MySpace = Record Labels 2.0
Lately, whenever I want to listen to some tunes by a particular artist, I find myself going to their MySpace page. If I want to listen to streaming music, I’m either always signed on to Sirius, using Pandora or Last.fm, but when it comes to any one individual artist, I jump onto MySpace.
To me, MySpace is becoming an interactive record store, where artists can advertise their latest tracks or band using MySpace MyAds. You can buy the music right then and there through Amazon, and on top of that, you’ve got the artists tour dates, video messages, promotions, and whatever else they think is good to throw at you.
As the RIAA continues to straighten out its own agenda, with their latest announcement…
…MySpace will slowly emerge as the new record label of the decade, if they continue to focus on music networking.
Cool video by Kanye West (from his MySpace page):