Since Freeload debuted on December 14, 3,251 people have used this content sharing service. What sets it apart from other applications of this genre: Artists or publishers get to choose among three options for making any type of content available, by determining how to unlock the file in question.
- Make the files available instantly.
- Make the files available at a specified time .
- Unlock files when fan demand reaches specified levels.
Created by “Digi Jeff” Lange, Freeload has a how-to video on YouTube that opens with hip-hop artist Paul Wall mumbling about how used option number three, to release his tunes on Facebook. (The company just released a shorter version of the demo that’s less than one-fourth as long.)
His plan involved releasing a new album on Freeload, and 200 fans had to unlock it before the 10 tracks became available. It took two-and-a-half hours to reach that goal.
Fans who obtain the downloads via Freeload get to opt in or out of future downloads. Opt-ins save as CSV files that participating music page administrators can download.
Content creators can buy Freeload on AppBistro at a price of $99.95 per page on Facebook; that covers the cost of one album — or other comparably sized content — and a charge of $99.95 applies for every subsequent file for download.
Readers, what do you think of this application and the offerings of the musical artists using Freeload?