Δευτέρα, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2005

lovely colleen

It is a very complex subject and i tend to feel guilty about my double position as a musician who releases records that need to be sold and as a music consumer who buys records very rarely (the main reason being that all my money ends up in buying instruments).
I think that access to music, and culture in general, shouldn’t be the privilege of the lucky few with enough cash to buy the goods, and certainly most cds are too expensive. My first record wouldn’t have existed without the existence of great music libraries in paris, from which i borrowed hundreds of cds which i then burnt, and for some of them sampled.
If i hadn’t been in paris, i guess that i would have used the internet in that way, and that would have been great too.
However, i have the feeling that indeed, almost no one is going to choose to pay for something which they can have for free. If we imagine for a second that good bread was available free on the street, i doubt that many people would still go and buy their bread at the baker’s. It’s human nature and it’s behaviour that should be expected.
But another problem that i have with downloading is that it pushes people (myself included) to download music for the sake of downloading music, and we almost forget to actually listen to the stuff. There is so much music out there right now, with the home production boom that came with computers, that it’s so tempting to download hundreds of albums, both new and old. That’s what i did, and the result is that i have all these albums that i haven’t had the time to listen to once, let alone listen to properly.
So i decided about a year ago to stop downloading, until i’ve listened at least once to all my downloaded, burnt and bought (yes, i do buy some records sometimes !) music, because it’s just ridiculous.
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