MediaNet is a leading digital service provider that backends branded music stores for other companies. As a B2B platform, MediaNet powers partner services including MOG*, Songza, iMesh and Pasito Tunes (La Curacao) plus more, aggregating multiple retailers and online music services under one single distribution point.
Note: MOG Music, part of the MediaNet music network, has become Beats Music. If you’ve previously distributed to Medianet, your music will automatically transition over to Beats Music when it launches.
Go Live Time
It takes anywhere from 68 weeks for content to go live in MediaNet.
Medianet Store Territories
MediaNet is currently available in Canada, United Kingdon and United States.
How Medianet Sells Your Music
Does MediaNet sell your music via?
Through its partner services, MediaNet distributes content via two models: (1) the MediaNet Store and (2) the MediaNet Subscription Service. Partners like Beats Music and Secure Media have integrated the MediaNet Store, offering download sales under their own brand. Beats Music, 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 nextgeneration 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 MediaNetpowered partner stores (The MediaNet Store). These include: Secure Media.
• Subscription Streaming. Consumers pay a monthly subscription fee to access fulllength streams of your music (The MediaNet Subscription Service).
Most MediaNetpowered subscription services also include an a la download store which is available to subscribers and nonsubscribers. MediaNetpowered subscription services include Beats Music, iMesh, Pasito Tunes (La Curacao).
Pay Rate (How Much MediaNet Pays You)
For songs sold individually in MediaNet, you get paid:
|MediaNet Wordwide||You Receive Per Song|
|Napster U.S.||USD $0.70|
For albums sold in MediaNet, you get paid:
|MediaNet Wordwide||You Receive Per Album|
|Napster U.S.||USD $7.00|
MediaNet pays Sound Legends artists a 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 Sound Legends artists is $100,000 (40% of $250,000).
Let’s say 1 million streams that month came from Sound Legends artists, meaning SoundLegends’s proportionate share (or market share) was 10% that month. Then, Sound Legends is paid 10% of $100,000 (40% of $250,000) or $10,000.
The per stream payout rate for Sound Legends 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 nonsubscribers usually have the ability to buy a la carte downloads from most MediaNetpowered subscription services, offering additional revenue streams for your music.
GOOD TO KNOW:
We’ve built our Sound Legends to get songwriters (the person or entity that controls the copyright to the lyrics and melody of the song) all their royalties from sales and use of their songs around the world. To learn more about the additional separate royalties you earn as a Songwriter, see our Publishing Administration Help section.