I don't write music for the payday, if you could really call it that anyway. But I invest a lot
of time, money, and energy into what I do. Because of that, part of me feels like there should be a minimum amount of compensation to own the album. I decided that with the release of Thirteen
I would try selling the album with a minimum of $5, rather than simply offering it for free and letting the fans dictate what the price it is worth to them. I have been feeling that lately this isn't the ideal method of distributing my music.
I just finished watching a very inspirational TED Talks video by Amanda Palmer
which talks about the art of asking and having trust and faith in your fans. Granted I don't have 25,000 fans, I would be exaggerating if I said I had more than 25, but that's not the point. I want to treat the people who follow me with respect, knowing they can and will contribute what they can afford. I also want to treat my art with respect, not giving it some minimum value. It's worth, like the music's stories, is abstract and not up to me to judge.
My licensed music will still remain behind a minimum contribution for other reasons, but everything I've independently released is and will be pay what you want
, and that's the important thing.
You can find my entire music collection at abstractionmusic.com
I respect you guys, thank you for respecting me.Comments