Bad Panda is a free-download label releasing a new Creative Commons licensed song every monday. Going back to old fashioned vinyls.
"i love music. i always will. it saved my life, and i bet i’m not the only one who can say that. what is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. at some point it became the business of selling cds in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. but that’s not bad news for music, and it’s certainly not bad news for musicians. indeed, with all the ways to reach an audience, there have never been more opportunities for artists."
"music is about creative and passionate ideas. not product." (the free music movement)
"a free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now. a free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don’t get paid. a culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom. we can carry a free culture into the twenty-first century, without artists losing and without the potential of digital technology being destroyed. common sense must revolt. it must act to free culture. soon, if this potential is ever to be realized." (lawrence lessig)