Music Activism

Musical Activism? Okay, exactly what is that? And why does Tao Mokoda engage in it?

The answer is simple: The music 'industry' stinks as a vehicle for promoting the ART of music! That needs to stop! From taking the lion's share of artists' money for their creative works to the stupidity of the 'loudness war' to MP3 compression, this business of music is giving you, the public a pathetically thin slice of the vast pie of music that is available in the world, then charging you an arm, a leg and two teeth for it!

So, what is Tao Mokoda doing about it? One, we record, produce and release our music completely independently. This is a problem for us because we dont' have the huge marketing and distribution machine record companies have. But we're committed!

Two, we use audio compression for its intended purpose, to enhance recorded music by preventing unwanted distortion and volume irregularities. We don't use compression just to make our music as loud as we can, or as loud as other artists' music.

Three, we distribute our music as high-quality WAV or AIFF files and try to abstain from lossy MP3. However, we realize many people like MP3, so when we are asked, we provide that format, but only at the highest possible quality levels.

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Contact Us!

The best way to contact Tao Mokoda is via email. Depending on the volume and content of mail, we cannot guarantee that every email will be answered. Fan support, ideas and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism are always welcome.

Email Contact: info-at-taomokoda-dot-com

You can also look us up on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Amazing Tunes or leave a comment on our blog page on this site.

Please be aware that Tao Mokoda is NOT a touring band; we do not do concerts, festivals, club dates, mall openings, school homecoming parties or other live performances of any kind. We will also think VERY hard before doing any type of interviews, endorsements or photo shoots. We intend to remain as anonymous as we can, for as long as we can. Why? Because we want to be able to pop into a restaurant to enjoy a meal without causing disruption, we like shopping for our own clothes and groceries, and we like to walk down streets without causing crowds to gather. We respect, and would be honored by, any nominations for any kinds of awards, but it is unlikely we would attend any ceremonies or actually accept these awards in person. We like being mysterious! :)