22.10.08

Explore Explode

It's like cramming for a final exam. I'm leaving NYC soon and I don't have enough finished songs. The four that I have are epic but I need at least one more bomb in order for it to slay the con artists disguised as saints.

iTunes isn't very friendly towards albums with three or four long songs-- people can purchase your entire album for three or four bucks! It's a failed system based on quantity. If you split the same three songs up into twenty snippets, people can purchase each song for .99 (totaling $19.80) or download the entire album for $9.99. Suddenly the same piece of music seems like a bargain.

The problem with putting track IDs all over your songs is that many MP3 players have a noticeable glitch if there isn't a second or two of digital silence between tracks. Not to mention that a song is meant to be heard from the beginning, not the middle!

I'm keeping all this mind as I document my ideas. Some artifacts fit together nicely, others are meant to stand on their own. I wish I didn't have to write with iTunes in the back of my mind. But as a career musician that makes non-commercial music during an economic valley, I need to make decisions carefully if I want to persevere the storm.

2 comments:

ha la weiro said...

Lets here it Dave. Bring that crooked shit on...

Benjamin said...

Vinyl, David. It's the future. It's beautiful, it sounds great and people still want to buy it no matter what. And all your records have great artwork. They look especially good with vinyl. Maybe I'm just being selfish...