Since the first humans realized they could “rock out” on rocks, music has been on a continuous, frictionless evolution. In today’s interconnected world it is becoming increasingly more difficult for musicians to connect with people starving for new music. However, music mavens everywhere can rejoice, MP3.com has raised the music-sharing bar and unveiled its new site offering one million free downloadable songs.
“CBS Interactive Music Group today debuted the redesign of MP3.com, the original online source for free legal music downloads. At launch, the new MP3.com offers more than one million complimentary tracks. The site also has begun an extensive 30 day promotional campaign online and across CBS RADIO’s 90+ music stations featuring free songs from a sampling of today’s leading artists including Arcade Fire, Britney Spears, 30 Seconds to Mars, My Morning Jacket, Jennifer Hudson, and Moby, among others.
‘MP3.com has been a cornerstone of the online music movement since the early days of the Internet,’ said David Goodman, President, CBS Interactive Music Group. “The time is right to build on that history with this robust content offering. In so doing, we are confident we can continue to invigorate our long-standing relationship with the music industry in a mutually beneficial way. We look forward to the many contributions MP3.com will make in that regard, and to bringing the full resources of CBS Interactive Music Group to bear in order to make a compelling product for music fans.”
As a musician with an insatiable appetite for new songs to add to my iPod, I personally could not be more pumped to explore the site and fill up my hard drive. However, the new MP3.com is more than just an aggregation of free tracks, it’s a place where people can stay close to the pulse of the continuously expanding world of music. It is easy to become totally immersed reading blog posts about music and technology, watching artist videos and listening to unknown musicians with hopes of discovering my next favorite band.
I challenge everyone out there who is tired of hitting “next” non-stop on their overplayed playlists to grab their best pair of headphones, turn up the volume and reinvigorate their music listening experience with the help of the new MP3.com.