(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — DownloadPunk.com, an on-line music retailer geared specifically towards the punk and indie community with digital music downloads, is now live. DownloadPunk offers a catalog that runs into the deepest corners of punk, hardcore, emo, metalcore, pop punk, post punk, ska, street punk, indie rock and metal genres and sub-genres with over 30,000 songs from over 120 labels.
DownloadPunk currently features releases from labels such as Epitaph, Nitro, Lookout, Trustkill, SideOneDummy, Ferret, Fearless, Fiddler, The Militia Group, Doghouse, Triple Crown, Artemis, Jade Tree, Volcom and Hopeless/Sub City Records with many more to be added in the very near future.
User-friendly, fans can search for music via search tools based on band name, song name, album name, label and/or genre as well as have the option to preview a 30-second sample of any song before purchase. Each download is available at three different prices. Individual songs can be downloaded for .79, .89, or .99 cents and full albums are priced at $7.99, $8.99, or $9.99. All downloads are available in both MP3 and WMA, thus making the songs compatible on an iPod and a variety of other players.
DownloadPunk has teamed up with Punknews.org to feature a feed of their front-page news on the site. Each DownloadPunk artist page also houses a direct link to their page on Interpunk.com for an optional quick step to check out additional merchandise from the band.
A special feature of the site that is set to go into effect in the coming months is an optional donation function. DownloadPunk will donate 1 percent of all its revenue to charity. Additionally, many of the labels on DownloadPunk.com will also contribute 1percent of their income to selected charities and fans of the site will be able to donate an optional 1percent on top of their music download purchases to one of the charities. Some of the groups set to benefit from DownloadPunk revenues include, Drug Policy Alliance, Musicians Assistance Program, National Coalition for the Homeless, Planned Parenthood, RAINN, Syrentha J. Savio Endowment and The Hopeline Network. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen