Sunday, December 02, 2007

Hersh shares

Kristin HershKristin Hersh is experimenting with a new way of making music available; the PR team working with CASH music have (admittedly somewhat apologetically) described it as "doing a Radiohead - sort of", but it's much different too that: she's making a new track available each month under a Creative Commons licence, alongside the ProTools bits needed to remix, remake, remodel; although there's a request for payment, it's not the same thing as Radiohead's In Rainbows arrangement at all.

It's part of a wider plan, as Hersh explains:

Just to head off any potential confusion, CASH Music is not "me", or "mine". It's a group of people that have built a framework that is not meant for any single artist. I'm only the first. Look for more artists soon. The next featured artist and a co-founder of the coalition is Donita Sparks. CASH will soon be open to any and all independent artists who want a set of tools to offer their music directly to their audience for collaboration as well as financial support.

The first track, Slippershell, is available in in a number of formats and is rather fine.