Music Changes Today

February 4, 2008 - By

Correction: ok, this isn’t going to work so much… I guess the claims to have approval from any labels were exaggerated. Failure to launch! Still… maybe someday.

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Music changes today friends. At midnight tonight (January 28) is releasing their beta download software (comparable to itunes), which will allow users to download free, legal songs from popular artists. At launch they boast 25+ million songs available with no limits, just some ads to filter through and some DRM stuff to track song popularity. The site itself is deadly slow (likely due to the popularity on, but it could be the start of something good.

I’m guessing that for most artists ad clicks will be less lucrative than album sales… but maybe that’s good! Maybe we’ll end up with more artists making music “for the music” than corporate- owned, over-produced, and mass-marketed acts that take the form of boy-bands or divas hearthrobs.

I personally like the industry the way it is, but I like to buy music. Not everyone does, so change is needed to aid this struggling industry. Free for me, and less appeal for bad music is a step in the right direction.


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