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Original OSNews Interviews Magnatune is the non-evil record label who gives away 128 kbps mp3s of all their artist's songs for free. You can then choose (or not) to purchase DRM-free higher quality versions at a price you set and they allow you to share their purchased songs with 3 friends. The label splits revenues 50/50 with their (carefully picked) signed artists, while these artists keep all of the rights to their music with a non-exclusive contract. Today, we are very happy to feature an interview with John Buckman, the founder and owner of Magnatune, to help us understand better their revolutionary business model.
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RE: My hopes about Magnatune ideas
by Bonus on Tue 5th Sep 2006 16:05 UTC in reply to "My hopes about Magnatune ideas"
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2005-12-23

You're right and sounds like more Web 3.0ish like a more 3D Web with real world customization. I am thinking the same thing for YouTube. The original content is not that great of quality and the flash is out of sync on the website. They should have a studio with the most popular film's producers getting studio time and cameras etc. they might be able to have a studio franchise around the world.

In house producers would be nice and I was thinking way back, instead of CC's Mixter they should also have a Free media(NoDRM Crative Commons) media device similar to ITunes. I think Amarok might have started this. Also it would help if Songbird was on Linux too.

Edited 2006-09-05 16:07

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