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Betist has created
In order to realize his dream, he convinced a music industry executive to quit his job and for them to build a company together.
Six months later, the company's Web site was launched on Aug. 15, 2006.
"I was tired of being offered the same music over and over," says Betist. "As a music fan, I felt a shift in power was necessary to bring a breath of fresh air to the music industry. I decided to create a concept where fans can decide for themselves what they were going to hear. This way, artists can keep their artistic freedom, and music fans get the music they really believe in." On Sellaband, artists and fans have one goal: to make music and a profit together. Artists upload their music and profile, while fans and visitors can browse and offer support. With a $10 investment, fans become "believers" by buying a piece of an artist's future income on Sellaband.