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New Nimbit MyStore for Facebook Proves Big Hit for Music Artists Seeking Direct-To-Fan Social Commerce

Nimbit (BusinessWire) - 29 October 2009

New Nimbit MyStore for Facebook Proves Big Hit for Music Artists Seeking Direct-To-Fan Social Commerce

2,000 music artists sign with Nimbit in past month to promote, market, and sell directly to their fans on Facebook.

Nimbit logoBOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nimbit (www.nimbit.com), the leader in Direct-to-Fan music marketing and commerce, today announced that in the first month since it was introduced nearly 2,000 music artists have signed up and deployed its new Nimbit MyStore™ for Facebook, the music industry’s first social commerce solution.

Introduced on September 8, 2009, Nimbit MyStore™ for Facebook is the first direct-to-fan commerce solution that provides musicians, managers, and labels with the ability to easily market and sell their music, merchandise, and eTickets directly within their Facebook communities.

Go to YouTube for a quick, 2-minute video on how to “Sell Music & Merch on Facebook with Nimbit’s MyStore App": http://bit.ly/SellURMusic-Merch

“Nimbit makes online sales easy for independent musicians artists,” said Randy Wong of The Waitiki 7 (a hot group leading the resurgence of Exotica music). “Through Nimbit MyStore for Facebook we can see where our sales are coming in from, and our fans can easily put our stores on their own pages and websites!”

Within the past month, thousands of music artists, managers, and emerging labels have set up their own Nimbit MyStore for Facebook accounts in order to better connect, communicate and sell to their fans. Artists using Nimbit MyStore and other Nimbit products span the gamut of musical genres from rock to jazz, hip-hop to alternative, including these performers:

Ellis Paul

You’ve heard his songs in the soundtracks of several Farrelly Brothers films, now folk singer Ellis Paul is using Nimbit MyStore for Facebook to help market the 150 concerts he does each year, as well as pre-sell his new album (The Day After Everything Changed), letting his fans buy the album early, before its official release in January 2010: bit.ly/ellispaul/facebook

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Nimbit is providing the Bosstones with soup to nuts release management helping this classic new wave ska band to issue its first new release in several years and doing it 'sans label'. The upcoming album is attracting attention from loyal fans and new listeners alike-- generating raves and revenue. The Bosstones are offering a free song download at: http://bit.ly/BosstonesMyStore

London Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music fans in need of a fifth of Beethoven or an earful of Elgar have been wild about the London Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1904. Now, thanks to Nimbit, aficionados of the ‘world’s most recorded orchestra’ can buy digital downloads of award-winning LSO recordings, follow them on tour, watch videos and more: http://www.facebook.com/londonsymphonyorchestra

The Net is Abuzz about Nimbit Direct2Fan

At this week’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York, A2IM (The American Association of Independent Music) encouraged indies to embrace new technologies such as Nimbit’s #Direct2Fan platform as a new model that will be essential to “the music industry's future viability.”

Beyond the thousands who’ve signed up for the App, Nimbit MyStore for Facebook has won kudos from top music industry observers and blogs including @Billboard, @DigitalMusicNws, @MusicAlly, and KnowTheMusicBiz.com -- building buzz throughout the Twittersphere:

@Hypebot - “(Nimbit) enables higher artist profit margins, capture of fan information and more control over the artist's brand.”

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@MakeItInMusic - “We love Nimbit (and its) amazing direct-to-fan marketing tools”
@Musformation – Nimbit is an “Awesome Service… for the Independent Artist”
@TheStreetcom Nimbit: “Turning Facebook Fans Into Customers”

Pricing & Availability

Nimbit MyStore for Facebook is now available at no cost for anyone with a Nimbit account. Nimbit makes it easy and affordable artists to promote and sell their music and merchandise online, while retaining high margins. To set up an account and establish a Nimbit MyStore for Facebook, visit www.nimbit.com/MyStore .

About Nimbit

Founded in 2002, Nimbit, Inc. is the music industry's leading direct-to-fan platform for musicians, managers, and emerging labels. Nimbit powers the brands and businesses of thousands of successful artists by giving them the ability to easily market and sell their music and products (digital and physical) directly to fans, wherever they are (web, gigs, social networking sites, etc.) A complete online solution for fan engagement and monetization, Nimbit ensures musicians’ long-term sustainability and success by fostering strong, interactive, lifelong, and profitable fan relationships. For more information, go to www.nimbit.com.

Nimbit, the Nimbit logo, Powered by Nimbit, Nimbit Direct-to-Fan, and Nimbit MyStore are trademarks of Nimbit, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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