Dave Slusher interview John Buckman of Magnatune in this IT Conversations As I write this I am streaming a beautiful mp3 from Ehren Starks. And the whole concept has totally grabbed me – the future of music is here! No more kazaa. No more fat cat record labels. Look, I even get something like the record cover or CD booklet, bios and this great pic of the artists:
. I began by listening to a Jazz m3u from the Genre site giving me urges to go the specific artists. I have enjoyed some but in a few hours of exploring I have not found anything really great. It is the cocept that is good, but an it produce great music? I hope so.
The philosophy is summed up here:
# I thought: why not make a record label that has a clue? That helps artists get exposure, make at least as much money they would make with traditional labels, and help them get fans and concerts.
# Magnatune is my project. The goal is to find a way to run a record label in the Internet Reality: file trading, Internet Radio, musicians’ rights, the whole nine-yards.