hassutvarpaat wrote: CrazyOne wrote:
[...] The music companies can blame anything they like, but personally I find the real reason they're in the hole is that so much music they try to feed us is so much crap! So it's good to have a reason to buy good music every once in a while.
[...] Well, I didn´t think that we, her fans would distribute those songs illegally, but there are folks who do that, and I have been very stressed lately, becuse few of my favorite musicians are saying, that they withdraw from the CD making and performing, because of this illegal downloading and distributing at internet...
[...]... and we don´t wanna see Vienna to end up to the same conclusion as they did... or do we?????????????????
Though I fear, that this has only delayed the pirates for one day or less, because the European release day is today, and then someone buy this CD, and makes it freely downloadable anyway...
"buy good music every once in a while." -> same here
What about archive.org with loads of VT live recordings ? There is no need to download illegally songs from P2P stuffs ... if it comes out that you respect an artist 's work.
I think what are downloadable from archive.org, well, it's a good way to introduce to Vienna Teng's music for not yet being Vienna Teng fan who already heard some of her songs in this VT official website.
First, because if they have not yet encounter or meet in real life the artist singing in a venue, it will help them to guess the personality of that artist who converses with her audience, wittily joking or laughing, well, just have fun during the shows.
The feelings that the listener via myspace or official website has today will be that he/she will change his/her evaluation of the first listenings of that artist's music, after youtubing and "archive.org-ing".
Hopefully through time, loads of things being combined (reading about an artist's life, feeling or thinking the same way as this or that artist says or sings...), all that will influence more on the decision making of buying the artist's cd(s) on internet or during live shows..
Anyway that was what I did, being hooked by "My Medea" on youtube (the library version) ... and the rest is told by time...It also happens that when you go to a concert for a peculiar band or singer, you discover another band or singer and you are hooked by the voice or the way of playing guitar ... and then it's like another musical adventure in your life !
A few months ago, I introduced Vienna Teng's music to a complete stranger I met only one day - he was not my colleague - but it comes out that I showed him "My Medea" (the library version) and "Harbor" (the standing version) in youtube and he said that he will look at a P2P stuff for her music. I told him, there is no need as he could download for free live concerts and that if he respects this artist for what she gives in her heart & in her soul, if respect is still a word that counts, then he could later on buy cd or go to one of her concerts or give Vienna Teng cds he could purchased as gifts to people he appreciates.
If I can extrapolate, all this depends on how valuable things are in our mind, be it marketing product or not, in our daily life, how far can we do something for what we value much, morally, spiritually, with our mind and our feelings...
Have a nice day you all !