RCRD LBL Upate & Reaction
- Read our full coverage of the launch here.
- All free downloads from the ad supported start up will will be DRM free mp3’s.
- Wired has an interview with one of the label’s founders Peters Rojas who also started Engadget and Gizmodo. (here)
I question if this will turn out to be a new model for launching a band. Sure, a single song could get attention and spread virally. But does passing around a free mp3 really lead to band branding and fan loyalty?
It’s a place for a band to start of course, but is the RCRD LBL really a record label or just an evolved mp3 blog?
"RCRD LBL is trying to be too many things: a music blog, a social network, a music provider and a record label…" – Marc Cohen
"I can’t really discern whether they are trying to be a tastemaker or what. Including Turntablelab certainly gives it that slant. But of course, I will always just, ya know, surf Turntablelab.com." – Ethan Bauley
"I love the whole "2.0" thing – I’m gonna start calling my kid Jake 2.0 – ‘cos after all – it was me that provided the "content" – so to speak!" – Andrew
"…I almost got a seizure from the flickering of all the damn widgets re-loading…
I didn’t see much that made me want to come back." – Captain Wrong
Tell us what you think here.