CASH Music is a nonprofit organization that builds open source digital tools for musicians and labels. Their mission is to help educate and empower artists and their fans to foster a more viable and sustainable future for music. It is officially released and supported. They have a very detailed Blog post on their Website on how to use the platform.
To my knowledge, they will be offering additional functionality in the future:
Tweet for download
FB like for download
Download for current social followers
Download for current mailing list participants
Secure audio stream
Here is how I incorporated the email address (capture) for payload feature into WordPress.
First you have upload your asset or payload. This is all very intuitive. Click “add assets” and do your thing:
I tried a bunch of PHP plug-ins with WordPress and if you have a bunch of plug-ins it’s just a pain trying to figure out which ones are conflicting with each other. So I decided not to use any plug-ins that enable PHP in Post or Pages. Am I lazy? I’m just a hack! When I say that people always respond “we all are”. Makes me feel great; let’s just pull this CASH Music widget in to our WordPress Page or Post via an iFrame. Why not?
Call your “music.php” into WordPress via an iFrame:
And Blam! We have a seamlessly integrated email-for-payload music page. You can get creative with css and make it look like a widget, but in this case I like the seamless no-widget look.
Take a peek at the finished product here on the new Gift of Gab Website “www.giftofgab.tv”.
CASH music is a open source not-for-profit organization that has an awesome board of advisers and is also a Fellow of the new Mozilla open source accelerator WebFWD. Pledge to their Kickstarter campaign today!