ALL MONEY TO THE ARTISTS
Indie online music retailer earBuzz.com now offers digital downloads and CD sales with 100 percent of the purchase price paid back to the artists. Music buyers have the choice of a shipped CD; a non-DRM, 256-bit AAC download; or an optimized, encoded MP3 download for $0.89 (AAC or MP3). Membership fee is $2 per month with a one-time processing charge of $25 per CD title. earBuzz.com's current roster shows more than 1,000 artists, including five-time Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Suzanne Ciani, Rolling Stones' keyboardist Chuck Leavell and more.
WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO JAM
Lightspeed Audio Labs' JamNow provides a site where musicians can search for openings of sound rooms. Bands and artists can create openings for other musicians to join them instantly; once in a sound room, musicians can choose to open the room to select fans; archive, post or download jam sessions; and much more.