I'm continuing to experiment with the amount of "please join" reminders that are played when you listen for free.
This week, all our releases have no reminders at all for their first 20 minutes (they're totally ad-free, pure music), and afterwards there is a short (under 15 second) reminder at the end of each song from 20 minutes in until the end of the album. There are no "magnatune" watermarks in the songs at all as there have been for the past month.
In a few days, all albums at Magnatune will be commercial-"lite" like this. About half are at the moment: it takes about 10 days to redo the mixes for all the albums when I change the parameters.
So… if you enjoy any of our albums, forward a url to your friends and let them listen with very few commercial interruptions.
This commercial-"lite" experiment will continue for a month, as I'm curious to see if fewer ads leads to more member signups, as more people tell their friends about our music due to the softer-sell.