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by Otenth Paderborn on Thursday, 27 March, 2008

From the Library for Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28, seeks to introduce Radio Riel listeners to the music of Magnatune.com, an innovative internet music distributor with the motto “We are not evil.” Founder John Buckman writes, “The goal is to find a way to run a record label in the Internet Reality: file trading, Internet Radio, musicians’ rights, the whole nine-yards.”

Customers can browse among hand-selected artists in a variety of genres. A variable pricing scheme means you can pay as little as $5 for an album if you choose, with 50% of payment going to the artist.

Thursday’s program is a selection of Baroque and classical composers, while Friday’s program will focus on world and folk music.

• From The Library is presented by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life, and today’s program was produced by Otenth Paderborn. For more information on the Caledon Library, current exhibits, and the work of Second Life reference libraries in general, please visit the Caledon Library Web site, or one of their locations in-world.

You can listen to the program now at http://music.radioriel.org, or simply visit any Caledon Library branch in-world and press Play on your embedded music player.

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Elrik Merlin March 27, 2008 at 05:17

I am very pleased to say that I have known Magnatune's co-founder Jan Hanford for some time and have enjoyed their music for several months. Magnatune has special arrangements for Second Life residents – we at Radio Riel were, for example, able to use a piece of their music free of charge in return for a credit on the underwriting messages for our Tribute Island shows.

All the material of theirs I've heard of has been of the highest quality and the catalogue is exceptionally extensive covering many genres.

Some contemporary artists, such as Kirsty Hawkshaw, have chosen to release at least some of their material via Magnatune rather than conventionally, and the fact that the artist receives 50% of the income (rather like a quality production music library) means that sales do not have to be vast to make a respectable return.

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