March 17, 2010

Brite Revolution – The Next Level in Music Discovery

Musicians want to make music, fans want to hear it, and Brite Revolution is a subscription-based music download site that brings it all together. For the musicians, the benefit is obvious. Recording artists who team up with Brite can get noticed by a growing group of influential music aficionados and make money for the tunes that they create. Brite subscribers, meanwhile, get access to new and unreleased songs from their favorite artists, along with tour updates, band news, interviews, and music video releases that are oftentimes not available anywhere else.

Before you can start taking advantage of Brite’s musical offerings, you’ll have to sign up and subscribe. There are no hidden fees, and for $4.99 a month you will get access to every song the website offers. Every artist on Brite has been hand selected, and in order to take part they must agree to release at least one previously unreleased song or sound recording to subscribers each month. Once the song has become available online, users have two months to download it to their hard drive before it disappears from the site. And for users who aren’t really sure what they like, the website offers a “similar artists” feature that helps you discover new talent based on your current preferences and taste.

Making Brite Revolution even more unique is the fact that 10% of the money the company makes from subscriptions each month is donated to non-profit groups selected by both the site’s subscribers and the artists themselves. For true music lovers who are more interested in supporting individual artists than major corporations, Brite Revolution is a must-see website.

Practical Uses:

  • Download music from your favorite musicians and bands
  • Discover new artists that you might like
  • Listen to previously-unreleased music that isn’t available anywhere else
  • Get tour information and find out when bands are playing in your hometown

Insider Tips:

  • Browse artists by musical genre
  • New songs remain on the site for only 60 days
  • Download as many songs as you want each month for one price
  • Import downloaded music into iTunes with just a few easy steps

What we liked:

  • Brite gives its artists a cut of the profits
  • Artists are allowed to retain 100% ownership the music they produce
  • “Similar artists” feature makes it easy to discover new musician you might like
  • Easy instructions explain how to import downloaded Brite music into your music library

What we didn’t like:

  • Mainstream music fans who prefer to listen to well-known artists might not get as much use out of the site


Company Info:

  • Launched: March 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Founded by: Winn Elliott and Billy Cerveny
  • Web site:


  • Subscriptions cost $4.99/month

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