The good people at Humble Bundle are trying their hand at something different.
When you think "Humble Bundle," you probably think of indie games. And that's okay, because back when this ball was just starting to roll, before Frozenbyte and Voxatron and Botanicula and all that, that's how we all knew and loved it: as the Humble Indie Bundle. The latest collection is still very indie, but it's a wee bit different too. It's the Humble Music Bundle!
For the usual "pay what you want" deal, you get a pile of music this time: Favoritism by MC Frontalot, Album Raises New and Troubling Questions by They Might Be Giants, Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tim, Best of the Valkyria Chronicles by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Jonathan Coulton's Greatest Hit (Plus 13 Other Songs) by some guy I've never heard of. All albums are available in both MP3 and FLAC format, and are completely DRM-free.
As always, you can divide your payment in whatever portions you see fit between the artists, the Child's Play Charity and Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Humble Bundlers who make it all happen. Kick in more than the average price, currently hovering just north of eight bucks, and you'll also score a bonus album: Twelve Remixes of Four Songs by OK Go.
It's interesting to note that even though the music is platform-free, Windows users are once again bringing up the rear in the generosity department. At the moment, the average purchase price for Windows users stands at $7.07, compared to $9.68 for Macheads and $11.86 for Penguin People. Jeez, you guys.
The Humble Music Bundle runs for another two weeks and change. To find out more about what's on tap, point yourself at humblebundle.com.