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Query results: May, 2010
This month’s worthwhile spending is in a yearly subscription to Magnatune, a music label company that’s got all my sympathy. What you have here is a record company with a business model for this century: listen to full albums on‐line for free, purchase albums on DRM-free files in the format of your choice, re‐download as many times as you want, and share with friends. 15 dollars a month will get you full access to the catalog. And the share with the artists? 50%. The PirateBay cannot match this.
I’ve known Magnatune for a while and own a handful of good albums — Shira Kammen’s Music of Waters (joyful, simple Irish folk) or Brad Sucks’ Out of It (full‐sounded, punchy Indie with a noir touch) come to mind. As a heavyweight‐but‐picky listener, I find the catalog (now broad and rather rich) to match that of most traditionnal labels in terms of signal‐to‐noise ratio.
If you happen to use Ubuntu, the whole Magnatune catalog is waiting, ready to be streamed, right within the Rhythmbox player. I enjoy randomly playing tracks of every genre and then press the download button when my head starts to move.