In what has become a fairly common occurance the idiots at the RIAA are once again demanding the take down of material placed on the web by the content owner, it seems they believe they represent all artists and that theres little to no chance that anyone would want their music on the web for free http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110908/13510715850/riaa-sending-dmca-takedowns-free-music-being-distributed-directly-off-universal-music-website-promoted-artist.shtml
A week or so ago, we wrote about how Twitter had suspended accounts of a bunch of hip hop bloggers, after receiving DMCA takedown notices because the twitter accounts of those bloggers linked to blog posts about music that was sent by promoters working for the labels themselves. In asking questions about these takedowns, Twitter sent over some recent links to Chilling Effects showing the details of the takedown, which leads us to some interesting discoveries. First, the party actually sending the takedowns is the RIAA.
As you may know, The-Dream, also known as Terius Youngdell Nash, is one of the top producers, song writers and performers out there today. Take a look at the list of songs he has his fingerprints on. He wrote Beyonce's "Single Ladies." He wrote Justin Bieber's "Baby." He's written songs for pretty much every top artist. Rihanna, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears. Even Celine Dion.
He works for Def Jam, which is owned by Universal Music, as one of their key moneymaking songwriters. He's at the top of the game here. So, clearly, when he puts out his own work, you could understand why the RIAA would rush around demanding that everyone take down tweets linking to the music.
Except... He also has his own label under the Def Jam label, known as Radio Killa. And if you go to the front page of Radio Killa Records right now, as we speak, you see that The Dream's new EP, 1977 is being given away free.
Its pretty clear the RIAA couldnt manage a drink up in a brewery
This looks like the site involved :http://www.radiokillarecords.com/
And blow me down it looks like some free music
I suspect anyone who grabs that free music might want to convert it to Mp3 format using some free tools , there are plenty it seems.http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=m4a+to+mp3+converter&meta=&aq=1&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=m4a