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Re: Online music hosting

I'm sure that if you're already making millions MySpace.com is just a spit 
in the bucket, if not worth the exposure to non-traditional markets. 
Conversely the undiscovered artist without a Big Five Music Biz Machine 
behind them can't afford such a luxury, but need all the exposure they can 
get.  David and Goliath comparisons continue to most likely exist - but 
what's the percentage of unsigned artists who, upon becoming noticed by 
Big Five and offered a contract (sometimes to stupidly be "shelved" for 
non-competition's sake), snap it up like Manna after a desert journey?

Quoth: <cpr@musetrap.com>
>I wonder if major artists get a different deal?
> http://www.myspace.com/ninofficial
> peace
> -cpr
> Quoting SP Goodman <spgoodman@earthlight.net>:
>> "Tim Nelson" <psychle62@yahoo.com> put forth:
>> > For one, you're signing over the ownership of anything
>> > you post: "By posting Content on any public area of
>> > MySpace.com, you automatically grant as well as
>> > represent and warrant that you have the right to grant
>> > to MySpace.com, an irrevocable, perpetual,
>> > non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use,
>> > copy, perform, display, and distribute such
>> > information and content to MySpace.com and that
>> > MySpace.com has the right to prepare derivative works
>> > of, or incorporate into other works, such information
>> > and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of
>> > the foregoing"...
>> In other words, mp3.com Mark II.  As if any person who created their own
>> original material would want to give it all up for nothing, so someone 
>> else
>> could exploit it no matter what you do.  Isn't the arrogance of music 
>> lawyers astonishing at times?
>> > Also, "You may not include in your Member profile any
>> > telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs
>> > or email addresses" would seem a bit restrictive to
>> > those of us who when posting said gig info do include
>> > our last names in our billing (as opposed to 'Tiffany'
>> > or something) or who would like to use the site to
>> > actually sell a cd.
>> It's how they obtain exclusive rights-by-proxy to a poster's material, 
>> while
>> claiming to have "non-exclusive" license to use it.
>> Obvious that some folks haven't given up on the idea of stealing from
>> artists, while claiming to protect themselves from being stolen from.
>> They're not dead yet, alas.
>> Stephen Goodman
>> * Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
>> * http://www.medialinenews.com
>> * http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack
>> * http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery
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