The SSRI Music Downloads Store, called Listening Lounge will enable web visitors to browse an extensive collection of downloadable music for instant credit card purchase. The pricing scheme will be similar to that of the iTunes music store – $1 for a single song, $10 for a whole album, but our customers will have the opportunity to download music at much higher quality, even uncompressed. In addition to that all of our music files will be without DRM or copy-protection. When purchasing certain albums, customers will have the option of downloading a PDF for printing out accompanying liner notes and/or CD jewel case art.
While the store’s initial offerings will be limited to music from SSRI’s catalog, i.e. Ottmar Liebert and Jon Gagan, the site will be designed so that other artists can be represented as well. The Listening Lounge will also offer an extensive catalog of Live recordings of Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra concerts.
That means customers are free:
– to sample, mash-up, or otherwise creatively transform this work for commercial (!) or noncommercial purposes
– to perform, display, and distribute copies of this whole work for noncommercial purposes, e.g. file-sharing or noncommercial webcasting/podcasting
Under the following conditions:
– they must give the original author credit
– they may not use this work to advertise or promote anything but the work they created from it
– for any reuse or distribution, they must make clear to others the license terms of this work
We are also asking every person who creates new works using samples/loops/sections of our music to log their use at http://ottmarliebert.com/samplelog. We are sharing our music, and we would love to hear the results.
– Visitors can browse the collection, listen to previews of songs, and add songs or albums to the shopping cart before logging in. Music collection can be browsed by album, artist, genre, release date, or song title.
– When viewing an album, album art is displayed as well as a link for downloading a PDF for making your own CD liner notes / back.
– Visitors can add individual songs to their shopping cart for $1 each, or whole albums for the album price of $10.
– Once songs or albums have been purchased they are included in the registrant’s music library (downloads) page for at least six months. All songs can be downloaded as 128, 192, 256, or 320 kbps MP3s. Some songs will also have the option to be downloaded as a raw 16-bit 44khz AIFF.
We have never seen a store like this, offering high quality and DRM-free files in conjunction with a CC Sampling license. This is the kind of store we ourselves would love… so we are building it for you. We hope to go online in July. Watch this space for further announcements.