MusiK1 Debuts Free Music Download Website OpenMusicWire.com

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The long awaited debut of OpenMusicWire.com officially launched today. Not just another Free Music Download website, MusiK1 created OpenMusicWire.com as a heavily blog driven web property that posts music reviews on chosen tracks that are suggested for programming and/or editorial consideration through its network of affiliates. The site has also teamed up with a handful of content providers and content delivery partners ready to support its cause.

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We're very glad to see that Creative Commons licensing is built into OpenMusicWire.com. CC licenses make it easy for copyright holders to signal to the public the kinds of uses that may legally be made of their creative work. Since OpenMusicWire.com is built around the idea of enabling musicians and labels to share their music in a smart and tactical way, CC licenses are a good fit.

The long awaited debut of OpenMusicWire.com officially launched today. Not just another Free Music Download website, MusiK1 created OpenMusicWire.com as a heavily blog driven web property that posts music reviews on chosen tracks that are suggested for programming and/or editorial consideration through its network of affiliates; primarily consisting of Blogs, eZines, Internet Radio Stations, Music Video Outlets and Podcasts.

OpenMusicWire.com has also begun to build up relations with Content Delivery Partners to participate in the dissemination of free music download offers. For example, each blog post contains a co-branded widget powered by Jamendo.com that provides album art, listen and download features, as well as a Creative Commons license component that allows users to download works and share them with others. Under the Jamendo partnership, selective tracks gain special attention within their online community, monthly newsletter and selective third party licensing initiatives.

"As a platform for independent artists from around the world who chose CC licenses for their music, Jamendo is a perfect match for MusiK1's forward-thinking, open-minded way of approaching music promotion in the 21st century. Embracing free music instead of fighting it is slowly but surely an idea that's making its way in the music biz, and OpenMusicWire.com is pushing the envelope in the right direction," states Patrick Haour, Chief of Music at Jamendo.com.

OpenMusicWire.com is sponsored by PRWeb, the leading online news distribution service. By leveraging PRWeb, each press release will deliver free music download offers made available via hyperlinks, redirecting journalists to music review blog posts on OpenMusicWire.com, where they can then listen and download featured music from the co-branded Jamendo widget player.

As free music download offers become more and more of a viral marketing tool for music discovery, not only is the indie artist and label community continuing to embrace its many useful tactics, but also major artists and labels have begun to explore this trend as a new media promotional tool. "What we've noticed in recent years is a heightened amount of loyalty coming from online music consumers who truly appreciate such free offerings, and in most cases have become fans of the artists they've discovered, while sharing it with their peers," states Josh East, Sr. Project Manager for MusiK1.

The question that most content owners and providers ask is how protected free music download offers are when they get distributed and re-distributed throughout the World Wide Web, in which is why OpenMusicWire.com works closely with Creative Commons to establish licensing rights behind its free offerings. Eric Steuer, CC's Creative Director mentions "We're very glad to see that Creative Commons licensing is built into OpenMusicWire.com. CC licenses make it easy for copyright holders to signal to the public the kinds of uses that may legally be made of their creative work. Since OpenMusicWire.com is built around the idea of enabling musicians and labels to share their music in a smart and tactical way, CC licenses are a good fit."

With proper protection and delivery of music in place, OpenMusicWire.com now begins to invite Content Providers to come on board who have the access and/or rights to license great music. "From the likes of prominent indie labels as in Hidden Beach Recordings, to broadcaster Fame Games on ABC Radio Networks, we feel that there is so much great music out there yet to discover, and the best way to locate them is to team up with existing companies who have already discovered them for us," explains Josh East.

In partnership with PRWeb, OpenMusicWire.com introduces three exciting free music download tracks by All Mankind, Rachel Brown, and a special Black History Month piece from Dr. Cornel West on Hidden Beach Recordings. If you are reading this press release outside of the Billboard Publicity Wire/PRWeb properties, you can extract these free music download offerings by visiting the Open Music Library on http://www.openmusicwire.com/content .

About Creative Commons:
Creative Commons is a Massachusetts-chartered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation. Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved".

About Fame Games:
Fame Games, broadcast through ABC Radio Networks in the United States and the Onda Cero network in Spain, is the first-ever indie music show on network radio in the US! Featuring unsigned and independent artists and musicians, this daily radio music showcase allows artists from around the world to submit their music and have it evaluated and even promoted on national airwaves for free, simply based on merit! Fame Games is regularly listened to by a massive US-based and international audience, and is monitored by experts throughout all parts the music industry.

About Jamendo:
Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. Share your music, download your favorite artists!

About MusiK1:
MusiK1 performs as a record campaign service provider and label arm, with a strong focus on new business development tactics by forming strategic partnerships with industry leaders and cutting-edge technology companies, primarily established to support the independent artist and label community, as well as catering to the overall music industry. The company's unique operating method allows MusiK1 resources to be integrated within a wide range of music driven initiatives, continuously striving to create innovative solutions for its clients, artist roster, partners and allies, while aiding in the growth and reformation of industry standards.

About OpenMusicWire.com:
OpenMusicWire.com has been created by MusiK1 to provide our media relation Affiliates with Free Music Download for editorial and/or programming consideration, already cleared by artists, labels and rightsholders alike who wish to share their works under a specific Creative Commons license. OpenMusicWire.com is heavily blog driven, posting music reviews on selective songs that make it to the Open Music Library for all to listen to, download and share with others.

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