Hello everyone, I'm Josh Bonnain.
I'm employed by a company, Escape Media Group, and we're developing, designing and marketing a peer to peer legal file sharing program called Grooveshark. It compensates the the user whenever his or her shared song is downloaded. This works in a credit system, so in the short or long run, you will break even in downloading songs, as you will still have to pay for music (a legal Limewire).
We're based out of Gainesville, Florida, and have been operating since mid-2006. We have recently upgraded to a larger office to accomodate our ever-increasing staff.
Anyhoo, songs have variable pricing, from 25 cents to 99 cents. No song has a value over 99 cents, of course, and all music is guaranteed to be in the highest quality (no cheap, tinny sounding music-- everything is upconverted).
My role in this company is in distributing surveys to tens of thousands of people so that we can present this information to music labels in order to gain their acceptance in our endeavor. It's also essential to have facts to show that this form of music distribution is preferred by the public over infoerior methods such as the illegal Limewire or the legal but DRM-filled (and thus flawed) iTunes.
My problem, though, is in finding an outlet for these surveys. If anyone would like to help me or to present ideas to me, I'm always open to them. Thank you, and nice meeting everyone!