Brite Revolution is a new website that pairs up musical acts with charitable causes and offers their music at a minimal subscription price, with 10% of the money going to that artist’s chosen cause. There are only a couple dozen artists so far, but the quality level is very high, with established acts such as Caedmon’s Call and Charlie Robison alongside talented newcomers including Charlie Hardin. That subscription fee gets you two songs a month by every artist on the site (about 40 songs a month with the current artist stable), plus video extras and other artist-specific stuff.
It’s an interesting concept, and the site promises new songs every month from each artist–which means that even if some are using previously written and recorded material right now, if they continue to participate they’ll likely have to put together some new stuff just to keep up. It’s this kind of connection that builds real fans, and the charitable aspect of the site is a nice bonus.