This is not a shameless plug (there’s shame involved, I swear). I absolutely LOVE CASH Music. About 95% of the music I listen to regularly is free on this Web site (about 95% of the music I listen to is made by the creator of this Web site named Kristin Hersh).
Anyway, they came up with this awesome business model– you promote us, we’ll give you free music. If you Tweet or update your Facebook status about a song– you get it for free. Promotion and free music. You get what you want, and they get what they want. I think they may be onto something, I really do. It’s like a barter system. But online.
For the full article from Wired: Tweet for Tracks
After hearing about CASH Music’s new web apps, which allow artists or labels to give a free song to anyone who tweets or posts a Facebook update about their music, we’re wondering why nobody thought of this before. Artists are constantly encouraging their fans to spread the word about them; all that was missing was a way to make sure they were doing so, and CASH Music has solved that problem.
What do you guys think?