Donate music downloads of one song to Artists for Media Diversity.
Artists for Media Diversity (A4MD) produces community digital albums and radio shows featuring music contributions and statements of support for:
Freedom of Speech
Culture for the Common Good
I'm Barbara K, songwriter and recording artist. Together, with my friends Wolfgang Pracht of Sparrows Wheel and John Guertin of CleaRights, we created Somuma as a public service for creative songwriters and musicians to empower ourselves - and the ones we love - through the power of our own music.
How do we empower ourselves and the ones we love?
By empowering our creations.
How do we empower our creations?
By placing them in support of the common good.
How do we support the common good?
Before recording artists consign their digital albums for sale in Somuma, they donate music downloads of one song to Artists for Media Diversity, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization promoting culture for the common good.
How do recording artists benefit?
Social Music Marketeers promote sales of Artist Digital Albums and Artists share their proceeds with Marketeers.
How does that work?
Artists and Record Companies consign Artist Digital Albums at wholesale prices (50% of retail). Artist Digital Albums are sold at Somuma's retail prices, or $1 per track (for example, 12 tracks, $12). Artists share 25% of the proceeds with Marketeers. Somuma tracks sales and pays both the Artists and the Marketeers.
Can Artists also be Marketeers?
Absolutely! Artists and record labels can promote any album in Somuma and receive 25% of gross income of sales tracked from their websites and newsletter campaigns. Sign up here.
Somuma, a word we made up to signify Social Music Marketeers, is a public service project of CleaRights and Sparrows Wheel.
We support Artists for Media Diversity.
Artists for Media Diversity
Artists for Media Diversity, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization, fosters awareness of the need for independent media voices in America, provides assistance to emerging community-based or public media outlets and promotes musical and cultural diversity.
CleaRights provides music publishing administration services to independent recording artists and administrates payments to Artists and Marketeers.
Sparrows Wheel created Somuma to provide Artist Digital Album consignment and Social Music Marketeer services for recording artists who care about the common good.
Sparrows Wheel produces Community Digital Albums for Artists for Media Diversity. We also produce The Nature of Truth and A Moment of Truth radio shows for A4MD.