New Barenaked Ladies, DRM-Free, Cheap!

I still owe you a post about the two Barenaked Ladies albums, Barenaked Ladies Are Me and Barenaked Ladies Are Men, narrowing down the best songs to one cohesive album.  I suck.  In the meantime, though, I just came across this news, which is pretty interesting:  Barenaked Ladies Are Men is the first of many albums from their management company, Nettwerk, to be uploaded to Amie Street.  As Michael Arrington from TechCrunch says: Bands and labels upload music, which is downloadable in DRM-free MP3 format. The price always starts at free, and as more people download the song, the price starts to rise, eventually hitting $.98. Higher priced songs are by definition more popular, and I’ve found that anything over $.50 or so is pretty good music. 70% of proceeds go to the band/label, and Amie Street keeps the rest.

Pretty interesting, no?  I’m pleased that BNL are leading the way here – convincing artists that consumers aren’t thieves.

As of this post, songs were priced between $.50 and .$95.  Check it out!