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Get mo' Jiggy: Myspace music stores open

December 12, 2006

Get mo' Jiggy: Myspace music stores open

The digital music frontier was further opened up today by New Zealand online music store, with the announcement that it had secured a merchant arrangement with the enormously popular Myspace website.

Myspace is an interactive social networking website that includes over 100 million individual user accounts and is the world's fourth most popular English-speaking website. Musicians have flocked to Myspace as a way of keeping in touch with fans, sharing their news and thoughts, and as a hosting site for selected audio samples. is now offering its artists the opportunity to use their Myspace pages as a digital storefront, using secure technology available through's exclusive rights to The Orchard, the world's leading distributor of independent music.

"Today's announcement is a significant step forward for New Zealand independent music producers," said director Dave Gibbons.

"This deal means that New Zealand artists can use their Myspace pages as a way to sell their music directly to their fans in a way that hadn't been available until now.

"Creative and independent Kiwis can now market and sell their music direct to the public through and our exclusive arrangements with The Orchard and SNOCAP, who provide the secure storefront technology for Myspace.

"SNOCAP's Digital Registry allows independent artists to sell their music online while retaining full control over its distribution," he said.

Bands and musicians who have uploaded their music to have full access to The Orchard, an American-based company that distributes to iTunes worldwide, as well as more than 150 digital music stores and over 250 mobile phone carriers.


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