A long while ago, I pledged Magnatune to pay 10% of its sales due to Rhythmbox (a fantastic music player for Linux), back to the GNOME Foundation. Today, I wrote the check.
Rhythmbox has really excellent integration with Magnatune (for four years now!), which makes for a wonderful marriage between open source and open music. The latest versions support Magnatune memberships, for all-you-can-eat music support on Linux. Read more about it here.
Let me break down the numbers:
Sales from Rhythmbox overall:
- $7159 total sales
- 905 album sales
Ubuntu changed the ref= on RB sales coming from their distro, so they get credit (and paid) for their sales.
Ubuntu's RB was responsible for:
- $1017 in total sales
- 131 album sales
- (fyi, that means an average "pay what you want" of $7.76 per album)
So that leaves for RB/GNOME:
- $6142 in total sales
- 774 total sales
- (fyi, that means an average "pay what you want" of $7.93 per album)
Also FYI this means that RB has raised $3579.50 for independent musicians (because we pay out 50% of what comes in to musicians, and the 10% RB payout is coming out of Magnatune's half)
What this means is that I've now sent a check for $614.20 to GNOME Foundation.
Many, many thanks for Adam Zimmerman for writing and maintaining the excellent Magnatune features in Rhythmbox.