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Put It On

I haven’t asked you to review a site for a while, so I thought I’d get your take on this one. Put It On claims to be a home to the World’s Undiscovered Artists, which, depending on your point of view makes it either sound like a treasure trove, or a...

Sola Rosa

The Ace Of Space by Sola Rosa I thought I’d try the Bandcamp ‘share’ widget right here on my New Music Strategies page for a few reasons. First, I’m doing some advisory work for Bandcamp (Disclaimer!), and I feel like I need to push this thing...

What's a Netlabel?

There seem to be three main approaches that independent artists take to the idea of record labels these days. The first is that record labels are the best way to get your music out to the public. The internet is all well and good, and we are in favour of it, but...

Jamendo

Jamendo is a site on which artists can give their music away to audiences for free, under a Creative Commons licence (which can, of course, include prohibitions against people using that music in a commercial context elsewhere). Fans can make a donation if they wish,...

But if they steal it – how can I make money?

Apologies in advance. This is a long post. Take the weekend to think about it, and I’d be delighted for you to weigh in with your thoughts and comments. I’ve linked to some other reading, which I think would also be helpful. This is one to mull over, and...

Cliff Bolling is a hero

The Wired Blog points to the Herculean effort of one Cliff Bolling who has been digitising his collection of 78s and uploading them for the world to listen. The thousands of files are at 128kbps (though Cliff has been saving the source WAV files to DVD) and the ID3...