We kind of like this little idea on a “legal alternative to file-sharing”, it has this positive altruistic element that may be a little naive, but still seems worth a name check, the service is called ShareMusic.
ShareMusic.com isn’t just another music download service, it’s a love exchange that allows musicians to offer the songs they want for sale to music fans in full knowledge that rather than subsidising iTunes or the champagne at the shareholder’s party over at the major music labels, the cash raised goes to good works and charity. Well, that’s what we’ve been told.
“No one wants to steal from their favourite artist,” the company said. “And everyone wants to help others. But no one really feels guilty stealing from Sony, or the big music corporations.