This is a move I didn’t see coming. You can now sell your wares straight from YouTube!
…able to sell artist merchandise, digital downloads, concert tickets and other experiences to fans and visitors.
Topspin is helping power merchandise sales, concert tickets and experiences; SongKick will help sell tickets for concerts; and iTunes and Amazon will power transactions for music downloads.
YouTube says be rolling out the Merch Store to music partners globally over the coming weeks. YouTube declined to reveal the specific nature of the financial split for these sales, but did say that the site takes a small percentage of sales just to cover costs. However, the artist gets the same revenue no matter if they go through the Merch Store or through the affiliate on other channels. (via TechCrunch)
Here’s what it looks like: