RealNetworks has launched a new service called RealCommunity, a free music community that lets unsigned groups and artists upload their own music, create profile pages and sell their music online. Original tracks and tunes uploaded by artists can be listened to and rated by visitors to the RealCommunity with a chart of top-ranked community music being highlighted on RealMusic, RealNetworks’ recently launched online music service. Tracks will also be available to buy using SMS, with songs and ring-tones being sent directly to the purchaser’s mobile device or computer.
I like this idea a lot. I like the concept of being sat on the train and going "ah yes, I’d like that A-ha song…" Although I’m not sure how you actually go about buying the track. Like the idea.