While the media watches Streamcast (Grokster, Morpheus) defend itself in court from the legal wranglings of the major entertainment industry players, a new breed of file sharer is emerging. This file sharer actually owns the right to redistribute the artists music and in so doing is rewarded for the effort – completely legal and even encouraged by the artists and their labels.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 1, 2005 -- While the media watches Streamcast
(Grokster, Morpheus) defend itself in court from the legal wranglings of the
major entertainment industry players, a new breed of file sharer is emerging.
This file sharer actually owns the right to redistribute the artists music and
in so doing is rewarded for the effort – completely legal and even encouraged by
the artists and their labels. All this is possible through the innovative
application of digital rights management concepts by Shared Media Licensing’s
WeedShare digital distribution model.
The WeedShare model sets itself apart on several levels. Legions of Independent Content Providers and dedicated Weed music ambassadors that are busily promoting WeedShare WeedShare’s simple yet infinitely fair system rewards not just the artist but those that actively help to distribute Weed audio files and builds incredible loyalty.
Companies like 96decibels.com, an ICP of Shared Media Licensing, Inc., have quietly begun to provide internet applications that harness WeedShare’s technology. Donald Bly of 96decibels.com says of innovation and WeedShare, “WeedShare is the perfect platform for innovation. You have to think outside of the box because there is no box! It’s still being defined. A lot of people are going to make the songs they purchase through WeedShare available for others to purchase. We’ve decided to concentrate on our core competency which is application development and build applications that will facilitate the distribution of music by this new breed of file sharer. We try to build upon a win-win-win philosophy so that everyone is treated fairly, from the artist through the distributor to the fan! Our success is dependent upon the success of others.”
It must be working! 96decibels.com recently launched “Send a Song” an email marketing channel available exclusively to artists that have opted into the WeedShare digital distribution system. Send a Song is quickly altering the landscape of digital music distribution and broadening the reach of the WeedShare system. It is this type of innovation that WeedShare has managed to harness that sets it apart. As a result of widespread promotion by artists and ICPs, inventory is climbing steadily, over 86,000 songs are currently Weedified and are being made available through 96decibels’ Weed Music Directory.
The Weed Music Directory itself is a unique application that comes in two guises. The Clone Directory and the Seed Directory. Clone Directories are shared freely with any webmaster that would like to include searchable music content on their website. This strategy creates a broad base of distribution nodes. Stepping up to the more advanced Seed Directory provides the administrator with the ability to create multiple feature pages, edit song information, exchange link paths, and in conjunction with the Send a Song email marketing channel, direct any user of the Send a Song “Hear More” link, to the distribution node from which the Send a Song email originated.
Innovative thinking by companies like Shared Media Licensing, 96decibels.com, arsdivina.com, dogbitemusic.net, and artists such as Sananda Maitreya, Heart and 1,000’s more, is paving the way to a day when the distribution channels are no longer controlled by a handful of majors. There’s a new kind of music file sharer on the horizon, they can legally share music, a right granted to them by the artists, rewarding the artists with wide distribution, while the Weed file owner is rewarded for their effort in distributing the music!
For information on the services available to Webmasters, Artists, Fans and Investors, visit: http://www.96decibels.com
Weed, the Weed logo, WeedShare, Weedify, and Weedified are service marks of Shared Media Licensing, Inc. http://www.weedshare.com
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