(Digital Download) Whole Album & Individual Album Tracks Available For Download & Dynamic .zip Creation
As a few other ideas have alluded to but not explicitly asked for is the ability to download single tracks from an music album and download albums as a whole from one SKU.
We have started to use the Unsigned theme as the basis to create an artists and record label websites at the moment and are very excited how far we can take this new theme. The functionality it offers just about covers every possible need we have except for the ability to easily set up a method to sell individual tracks from an album or an album as a whole using Woo Commerce. We guess this could be done using some kind of table, with a play button (to play sample in JPlayer add on) for each track followed by the track name, price then a add and minus button to add tracks individually to the basket. You would also have a option at the top of the table to add the whole album (so adding all tracks at once) to the cart. Some kind of dynamic pricing can then be used to make buying the album as a whole cheaper then buying individual tracks.
Last of all from this idea would be to dynamically compile a .zip (or similar) of all the tracks that had been bought and the ability for the customer to go into my account & downloads and tick songs they would like to download and when they click download a .zip is compiled dynamically and their download arrives as a single file. This is especially useful for record labels that may have a large discography where customers buy 1 album from one artists, 3 tracks from another artists & 2 tracks from another artist.
This is differently a secondary concern but to throw something else into the mix, lots of labels and artists now release there music in 2 or 3 three digital formats (MP3 192kbps & 320kbps, WAV) So it would be good to add the option to buy albums or single tracks in a specific format. In other custom made download stores this has been a drop down menu on individual products or as a drop down when you get to the checkout page asking what format you would like the entire order in.
As this is a bit specialist i would see this being a paid add-on and would have no issue paying for it.
If i am missing a easy way to do this that already exist please let us know as we have just started to get to grips with Woo Commerce and the Unsigned theme.
Thanks, The Refined Events team
As a musician considering woocommerce for my next site revision this is key for me
We are talking with a client for whom this functionality would be ideal.
Specifically a record label and store that wishes to sell digital downloads. And to have an audio player of track previews, each with track meta data (number, title, artist)
Personally I'd like this to be a separate plugin, nothing to do with the Unsigned themes (which is great btw, but not the only theme for record labels etc)
Count me in.
Timm Dapper commented
I am strongly in favour of this idea. I think it'd be great to have a function where Store items can be a group of other regular store items and a possibility is offered to get the whole album for a reduced price (potentially the album price minus the price of the individual items).
This is not just useful if you sell music, we're going to sell digital content and would like to sell collections as well as individual items.
Also downloading the thing as a group would be nice, but for us it would actually be fine if the album had its own download link with the whole thing prepackaged and people could just choose if they want to download the items one by one or the whole thing.