Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Cat Power, Devendra Banhart and Others Release Songs on Aime Street
Today is the day that more than 15,000 songs from artists like Cat Power, Devendra Banhart and Of Montreal become available on Aime Street - an online music store where fans set the price.
How it works is that all the songs are initially free and then rise in price based on popularity topping out at $0.98. The songs are DRM-free mp3s.
Labels releasing their catalogues on Aime Street include Beggars Group (XL, Rough Trade, 4AD), Matador Records and Polyvinyl Recording Co.
There's a ton of great stuff here - just downloaded St. Vincent's album this morning for $0.32 but you have to get in there early to get the great prices.