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Thread #126835   Message #2832348
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
07-Feb-10 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
So Lizzie it works like this does it?
I've just spent 6 months working on a (nearly) solo CD. And you want me to just give it away? Lock stock and barrel?
No that you'd want it, but thats by the by.
How do you think that all these musicians that you happen to revere so much actually make a living?
I'll tell you how, by driving thousands of miles a year, every year, playing to sometimes pitiful audiences. And by selling product. (Cds in the old days, but now increasingly by downloads.)
And, you have the temerity to tell all those hardworking musos out there, that they should just give it to you?
Damn Bloody Cheek.
When you've spent several years learning to play or sing, lovingly crafted your little baby, with no income. I suppose you'll just hand it out willy nilly, will you?

Yes, Websites are showcases for artists, but to expect people to just hand over their product, because "I want it" is so stupid it's laughable.

I hopefully, when funds allow, might make extracts of my work out into the world, for people to make their minds up as to whether they like it or not.

If they do, Fine. They can buy it, but, I'm not a charity. It's part of my income.
As a retired bloke on a small pension, It could make all the difference.
So, get off your bloody soapbox. Learn an instrument, Learn to sing, put the thousands of hours necessary of travelling/practicing/ marketing that goes with the job, and I'll look forward to your solo CD in about 2035.
Until then stop pontificating.