Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Siberry, who's worked k.d.lang, Brian Eno, Colly Hole and others, has deleted her MySpace, has set her music free and is performing at sold out concerts around the world.
Siberry has tried other Internet music models in the past, including self-determined pricing, but now thinks setting music free is the way to go, saying:
It is free. A Gift from Jane.
Take good care of it. And 'Pay it forward' to others.
The free releases include:
The releases are full CDs, with artwork, and are available as MP3s or AIFFs.
The moves do two things - eliminate barriers between Siberry and potential listeners and make her site and FaceBook the primary Internet channels for fans.
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