September 20, 2011, 9:30 AM

appsbar Delivers New Way to Sell Music Through Apps

appsbar Discography Gives Musicians - Famous or Not - the Way to Showcase, Share and Sell Songs

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 -- appsbar has introduced a new way for budding garage bands and rock stars alike to showcase and sell their music through their own customizable, cost-free app.

appsbar Discography was launched today as an update to appsbar, the first, always free-to-use tool for creating and publishing professional-level apps. The update gives anyone with a song to sell the ability to share their tunes though their own app whether hosted in the Apple App Store or their personal website.

With appsbar, anyone has a cost-free way to join a community, build a dynamic personalized app and publish it straight to app stores. Now musicians can connect directly with the fans who want to download, share and comment on their music.

"In the short time since we introduced this revolutionary approach to building apps, the music community in particular has embraced the free, efficient, and easy way they can explore new avenues to reach their fans and meet new ones," said Scott Hirsch, co-founder of appsbar. "We have worked with a number of people across the music industry and the first request we get is a way to sell and share songs – and Discography delivers on that."

Anyone can join the appsbar community and create a new app or update their current apps to sell music. With Discography, you can use an Artist ID from iTunes or you can arrange a separate payment service for songs that the owner has the rights to sell.

Appsbar launched in April 2011 and has swelled to a community of more than 30,000 app builders, including chart-topping musicians and up and coming acts. appsbar Discography is designed specifically for musicians - famous or want-to-be famous – to have an immediate presence in app stores where they can showcase or sell music on their own terms.

An established artist can use Discography's unique social sharing functions to alert their fanbase that a new single is available for download – or send a personal message that recommends they download an old favorite. For starving artists, appsbar Discography redefines how new music can be discovered and immediately shared across digital platforms.

As part of the step-by-step app building process, the app builder can add appsbar Discography as a new page that links to a catalog of individual songs or entire albums. Using appsbar's unique social network tools, the app builder can engage users across email, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Anyone who downloads an app built using Discography can hear a 30-second sample before they purchase, and once they download the song can share the same 30-second sample across their social networks through the app.

Users can add a personalized song reviews that are visible to anyone who browses the song on the app. Songs that are hosted on iTunes are sold for the same cost set by Apple and follow established revenue sharing agreements. App builders who sell songs hosted on their own sites can set their own prices.

As appsbar continues to refine its unique app builder, it is already being received by diverse and wide-ranging communities as the first, always-free app way to combine a full-range of technology tools and functions and the portal to get apps published.  

appsbar has found rapid success in part because apps can be made for many devices and published to multiple app stores with a variety of customization options using PCs, Macs or tablet devices. appsbar is not only for musicians, people from all walks of life have built apps using the appsbar "wizard" that walks the builder through every step. It's easy to add as many or few pages and functions as the creator chooses, with visual and textual clues at each step. As creators build apps page by page, each app becomes more personalized through limitless combinations of background colors and fonts, and the ability to upload images and videos from personal or appsbar media libraries.

appsbar Discography is an addition to a suite of tools anyone can use to create and publish apps that are fun, functional and ready-to-use on mobile devices. Users from any business, club, organization or anything, can combine limitless combinations of technologies like uploading photos and videos, adding interactive maps, linking to social networks and creating soundboards.

For screenshots of Discography visit appsbar's Flickr page:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66567945@N04/6124114571/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66567945@N04/6124656380/in/photostream

For a video demonstration of how easy appsbar is to use, visit appsbar's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/APPSBAR.

Media contact:

Joe McGurk

Rubenstein Public Relations

Tel: 212.843.9344

Email: jmcgurk@rubensteinpr.com

About appsbar

appsbar was launched in 2011 to fill the gap between over-simplified apps and costly, professionally-produced apps. appsbar was developed by Appsbar Inc., a company co-founded by Scott Hirsch and Arsen Pereymer. appsbar has grown to a community of app developers and opened the way for businesses and people to engage with friends and brands online through the development of customizable digital tools. For company contact information and partnership opportunities, visit www.facebook.com/appsbar or www.appsbar.com.

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