Wednesday, 16 December 2009

[creative-radio] Arts 4 Media Diversity music download site (US)


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From: Spoken Word CJSF Frieda Werden <>
Date: 2009/12/16
Subject: [ncralist] Arts 4 Media Diversity music download site (US)

Barbara Kooyman <> wrote:

> When artists sign up with A4MD, they execute an agreement that allows us to
> distribute the music they contribute to non-com broadcasters. Artists send
> it to us on either a CD or a wav file through We then upload
> it to our server from which non-com stations may then access through their
> web browser to download the audio files onto their station's computer.
> ~Barbara K
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 6:24 AM, Barbara Kooyman <> wrote:
>> Dear Grassroots Radio Community,
>> Today, after 2 years of development, we are presenting Artists For Media
>> Diversity (A4MD) for the first time on public airwaves.
>> A4MD's mission is to engage artists in support of community radio and
>> nonprofit media.
>> Our pilot project focuses on holiday music downloads donated to A4MD from
>> a handful of artists from the US, UK and (coming soon) Germany.
>> A4MD receives music donations, digitally distributes 320kbps mp3s to
>> non-commercial stations (free of charge) and sells downloads to the public.
>> Sales of donated downloads are tracked to stations via referral IDs which
>> they receive when signing up with A4MD. 25% of the net proceeds are
>> earmarked for station's 'equipment wish lists'.
>> Artists For Media Diversity is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization.
>> We'd like to express our gratitude to everybody in the GRC and especially
>> to a few who have spent many hours volunteering their time and advice to
>> help us shape our programs: Ursula Ruedenberg, John Murphy, Jim Ellinger,
>> Christine Farren and Jeff McCord.
>> Today at noon, Central time zone, KOOP Community Radio's 'A Neighborly
>> Conversation' will feature an hour of interviews and live music performances
>> with musician/songwriter Barbara Kooyman, co-founder and director of Artists
>> For Media Diversity, Richard Bowden, fiddle player and organizer of
>> Instruments For Peace, along with community organizer Peyton Wimmer,
>> co-founder and Creative Director of Austin Art and Music Partnership, hosted
>> by David Kobierowski.
>> Richard and I look forward to seeing you again at the next GRC, if not
>> before. Thanks KMUD!
>> Barbara K
>> musician, artist for media diversity
>> Barbara Kooyman
>> 512-879-8842 cell
>> Artists For Media Diversity
>> 411 W. Monroe St.
>> Austin, TX 78704
>> 512-772-3570 phone
>> 512-692-7632 fax
> --
> Frieda Werden, Series Producer
> WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service
Frieda Werden,
Public Affairs/Spoken Word Coordinator
CJSF Radio 90.1 FM
TC-216 Simon Fraser University
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
778-782-4423 (direct)
778-782-3727 (main)

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