At last, what we've wanted for so long, a reasonable record company, that we don't hate. Based on the following "pillars", this really could be the future structure of the music industry.
- We call it "try before you buy." It's the shareware model applied to music.
- Listen to hundreds of MP3'd albums from our artists. Or try our genre-based radio stations.
- If you like what you hear, buy our music online for as little as $5 an album or license our music for commercial use.
- Artists get a full 50% of the purchase price. And unlike most record labels, our artists keep their rights
- to their music.
- Founded by musicians, for musicians.
- No major label connections.
- We are not evil.
So you might be a touch cynical, viewing it as another way to try and squeeze our hard earnt money. One might ask have we had too much of a good thing with free music? Will we ever go back? I hope it hasn't come to this. Magnature puts an end to virtually all of the arguments that frequent users of file sharing networks put forward, like the musicians get no money, and that you can't preview the music before buying, etc etc. The guy that is running this just seems to have a grip, and he puts forward a compelling argument. I, for one, might take a peek.
Note: They have 5 radio stations on Shoutcast, the Winamp Radio Network. In Winamp, press alt + l, go to Internet Radio, and then type in magna - the radio stations should come up from this - and enjoy some of the great music! Don't have Winamp? Get it here.
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