
Some have requested that we allow them to participate in the affiliate programs that music providers offer. The listeners can click on links which take them to Amazon, iTunes or Google Play to purchase the tracks displayed in the Last Played list on the station player. This would allow the Live365 broadcaster to capture a percentage of the sales as a way to offset the costs of broadcasting. This affiliate program is used on blogs, vlogs and terrestrial radio stations.
That would be dope. Please implement this!
I love this idea!
Chris From Rockade Radio
I don't see it possible for iTunes but I do see it possible for amazon. I would be cool idea
This would be a win win situation as it will help to monetize our station and also help our Music Artists to sell their music and is critical for us to support them. Please implement this ASAP.
I also have an iTunes affiliate code for our artists that also have their music for purchase on iTunes. This should also be implemented for more sales of their music.
I would like all the songs that I have imported should be linked to my own website store where the CDS involved would be purchased. That feature was used in the previous “Live 365” network . I am competing with Amazon and I-Tunes in selling my CDs. From my online store, “Sensay.com”
This should be implemented as soon as possible; as others have mentioned, it would be one way to offset broadcasting costs while monetizing the individual stations should they wish to take part in this
Since they're killing iTunes, it'll be an easier job now for just adding Amazon 😁
"Buy links" (suggested by J Neo Marvin/Ear Candle Radio on 2019-05-20), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
The ability to have our Amazon affiliation on the link is a win-win. Let's do it!
Kevin Spencer Merged
Use buy cd link from sam Broadcaster
Tom Michaes (Program Director Power 96 One)
We had this feature with [a different provider]. We used this feature and listeners purchased tracks.
"Use buy cd link from sam Broadcaster" (suggested by Kevin Spencer on 2019-07-05), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Randy M Parker
WNJR Radio votes, YES!!!
lindsey alexander Merged
The listener hears a fantastic track played, presses the 'BUY NOW' button, and up pops a selection of music outlets, such as Amazon, ITUNES etc.....I think it's a terrific idea!
Let's 'rock n' roll'
"buy now!...a special feature button situated next (or close) to LIVE 365 'Now Playing' screen." (suggested by lindsey alexander on 2019-10-29), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
A widget on my old station did just this: displayed the last 10 songs played with an Amazon link to the item.
Emo from The Drive-In Lounge
Super great idea, especially for my station which plays a lot of indie and lesser known artists who can really use the boost.
I'd even be fine if Live 365 was collecting the affiliate cash and paying it out as part of the ad revenue sharing.
This has been considered for 2 years. Any idea when or if it's going to be implemented? I'd love to generate an income from affiliate links.
Please allow this feature as soon as possible to offset costs, thank you.
Let's make this happen @Live365....
I feel this is a much needed feature and deserving of broadcasters.
Please add this
Chad J Country
The ability to click on a previously played track shopping cart will take you to apple music there is STILL NO AFFILIATE program.
Can you step this up? this would provide well-needed income for stations even if it is a pittance.
YES. We need the revenue generation and that's why it's there and offered in an audio player.
I had this once before on my station page. NEVER got a cent out of it!
This needs to happen ASAP please!
The sooner, the better. Not everybody uses Apple iTunes, especially in the UK.
Or if you can't (for whatever reason) add a function to have other affiliate programs per tune/track, make the iTunes link optional, so that the station broadcaster can make the choice.
Doug Newton Merged
This is a great idea but seeing that stations have to own their music and we are the ones promoting the songs, we should be getting a kick back or percentage of the sales from this iniative.
Ionut Sarghi Admin
"Add to Cart - You can now purchase songs on the Last Played list directly from the Apple Music" (suggested by Doug Newton on 2022-05-24), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
If I am not benefiting from my audience purchasing songs from iTunes, Apple music or Amazon it should not be allowed. If people can purchase my songs, then why listen to my station. The feature to purchase songs should be removed.