Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 1st Sep 2006 06:20 UTC
Multimedia, AV Magnatune has the right idea and we love their motto: "We Are Not Evil". They are a real record label but they give away 128 kbps mp3s of all their artist's songs for free. If you like what you hear you can purchase higher quality DRM-free FLAC, Mp3, OGG, AAC, WAV versions at a price you set! If you don't, you can always keep, share or delete your legally downloaded 128 kbps mp3, your choice. They are sharing revenues 50/50 with their signed artists and they allow consumers to share their purchased songs with 3 friends. What sets them apart from other "free music" web sites is that they actually sign artists that are able to produce high quality music and are serious about their work (rather than just being a random mp3 hosting site). Also, artists keep all of their work's rights.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

If they charged me even $200 per year to non-DRM music, on high speed servers, in high quality FLAC format, I would be more than happy to pay for it.

I would not, since I detest not having an actual copy with original artwork and jewel case. Other than that, the experience of buying music in a well-established record store that has served music fans for 40 years now is unbeatable by any flashy website.

Websites are impersonal. When I buy music, I want a good service from an actual human being, who himself is passionate about music too. iTunes don't offer me that.

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