Setup information for composers
The Reed Music Members affiliate program is designed for anyone to join but also offers direct benefits to Reed Music composers who are interested in promoting their own works. We offer a 25% commission for any successfully referred sales via reedmusic.com. You can also use the affiliate system to purchase copies of your own scores to earn both the standard royalty and the commission saving 55% off retail price. You might like to purchase your scores to sell at concerts or to send promotional copies to performers and friends.
Reed Music Members is free to join and quick to set up. You can choose various levels of involvement depending upon how proactive you want to be in promoting your own works. The easiest method is to just add an email footer linking to your works on the Reed Music website. Once you create your Reed Music Members account, login and you will see a screen like this. The important part here is your affiliate link. This is what you can use generate trackable referrals.
Thank you to Reed Music composer Barry Cockcroft for supplying his settings for an example (complete with affiliate link).
The really important part is the ending of the link ?ap_id=yourname. It only needs to be clicked once to set the cookie on the Reed Music website and then it is no longer required on subsequent clicks. The cookie is what tracks any clicks and subsequent sales to award affiliate commissions.
Example use of an email footer for easy promotion of your published works.
Please click the link below to view some of my pieces published by Reed Music.
You might also like to refer directly to your composers catalogue.
Copy your URL from your name in the list to the lift.
Don't forget to add the ?ap_id=yourname to the end of any links.
You can also embed the link inside text, see your email application for further instructions.
published by Reed Music
If you use Facebook or other social media, consider adding an update to include a link regularly to one of your Reed Music publications.
Don't forget to add the ?ap_id=yourname to end of any link that you want to promote.
If nothing else, it can be fascinating to see how many clicks you are getting and what people are interested in.
Ultimately of course, we hope that you make some sales too!
Links on your website.
If you are running your own website, you can mention anywhere in text that you are published by Reed Music (yes another affiliate link). On Barry's saxophone website, you can see a link to Reed Music in the sidebar so that people can find his published music easily. Again for promoting any individual piece, copy the link from the browser, paste on your affiliate ID code to the end (?ap_id=yourname). For the more technical create a banner to link to Reed Music or copy the code and embed one from the Ads section in the Reed Music Affiliates program (see below).
Promoting other Composers
Please remember too that you don't have to just promote yourself, you might like to promote other Reed Music composers and of course you will earn any commissions just the same.
Please visit Reed Music Members for free signup and further information.