New music platform emotuned.com launched !
This rich web application (uses latest open source solutions – Cappuccino, CSS3, and Direct2CP framework) allows indie composers to sell their music for free (full royalties – minus Papal fees), with a HD quality (lossless 16bit or 24bit), fair pricing (5$/euros for a 10 tracks albums) and fair ranking system (open).
It uses Dropbox service as a decentralized approach and low cost/lite infrastructure (also allows artists to keep full management of their files).
Moreover it is a community site : submited releases are validated and rated initially by members (users can apply as members at account creation time), allowing an independant and effective day to day management.
Finally it is a social site, as cover artists (singers, arrangers, pro composers) can submit covers to orignal composers (these will be validated by composer first, then by a community member, and added to the existing release if accepted). It will then allow reaching best indie music quality by enhancing initial composers music using other artists skills.
Moreover purchased releases are in progess ones (additional and/or updated songs will be available for free for previous customers), being then more valued.
Direct2CP framework (previously CP2JavaWS) brings php support, easy forms creation and validation by code (with management of nested mater/detail views), many enhancements and fixes, new features and new components (full Cappuccino conversion of CSS3 Zen player, Grid view, drop upload and Dropbox service).
Emotuned provides best practices from Direct2CP, as client code is available. Full details and download link for the framework will be added soon.