We’ve yet to learn exactly when Facebook will launch the rumored music dashboard.
In the mean time, numerous services continue to allow musicians operate a store on their Facebook pages.
Fans can listen to the songs, share what they find and buy albums or single tracks directly from the artist. Usually, the services take a percentage of the revenue share through PayPal.
That said, here are five ways to buy and sell music directly on Facebook.
Bandcamp is one of the more popular music services and is free to sign up, although it gets a revenue share on sales through PayPal.
Artists can sell music and merchandise. In the past 30 days, artists have made $650,664 using the service. It allows name-your-price albums but fans statistically have paid an average of 50 percent more than the minimum that was set.
Moontoast Impulse is a Facebook application that lets fans play, share and purchase music from a fan page. Artists can track what their fans are playing and buying.
The application is free but earns a 15 percent revenue share on all sales through PayPal.
Nimbit MyStore allows musicians, managers and labels to sell and market music, merchandise and eTickets on Facebook. The application appears as a tab that shows every product from your account.
Basic services are free but if you wish to sell anything on Facebook, it requires an upgrade of $12.95 per month, or $129 per year.
VibeDeck is a free and easy way to sell your digital music directly to fans. The only cost is for the musicians, who pay PayPal’s service charge. There are no ads on your page and the artists retain the copyright.
This application lets you embed your store directly on Facebook and sell music, build and manage fan email lists, and make customizable profile pages.
ShopTab showcases your products on your fan page. It’s available in more than 30 currencies and allows you to upload product categories as well as edit products individually through a data feed.
There’s a seven-day free trial that becomes $10 per month for up to 500 products, or there are upgrades for an additional monthly fee.
Readers, have you bought or sold music on Facebook yet?