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Musicians who want to share and promote their music on the Net have yet another tool to help them reach eager listeners. — a site that both hosts independent music and uses a peer-review process to identify hot bands — is offering the Creative Commons Music Sharing License to artists who want to distribute their tunes for free, the company said Monday.

The license allows fans to legally download, copy and share the song as many times as they want, as long as they don’t sell or alter it.

Yet more innovative tools that make RIAA look like jerks for suing their customers. And I’ve also heard several stories in the past week about bands leaving their record labels and going on their own because of dissatisfaction with RIAA strategy (not to mention the measly royalty cuts that artists get). Disintermediation of big recording labels is real, and they better get used to it.