See Things Differently
Odeo joins Sonific Songspot, as a service which offers web authors a supply of licensed music to place on their site, using a widget or link. The music is licensed through labels or aggregators such as IODA, which means an artiste can not upload their music direct. Odeo specialises in Podcasts and is pretty smooth – we signed up and found a bunch of podcasts we liked within a few minutes. Using a widget you can subsequently place the podcast feed on to your MySpace or Virb account.
For artistes this is a pure marketing and distribution channel. There are currently no commercial opportunities, and for this reason we have slight reservations, since Odeo will naturally be aiming to make revenue somewhere down the line.