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  • modini_2000
    Thank you all who replied. Yes, I will be downloading some choice selections from Calabash (namely Bembaya Jazz). Some very nice stuff. I am still really
    Message 1 of 13 , Oct 31, 2003
      Thank you all who replied. Yes, I will be downloading some choice
      selections from Calabash (namely Bembaya Jazz). Some very nice
      stuff. I am still really looking for Congo music downloads, and
      they are very few. I really like how Calabash offers a small taste
      of the music available for download. Very well done.

      If anyone on the list knows someone at Sterns Music, please let me
      know, since this label carries most of the artists I collect.
      Again, emails sent through their website have gone unanswered.
      Please write me off-list if you prefer.

      Thanks again,
      Madonna F.


      --- In african_music@yahoogroups.com, Nolan Warden
      <nolanwarden@h...> wrote:
      > CalabashMusic.com is a site where you can download afro-pop songs
      (as well
      > as other world music). It used to be a subscription service but
      it is now
      > similar to iMusic. They have some big-name artists like Thomas
      Mapfumo,
      > Oliver Mtukudzi, Zap Mama, Baaba Maal, Amadou et Mariam,
      Chiwoniso, Yaya
      > Diallo, Stella Chiweshe, Henri Dikongue, etc.
      >
      > The best part about this service is that it is a "fair trade"
      business -
      > independent artists get 50% of the profits. There is more info
      about it
      > at...
      >
      > http://www.calabashmusic.com/
      >
      > Hope this answers your question.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      > Nolan Warden
      >
      > _________________________________________________
      > A message from Nolan Warden
      > www.nolanwarden.com
    • Martin Sinnock
      Dear Madonna F I guess the reason Stern s have not replied is that most of us who are trying to promote African music would prefer that you buy the cds thereby
      Message 2 of 13 , Nov 3, 2003
        Dear Madonna F

        I guess the reason Stern's have not replied is that most of us who are
        trying to promote African music would prefer that you buy the cds thereby
        assuring some kind of income for the musicians.

        Best wishes
        Martin Sinnock (Congolese music specialist)

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: modini_2000 <madonnafra@...>
        To: <african_music@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 7:18 PM
        Subject: [african_music] Re: african pop downloadable music?


        > Thank you all who replied. Yes, I will be downloading some choice
        > selections from Calabash (namely Bembaya Jazz). Some very nice
        > stuff. I am still really looking for Congo music downloads, and
        > they are very few. I really like how Calabash offers a small taste
        > of the music available for download. Very well done.
        >
        > If anyone on the list knows someone at Sterns Music, please let me
        > know, since this label carries most of the artists I collect.
        > Again, emails sent through their website have gone unanswered.
        > Please write me off-list if you prefer.
        >
        > Thanks again,
        > Madonna F.
        >
        >
        > --- In african_music@yahoogroups.com, Nolan Warden
        > <nolanwarden@h...> wrote:
        > > CalabashMusic.com is a site where you can download afro-pop songs
        > (as well
        > > as other world music). It used to be a subscription service but
        > it is now
        > > similar to iMusic. They have some big-name artists like Thomas
        > Mapfumo,
        > > Oliver Mtukudzi, Zap Mama, Baaba Maal, Amadou et Mariam,
        > Chiwoniso, Yaya
        > > Diallo, Stella Chiweshe, Henri Dikongue, etc.
        > >
        > > The best part about this service is that it is a "fair trade"
        > business -
        > > independent artists get 50% of the profits. There is more info
        > about it
        > > at...
        > >
        > > http://www.calabashmusic.com/
        > >
        > > Hope this answers your question.
        > >
        > > Sincerely,
        > > Nolan Warden
        > >
        > > _________________________________________________
        > > A message from Nolan Warden
        > > www.nolanwarden.com
      • Gerry Platt
        Check out: http://impala.co.uk/ You can listen to some of their music at this site. You can download more Ugandan music for free at:
        Message 3 of 13 , Nov 3, 2003
          Check out:

          http://impala.co.uk/
          You can listen to some of their music at this site.

          You can download more Ugandan music for free at:
          http://stations.mp3s.com/stations/182/ugandan_music.html



          Gerry Platt

          http://www.anothereye.co.uk



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        • Spin the Globe
          Downloading is not necessarily bad for artists. In fact, in the Spin the Globe music store (http://www.earball.net/spintheglobe), which is fueled by Calabash
          Message 4 of 13 , Nov 3, 2003
            Downloading is not necessarily bad for artists. In fact, in the Spin the
            Globe music store (http://www.earball.net/spintheglobe), which is fueled by
            Calabash Music, all of the music downloads are legitimately licensed from
            independent artists or record labels. Artists maintain ownership of their
            copyrights and they earn 50% of all download fees.

            Personally, I like having the physical CD with artwork, credits, song notes.
            But please don¹t assume that all downloads cheat artists. Sometimes,
            electronic distribution is the best way for a lesser-known band to get its
            music out worldwide. Stern¹s could take a page from this book and offer some
            downloads for purchase, but I haven¹t talked with them about whether they
            are planning this.

            Scott
            --
            > Scott Stevens
            > KAOS-FM World Music Director and host/producer of Spin the Globe
            > http://www.earball.net/spintheglobe
            >

            On 11/3/03 1:02 AM, "Martin Sinnock" <mhs@...> wrote:

            > Dear Madonna F
            >
            > I guess the reason Stern's have not replied is that most of us who are
            > trying to promote African music would prefer that you buy the cds thereby
            > assuring some kind of income for the musicians.
            >
            > Best wishes
            > Martin Sinnock (Congolese music specialist)
            >



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          • Josh Balber
            Hi Martin -- True enough, buying the music to ensure artists get the money they deserve for their music is the way to go, but Calabash actually gives 50% of
            Message 5 of 13 , Nov 3, 2003
              Hi Martin --

              True enough, buying the music to ensure artists get the money they deserve for their music is the way to go, but Calabash actually gives 50% of the money made off downloads to the artist, as I understand it (so says their site, at least). I'd stay away from P2P sites for downloading, but there are some sites out there that are fair to the artists. I'd still rather have the liner notes and official disc, but Calabash is a positive step in the digital age, I'd say.

              best,
              Josh

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            • magnum_image
              we are intrested pls tells us more about this. thanks ... if ... artists
              Message 6 of 13 , Dec 16, 2006
                we are intrested pls tells us more about this. thanks
                >
                > Hello,
                >
                > I am wondering when some of the labels that produce African pop
                > music will join iTunes, Napster, etc. and offer their music for
                > download, for a fee. iTunes charges $1/song.
                >
                > I am not speaking of the big and famous and already widely
                > distributed African music stars, like King Sunny Ade, or Saleif
                > Keita. I am talking more about Congo/Cameroon/Kenya etc. My
                > favorite label is Sterns Music. I have twice emailed them asking
                if
                > anything like this is in the works. They have not responded.
                >
                > If anyone has attempted a download search on mp3.com, iTunes, etc.
                > it becomes very apparent that African pop music is limited only to
                > the few already famous African artists.
                >
                > I don't think I am the only one who wishes they could download some
                > good Congo rumba! The pay per song download will reward the
                artists
                > as well. Aren't any of these labels interested in expanding their
                > technology and making more $$$ for themselves and their artists?
                > Where are the entrepreneurs? A customer is waiting!
                >
                > Does anyone know of a site where I can pay for African music
                > downloads?
                >
                > Thanks for hearing me out.
                > Madonna F.
                >
              • nswritie
                It s true that not enough non-mainstream music is finding its way onto the web. I know that there are rights issues with a lot of the older music, as
                Message 7 of 13 , Dec 21, 2006
                  It's true that not enough non-mainstream music is finding its way onto
                  the web. I know that there are rights issues with a lot of the older
                  music, as catalogues have changed hands, etc. Plus, the African labels
                  I know have not been very pro-active.

                  However, Sur-Choc, the Abidjan group featured in the FIFA Street 2005
                  game, recently turned up on a lot of sites. You'll find links at:
                  http://www.music-wire.com/sur-choc/

                  Michael

                  --- In african_music@yahoogroups.com, "magnum_image"
                  <magnum_image@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > we are intrested pls tells us more about this. thanks
                  > >
                  > > Hello,
                  > >
                  > > I am wondering when some of the labels that produce African pop
                  > > music will join iTunes, Napster, etc. and offer their music for
                  > > download, for a fee. iTunes charges $1/song.
                  > >
                  > > I am not speaking of the big and famous and already widely
                  > > distributed African music stars, like King Sunny Ade, or Saleif
                  > > Keita. I am talking more about Congo/Cameroon/Kenya etc. My
                  > > favorite label is Sterns Music. I have twice emailed them asking
                  > if
                  > > anything like this is in the works. They have not responded.
                  > >
                  > > If anyone has attempted a download search on mp3.com, iTunes, etc.
                  > > it becomes very apparent that African pop music is limited only to
                  > > the few already famous African artists.
                  > >
                  > > I don't think I am the only one who wishes they could download some
                  > > good Congo rumba! The pay per song download will reward the
                  > artists
                  > > as well. Aren't any of these labels interested in expanding their
                  > > technology and making more $$$ for themselves and their artists?
                  > > Where are the entrepreneurs? A customer is waiting!
                  > >
                  > > Does anyone know of a site where I can pay for African music
                  > > downloads?
                  > >
                  > > Thanks for hearing me out.
                  > > Madonna F.
                  > >
                  >
                • Madonna Franco
                  Calabash Music offers downloadable music. http://calabashmusic.com/ cheers! __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam?
                  Message 8 of 13 , Dec 21, 2006
                    Calabash Music offers downloadable music. http://calabashmusic.com/
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