Fair Trade Coffee, Meet Fair Trade Music – Where They Cut Out the Evil Middlemen Too
Another day, another artist community launches. Fair Trade Music is a new site that strives to step aside from the music industry and cut out the middlemen in it. Donations can be made to artists. They keep 100% of the money. This way, artists who don't want to sign with the big bad record labels can thrive through direct support from their loyal audience.
Artists will also be able to notify fans of their concert listings and other such happenings. Basically, the site does exactly what you would expect it too. Fans discover music and artists are given the tools to reach them. It's difficult to say if any features separate this website from the numerous others that are just like it, but named differently. The idea of "Fair Trade Music" is something that people have been talking about for years. While it's good that another site has tried to capture this ideology, I'm uncertain if they've succeeded. It's pretty standard.
Fair Trade Music does nothing that we haven't seen before.
What other artist communities are exactly like this?