An affiliate program – hosted by digital music retailers – allows a store to track where customer sales are being driven from. It’s done by allowing an approved affiliate to create a unique link that can be posted on other websites.
Any artist or label can apply for an affiliate program. If you’re approved, you’ll be able generate these links and direct your fans to make a purchase at a retailer of your choosing. If a sale occurs, you get a cut of the profit! Depending on the store hosting the program, the details vary, so check out some of the programs listed below for more specific information.