No worries, IMHO, we're on the same track. I have to laugh, I got stuck on the that point and pulled out gift since I had just been thinking about music and charity.
We plan on allowing our artists to use the creative common licenses on tracks or projects that they feel like offering them up as and not on others that they feel are important either as it part of a whole story, aka record, or is statement in and of it's self.
We are going to the next step and allowing our musician's to have a charity or local group become part of the mix by tying whole products or a single download to a given cause or concern. BTW We do plan to do both Clicks 2 Bricks Distro.
The music you have that anchors the moments either glad or sad in your life is not a service nor can some machine make the notes, feeling and words blend together into soulful meaning that is the gift that is overlooked.
While I know that that your trying to reframe the underlying message with the fact that it paid for by someone I say that folks don't think twice about paying 7 bucks a day for water poured over beans, which I happen to think are gift too The water pouring part is a service. Just like packing and distribution is in entertainment.
While it's great to vilify the majors, we do it all the time, the fact of the matter is that artists that many of love, enjoy and support aren't on a Major label.
So when when the press or fans goes and paints the whole spectrum of artists as Major Label suckwads, The indie band (often a family run business) that supports their local economy by playing, recording and giving the gift of music back is hurt.
Just look at every discussing of now going about the Cloud services, royalties payments and IP. It's all from the Majors perspective; Yet they only produce 20 percent of the music and rarely do their releasase show up in our exports.
We say how about writing a letter to your officials saying we want to the U.S. Gov to once again back the U.S. musical community. As opposed to multi-National-Corporations that aren't exporting U.S music as they haliburtonize the entertainment biz and encouraging U.S. consumers to entertain our economy to death.
While your at it. Ask your local media why they only cover the Majors' we know the MSM works for MultiNationals' so they're not going too say boo about it.
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There are number of very large companies that are right now skirting the streaming royalty requirements, that while we many not like them, they are being applied to consumers and I have to ask how is it possible that these mega companies escape any legal actions.
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