Thursday 31 May 2007

PlayPay; Now "the world's largest MP3 store" ?

PayPlay has just launched "the world's largest MP3 download store" -- a store selling more than 1.3 million indie music tracks, with a search engine that allows you to search for your fave artists and get similar indie artists in the catalog.

Amazingly the prices seem to be incredibly close to the bone but lets not forget that Indie means Independent, ie distribution of Independent music has been until now rather impossible to sell in such potentially large market

The recommendation system is the key to PayPlay, since it's unlikely you've heard of most of the artists in their catalog. The artists self-identify, citing their musical influences. Searches for better-known artists -- David Byrne, Tom Waits, Talking Heads -- yielded less fruit: there were so many artists in the search results and many of them appeared to be quite adept at, um, hiding the extent to which they were influenced by some of my favorite acts.
Cory Doctorow

Although there appears to be some chatter about numbers of indie Artists available. I feel certain that once the word has got around a bit that there will be an explosion of Indie Artists and most likely some not so Indie after that and after that, well one has only to realize that paypal aka ebay has an unholy stretch of users in the worlds of business/financial transactions and seo influence. And speaking of finding those elusive Ivory Tower Indie Artists, go here.
But should you need to listen to some Indie Artists, then you can begin at ElectronX.
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