Noise Trade is a service that offers music for free to anyone willing to give them five email addresses. This is another thing to add to your list of “stuff you must know if you like music.” You know you have a list like that. You know it.
Noise Trade was started a few years back by Musician/Songwriter Derek Webb. The principle is simple. People want music without paying. Musicians want to get their music out there for people to listen to. Noise Trade makes all of this possible. The theory behind Noise-Trade is that grass-roots promotion is far more valuable to independent musicians than album sales.
Although early on Noise Trade’s catalog carried just Derek Webb and local Nashville-area artists; their list of bands has grown dramatically. Currently one can find indie-artists from all over the U.S. We recently placed Oniric Records Artist Marc B on noise trade…check out the widget at http://marcbmusic.com/freemp3/