Dearrockers.org is great. They say:
Many of us own music that we didn’t pay for. We don’t feel guilty about shafting the record company, but what about the musicians themselves?
Here’s how it works:
1. Pick a musician
2. Write them a letter
3. Scan or photograph the letter and send it to us
4. Mail off the letter along with $5
5. Enjoy your new, guilt-free life
There’s some great stuff on there, and most of it feels pretty genuine. As if people have really gone out and done it!
Dear Billy Joel,
I should tell you that, about a decade ago, I taped some of the songs from your “greatest hits” album off a friend’s tape. The songs “My Life” & “Moving Out” served as the perfect inspirational soundtrack for a 20-year old aspiring actor, just beginning her career in the Big Apple.
Now where do I start… Dear Aaron Spectre…
Go visit dearrockers.org today and make your peace with the artists you love.