Snocap - Selling Music on MySpace
Artists on MySpace Music (or hi5, Bebo, Multiply and any other site that supports Flash embeds) can post a widget that plays the tracks and allows you to buy them right away. Indie band Ã¢â‚¬Å“The FormatÃ¢â‚¬Â is currently using the widgets on its MySpace page, where you can buy songs from their album Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dog ProblemsÃ¢â‚¬Â. Tracks cost $0.79 each, which Snocap automatically charges to your Paypal account.
I checked out the widget and it's not bad, though I found the checkbox interface confusing at first and my stomach turned at the idea of having to make an account on another service just to make a transaction under ten dollars.
What would be nice (for me) is a simple Flash widget for Paypal data transactions with no middle-man. So you can be all wandering MySpace looking for hotties in your area and then BLAM you've impulsed purchased my album for reasons unknown to you. If Apple was on the ball, they'd get an iTunes widget out there stat.