Really been trying to stretch my mind around the phenomenon of folks giving their music away. Noisetrade-Free mp3 downloads. I mean, your music...it's so personal, so intricate, so raw...will me giving away my music, cheapen it to some who might have otherwise not bought it? Will this be viewed as a stupid decision by others, only driven by our need for publicity? Or...will be a genius move? I am leaning towards the latter, for I understand the value of the true fan.
I am a true fan.
That is, I'm a fan of Graham Colton and Green River Ordinance, who have chosen to give their music away. I downloaded their tunes, and primarily that is all I have been listening to as of late. So much so, that I am now the proud owner of almost all their stuff (and I bought the rest of it). I am a true fan of theirs. I will go to their shows and I will RT them. That's worth much more than $6 (the average proceeds from a $9.99 album on iTunes) to them, I am sure. For me, I'd pay $6 for a rabid fan. The least I can do is give the music away and hope that it strikes a chord for someone who can identify with our songs. Perhaps that person will become a friend/fan/promoter/loyal listener. That is why we make the music, right? It's about people right? So we can connect with people. Here, have our album, and I hope you can connect with this. It's why we do what we do.
It's our language, our M.O., our hearts cry. Connection. Love. Music. Enjoy, and feel free to share this with anyone, and everyone. After all, it's free!
What one "thing" out there, that God is calling you to do, are you not doing because you feel that you are insignificant/don't have what it takes/can't see a way to get it done? What is it? I know what mine is. Adoption. This is why my wife and I are adopting our son Samuel from Ethiopia.
But, there is something else out there that I began dreaming today. Be on the lookout.
This group of folks means business.
Hope you guys enjoy. Gonna do all 12 from the album up here. With a story. Here are the first 2.
If you like...leave a comment. I will keep you posted with updates, and post another next week. Our album is currently in the process of getting mastered, then the final countdown to release date.
http://vimeo.com/20685111 Some of you know, other's do not, but I am in a band called Forlorn Hope. And...this video shows something that I get really excited about. There is nothing better (aside from an Americano at my favorite coffee shop) than having something come together out of nowhere. I can't wait to finish writing this. This will be song #3 of our 2nd album. (First album isn't even released yet). Soon...very soon.
Anyways. Hope you enjoy this little ditty.