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MySpace announced an initiative with three of the four major labels to offer downloads on artist pages. The site should offer the same services to independent artists, says Matt Rosoff.
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.
If MSN were serious about giving unsigned musicians a shot at fame, it wouldn't launch a site like this.
This novel music search is wise to waveforms instead of text tags to find similar jingles and jams.
Consumers don't know and don't care about record labels. They want to find music by their favorite artists, and if the selection's not there, the service won't be used.
A new tool from RightRound should make it a lot easier for musicians to take care of all their online resources, from their Web site to their social network pages.
According to anonymous record label execs quoted in an AP story, Yahoo Music will sell DRM-free tracks soon.
I met the founder of the Digital Music Group as he was getting ready to start the service, which he called the world's first all-digital music label.
When I spoke to a Mercora founder a couple years ago, I didn't understand the start-up's vision and business model. Lack of clarity may have been its fatal flaw.
Author of "All You Need to Know About the Music Business" acknowledges the impending death of the CD, but he remains optimistic about the long-term health of the industry.