A new website Aralie.com was launched last month. It was founded to give independent artists a free way to get their music to the masses. It is the first site of its kind to allow users to choose how much they pay, including nothing, to download songs. They feel this is the best way to beat music piracy.
I still have not completely warmed up to this idea. I don’t like encouraging the public that currently doesn’t value music into thinking that musicians should make their songs available for free. I can’t say that the general public would sign up with their employers to allow them to pay whatever they feel like for their work. Certainly there would be many people going to work everyday for free.
On the plus side this website will help new artists get discovered.
"We've taken what Radiohead did and made it mass market," founder Wyatt Ferguson told NME.COM.