I’m still waiting for anything new in La La Land. For those who missed out on the news from last month, La La promises to be an online CD trading post, with a revenue sharing model for artists whose CDs are circulated. I like to see innovation and experimentation in music sharing, so I’m hoping my unauthorized plug of LaLa.com yields some benefit for them, however small.
Here. From the horse’s mouth (their press release from March 7):
‘lala.com’ works like an online music co-op where members trade-in CDs they have for CDs they want from other members. CDs are sent through the mail in pre-paid envelopes provided by ‘la la’. “Trading CDs is an affordable way to experiment and try new music,” said Bill Nguyen, ‘la la’ co-founder. While there is no obligation to do so, ‘la la’ is setting aside 20% of trading revenues for musicians.
Sounds good to me.