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Myspace To Sell Artists' Songs Online

According to Yahoo News, Myspace have announced that they will be moving into the digital music business by selling songs from the nearly 3 million registered unsigned bands. Myspace is the latest company to take on Apple's iTunes, but unlike other rivals, it already boasts 106 million users.

MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe said before the end of 2006 they will offer independent bands that have not signed with a record label a chance to sell their music on the site. MySpace says it has nearly 3 million bands showcasing their music.

Songs can be sold on the bands' MySpace pages and on fan pages, in non-copyright-protected MP3 digital file format, which works on most digital players including Apple's market-dominating iPod.

The bands will decide how much to charge per song after including MySpace's distribution fee, said Rusty Rueff, the chief executive of Snocap, which will manage the e-commerce service.

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1. Autumns Eyes writes:

praise jesus

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Hmm, I'm not sure about this. My band has a myspace but we always said that we'll put the songs up 4 free downloads 4 anyone that wants them. I would be p***ed off at a company that really doesn't need any more money, making cash from my songs.

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. wine `em, dine `em, sixty-nine `em writes:

:( g r e a t :(

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. dmasa writes:

well it does give emerging bands a jump start that maybe they need and would be helpful for.

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

I'm more curious how much Myspace's fees will be considering they're now part of "big media" rather than an indie site. I think it's a good idea anyway. It helps to have a big player in the market and there hasn't been one as big as MP3.com (which just isn't the same anymore) until MySpace.

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. KORNDOGG writes:

f*** myspace!!!!!!!
Its for 13 year old girls, and child predators!!!

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. I don't know writes:

so does that mean they drop them once they've been signed and you can get some of the music free

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RickyJo writes:

As long as the fees aren't too bad this will be a great opportunity for those of us just starting out. I'm stoked anyway.

# Sep 13, 2006 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. coco writes:

korndogg, like always i agree.....actually there is a funny video depicting how much myspace is f***in the social activities of the ppl, go to killsometime.com

myspace is for ppl that are shy weirdos, with no communcational skills, and of course p***ies.....

i can't go on, for no one can fathom how much of a haven for cyber rapists myspace is.

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