Myspace has come a long way since just being a social networking site! Myspace Music just launched this week as a new feature for users and artists. The new service allows artists to upload their entire back catalogues onto their MySpace profiles for streaming.
Users can post up to ten songs on their own profiles for visitors to listen to, and up to 100 for personal listening. Songs can be clicked on to be downloaded via Amazon.com.
So far all the major record labels – Universal, Warner Music, EMI and Sony BMG have signed up to the service to allow their artists catalogues to become available either now or in the near future.
Record labels will make money through the service by receiving a share of advertising revenue from MySpace based on how many times their songs are played. Links to buy merchandise and gig tickets will also be incorporated into artists'
It's hard to remember how we found out about new artists without going to their Myspace page!