My goodness, a record label that gets it…

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I’m just not sure that prosecuting your customers and telling them they are wrong are a good strategy. Never mind what the law says, its interesting to me to see that folks download songs yes, but iTunes is doing well and most folks are happy to pay $1-2 for a ring tone for goodness sakes. Let’s hope other emulate Magnatune

Magnatune is a killer new record label that is doing everything a cutting-edge record label should be doing. They offer music from a wide range of genres that you can download, stream, and listen to, but like shareware, you only buy stuff you like after trying it out first. The label splits profits with artists 50-50, and even offers a sliding scale when buying through paypal. After paying for an album, you get both high quality MP3 and uncompressed WAV files for download. [MetaFilter]

Listening to American Life [Peter Rauhofer’s American Anthem, Pt. 2] by Madonna from American Life [Remixes] (06:02)

One Reply to “My goodness, a record label that gets it…”

  1. You wrote:
    “I?m just not sure that prosecuting your customers and telling them they are wrong are a good strategy.”
    With Magnatune, I’m trying to go as far in the opposite direction as possible. With people so ticked off at the RIAA, I’ve found that a business model based on showing respect to your audience (no DRM, try-before-you-buy, etc) works well
    “listening to Madonna from American Life [Remixes]”
    Unfortunately, I doubt my Magnatune model would work for Madonna…

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