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December 22, 2008

What Does this headline mean/say to you?

STUDY: 85% OF ALL TRACKS RELEASED IN 2008 DID NOT SELL EVEN ONE COPY...

Here are a few random thoughts that popped into my cavernous mind on reading that.

A.) Duh . . . Most music just blows.

B.) Duh . . . of course it didn't sell cuz it was stolen/pirated

C.) Duh . . . People are only interested in buying Kanye records

D.) Duh . . . what do you expect when you let amature and hobbyist musicians put their music in online stores next great artists like Kanye.

E.) Duh . . . music continues to have the worst effort to payoff ratio of anything you can do with your time. Besides listening to Kanye.

F.) Duh . . . this obviously doesn't include indie artists. Or does it? Who knows - the article isn't clear. WTF?

G.) Duh . . . now I can't wait to begin working on my next internet music release!

H.) Duh . . . you say Duh too much.

Original article HERE

What thoughts bounce into YOUR cavernous mind?

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October 20, 2007

a "progressive" view of making music free

A local San Francisco experimental musician Bob Ostertag makes his case for free music in the lefty web-zine AlterNet

It goes off the rails a bit against the "big evil corporations" towards the end but over all I found the article thought provoking.

fwiw - as it's printed on the packing - I released my CD Outre under Creative Commons V3 license which means you are free to do whaever you want with the material as long as it's purpose is non-commerical, you attribute the work to me, and any derivitive works you create from it are released under the same open license.