"Re: Wolfie"5.0 starson by mxpx775
Pros: I get trade away my old CDs for CDs that I Want
Cons: none that I can think of
Summary: In response to Wolfie's opinion, he's got it all wrong. 20% of each trade goes to the Artist not the record labels. From what I understand, no used record store gives money to Artists for used CD sales. Take directly from the FAQ on la la's website, it says:
'la la' plans to create a registry where artists can come and identify themselves and claim ownership for each album they've been a part of. We'll ask for certain forms of identification to make sure the individual is who they say are, and then do a basic check using industry databases. Once registered, the artist will receive 20% of the $1 la la fee every time one of their CDs is traded.
If there are disputes amongst artists over percentages, we will mediate in an attempt to resolve the dispute. If no resolution is reached, the money will go to our 501(c) charitable foundation. This foundation will focus on providing performing musicians with subsidized healthcare, legal services, and support.
Hope that clarifies things for you Wolfie... Also in response to his comment on people not guarateed to get CDs they want; I found that I am receiving tons of CDs I want. I'm not sure if Wolfie is actually a member of la la, but those that are know that the system is extremely efficient with fulfilling CD requests. It will only get better as more members sign up.