Let’s talk about musicians and money for a minute. A lot of people still have the misconception that Rock Stars live in mansions, have fancy cars, and generally live a life of luxury. I’m here to tell you that is DEFINITELY NOT THE CASE. In fact, that is far from the norm, only a very small percentage live in excess.
I have spoken extensively with musicians in bands who have toured the world and sold millions of records and yet live in a regular house, drive a regular vehicle, and live day by day. I know musicians who live in substandard conditions in order to provide us with the music we love. Yes, it is a choice that they themselves choose to make, but we also choose to partake of it.
Now, let’s talk about music sharing. I have a wonderful idea on it: If there is music you love, and think others in your circle would enjoy, buy more than one copy and share it with those people. Then encourage others to do the same. This would go a long way towards helping musicians afford to continue to make music. The cost of making, recording, and distributing music is not cheap. BUY your music please and help keep music alive, and put some money into the pockets of the artists. – I’m just sayin’
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! Fans have now crossed the invisible line (so to speak) by taking music that they’ve not paid for. In a society that now worships all that is the digital age (we serve it, and not it serving us) people have adopted a mentallity that they are now entitled to everything for free. But guess what ? Free only lasts for so long before it’s gone ! Rev. Ricky, Choir Of Rebels
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:08 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org