A blog about creative music and music related issues (mostly!)
Buy 'Hands' - my new recording with Dave Binney, Tom Rainey, and Chris Guilfoyle!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Filesharing - The Reality
My recent diatribe against filesharing drew a mixed response, with some people, (nearly all musicians), being sympathetic to my stance, and others (nearly all not musicians), not. But for those who still think illegal filesharing is cool have a read of Ethan Iverson's post relating how Billy Hart's new album on ECM, which hasn't even been released yet, is already up on filesharing sites. What chance do we musicians have when we're faced with this kind of thing?
People might argue that the selling of music is finished, and a new way to distribute music must and will be found, but until such time as we the musicians agree to give our music away for free,the guys who upload this stuff are thieves and fences, and the people who download it are thieves.
Thanks for visiting - this is a blog about creative music, or music related issues. Feel free to comment if you feel disposed to. but please identify yourself, even in a basic way, if you wish to respond. You can do this very simply either by creating a blogger identity, or by using some other means of letting the world know who you are! We should all be prepared to stand over our opinions and I'm a bit reluctant to post 'anonymous' comments. Also, I won't post any responses that contain 'flame'-type comments about anybody. I'm not interested in personal attacks on anybody, so please, by all means express your opinions, but keep it civil.
At the bottom of each post is a word or two to describe the subject matter (such as 'jazz' or 'rhythm')- if you enjoy a particular post click on this descriptive word to see more posts on the same type of subject
If you enjoy some of the posts here (and I hope you will!) and would be interested in being kept updated when new ones are added, just click on the 'Follow' button above this message and it's simplicity itself to be advised of any updates.