Looks like I shall be saving up for that lifetime membership to Magnatunes. It’s not just the DRM-free part that convinced me, it is also the fact that 50% of what the site makes goes directly to the artists.
It’s right there on their site:
50% of membership fees go directly to the artists who are listened and downloaded.
50% of any commercial sub-licensing (ads, web sites, trade shows, films, etc) goes directly to the artist.
It would also seem they have music which tickles my traditional music taste-buds. And yes, this whole post was written just so I could put some koto music on the site.
It’s always nice to see people I respect who are liberals and progressives on so many other issues except for the environment finally confront and change their ways for the better. Chris Hedges writes about his decision to become vegan: Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all worldwide transportation combined—cars, trucks, […]
Statements from soldiers in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) should make it clear enough that Palestinians are treated worse than cattle in their own country. At least when you mistakenly kill someone’s livestock, you need to pay compensation. But it is not the rest of the world that needs convincing. It is the United States […]
I am constantly amused by how people seem to be unaware of their privileges with their every word or action. In time, they will learn, or so an imaginary stereotypical voice of an ancient old man would whisper in my ear. Well old man, it is not quite so convincing when the people who speak of […]
You probably already know where I stand in regards to the Allah issue in Malaysia. This is purely for those amongst you who are more likely to change their tune if you believe in Islamic teachings and are more likely to listen to one of your own. The Malaysian Insider: “This notion that Malaysian Muslims need […]
I paid for Lucy Rose’s MP3 album. She is spectacular in that quiet melancholic manner that reflects the themes of Mushishi perfectly although they share little in common. Looking forward to more Mushishi in the autumn!