Lil’ Wayne has joined with Musicane to sell digital downloads and offer fans a way to make money from his upcoming album ‘Tha Carter III’.
“Lil Wayne is a natural fit to help further this movement not just because of his stature in the music world but more for his bold attitude toward change. He knows that the new model for the flow of music distribution is rooted in empowering the fans, not the traditional gate keepers that tend to slow everything down,” stated Musicane President and COO Vikramaditya Jain.
Fans will have the opportunity to buy the full album and/or purchase individual songs from any of the pages that the player is displayed on. In addition, previews of the album, promotional interviews will be available via the player. In the future, Musicane is planning to offer merchandise and other products. Fans or website owners can take part in earning a revenue with Lil Wayne by placing the widget on their pages, meaning anyone can share in the revenues generated through sales made from the Musicane widget. Fans and websites owners can receive a commission from sales which has been determined by the artist or label. The Musicane widget can be emailed, embedded on profile pages, blogs or websites.
In related news, as previously reported on MemphisRap.com, Lil Wayne’s album “Tha Carter III” was leaked online by DJ Chuck T after Lil Wayne made hate comments about mixtape DJ’s in a magazine interview. Soon after the audio went online, DJ’s started making comments and videos targeted at Lil Wayne. The rapper later apologized to DJ’s and made it known that he was targeting certain DJ’s who were trying to take advantage of him and not all mixtape DJ’s.
Tha Carter III is expected to release June 10th.