The trend for crowdsourcing continues to gather momentum, with the news that Canadian band Barenaked Ladies are planning to release their new album with all 29 songs available as ProTools...

The trend for crowdsourcing continues to gather momentum, with the news that Canadian band Barenaked Ladies are planning to release their new album with all 29 songs available as ProTools files, meaning fans will be free to remix them or mash them up however they like.

As discussed previously on PSFK, the term crowdsourcing was coined by Jeff Howe in a June article for Wired magazine. It has quickly became a buzzword du jour – two weeks later, the term was throwing up over 500,000 hits on Google. A BusinessWeek feature on it a couple of weeks ago confirmed crowdsourcing is now becoming an accepted mainstream business practice.

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