Beatpick: not evil at all at all?
March 7, 2006 9:29 AM   Subscribe

We know Magnatune aren't evil, but as web record labels go, are Beatpick less evil still? In his response to a post at the Creative Commons blog, Beatpick's David D'Atri sets out their philosophy, and highlights some differences.
posted by nthdegx (10 comments total)
Evil or no, the Beatpick guy certainly comes off as a pompus dickhead.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:40 AM on March 7, 2006

That's pompous, Alvy.

*straightens cravat*
posted by nthdegx at 9:44 AM on March 7, 2006

I know, but I refrained from doing a "*Pompous, rather" correction comment because I didn't want to bloat the thread early. But then you and your pompus cravat came along and did it anyway.
::Hits post comment smugly, only realizing I did it again as the page begins to reload: "Noooooo!" ::

Anyhoo, it's actually pretty neat to see the business model/practices of a record company, are there any sites that provide more information like this, or compare companies, etc?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:53 AM on March 7, 2006

Good question. If there isn't I might try and put some info up myself somewhere. I'll have a scratch around, and see if anyone comes up with anything here.
posted by nthdegx at 9:57 AM on March 7, 2006

"FairPlay" Music Label. I smell an Apple lawsuit in the air.
posted by nakedelf at 10:08 AM on March 7, 2006

I prefer the Fading Ways mixture of creative commons and promotion.
posted by Captaintripps at 10:12 AM on March 7, 2006

Yeah, I have to say: their terms may be better, but he appears to have taken what was a "hey, look, two similar groups doing similar things, hooray!" as "hey, look, someone copying someone else, boo" and responded as...well, a pompous dickhead.

I do like his terms better, though.
posted by davejay at 11:07 AM on March 7, 2006

I do like his terms better too and at the end of the day that's what matters. he's a bit on the defensive but is understandable.
posted by markM at 11:26 AM on March 7, 2006

Full disclosure: I've since submitted some music to Beatpick. We'll see if they accept, eh?
posted by nthdegx at 11:37 AM on March 7, 2006


Dear Neil Blackwood:

What's up with building stites, such as Beatpick, that frickin' REQUIRE JavaScript to enable something as basic as hyperlinks? And offer no warning to people who have scripting turned off by default?

Stupid way to build an online store.


Ms. Shoppingatmagntunes
posted by Ayn Marx at 11:13 PM on March 8, 2006

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