Posts Tagged ‘ free music ’

How Magnatune Works: Inside The CC-licensed, Podcaster-friendly Record Label

Apr 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcasting Law

The Open Rights Group has an in-depth look at Magnatune, a pioneering record label that licenses its releases under Creative Commons licenses. This means that Magnatune’s music is: Shareable: Users are invited to share their purchased tracks with up to three friends, can listen to the entire catalogue for free via the website’s 128kbps streams, […]

Music Fans Kicking Wal-Mart To The Curb

Apr 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: General

Apple confirmed the rumor we reported earlier, announcing that the iTunes Store had surpassed Wal-Mart to become the number one music retailer in the US. “We launched iTunes less than five years ago, and it has now become the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We […]

Moby Wants To Score Your Video Podcast

Feb 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

Moby is offering a variety of unreleased tracks for you to use freely in your non-profit video projects at this portion of, ‘film music’, is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. to use the site you log […]

Qtrax Is Vaporware

Jan 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Strange

Yesterday, when everybody was hyping the new ad-supported music service Qtrax, we said Qtrax was D.O.A. We noted that “Qtrax wants you to download software to watch ads to get DRM‚Äôd music that probably won‚Äôt work on your media player.” Not something that we really want to do. Others are starting to see through the […]

Qtrax – Another D.O.A. Music Service

Jan 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

The net is abuzz with talk today about Qtrax, another service that promises free ad-supported music. The Qtrax service offers to let you use an ad-supported program to search for and download DRM’d music that you can play on a PC and on some media players. Unfortunately, it looks like Qtrax will be as dead […]

Trent Reznor Wants To Tax Your Internet Connection

Jan 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

CNet has an interesting interview with Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor on his recent experiment with Saul Williams’ debut CD, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust. Reznor and Williams made NiggyTardust available as a free download, but also let you purchase a higher-quality version for a nominal fee. In the interview, Reznor talks about […]

Free Download: The Best Mashups Of The Year 2007

Jan 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

Simon Iddol has put together a free download of the best mashups of the year. The 19 track collection includes Billy Idol vs Pink on Pink Wedding, Eric Clapton vs Depeche Mode on Strange Love Cocaine and Christina Aguilera vs Lionel Richie on Easy Hurt. It’s available as a .zip download from the site. Here […]

Microsoft Plans to Give Zune Users Free Music & Videos

Aug 22nd, 2006 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft is making deals to deliver its attempt at an iPod-killer, the Zune, loaded with free music from record companies wanting to promote their bands. According to Microsoft’s Cesar Menendez, the Zune will come preloaded with audio and video from CSS, Hot Chip and 30 Seconds to Mars. No word on podcasting support on the […]