This Friday November 4, our friends at Fake Science Labs (home of some terrific podcasts) will be launching a new way for independent labels and artists to sell their music online. Here’s what’s revolutionary about it:

  • $2 per EP (5 songs or less) / $5 per LP
  • 60% of the money goes direct to the artist
  • High-quality MP3s with no nasty DRM

  • More on this as they make their official announcement Friday. In the meantime, if you’re in San Francisco, they’re throwing a bash Friday night with friends like Ms. E (pictured); details Friday night after the break so you Bay Area folks can go. (I’ll just have to entertain myself here in NYC, huh?)

    From James Polenco at Fake Science:

    To celebrate this exciting time we are having a launch party at John Collins Bar in San Francisco on Friday, November 4th. We are bringing up from LA the wonderful Ms. E (how we miss her!), Maer from OEM and Dub Beautiful will be on the digital decks, Dr. Toast will be playing a live set and Consuelo will also be helping us keep the night going. We will be giving out all kinds of fun stuff (like gift certificates to the store) so come by starting at 8pm, have a drink or three and be sure to say hi!

    This Friday – November 4th
    John Collins Bar
    90 Natoma St. (off 2nd, btwn. Mission and Howard)
    8pm – 2am, +21

    8 – 9pm : Maer (OEM Radio, Dub Beautiful)
    9 – 10pm : Dr. Toast (False Profit)
    10 – 11:30pm : Ms. E (Beatsync, LA/SF)
    11:30 – close : Consuelo

    If you do go, take some pictures for us, okay?