Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Giving Away my Music

I was inspired to do this based on this post on webcomics at my friend Cat's website. Comics are a bit different from music and my line of thinking may be a complete failure but it can't get any worse than it already is. So...

Despite the success of iTunes, I don't think selling digital downloads of music is sustainable. And as I'm essentially unknown, I'm not even going to try. From now on, I'm going to give all of my music away for free in high quality 320 kbps mp3 format (when available, some of my older stuff isn't any higher than 128 kbps). Every week I will post a new song for you to download and enjoy. Once I get enough songs, I'll call it an album and sell a hard copy (CD and maybe even vinyl if possible) of the collected songs - but the digital songs will remain free.

Trying to guilt people into buying music and putting up barriers between listeners and music is just plain stupid and crappy and I'm not going to be part of that nonsense anymore. All my work will be Creative Commons. I think I will make it available in a CC share-alike license so people can remix it if they desire. I'll see if I can find hosting somewhere so I can make it available for download on Friday. So stick around, the music is coming.


  1. this may work out. although, i feel like we unknowns are getting screwed by the bigger guys in this game because everyone expects free stuff, it's impossible to lock down your stuff and make people pay you for it. it's ridiculous to even try. better to just be consistent and see where it goes.

    i'd love to remix me some Shadowjack, btw. XD