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Egoshooter für lau

Metafilter hat eine Liste mit nicht weniger als 34 Ego-Shootern, allesamt als Gratis-Download und viele davon für Windows, MacOSX und Linux. Free First Person Shooters for All!

The Reality of Depending on True Fans

I have been researching new business models for artists working in the low end of the long tail. How can one make a living in a micro-niche? Is it even possible, particularly in this realm of no-cost copies? I proposed the idea of artists directly cultivating 1000 True Fans, which I wrote up in a…

Free CC-licensed Sounds

Soundsnap is a "free online sound library and community for sound designers, musicians, producers, filmmakers, web/game designers and anyone else who needs sound effects and music loops," according to Tasos Frantzolas, who runs the site. "The sounds are a mixture of professional content and user-uploaded sounds." The site currently hosts 40,787 samples in categories including…

RSS and Giving Away Music - What’s The Difference?

I see that the proposed ISP tax is the talk of the town again. I’ve written about it two weeks ago and my opinion hasn’t changed much since then. RSS musicHowever, in relation to this topic, I’d like to propose the following equation: RSS = Free Music. (To avoid any possible misunderstanding, I mean this…

Nach NIN stellen jetzt die Charlatans ihr neues Album gratis ins Netz

Nachdem heute schon die Nine Inch Nails einen Teil ihres neuen Albums kostenlos online gestellt haben, springen die Charlatans jetzt ebenfalls auf den Radiohead-Zug auf und bieten ihr neues Album „You Cross My Path“ kostenlos online an. Wie das Modell für kleinere Bands funktionieren kann, weiß ich nicht. Was ich aber weiß: das klassische Geschäftsmodell…