Peter Rojas of Engadget and Gizmodo fame has started a new record label which goes by the clever name RCRDLBL.com. RCRDLBL is a big shift from your typical record label in that the music is free… yes, free. Instead of track sales, the bands are paid from advertising on the site. That might not get you gold rims and a dedicated episode of Cribs, but it’s a good incubator for bands who want to be heard.
The music is licensed under Creative Commons – NonCommercial, so you can freely download it to your computer and/or any of your devices (Zune, cellphone, or one of those pod-things), you can even remix the music into something new, so long as you’re not making any money off of it yourself in distribution. RSS feeds for the site and for each artist are available, as well as various web gadgets (Vista Sidebar gadgets coming soon, or you could use Amnesty on the existing ones.)
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