Dec 7, 2008

Promoting Fair Play in Music

Scribbled by Perky |

I’m a huge fan of music and it doesn’t matter what genre, as long as it’s good I’ll listen to it. I can’t help but wonder, how tough it must be to be an artist in this day and age. It can’t be easy getting signed to a major label and certainly must be even harder to deal with piracy (or what you and I call as "free downloading").

I know it’s morally wrong to download music when the person who labored very hard to make and get their record out isn’t getting paid for their hard work. But it’s hard to resist the temptation when there are websites letting us download music for free (and we all are suckers for free things, aren’t we?).

So it’s great that there’s Kerchoonz, which while it provides free music (streams and downloads), it also ensures that the artists and labels are getting paid (through advertising revenue). On top of that, they will also pay you for referring other bands and artists to their site (do you know of any friend who’s an aspiring musician or unsigned artist? Why not refer them to Kerchoonz where they can promote their music and you can get paid for “putting out the good word”? ;) )


I'm already on Kerchoonz and I'm slowly building my playlist - been busy browsing through the music section (dear God, there are so many fantastic Indie bands out there!), watching videos, playing games, and seeing what gigs are coming up (unfortunately there's none that's close enough for me to attend). It almost feels like I’m on Facebook, except this time I belong to a unique social network for music lovers.

If you believe in promoting fair play, I encourage you to join Kerchoonz. Artists gets paid, while you can still listen and download music for free. It’s a win-win situation. I see there is great potential for Kerchoonz to be a real alternative to the pirates for free music.


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