Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 5th Sep 2006 14:58 UTC
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: Not bad
by Bonus on Tue 5th Sep 2006 16:12 UTC in reply to "Not bad"
Bonus
Member since:
2005-12-23

wonea, I love subscription music but I stopped using AOL musicnow because of the DRM. Does Emusic have DRM? If not I'm signing up today because of all the old music I love.

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RE[2]: Not bad
by wonea on Tue 5th Sep 2006 17:25 in reply to "RE: Not bad"
wonea Member since:
2005-10-28

Emusic is DRM free. Music served VBR mp3's. Much better quality than itunes. Just got the white stripes, and loads of interesting stuff off the kranky music label. Very good!

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RE[3]: Not bad
by Bonus on Tue 5th Sep 2006 17:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Not bad"
Bonus Member since:
2005-12-23

Yah the site is very nice, they do have a Linux Browser as well but production has stopped it seems although functional.
The 40/Month songs is mice. Probably is fine althogh I prefer unlimited streaming mainly.

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