Having two kids under two and work commitments has meant that 2010 was a bit of a difficult year for me to produce much new music and I didn’t really have enough time or energy to properly promote my work. Because of this the sum total of my iTunes/music publishing experiment has generated about zero cash and is unlikely to generate any revenue in the near future, so I’ve decided to give away my music for free.
(update: I’ve just checked and I actually I made the grand sum of $19.89 selling music on the internet last year!)
I never made much money from my own music anyway – the gear in my studio has mostly been paid for by:
a) Spending my real income,
b) gigging, or
c) from recording/mastering other musicians.
My plan was to provide myself with the gear to allow me to work on my own stuff without needing to concede to commercial concerns, or worry about the cost of professional studio time – to this extent I have succeeded, and will continue to write and record music for my own enjoyment. If other people happen to like what I do, that will be great but I’ve come to the conclusion that it is more important to write for myself than to try and please others with my work.
Over the next few days, I’ll compile the various different sets of tracks I have available digitally and post them here for free download.
The first release is the only album I personally released commercially – Propaganda (still available on iTunes and from Amazon). It’s a rock/progressive album which I wrote over a period of about two years.
Hope you enjoy listening to the music as much as I enjoyed creating it!