Dave’s Lounge #171

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There are a lot of artists I would love to promote on this show, but I can't, because they're signed to RIAA labels. These major labels are actively trying to punish music fans for sharing music they love with others and helping to grow their favorite artists' audience. They're also forcing new music companies out of business by charging those companies exorbitant sums of money for the right to expose their music to new potential customers. Chances are good that the RIAA would sue me for hundreds of thousands of dollars if I played one song in a major label catalog on this podcast — even if that label's marketing arm asked me to play it!

So this podcast remains dedicated to promoting music by independent artists and labels, because they understand the value of podcast promotion. We don't need the RIAA to make good music. Let's hope more people understand that and vote for the music industry they want with their wallets.

Playlist for Dave's Lounge #171:

  1. Jennings, "Doorway"  Buy from: iTunes
  2. Iëlo, "Into You"  Buy from: iTunes
  3. Reflectiv, "Cana (Eve's Mix)"
  4. The Esoteric Gender, "If It's Not Mine"
  5. The Atomica Project, "Tidalwaves"  Buy from: Flagrant Records
  6. Weather Pending, "Perfect Weather feat. 247 (Rob Cross Remix)"  Free MP3 from: Soundcloud
  7. Wicked Jazz Sounds Band, "Love It All (Simple & Easy Mix)"  Buy from: iTunes | eMusic

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Dave’s Lounge #171 — 3 Comments

  1. I agree. The RIAA is remarkably short-sighted. I cannot tell you how many bands, albums and songs I have heard for the first time in your broadcast and actively sought them out. That’s okay though. IMO, with attitudes like that, big music labels are dinosaurs and independent labels are the future. Keep it up.

  2. Thanks for explaining that about RIAA, always wondered what it is all about. I like the indie artists anyway – much better and more interesting music.

  3. RIAA, Please. Greed will be the undoing of so many artists rather they know it or not. I and most people I know don’t consume mainstream music anyway. As long as we have Dave’s Lounge and the beautiful music that he expose’s us to, I think we’ll do fine. Thank you Dave and please keep up the good work.