Music making has changed dramatically in the new millennium. What once took a room full of expensive equipment and trained expertise is now achieved on a simple laptop. Being heard all over the world once required the support of powerful, entrenched interests. Now, all it might take is a single MP3 upload.
Partly because it’s so much easier to make and distribute music now, music is everywhere. We can’t live without music. Nobody can. But everybody running this site – and, let’s be honest, everybody else out there – knows that the current system is not going to survive. And because of the role that music plays in all of our lives, we feel that the people creating it deserve the chance to keep making it and to make a living doing so.