[rumori] breaking the mp3.com monopoly

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Mon Apr 09 2001 - 14:52:23 PDT

Mon, 9 Apr 2001 found matt davignon writing:

>There are a couple of ways to do this. The first thing I think of would be
>to have 1 or 2 mp3's available from each artist, with a description of the
>artist and a link to the page where the rest of the mp3's can be found at.

you mean people just use mp3.com as a sort of advertisement
for their real page on some other site (perhaps detritus)?

of course that still leaves people beholden to mp3.com
paying fees and such just for having a page there. but maybe
it's worth it. i have no idea how much traffic mp3.com
really gets for the average unknown artist.

>In addition to or independent from that, somebody could gather up material
>from folks' pages and create a streaming radio "station" on live365.com. I
>think 2 or 3 detritus people have stations there already.

i actually am planning a detritus streaming radio project.
just need to install a new big hard drive and collect the
files ...


>Kudos to you Steev for creating Detritus.net by the way, the site is
>immensely useful both as a resource and a community hub.

Dank U!


>Matt Davignon
>www.mp3.com/mattdavignon (for now)
>>From: Steev Hise <steevATdetritus.net>
>> >> Matt Davignon said (roughly)
>> >> I'm probably going to pull most of my mp3.com tracks as soon as >> I
>>get the tiem to find a better space. With their new program, >> mp3.com
>>pretty much sucks donkey balls.
>>this is such a recurring problem (and discussed many times
>>beforehere) that i'd like to offer space on detritus.net for
>>any mp3 audio works that make use of artistic re-use. my
>>only concern is that of quality. i dont really want to host
>>absolutely anything, since there is a lot of bad
>>sample-based music. but the business of curating might be
>>too big a job. any thoughts anyone?
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