MySpace plans to start selling exclusive musical performances via a program called Transmissions.
Yup, MySpace is inviting musicians to choose a studio and select the songs they want to perform, so MySpace can show and sell videos of the performance.
So it’s sort of like MTV Unplugged with a revenue stream the musicians actually get a piece of. Plus, the work will be available immediately as opposed to being locked up in months of editing and post.
"We're enabling artists to choose how they want to distribute their music," said MySpace vice president of programming and content Josh Brooks.
James Blunt will be the first artist to participate in Transmissions, introducing five songs, including a new single, on the site today.
Cool…but call me when ya got Slayer or Wu Tang and I’m in…
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