Thursday, August 30, 2007 will bring together 50,000 music fans to launch and run their own record label. These 50,000 fans will choose the label's name and the first 5 bands to sign to record contracts worth $200,000 each. From there they will have input into every aspect of how to market and promote the label and its artists. Joining is free until 50,000 members have joined and expressed interest in being a part of music history. Once that threshold is reached, each of those members will be required to pay $25 for access to the nomination and voting area. In sum, this will raise $1.25 million to sign bands and to pay for expenses including office space and staff


Deezer - The first on demand juke box online providing free music without download. The concept is simple: give consumers a full and free access to all their favorite songs, pay artists and their producers through a revenue share based on our advertising revenues, and help discover new artists through a wide audience.


Grooveshark - An online service and web-based application used for sharing music within a community of music lovers distributing DRM-free MP3s across a p2p network. Also rewards you for sharing, reviewing, and discovering new music

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hip Hop Stars Understand The Real Business Models For The Music Industry

"It's funny every time we hear someone say that the music industry is in trouble. There's very little evidence that's true. More music is being produced today than ever before - and plenty of people are still making a ton of music in the music business. What's actually in trouble is the traditional recording industry, which is quite different than the music industry. When we point out business models for musicians, we seem to get a lot of pushback, but there's more and more evidence that artists are successfully embracing the model we've put forth -- and they're raking in the cash doing so. Forbes just came out with a report about how much money the top hip hop artists are making, and they're doing quite well. However, it's not because of just the music, but how they've used the music to sell all sorts of other things" - Techdirt

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story - Beatles-themed exhibition in Liverpool located within the historic Albert Dock showcases the life, times, culture, and music of the Beatles - Fully automated mixing system where users can download dance tracks and create playlists which seamlessly merge from song to song just like a professional DJ

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

John Lennon solo catalog debuts on iTunes Store

Apple has announced the debut of the John Lennon solo catalog on the iTunes Store. Sixteen of Lennon's solo works from EMI Music are available for the first time on iTunes starting today, with the 'Lennon Legend' and 'Acoustic' collections making their worldwide digital debuts. For a limited period of 30 days, exclusive video content will be included with the albums 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band,' 'Sometime in New York City,' 'Walls and Bridges,' 'Milk and Honey' and the collections 'Anthology' and 'Working Class Hero.'

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


TuneCore - has arrangements with leading digital music retailers that let us place your music in their online stores and subscription services. You get 100% of the money that your music earns

Google, Universal Music partner to sell DRM-free music

Google and Universal Music Group will be partnering with gBox, Inc., an online music retailer, to sell DRM-free music tracks via Google search results. gBox, based in Apple's backyard of Cupertino, California, will begin selling Universal tracks, sans DRM, via their web site on August 21. Universal will purchase text ads on Google's searches to direct searchers to gBox sales pages.


Strayform is community where artists and fans can thrive with no DRM, no commericals and no corporate middle-men. Fan funded proposals let artist get paid without giving up a big cut, without blowing money on ads, and without long term restrictive contracts. Since the Artists are paid up front and the Media is Creative Commons licenced, fans can use freely on any device and share on Peer to Peer networks

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Opuzz - Royalty-free music for broadcast, film, video, and web. Opuzz features instant music downloads and CD options

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Anywhere.FM is a powerful music player that makes it easy to upload your entire music collection; play it anywhere on the best web music player; discover new music through Friend Radio

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Big Green Gathering

Big Green Gathering - The Big Green Gathering is a five day camping event which is currently located in the Mendip Hills in Somerset. The festival offers music and theatrical performances along with workshops addressing green living, farming, business, and health

Thursday, August 02, 2007 - Audio resource with thousands of categorized clips. Also allows users to build and share their own soundboards