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    Taken From gokartrecords.com

    Free Album Downloads!
    We at Go-Kart Records want to make it perfectly clear that the RIAA does not represent the views of all record labels.
    We feel that only by embracing technology can we gain from it, and that a battle like the one that the RIAA is fighting can simply not be won.

    We do not believe that online downloads are all that is hurting the music industry. It is a combination of problems, CD burning being the most injurious. Of course, major labels will never take action against the manufacturers of burnable CDs, since in some cases they would then have to sue themselves (why would Sony sue Sony?) Instead they are going after the music fans, whom they hope to intimidate and extort.

    We also feel that the lack of original and meaningful music is part of the major labels' problem. Simply put, if there is better music, people will spend money to own it instead of downloading or burning it. The success of Itunes proves that people are willing to buy music online if it is delivered in an intelligent way that is respectful of the consumer.

    The major labels control almost all the means of exposure available today. How can you sell records without exposure? Radio is controlled through payola (or its modern form, consultants), the print media is controlled through quid-pro-quo agreements of ads for coverage and vice versa, retail is controlled by co-op dollars (which also includes in-store play for videos), and they even buy their artists' way onto opening slots on tours. So, with a few exceptions, the new music that most people are exposed to is controlled by the five major labels. But they CAN'T control what people download. All they can try to do is control people's access to MP3s, or scare them out of downloading music altogether!

    So, we are putting our music where our mouth is to prove a point. We believe that if you like the music you hear you will support it by going to shows, telling your friends, and buying the bands CDs. With this in mind, we are allowing people to download some of our current releases AT NO CHARGE. In other words, we are essentially GIVING these albums away!

    These songs are all RIAA safe! If you like what you hear, please make a donation (see the PayPal button), check out the bands' shows, and spread the word. If you don't, what have you lost?

    To read a more in depth article about why we feel the RIAA is wrong please click here.

    To read an interview discussing this with Greg from Go-kart go here.


    Also, make sure to check out our upcoming release, the first commercially sold MP3 Sampler called GO-KART MP300 RACEWAY featuring 150 bands and 300 songs.

    Haven't heard of some of these artists but I can't say no to free music.

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    Currently grabbing:



    All the files are packed using WinZip (or you can use PicoZip) and each track is individually packed so you can somewhat preview them before grabbing the whole album.

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    Originally posted by sharedholder@12 October 2003 - 10:17
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    Ah sorry I didn't see your post

    It's for musicworld fans too though

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    any of their numerous samplers would be a good intro to them, as they have several very different sounding bands on each.

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    the only albums I see available right now are:


    Amazombies - Bitches And Stitches


    Guff - Engine Trouble


    Capture The Flag - Start From Scratch


    Daycare Swindlers - Heathen Radio


    Plan A Project - s/t


    Pseudo Heroes - Prison of Small Perc.


    maybe more to come or elsewhere on the site?

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    Free and @ 192 Don't get any better then that.

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    Originally posted by PulseDragon@12 October 2003 - 10:59
    Free and @ 192 Don't get any better then that.
    you said it!

    that GUFF cd is their newest release too

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    what do I put here? BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    excellent good stuff 192 bit YEPO

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    nice

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