August 11, 2004 6:39 PM   Subscribe

Hello, MUDDA. "The relationship of artist to the business has most often been one of contract and servitude. We believe the way forward must be a partnership in which the artist can take a much bigger role in how their creations are sold, but also have the chance to stand at the front of the queue when payments are made instead of the traditional position of being paid long after everyone else." - Peter Gabriel
posted by eustacescrubb (8 comments total)
Of course, if this service is Windows/IE only like PG's other download service, that'd be very, very uncool.
posted by eustacescrubb at 6:46 PM on August 11, 2004

First link I clicked demanded MSIE. I left the site.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:39 PM on August 11, 2004

There are only 4 links on the entire site, and none of them demanded I use Internet Explorer instead of Mozilla, fff. Which link are you referring to?

And it's not a "service" it's a union calling for greater rights for musicians.

I imagine everything's up for grabs as regards the means and tools of distribution. And there's no suggestion there should be only one way of doing things.

This is about creating a movement, not a distribution platform.
posted by Blue Stone at 3:54 AM on August 12, 2004

"... downloading artists"

I thought it was the *listener* who did the downloading.

What is the artist downloading?

Nice idea (though harldy novel), but stupid acronym.
posted by Ayn Marx at 2:24 PM on August 12, 2004

Yeah, dumb acronym. And the idea isn't novel, but to have someone like Peter Gabriel fronting the organization gives the idea some clout it would otherwise not have.
posted by eustacescrubb at 3:04 PM on August 12, 2004

I clicked the "Virgin" link. It borked. I thought it was going to be a link from the Gabriel-approved site to a MUDDA-approved site.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:41 PM on August 12, 2004

So third click then...
posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:16 PM on August 12, 2004

Well, yah, I suppose.

First click that held promise of functionality instead of verbiage.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:31 AM on August 13, 2004

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