RIAA Boycott: eMusic's Top 10 Albums

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Hey guys. How's the boycott going? Are you holding out all right? I want to make sure we're still in it together! If you're having a hard time not buying any music, don't worry. There's plenty of great stuff out there that you can buy without any of your money going to the RIAA!

Take a look at this, for example. It's eMusic's top 10 selling albums at the moment. There's some great stuff on there from a bunch of different genres. They're all available for sale in beautiful, DRM-free formats. Why don't you try one of them?

1. Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
2. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
3. Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
5. Van Morrison - The Complete Band Sessions
6. Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
7. Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
8. Patty Griffin - Children Running Through
9. Unk - Beat'n Down Yo Block
10. Bloodshot Records Honky-Tonk Compilation

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I second eMusic and also recommend SellaBand ( http://www.sellaband.com ) which lets everyone download the music for free. Artists can join for free and music fans can invest in the recording of an album. When you invest you get a share of the profits and a Limited Edition CD for every $10 part you buy. Until the target has been reached you can get a refund at any time. It has only been around for about 7 months, so it is still growing, but I think it has a lot of potential. SellaBand wants you to download the music for free, so no DRM and no RIAA lawsuits.

Two other sites worth mentioning are:

Magnatune ( http://www.magnatune.com )

Jamendo ( http://www.jamendo.com )

It's good to let artists and music fans know that there are alternatives. If we give these alternatives more publicity, then they might get more popular and then artists don't have to sign with the Big Four when they want to get a lot of publicity. We can support those who are competing with the RIAA member labels.