A community-powered digital music service that allows users to sell music to friends, BurnLounge is currently offering a public beta of its consumer version. The service provides fans with proprietary software and an expansive catalog of music (provided by Loudeye) from major (EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal, Warner Music Group) and independent record labels, as well as unsigned artists, giving users the ability to create and operate their own digital music stores.
BurnLounge also features a community chat function called BonFire, which lets users communicate with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger or ICQ. “We are thrilled to launch a service that enables music fans to have their own online ‘corner record store’ and promote the music they love,” said Ryan Dadd, co-founder/president/COO of BurnLounge. “BurnLounge allows a fan to have a fully functioning download store without knowing anything about site design, credit card processing or licensing. All they need to know is what music they love and then tell their friends about it.”
Visit www.burnlounge.com for monthly/yearly pricing structures.