First, I am against current restrictive copyright laws and I do agree that it is a waste of time to fight "piracy".
Having said that, the reasoning used in this post is flawed. This phenomenon might have been observed because of on of these many reasons:
1. People pirating buy more stuff
2. People buying more stuff are pirating
3. Some people have higher information needs and they are pirating and buying more stuff.
It is possible to design a better experiment to determine validity of any of these hypothesis.
Just because proponents of copyright use false reasoning doesnt mean you should be doing the same.
I was visiting his website and couldnt find any full size samples (except the spy song which was there because of that video contest).
I thought he was a bit possessive of his music (not as possessive as mainstream artists I agree). If his goal is to sell the concept of freshness he shouldn't be worried about people "stealing" his old music.
If he wants to increase his fan base, then my suggestion: load a few songs which he considers best to youtube and link them from his website.
BTW, I live in MA. I kind of liked that spy song. If he posts a few more and if I end up liking them.........
I had a couple of questions. Do you have a streaming link to your music (not snippets but the whole songs). And how would you feel if one of your subscriber shares his/her collection through torrents (or other public modes).
Yes. The Peace and, sometimes, the literature prizes are politically motivated. But most of the science prizes go to the eligible people (there are significant omissions, but the winners have made a significant contribution).
This is a wonderful piece of work, much better than an amateur creation. I watched this movie online for free and liked it. I would have paid $10 to watch it in a theater or $1 to rent it through redbox.
It is good to hear that she made some money out of this venture. But I wonder how much she would have made if this movie was released commercially. Also how much exposure she would have got.