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The times, they may be a-changing. The majors are pulling in with their beefy moving vans, orchestrated marketing mantras, and polished tunes. MySpace is apparently negotiating with the major labels to launch a free streaming service and paid MP3 download offering through its site.
Sure, major-label artists have been making a home on MySpace for years. However, the launch of what is likely to be an ad-supported revenue-sharing service with the majors will draw even more ears to the commercialized fare. It will be that much harder for the garage-band artists to get noticed.
The time is ripe for an indie revolt. MySpace Music was so cool at first, even launching compilation CDs. Now it's selling out. Some music portals like CBS'
However, where is Apple
The time to strike is now. MySpace is vulnerable as the tour buses pump smoke into the streets. There goes the MySpace neighborhood, with nary a garage in sight.
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