Rock Biz

These Weeds look kind of cool

The always excellent CD Baby has recently begun using some interesting P2P technology called WEED files. WEED files are designed to be shared legally over the Internet. According to the people behind the format “when you get a Weed file, you can listen to it 3 times for free before being asked to buy it. If you buy it, you can share it and earn a 20% commission when someone else buys it. The artist earns 50% on every sale.” Another interesting way that technology is influencing music distribution. One caveat is that at this time these are Windows only files. Weedshare have stated that they are working on a solution for Mac and Linux users but for now they are Windows only.