Using iTunes to launch a music career

I read an article entitled "Using iTunes, MySpace to launch a music career - dated: Aug 12, 2006" from

Here are the excerpts of the article:

"Inside a disheveled Long Island beach cottage on a muggy summer day, Jamie Kristine Seerman sings into a microphone, strumming a battered guitar, recording on a computer a song that she hopes will be a hit.

She has no financial backing or marketing plan, but with the help of new technology, the 25-year-old who performs as Jaymay has quickly graduated from Manhattan open-mic nights to become a folk music darling."

What really caught my attention is this:

"I've been offered conventional contracts from major record labels and very indie-friendly, unconventional contracts," Seerman said during a break from recording. "They have offered me everything I could want."

But why did she refuse to take the offer?

It has proven that iTunes could outsells traditional music stores and she mentioned that music would probably be sold as ring tone in seven years. I'm not very sure whether she's able increase her record sales in iTunes but it's worth a try.

As a result of this, she got fans who have listened more than 75,000 times to her songs from her and after months later, she got iTunes attention and her song "Grey or Blue" became the top-selling folk song in June.

She said that the latest way to be discovered is through internet, through blogs, through in spite of being discovered through record labels.

But in this moment I wondered what happened to Shouldn't they have something better than their rival MySpace? ought to find ways to attract those talented singer-songwriters to use their blog services. Personally, I've one band 'Radio Gang' is promoted via

For those talented singer-songwriters or bands who are lookin' for a record label deal, think again!

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