Calabash Music. Billed as the world’s first fair trade music company, this cool site features…er…world music. Excellent, about time, nice one! Offers a limited range of free tracks for download – c’mon guys don’t be so mean, shove some more tunes up there – and a great selection of stuff to buy from all sorts of obscure villages and villes. And artists get…gasp…paid!
Through our digital network, independent artists are able to sell directly to you. Our artists earn an ‘equal exchange’ revenue share. When they sell you their music as downloads, they keep half the money from each sale and they avoid the high costs of manufacturing, marketing and distributing their music on CDs. All of the music in our catalog is licensed from independent artists or small, independent labels. Our ‘equal exchange’ model in allows independent artists to earn 50% of all music download sales.