Thanks for being here. Below you can find some words about why we think it is fair that music lovers and artists support us. Hope it will resonate with you:
Rich sources of information like good journalism, detailed books, carefully curated contents or websites that require time and effort are rarely free. When you find them, it’s probably important to support them by following, sharing, and/or paying. When we enjoy something that we aren’t paying for, we tend not to value it enough. Lack of support can remove the incentive to look after a resource and leads to a “Tragedy of the commons situation”. As Aristotle put it, “For that which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.”
A good portion of online content succumbs to the free rider problem. We enjoy it, yet we don’t pay for it. We expect it to be free. If users weren’t willing to support websites that take care of the content quality, content curators would likely fold, start publishing lower quality articles, or sell readers to advertisers who collect their data. The end result, as we see too frequently, is low-quality content funded by page-view advertising.
One of the main aims of nodmusik.com is to provide visitors and followers with quality music. We do that by distilling numerous flows of submitted music and our own sources, into few suitable tracks for each playlist. Besides that, we work on making yearly playlists, mixing genre-based mixtapes and writing artist features. Additionally, we are taking care of communication with artists and their teams, managing social channels as well as maintenance and development of the website.
All these are time-consuming processes that need critical listening, deep thinking, researching & data gathering, writing & IT skills, planning and organizing. In addition to that, there are costs connected to domain & hosting, third-party applications & plugins, diverse media subscription & purchases and so on.. That’s why we think it’s fair if our audience support us. Here we have listed some ideas about how you can do that. By supporting us, you, who are probably a music lover and follow the website and its content, create a positive externality for non-donators by helping support the free content.