Fair Trade Versus Free

We’ve talked about this before over on Shlog.  I don’t think trading music for five e-mail addresses is the same thing as offering music for free.  Free, to me, means no strings attached, nothing in exchange.

But that doesn’t make it wrong, or a bad idea.  In fact, trading fans something for music is brilliant.

Derek Webb and friends are taking this idea farther.  Check out noisetrade.com.

Grab some popcorn.  You’ll be sitting a while.  Derek is brilliant, but brief he is not.