MySpace Soon to Sell Songs

Published: 2006-09-05
MySpace, the networking site will soon be a place where you can buy songs.

Everyone from Madonna to your neighbour's garage band has their own MySpace page and the new form of grassroots music distribution has become one of the most successful marketing tools of the past few years.

According to the Associated Press, "Los Angeles-based MySpace was expected to formally announce the venture and its partnership with San Francisco-based Snocap Inc., which developed the technology, [today]."

The technology will let bands not only stream their songs on their MySpace page but give them a chance to let their fans browse through a catalogue of tunes and purchase copy-protection free MP3s of their tunes. According to the Associated Press, "To get their music ready for sale, bands will have to upload their songs to Snocap's online music database. Once cleared by the company ó a process to ensure someone isn't trying to sell music to which they don't own the copyrights ó the tracks are available for purchase."

MySpace and Snocap will be taking a cut of the MySpace music sales but it has not been revealed how much they will take.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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