Amie Street is a new way of purchasing music online that â€œcombines the best elements of social networking, online music retail and discovery enginesâ€. Independent artists can promote and sell their DRM free music, and fans can explore, recommend and buy that music. All songs start out free, and the price rises (up to a max of 98 cents) as the song becomes more popular. That way, new stuff gets discovered and expensive stuff is probably going to be worth the cost. When a user finds a song they like, they can recommend it to their friends, and earn credits towards future music purchases as the song rises in popularity. Itâ€™s definitely an interesting concept, and one that I like a lot. Hopefully more publishers will come to realize that they need to change the way people buy music.
[Via: Boing Boing]