OVERWHELM THE UNDERGROUND
Ampwall FAQ (alpha)
Updated November 27, 2023
What is Ampwall?
Where can I see an actual page?
What has been built so far?
- - Artist creation
- - Create merchandise and music with basic pages containing images and info
- - Streaming digital audio on the page and embeddable in social media where supported
- - Add to cart, purchase items
- - Multi-artist and multi-origins supported in single carts
- - Optional shipping calculations to supported addresses
- - DRM-free audio downloads and transcodes to various formats
- - Shipping dashboard with optional Shippo integration.
What's coming next?
When will public signups begin?
I'm not a metal or rock musician. Am I still welcome on Ampwall?
How much does Ampwall cost?
How do users pay? How do sellers get paid?
Who is behind Ampwall?
How is Ampwall funded? Who's paying for all this?
What is Ampwall's history?
Why would someone use Ampwall when there are bigger and more established options?
- Lower fees. Ampwall is a small operation with lower costs. We can beat them on price.
- Technology. Have you noticed some of the existing options starting to feel a little... crusty? I'm not talking about Dystopia. We're building from the ground up with learnings we've developed over years of using what's out there. Frankly: we can build a better product.
- Ethics. Ampwall is registered as a public benefit company which means that we are legally obligated to consider the impact of our decisions on society in addition to profit. Our commitment to the arts is baked into the company's incorporation documents.
- DIY roots. Ampwall is a DIY musician owned and operated company. We are its first testers and users and our requirements are always paramount. This is a stark contrast to the rest of the market, where the major players areall publicly traded mega-corporations.
- Obsessed with your band. Not in a weird way, don't worry. The only way for Ampwall to succeed is for you to succeed, and we are committed to making that happen. We are always available to answer questions, take feedback, solve problems, and help you out.
- Different is good. Diversity of perspective leads to better outcomes. Competition is good for the market, good for artists. We do not accept that we should all be using the same few corporate platforms to share and sell our work.