From URB.COM — If DeWolf and Anderson have their way, running a record label (and MySpace) could become cool again. This past spring, plans were announced for MySpace Music, a joint venture between the social network and the major labels that takes a 360-deal, and offers it not only to the world’s biggest artists, but to the users at the other end of the pipeline. The plan seems obvious—bring streaming and downloadable music, ticket and merchandise sales, and brand sponsorship dollars, all under the umbrella of the most unavoidable music site on the planet.
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