You could think that the world of music social networks is completely saturated, and that the new ones would be deprived of originality. Well we aren’t there yet. Actually we’ll probably never get there due to non-stop technological improvements that enable more complex media players.
What seems to be working now is the all-in-one approach where a social network tries to cram as most features as possible into a single profile. Last week we took a look at LP33.com representing some practical innovations, and now Plugo.la has been brought to my attention.
Plugo.la is a fairly straight forward type of social network where bands and fans can sign-up, create accounts, make lists of friends, share music and so on. Its embeddable widgetized media player allows users to take care of all their digital needs in one place. With it you can upoad songs AND videos and sell them as you see fit (you can either choose to sell individual tracks or full lenght albums at any chosen price).
Plugola’s most original component would be its affiliate program, or as they call it, the ‘plugging’ feature. “Plugging” allows fans who have already purchased your music/videos an opportunity to help you distribute & sell this same content at your approval. By default, your “affiliates”/fans will receive an incentive of 5% of the download price, but you may set this percentage to whatever you like.
If you’re launching your social networking endeavours for the first time Plugola is a good place to start out. They have just launched a couple of weeks ago and are planning on intergrating further improvements. It’s a good idea to get your music on as many of these social sites as possible anyways, and with their affiliate program Plugo.la constitues an interesting option to get the ball rolling.