Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Great column on Resident Advisor yesterday, calling out mp3 bloggers who wantonly give away other people's music. The discussion on their message board rages on, and I'd like to briefly address the subject, as we are in fact running an mp3 blog ourselves.

Because I fall somewhere in the middle on this debate - and this post could easily become a veritable thesis if I attempt to expound - for now I'll just say that I respect Steve Mizek's reasoned and thoughtful take on the issue. I read his blog, Little White Earbuds, back when he used to post mp3s, and I continue to read it today because I find the content to be of an exceedingly high caliber. I can only hope that our readers feel similarly about this blog.

Here at Dollar Bin Jams (cue the Power Point presentation) our intent is not to one-up the "competition" by being the first to leak the latest Justice edit or the Next Big Thing in bloghouse anthems. Nor is it to give people something for nothing at the expense of the artists whose work we champion. Our primary reason for existing is, and always has been, to preserve and share rare and classic music simply for the sake of the music itself, and we will continue to do so as long as we feel that it is the right thing to do.

1 comment:

Mr.Devlin said...

yea. me too.