Tired of the cutthroat nature that has become the music business, the guys over at Public Records wanted to create somewhere independent artist could go without worrying. They have created a nonprofit online music community that connects musicians, fans, labels, venues and promoters. The fact that they are a nonprofit is sure to increase the trust their clientele has for them.
The site is launching in beta next month (August, 2011), with a full release to come in 2012. They have been advertising a Beta Party and have been creating a bit of buzz within the music community. Find their own description of the company below, and an introduction video at the bottom.
Discuss what you think of the new service in the comments below!
Public Records is a nonprofit, online music community based in Downtown Vancouver. The Public Records’ concept is centred around an online networking platform for independent music, connecting fans, artists, labels, venues, and promoters. All profits are reinvested back into the community through artist grants and network improvements. We are currently in development with our Beta Launch in early August and our full launch in January 2012.
Public Records provides a new avenue for independent artists to record, promote and distribute their music. Public Records is free to use, and anyone can join. Just by using the online music network at publicrecords.org you are helping support the independent music community in your area.
Any money the organization makes is returned to the community through artist development grants and sponsored events. Public Records’ revenue comes from advertising sales and membership fees. While the network is free for all users, members who pay an annual fee will have access to additional features.
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