July 3, 2008
I’ve been testing NoiseTrade for a few weeks now, and I’ve been rather impressed. If you remember the FreeDerekWebb campaign, Derek gave away his Mockingbird album for free in exchange for sharing the e-mail addresses of three friends who might be interested in his music.
NoiseTrade builds off of this experiment; a growing number of partnering artists have put up their albums for preview and download, absolutely free. Totally free. No strings. There’s an option to pay what you like, if you feel so inclined, or share music with your friends. I’ve already discovered some great new music through the service, and I’m sure you will, too.
The site officially launches July 4th, but they had a soft opening a few days ago. Since then, they’ve added a few more artists and a few more albums. To my surprise and delight, it seems my friend Alex Mejias has put up his debut self-titled album for download on NoiseTrade. Give it a listen, and if you like what you hear, share it with a few friends and spread the word. 🙂