BradSucks, a popular musician from amongst other sites www.ccmixter.org has had a fan offer to pay BradSucks for the first 50 people to download his album for free. Wouldn’t I love fans like this. It seems that this might be a cool way to add some value and exposure to other sites. Maybe a website owner can use the music download as an opportunity for exposure, sort of like advertising links. The band page can list the link as the ‘official’ download site for the page and provide the webmaster with some more traffic.
It seems ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Arrangers and Publishers has weighed in against the ‘crime’ of embedding Youtube videos in your webpage. Why oh why oh why do they continue to hurt us? Personally, I would much prefer to have people hear my music, like it, and talk about it and thus find more people who are willing to buy… then try and charge everyone to hear it.