I’ve been checking my inbox lately, just to find out that people are actually buying songs, EP’s and albums on my music catalog via Bandcamp.
Super cool, eh?
In this age of digital piracy, moral ambiguity and intellectual laziness, people out there are still wiling to take a chance on buying and paying for good music. Some music consumers are even enthusiastic to pay more than the given price of an album/EP/song (e.g. one buyer, paid $5.00 for a regular $4 EP). They’ll even sometimes leave me a message of encouragement, telling me to continue in what I do, and then would express a word of gratitude or two. Even physical copies of my new EP, “Songs To Get You By” is selling pretty well, given in this crazy age where people just download stuff via torrents or play their favorite tunes on YouTube.
I know that as an artist, it may not sound so appealing for one to talk about such things. Most of the time, people would expect artists like us to be just nonchalant about it, acting all snooty-like as if we’ve expected such an occurrence to happen. But hey: the age of rock stars is already dead. The good old days of excess and unbridled fun that goes with being a musician are already dead and gone (not that I have ever dreamed of living such a life, in fact, far from it).
From a business stand point - as a musician who sells his own music - it gives me great joy and pleasure to see people coming over to my “shop” of sorts to try some of my products and material; songs and tunes that I strongly believe in, tunes that have made people get by and happy, and has inspired some folks to go on and just do their own thing. That just gives me a great sense of purpose and fulfillment right there. In fact, it can’t get any better than that.
Thanks to everyone of you. Thank you for taking risks with me, for singing along, and for all of the love and support that you have given to me. You know who you are, folks. You surely know that we’ve only just begun.
And for all them strangers and non-believers: here, come on over - the door is wide open and everybody is welcome. Feel free to try something new, and please, spoil yourself a bit and give new music a chance.
'Cos, see, by the end of the day, all we have to do is to be ourselves. Anything contrary to that would a disservice to your nature. Don't let other people to tell you otherwise.
Thanks for everything. I’ll see you all soon at the shows.
Peace Love Music & Respect! The Good Lord is, indeed, faithful!
Mabuhay tayong lahat! Maraming salamat po! - MAYO 4/3/2014
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