Talk:Amie Street

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Prod[edit]

Amie Street ranks in the 50k range on Alexa, has been covered by TechCrunch multiple times, and has links from other blogs as well as digg [1][2]. While the site is still growing, the notable area for this company is the demand based pricing model that is not present anywhere else in the music download market. It is an innovative and disruptive idea that deserves a mention in Wikipedia, if only to explain the model. I also believe the REC system is noteworthy--allowing users to get paid for finding good music before their peers, but this is yet to be seen popularly. PaulC/T+ 16:19, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

This is an outstanding article on a very interesting new business model. I applaud you for taking the time to write it. I think it is essential that this article be left here to show all the struggling musicians of the world that there is another avenue to showcase their songs to the world. I am so grateful that I live in an age where there are so many options open to our band! In previous generations the Record Companies ruled the world and an artist had to beg just to be heard - and so many great talents were sadly never given that chance to be heard. Internet businesses such as Amie Street and www.sellaband.com should be applauded for giving the struggling artist a glimmer of hope in an industry where many radio stations will only play you if you have sold a million CDs and record companies will only recognise you if you fit into a neat category which is currently considered "hot" by their researchers and marketing professionals. The music revolution is coming and Amie Street and Sellaband are leading the charge!

Vegas dragons 13:09, 27 December 2006 (UTC) vegas_dragons

Benefit media..[edit]

I'm not sure where this should go in the article, but on November 6, 2006 they introduced benefit media to the site.[3] Basically, there are four songs on the site where all proceeds from sales go to Free The Children. As such, these tracks are not included in the demand algorithm and are pegged at 50¢ a track. If someone wants to try to incorporate this into the main article somewhere I think it would be helpful. PaulC/T+ 05:00, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Minimum bitrate?[edit]

The article claims that there is a minimum bitrate enforced of 128kbps. Is there any evidence for that? I'll DLed tracks from Amie Street that were 96 kbps. This needs to be checked out. 80.175.118.157 14:36, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I found that info on one of the articles linked on the page. However, it seems that the bitrate is controlled by the artist. It would seem to me it would be in their best interest to provide the highest quality bitrate they could just so their music sounds as good as possible. PaulC/T+ 19:50, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

List of social networking websites on AfD[edit]

List of social networking websites is currently a candidate for deletion. You are invited to partake in the discussion.--Crossmr 14:07, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

As of 26 January 2007 the result seems to be keep the list of social networking sites so no big deal. However, there is nothing in this article or sources that seem to suggest this is a social networking site so I'm taking it off that list. Incidentally, The January 26 techcrunch article cites a maximum price of 99 cents, not 98 so I've updated that Wikidemo 11:10, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
If you take a look at the actual website you will see the maximum price is 98¢ http://amiestreet.com/help/faq.php (pricing basics). Also, see the social networking page for a discussion about why they are a social network. PaulC/T+ 03:17, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Social Networking[edit]

There has been some in-depth discussion on the List of social networking websites discussion page (including some posts by Elias, a co-founder) about which social networking features are available on Amie Street. There should really be a section on this in the article. I'm posting the link here so that interested parties can find the relevant info and go to town. I'll try to get the section started in a little while. PaulC/T+ 17:24, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

REC spamming?[edit]

What's to stop someone from RECing everything they listen to (especially new music which has the possibility of jumping drasticing in price) in the hopes of getting free credit? Is there a cost to making a REC? Is there penalty for RECing something that goes down in price? Pimlottc 04:30, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Users have a limited number of RECs... From the article: Users get approximately 1 REC for every US$1 they use on the site. The only penalty for RECing something that goes down in price is that you wasted one of your limited RECs. Also, on an unrelated note, Amie Street just released a Facebook App... just an fyi if anyone wants to add to the article. PaulC/T+ 05:29, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Ashley Alexandra Dupré[edit]

News coverage of Ashley Alexandra Dupré was the first event that brought Amie Street to my attention. I'm probably not the only one. If it can be determined that the swirl of media attention around the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal leads to a noticable uptick in coverage of Amie Street, it will probably be worth mentioning here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.59.245.75 (talk) 22:14, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Amazon Store[edit]

This site links to amazon.com??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Harbutt (talkcontribs) 13:51, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

It looks like amazon bought the site, it does not appear to be an active site anymore. ~~ GB fan ~~ 15:29, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Out of date[edit]

I've added an "out of date" tag. The factual accuracy of some statements in the article has been compromised by its takeover. See, for example, the "Website features" section. I really don't have time to thoroughly review the article right now. I've left it alone rather than botch the job. TheMadBaron (talk) 00:30, 2 October 2011 (UTC)