December 12, 2007

Rethinking Sharing

I caught a Slashdot post this morning about the deals the record labels have been striking with Imeem.com to allow their songs to be played for free on the site, in order to realize revenues from subsequent downloads, CD sales, and on-site advertising. This change of heart by record companies occurs even as the RIAA continues to sue individuals for peer-to-peer file sharing.

My social networking is mostly confined to the blogosphere, and Imeem.com was new to me, but I like being able to search for and listen to samples from most any artist (full songs are available with free registration) and I'm sure sooner or later it will result in a purchase of some sort. In the meantime, the following songs are posted for your enjoyment (and also so I can fool around with this embedding.)


Posted by dan at December 12, 2007 10:59 PM