ARCHIVE: Net Labels

November 08, 2008

iTunes U and the Fall Music Mix

So apparently, iTunes U started randomly giving away bundles of 80 free songs to college students.  My wife received an email with the message, "Carnegie Mellon University and iTunes U are proud to bring you the Fall Music Mix."  That's... Read More

September 18, 2006

Fans Fund Band Album Production Through Sell-A-Band

I love novel business ideas like this one. SellABand has developed a model allowing fans to finance the production of a band's album, and benefit from the album's (hopeful) success thereafter. It works like this: 1) Band creates a profile... Read More

November 15, 2005

DIY-Only Label Launched

Simig Media, Inc. launched a new record label that differentiates itself by only publishing and distributing records that are wholly recorded and produced by the musicians themselves. I love love the concept, which is very much in the spirit of... Read More

October 20, 2005

DiSfish, New Net-Label, Uses Donation Model

A new net-label, DiSfish, is using a donation model to generate revenue for music released under a Creative Commons license. Any artist can upload music and artwork to DiSfish on a non-exclusive basis, and registered users can download and distribute... Read More