Most people don’t know it, but when you pay for major label music you’re supporting some pretty nasty stuff. It boils down to two main points:
1) The major labels pay radio stations to play their songs. This is sketchy in itself–shouldn’t the music on the radio just be the best stuff? But the worst part is it means other labels are locked out of radio. If musicians don’t sign an exploitative contract with one of the majors, they don’t get on the radio.
2) This fall the major labels starting suing fans. So far, they’ve sued over 300 people, mostly working families with young children. And they say the suits will continue indefinitely. Whatever you think about filesharing, it’s just not okay for giant corporations to sue people with kids, living paycheck to paycheck, who can’t afford a defense. The lawsuits are literally pushing families into bankruptcy.
I have about 50 of these stickers, and I’m going to be making another (much larger) order very soon. liquidab, dirtybunny and I are going to be hitting some of the major retail stores before the x-mas rush, and we welcome and encourage anyone else who wants to contribute to our renegade sticker-the-fuck-out-of-walmart-and-hmv operation. If you want to get some stickers, you can order them at Downhill Battle, or you can contact me and I’ll add your order to my next one. The more people that order, the cheaper they’ll be.