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30Mar 2015
AppleBytes Comments Off on AppleByte Tipping Quick Start Plan

AppleByte Tipping Quick Start Plan

ArtByte (Formerly AppleByte) Tipping Quick Start Plan

You will be tipping your favorite artists in 5 minutes!

 

You will setup your Personal ArtByte (Formerly AppleByte) wallet and get some ArtByte. Then setup your Twitter Tipping wallet, transfer ArtBytes to it and learn how to tip.

 

Get your personal ArtByte wallet & wallet address (if you don’t already have one)

  1. Sign up for an online AppleByte wallet at https://www.artbyte.me/get-started/
  2. Find you wallet address by clicking on the Receive Tab (upper left). Copy the address.

 

Deposit AppleBytes in your “Tipping wallet”

  1. Sign in to your Twitter account and tweet: “@ArtistGift deposit”
  2. In a few minutes you will receive a response showing your Tipping wallet address.
  3. Login to your Personal wallet at https://wallet.applebyte.me
  4. Click the Send Tab (upper left)
  5. Copy the address of your Tipping wallet (received in response to your tweet) and paste it in the “send to” field
  6. Enter the amount of applebytes you want to sent to your tipping wallet in the “Amount” field & click send.
  7. In 10-15 mins or less you can see your Tipping wallet balance by tweeting “@ArtistGift balance”

 

Begin tipping your favorite artists!

Just follow the instructions and examples at http://tips.applebyte.me in the Start Tipping Section.

 

12Feb 2015
AppleBytes Comments Off on AppleByte funded 500+ artists in 2014, help us support thousands in 2015!

AppleByte funded 500+ artists in 2014, help us support thousands in 2015!

AppleByte is currently in Phase II of our fundraising to raise $1,000,000 to support thousands of artists in 2015.

The funds will be used primarily for advertising, staff, and upgrades to infrastructure.

We successfully completed Phase I in 2014, which proved our concept and developed the initial infrastructure for it all to work.

Here is what we accomplished in Phase I
  • The AppleByte Infrastructure and digital currency has been developed, tested and proven successful worldwide.
  • Over 500 artists have received awards, donations & tips of AppleBytes from the foundation and art lovers worldwide.
  • The foundation gives artists many places to redeem AppleBytes, including gift cards from Amazon, American Express, Visa, AMC Theaters, music downloads, restaurants and many others.
  • We have a dedicated social media community of 35,000+ artists & art lovers who discusses, supports and promotes artists around the world.
  • An app for tipping artists, allows fans to send tips & donations instantly to any artist, anywhere via their Twitter account.
  • A music download site that pays musicians 100% of the sales proceeds, (free to list, no fees ever), is now the highest paying music download site for musicians.
  • A wallet app that runs on MAC, Windows, and Android allows artists and fans to earn AppleBytes on their own, simply running in the background on their computer.
  • We have an established, experienced team of developers from the US, UK, Germany and Finland.
  • You can learn more about these features at http://applebyte.me

Please consider joining in our Phase II campaign so we can support thousands of artists in 2015!

Here is the link to our Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/applebyte-phase-ii/x/6728355
11Feb 2015
AppleBytes Comments Off on Why support artists with AppleBytes, instead of cash?

Why support artists with AppleBytes, instead of cash?

What advantages are there in supporting artists with AppleBytes, as opposed to cash or other traditional methods of transferring money?

  • AppleBytes can be given by any fan, anywhere in the world, to artists anywhere in the world.
  • Fans or artists don’t need credit cards or bank accounts to give and receive AppleBytes.
  • There are no governmental, corporate or regional restrictions, telling fans who they can support.
  • Artists receive and can spend donations of AppleBytes almost instantly.
  • There are no fees for giving artists AppleBytes, compared to credit cards, Paypal or bank transfer fees, etc.
  • Many artist and fans wish they could support their favorite artists, but simply do not have the extra cash. With AppleByte fans and artists can actually earn AppleBytes by linking their computers to support the AppleByte network.*
  • Artists can also support themselves without taking time away from their creative efforts, just by connecting their computers to the network*
  • AppleByte provides a focused, dedicated community of artists and art lovers, providing exposure of an artist’s work to fans around the world**
  • And of course, AppleBytes can be converted to cash, with no fees charged!***
  • AppleBytes can be saved as a speculative investment. The history of digital currencies demonstrates that as new digital currencies become more widely used, they tend to appreciate in value. Will AppleByte follow this trend? Perhaps, but there are no guaranties.****

 

* See “How it works” and “Mining AppleBytes” on http://applebyte.me

** The AppleByte art community currently has more than 35,000 members via social media (FaceBook, Twitter, and our Forum).

*** The AppleByte Foundation provides many ways AppleBytes can be converted to cash. See our current places to spend AppleBytes: http://forum.artbyte.me/index.php?/forum/25-places-to-use-applebytes/

**** Investing and saving digital currencies is a very high risk venture. No one should hold more AppleBytes, than they could afford to lose.

8Feb 2015
AppleBytes Comments Off on What are the top paying music download sites for musicians

What are the top paying music download sites for musicians

How much do musicians earn for music sold online?

 

Per Track Download

 

$1.50*           AppleByte Music Store   (musician receives 300 applebytes, redemption rate is 300 = $1.50)**

$1.03            GhostTunes

$0.85            Bandcamp   (estimated as revenue share is based on a formula of “your balance vs sales”)

$0.74            Cdbaby                                   

$0.57            Cdbaby (via iTunes)           

$0.56            Reverbnation

$0.29            eMusic   (estimated, eMusic is a subscription service. The cost of the album will depend your plan)

$0.12            iTunes   (based on $0.94 per album x 8 songs)

$0.09            Amazon iTunes

$0.0022        Rhapsody Stream

$0.00029      Spotify Stream

$???             Soundcloud   (paid from add revenue)

Source data gathered directly from each music download site

* Rate subsidized by the AppleByte Foundation.

** AppleByte is a digital currency used to support musicians & all types of artists. Places to redeem AppleBytes are listed on the AppleByte forum, and update regularly: http://forum.artbyte.me/index.php?/forum/25-places-to-use-applebytes/ 

For general information on AppleByte, see the main website: http://applebyte.me

To list your music on the AppleByte Music Store, go here: https://music.applebyte.me/

28Jan 2015
AppleBytes 1 comment

What does the name AppleByte or AppleByteMe mean?

Applebyte is the name of the digital currency.

There is an old saying about artists in NYC (where AppleByte was founded):

“Come to New York and take a bite out of the Big Apple”

It refers to artists trying to make it in the biggest, most competitive art market in the world, NYC. So we support artists trying to “take a bite of the Big Apple” whether that means, NYC, Paris, London, Rome, Tokyo – any city in the world.

 

AppleByteMe is the name of the website: http://AppleByte.me

It came about when a local NYC artist coined the phrase, “If you love me, AppleByte me!”

And it means that to really support an artist – favs, likes and retweets are nice, but a tip or donation of AppleBytes provides more than just an expression of appreciation, it is real financial support.

 

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