I’m pleased to announce that with costs being met, I am now giving away my debut album, Chameleons, FOR FREE.
Click HERE to claim your prize.
I realize that in this day and age, ten bucks is a LOT to spend on an album. Out of principle, I will never pirate music. Not only is there an almost guaranteed sacrifice in quality, but there’s a far better likelihood that I’ll go out of my way to try appreciating something I’ve payed for.
Now hold on, before there’s an uproar from every single person alive between the ages of 16 to 25 with the convenience of internet access, let me say that I truly could not care less how you spend your money. I have a specific definition of what I think a “waste of money” is as well as that of a “worthwhile purchase”. If you feel you can’t afford to pay for music because you have student loans, car payments, utilities, and rent, you’re clearly putting your priorities in order. I would rather live in a world where 95% of the population pirated music, than in a world where 95% of the population didn’t listen to music due to not prioritizing the expense of it. The same goes for my music. I would much prefer you listen to it rather than not. I can also admit that (like most people, I assume) I’m far more likely to spend money on an artist I know will be a solid listen, rather than an unknown indie band that in all honestly could be a total joke. I’m sure I’m not alone on this one.
The point is, do what you want with your money. But please, for the love of all good things, do NOT give anyone else a hard time when their definition doesn’t match up with yours. Because it won’t. There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you don’t agree with my take on buying music. That’s why I’m giving you my album for free. If a dollar sign is what gets in the way of a piece of art being enjoyed to it’s full potential, then as an artist, I can’t justify a price tag.
But all that being said, I feel I must ask that you respect the industry. If you’re not willing to spend money on an artist, then at the very least spend a little time spreading the love. Despite what your friends and colleagues tell you, this isn’t an All You Can Eat. Don’t starve an already starving industry.