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RouteNote: A cheap way to get your tunes on iTunes

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.

By February 20, 2009


MySpace Music: Why limit it to majors?

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.

By April 3, 2008


MSN Unsigned seems half-hearted

If MSN were serious about giving unsigned musicians a shot at fame, it wouldn't launch a site like this.

By December 2, 2008


Owl names that tune and matches more to it

This novel music search is wise to waveforms instead of text tags to find similar jingles and jams.

By July 12, 2007


Universal-BSkyB subscription service will fail without other labels

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.

By July 22, 2008


BandBot to help indie bands manage their online presence

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.

By March 30, 2007


Yahoo Music reportedly going DRM-free

According to anonymous record label execs quoted in an AP story, Yahoo Music will sell DRM-free tracks soon.

By January 25, 2008


DMGI merges with The Orchard

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.

By July 16, 2007


Lessons from Social.fm

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.

By August 5, 2008


Music biz expert Passman: Subscriptions can save us

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.

By November 17, 2009