The Most Brilliant Thing to Happen to Music Since iTunes.

June 30, 2008

Illegal music-compiler/DJ “Girl Talk” is all the rage. He takes various artists clips and slaps them together in weird, wonderful, surprising concoctions that make every workout a totally entertaining experience. He’s fucking great.

In fact, I’d also say his label is fucking great. His label, Illegal Art, has just posted his new album “Feed the Animals” on its site for purchase. (He doesn’t get any of his samples approved by their artists… so they can’t sell the album legally)

Anyway, here’s the brilliance: there’s no set price.

Illegal Art lets you TYPE IN WHATEVER PRICE you feel like paying… and you get a high-quality download of the album. Pay $5 or more, and you also get the options of FLAC files, plus a one-file seamless mix of the album (good for homemade raves). And $10 or more includes all of the above + a packaged CD.

This seems like a really great way to sell music. Granted, some people won’t be able to pay much. But some will give more because maybe… just maybe… they got his last albums for free. And it’s good to support the artist.

Anyway, I applaud this not-so-greedy innovation. It acknowledges that some money is better than NO money… which is what he’d get if everyone just downloaded his music from Limewire.

Way to go. I hope we see more of this kind of $-for-Art exchange in the future.

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One Response to “The Most Brilliant Thing to Happen to Music Since iTunes.”

  1. Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran

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