BEVERLY HILLS (Hypebot) –
Two small but significant upgrades should make every indie musician smile.
MySpace has quietly upped the limit on songs that artists can upload from 6 to 10. More artists tools are promised soon, but no word yet on compensating unaffiliated artists for song streams.
CD Baby distributed artists will be able to choose to sell at any of iTunes new variable price points – $.69, $.99 and $1.29 – starting sometime this summer. The company will also begin offering download cards. Let's hope the DIY community handles the opportunity more creatively than the major labels did and delivers some extra value alongside any higher prices.