CDBaby and Tunecore are well-established ways for independent musicians to get their songs placed on iTunes and other music stores, but RouteNote's cheaper.
The marketing name for the pink Note appears to be "berry pink," though the bad news is it won't be arriving in time for Valentine's Day.
A pink version of the Samsung Galaxy Note is rumoured to be arriving in three week's time.
RouteNote, an up-and-coming competitor for digital distribution for artists, does the math on its blog and acknowledges that it won't always win. A refreshing change.
How do they expect to make money? By adding a paid tier that offers more services.
Pay-for-play has been around ever since the first kid in a garage wanted a quick and easy way to become a rock star. It never works.
In Huffington Post essay, musician John Mellencamp writes passionately and intelligently about how the music business went so wrong, but his conclusion doesn't hold up.