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January 19, 2006

Four Cool Music Web Sites

Here are four web sites that, for various reasons, are worth taking a look at:

Independent Online Distribution Alliance
www.iodalliance.com

According to one news report, digital music sales tripled in 2005 to $1.1 billion. One company taping into that growth is the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), which distributes thousands of releases from independent labels to digital music outlets around the world.

Tunetrader
www.tunetrader.com

This service helps indie music creators connect with music supervisors, creative directors and producers -- people who work in film, television and radio who are looking for independent music to use in projects and productions.

Downhill Battle
www.downhillbattle.org

This non-profit organization works to support participatory culture and build a fairer music industry. Its mission is to explain how the majors really work, develop software to make filesharing stronger, rally public support for a legal P2P compensation system, and connect independent music scenes with the free culture movement.

Check out Downhill Battle's six reasons to get rid of the major record labels.

Pandora
www.pandora.com

At this cool site you can enter a favorite artist name or song title and get a list of similar-sounding artists. Not sure how accurate it is, but it's fun to play with.

-Bob

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posted by Bob Baker @ 11:35 PM   3 comments


3 Comments:

At Jan 25, 2006, 8:41:00 AM, Blogger hellomynameisscott said...

Hey Bob, this lady sent me her business card in the mail and I thought you'd appreciate her stuff.

http://gogirlsmusic.com/consulting.asp

Later man

 
At Feb 12, 2006, 4:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bob,

also found a cool indpendent msuic site that is just getting of the ground. It allows artists to submit their music and fans to find great stuff. I think they are still in their beta version...but who knows maybe it will take off. I think they really want to steer up the industry...seems all very friendly...anyways, check it out: www.projectopus.com

 
At May 19, 2006, 1:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Projectopus.com is not out of beta and fully live (they went live in March)

Go peep out the new design!

Jordan Willms

 

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