So my new record is out today on (US) Merge / Decor (UK) - and that's a good thing. So happy with the people at the record companies who are helping promote it. Love the videos - and will post all of them here very soon. (after they are all released)
I asked that they put off releasing this to Spotify and other streaming services for about 6 months.. People think I'm crazy. Perhaps that is true - but after we spent all this money making the damn thing the idea of handing it over to them seems crazy. The only people getting rich off music on the Web are the owners of sites like this and the ISP's. They get rich beclause they dont have to pay the artists for the raw material they use. (calling $176.00 per million downloads a 'payment' is ludicrous) Do you remember the story of Sutter's Mill? That was where the first pieces of gold were found in the Gold Rush. Even though they filed a claim for their property - soon the place was destroyed - mill pulled down - people swarmed over the land and took what they could. This is what happened to the music industry. The ISP's (your friends at ATT and Time Warner) need to give a reason for people to pay the monthly service fee. Free music and film. One half of all Internet traffic worldwide is a BitTorrent. If the (silly) record companies would sue the ISP's for royalties (and not some poor kid) then things might change. Rant finished.
I'm racing to finish a newer CD / 12 new songs tentatively called "I Am Not A Serious Person" - trying to make it sound as good as Gomberg though that is impossible. Doing the impossible. That is my life. (I make a funny joke)