Amie Street Raises $3.9 Million For New Products

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Your Guide To Music On The Web – Part #1

<img src="" width="215" height="179" />I'm a Web fanatic, I admit. But you probably already knew that... My work environment has be

2008: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without

This will be the third annual post on “Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without.” The first post, for 2006, is here. The 2007 post, written a year ago, is here. This is a list of th

Amazon Helping To Change The Business Of Music

The signs are everywhere that a revolution is taking place in music. DRM is history, the price of music is falling towards zero (and sometimes even free isn’t enough to slow piracy), and even bi

Listen To Top Indie Songs On Your iPhone

Mzinga isn’t the only new product launching tonight at the Boston TechCrunch Party. Massachusetts based OurStage is debuting a new iPhone site where anyone can listen to top ranked Indie songs a

Strayform Tries New Indie Music Model

Strayform is a Texas startup that, like SellaBand and the recently funded Amie Street, is giving unsigned artists a way to promote and sell their music. Like SellaBand, artists sign up, upload some of

Amie Street Closes Series A Financing Led By

Social music marketplace Amie Street has closed a Series A round of financing led by, along with some new partnerships and a site redesign. The amount of Amazon’s investment and the t

Amie Street Celebrates First Birthday: Free Music For TechCrunch Readers

Amie Street, one of our favorite new music distribution services (SellABand is up there, too), turns one year old today – we first wrote about them last year a couple of weeks after launching. A

Barenaked Ladies: New Album. Free. No DRM. Now.

I’ve been writing about the Amie Street music site since their launch last July. Their model has the potential to disrupt the music industry from the bottom up: Bands and labels upload music, wh

Amie Street Begins Data Mining and Artist Promotion

Amie Street is one of my favorite startups right now, partially because they are the embodiment of (what I consider to be) the perfect music model: DRM-free MP3s sold at pure market driven prices. The

Jigg That Music

iJigg is a new, easy-on-the-eyes music site that launched a couple of days ago – we first saw it on the TechCrunch Forums. Think Digg for music, plus lots of Flash functionality. Songs are prese

2007: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without

A year ago I wrote a post called “Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without” and listed thirteen startups whose products made a real impact in my life. Those were the products that I lov

Amie Street Takes Innovative Music Model Into Beta

DRM-free music marketplace Amie Street is announcing its beta launch this morning. (Note: it looks like it’s having traffic issues today, but it is coming up if you’re patient.) We wrote a

Amie Street: Awesome New Music Model

A lot has happened in the music space recently that suggests a steady progression towards the sale of DRM-free music by the big labels. In my opinion this progression/evolution is inevitable, and will