Flatdrop lets musicians earn money through payed music downloads. The fans pay for the download via Flattr. The audio file is downloaded from SoundCloud.
Go to Flattr and create an account. Add funds to it. Then go to the track you want to download on Flatdrop and connect your Flattr account to it. Now you can flattr and download the track.
Go to this Flattr page and add funds to your account. Then try again to download the track.
It's a great service to give money to culture on the internet. This video explains it well.
SoundCloud is a really good site for sharing music on the internet. The music on Flatdrop is downloaded directly from there.
You need to have an account on SoundCloud and on Flattr. If you don't have the accounts, create them now. Put your music to SoundCloud. Make the track public but maybe disable the download.
Go to the Flatdrop front page and connect with your SoundCloud account. Enter the URL of your track on SoundCloud (it looks like this: http://www.soundcloud.com/forss/flickermood) and your Flattr username. Save the URL displayed and share it with your friends. Repeat this for as many of your tracks as you want.
Yes, you can make your track not downloadable on SoundCloud. Since you authenticated when setting up your track on Flatdrop it will still be downloadable here after it was flattered.
This is a hack initiated by Johan Uhle at Music Hack Day Midem in January 2012. Marcus Schaefer helped with the design and Maximilian Schneider helped with the implementation.
This was built as an experimental platform to test the concept of paying for download of music by using Flattr. It's not production ready. Please only use this platform for testing purposes. You use it on your own risk.
Johan is @freenerd on Twitter.