I've been searching for a self-hosted music sales system like this, and it seems mostly to solve my pain points.
However, I'm wondering whether there's a relatively easy way to handle this money/music flow:
* Customer purchases a CD at a show, and gets a download/purchase code on a card or printed directly on the CD (I have form-field-merge for CD labels in my duplicator software)
* Customer goes to Maian Music self-hosted website, and redeems the download/purchase code _for that album only_
* Customer then has the right to download the tracks that were on the CD purchased at the live show
* Customer can also purchase CDs (physical) or MP3 files directly from the Maian Music self-hosted website
though that last one doesn't seem difficult to do, that's what it's designed to do.
If there's software out there that does this, or if someone more familiar with Maian Music knows how to make it do this, please let me know.
I do have intermediate level PHP skills, but reverse engineering an entire project to do this probably isn't time effective for me. Then again, neither is reinventing the wheel and rolling my own.
Reason for this particular "flow" is that my band plays a lot of festivals, and handing out physical CDs always gets more people listening than just handing out download cards. People can't be bothered to download music that they just get on a card, and people end up playing the CDs right in the campsites at the festivals, which means instant promotion of our performances.