Artists like Phish, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dave Matthews Band harness nugs.net's platform for both digital and physical distibution of their live music and video. Major and indie labels use nugs.net to help their artists reach their fans more effectively. With nugs.net, an artist can sell their label catalog and last night's show directly to fans through the artist's own website. Festivals ranging from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza to Austin City Limits have partnered with nugs.net to sell live recordings on iTunes, private label festival download stores powered by nugs.net, and on nugs.net's own LiveDownloads.com.
The nugs.net platform serves millions of paid and free downloads each year. Many bands release every show they play through nugs.net, while others cherry pick live and studio recordings. Nugs.net manufactures and fulfills thousands of titles on CD sold direct-to-fan and through retail.
Recent nugs.net pay-per-view webcasts have grossed millions of dollars for our artists. For example, fans watching from their TVs and PCs made Phish New Year's 2011/2012 at Madison Square Garden the largest paid concert webcast audience on record.
Nugs.net's iOS and Android apps put music in the fans' hands. Billboard awarded nugs.net's Live Phish App 2010 Touring App of the Year for its unique ability to stream every show Phish plays. Fans can also listen to free streams from the Phish Archives and tune into Live Phish Radio for 24x7 Phish.
The nugs.net Appetizer puts the music where the fans are: in the Facebook Timeline. Artists post The Appetizer to their Facebook Timeline to let fans stream samples of last night's show or their latest album. Fans can buy downloads without leaving their Facebook news feed.
Subscription and a-la-carte video on demand services monetize your video archives and give fans a reason to keep coming back to your site. Nugs.net's pay-per-view webcasts include a video on demand option to time shift a live webcast for later viewing.
Nugs.net powers free and subscription streaming so that fans can listen to their music where they want to, when they want to.
Bands can capture fans' excitement at the end of the show by selling download codes printed on custom cards or collectible laminates. Some artists use download codes for promotional email campaigns, free MP3 downloads, or for bonus content bundled with vinyl or CD releases.
Many artists want a private-label, branded download store. Artists can take advantage of the entire nugs.net platform while maintaining the look and feel of their primary site or tour ad materials.
Bundling a live MP3 with the ticket yields more ticket sales and additional spending per user, converting a $50 ticket sale into another $50 in music sales. We've integrated with Ticketmaster, Musictoday, Topspin, and others to bundle downloads with the ticket purchase.
Nugs.net markets our clients' content on-line and on-air, including nugs.net's weekly show on SiriusXM Jam On, targeted Facebook ad campaigns, and direct-to-fan email marketing campaigns.
Apple built an iTunes room exclusively for nugs.net called "The Live Stash" to showcase recent live music. Each week nugs.net programs iTunes with cherry picked recent releases for sale on iTunes in addition to LiveDownloads.com and the artist-branded sites nugs.net maintains.
Nugs.net secures and administers mechanical, sync, and performance licenses for hundreds of artists and festivals. Publishing royalties are accounted for in nugs.net's comprehensive reporting that includes all revenue sources and payees.
Metallica partnered with nugs.net in 2004 to release live downloads of every show the band plays at LiveMetallica.com. The Live Metallica App debtued as the #1 Paid Music App on iTunes in 2009, serving fans free streams from the Live Meallica Vault and streaming access to every show they've purchased over the years at LiveMetallica.com. Metallica posts the nugs.net Appetizer to Facebook after each show to let their 25 Million Facebook fans listen to streams of last night's show and buy downloads directly from their news feed.
Launched at Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve 2002, LivePhish.com was the first service to offer downloads of a band's complete performances. Phish partnered with nugs.net to release every night the band plays on CD, MP3, CD-Quality FLAC and Apple Lossless, as well as 24 bit, higher-than-CD-quality downloads. Phish holds the record for the largest paid concert webcasts, powered by nugs.net. Billboard awarded nugs.net the "Best Touring App" award in 2010 for the Live Phish App, now available on Android and iOS.
Phish now bundles MP3s with each ticket sold. Fans redeem the bar codes on their tickets at LivePhish.com, powered by nugs.net's patented ticket/barcode redemption platform.
Every night of the Chili Peppers' tour, the band records a live multitrack mix exclusively for LiveChiliPeppers.com. The band then posts the nugs.net Appetizer to their 18 Million Facebook fans to listen and buy downloads of that night's show. The Live Chili Peppers store is seamlessly embedded within the band's main web site, with nugs.net powering the dy to day operations of the live download store.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers mobile web experience allows fans to pre-order the show they are at through their web-enabled phone. The band flashes a message on the big screens saying "Download Tonight's Show" and fans can pre-order that night's concert and download when they get home.