I've been trying to find a source for music that my students can use that won't break the bank yet will teach them to respect the copyright of the artist. This looks promising.
Here they can listen to the music and if it will work with their project they can download the mp3 for about $5. Apparently some of the artists have realized that the prices they were charging were outrageous and that kids just weren't going to pay it any longer. So this label promises to split the money 50/50 with the artist.
It remains to be seen if they can attrack the kinds of music the kids will want to hear. I'm going to index this to see if there is anything that students will want to use in their projects. I look through the list and wonder. I don't know because I definitely too far removed to know. So it will be interesting to hear their opinions when school starts.