TheNewRecord Launches Free Music Discovery Platform
November 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM (PT)
Rabid music fans often look at what their favorite record labels are releasing to discover new music. Building on this relationship, SIDE ONE DUMMY RECORDS co-owner BILL ARMSTRONG has created THENEWRECORD.com, a partnership with independent labels to create a digital newsstand where, every week, offering registered users a free filtered environment to play and download new songs.
This music social network is curated by independent labels offering users the option to play and download unlimited free MP3s, use a built-in widget to embed songs or playlists, create and swap customizable playlists with other users, and share new finds over FACEBOOK, TWITTER, e-mail, or over other social networks. Using the "Follow" feature, users will have new music delivered to them directly from the record label or artist before release date. Users can also follow each other, filtering new music through their friend’s tastes.
DAPTONE RECORDS' CATHY BAUER said, "THENEWRECORD approaches the digital promotions arena with a focus on selling records, tapping into the familiarity of the social environment, and ultimately driving people to our store. Which is why we are into it!"
Learn more at TheNewRecord.com.