Peter Gabriel Launches CueSongs
February 1, 2012 at 11:44 AM (PT)
Legendary progressive-world music rock singer/songwriter PETER GABRIEL has launched CUESONGS, a music licensing company geared for today's digital age. MANAGEMENT TODAY reports that CUESONGS has teamed up with major label groups such as EMI and SONY to record covers of popular tracks.
"By introducing low prices and easy online access, CUESONGS is creating a new market for music, to satisfy a huge untapped demand that can begin to provide new income streams for artists," GABRIEL told the BBC. "All the familiarity of a hit song without the IP infringement case – it sounds like a no brainer to MT.
Many tracks will be available free to individuals, small businesses and not-for-profits. The website is currently still in beta -- and access is invite only -- but the launch is scheduled for later this year.