RIAA-free CDs Holiday Gift Guide

Thanks to gout to’s RIAA-free CDs Holiday Gift Guide . FreeCulture.Org has put together a list of bands whose labels are not members of the RIAA. (You know – the group that sues 13 year old kids for things they didn’t do, and when they can’t pay up, blackmails them).

Suprisingly, there’s some really good bands on the lists. A few notable selections:

  • Dan’s List : Interpol, New Pornagraphers, The Go! Team, Modest Mouse
  • Gavin’s List : Pavement, The Shins, Sleater-Kinney
  • Jordan’s List (Mainstream 90’s Bands with new non-RIAA labels): Dishwalla, Collective Soul, K’s Choice. And suprisingly, Hootie & The Blowfish. (Sure, chuckle, but maybe they get it now). Probably the best list out of the bunch.

And plenty more I didn’t name. And check out their blog post making and submitting your own RIAA-free CD Holiday Gift Guide.

So if you’re in the mood for some new music this year, check out one of the above artists – they get that it’s about the music, and the artists – not one of the Big 4 labels and supporting big media’s pockets.

Paul Cutler
Father. Husband. Vinyl Music Lover. Football fan. Python student. He / him.