Welcome to AidArtists!

Dear fan,
Since March 2020 artists have not been able to offer us what used to be their largest income generator. We miss the concerts, and we miss our artists performing live for us. It is extremely sad that many of these respected artists are forced to find other ways to earn their daily income.

We want to help them. This website is created for the sole purpose of letting you as a fan dedicate your support for your choice of artists.There are only two parties involved. You as the fan and donator and the registered artists of your choice.

The Problem

The biggest problem today is the fact that artists are surrounded by management and channels that tax the artists for their service.

  • Online music subscriptions offer a miniscule amount of their earnings back to the artists. This is probably the largest problem facing artists today. Technology allows us to enjoy a bountiful harvest at almost no cost. The small cost we do pay ends up being split in a very unfair way.
  • Management charge for all issues related to artists.
    Live concerts are one of the few areas where artists earn a good share of the dividend.
    Merchandise like T-shirts, posters and albums are almost completely lost for the artists.
  • Historically the artists signed for earnings from their management of some 10, or maybe even 20 % earnings from the total.
  • Then came Led Zeppelin and their manager Peter Grant and changed all of this for all artists. But this was when record sales still were analogue.
  • Then the industry moved to digital and the income for artists started dwindling.
  • Earnings have the last two decades been mostly earned from live performances.
  • Then came Corona.

Our Aim

We want to win back more of the earnings to our artists. This website is dedicated to solving this. The donations that you, as a fan, offer goes directly to the artists less a Tiende*.

All transactions will be honoured with a receipt containing the artists gratitude. AidArtists is formed as a Norwegian society and is as such completely accountable through publicly available registries. There are no hidden owners. There are no hidden numbers, and all accounting is available for the world to see.

We do this for the love of the artists that we all miss.
We do not expect to become rich from our effort.
We work hard for this so it is reasonable that we should receive a small earning.
We do not have any expenses apart from the efficient running of the website.

*A share of the earnings amounts to no more than 1/10, all the proceeds will be directly forwarded in full to the artists. You will receive a note of thanks form the artists where your donation is showing. In some countries this will also be tax deductible.