MySpace opens online music store

September 5, 2006 at 11:42 am | Posted in tech | 1 Comment

MySpace has partnered with SnoCap ( started by Napster founder Shawn Fanning) to drive music sales to its 70 million members.  The emphasis is on music created by independent musicians.  Artists will be able to set their own price per track with a cut going to MySpace.  Myspace members will be able to post tracks on their site to sell to visitors. 

I wonder if Myspace members will get a cut of the music sold through their own pages? 

Read the official word at

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  1. What’s sad is that I had the idea and a theoretical system for implementing it for PureVolume over a year ago. I actually let the guys that run PV know, but they didn’t really think anything of it, though I’d put money on the fact that they copy Myspace with it.

    This should show you were Myspace is headed–music. Music was what saved Myspace from its death the first time, and it looks like it’ll have to do it again this time. I can see Myspace becoming less about the users interacting with each other and more about the users listening to music. It’d be cool if Myspace paid high-profile bands/musicians to actually respond to Myspace users, but we know that won’t happen.

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