Gut Rumbles
 

August 15, 2005

interesting...

I should get all my recording equipment sometime this week. If I decide to put my songs on the internet, can I get paid for it?

I'm just asking.

Comments

i dunno.

Posted by: James Hooker, Ace of aces on August 15, 2005 09:39 PM

G-t pays sometimes if you send him money. Says that right here on a mailer wot belongs to Angela Antonia Marraro. She be gone since before de fires, sumday I put dis stuff in mailing bag an see if de Irish gal can find her. It got a bit of pop-top squished kinda like de Virgin, 'mus be de powerful stuf... de papas inside say send de money to New York an all is forgivin. She doan need dat, I sho as hell need lots but dey doan mention me.

Yes, I'm going to Hell. I absolutely HAVE to. There is an ass that needs serious kicking and the sorry bastard DIED before it was properly administered. After his ass is properly kicked bloody, I'm going to rip out his liver, lungs, and heart, then eat them.

Justice after the grave. G-d allows shit like him to live. Only person I've ever encountered that needed killing many times.

Posted by: Bogdaddy on August 15, 2005 09:58 PM

Only if people buy them.

There isn't anything saying you can't place whatever value you want on your work and make it available for download only after payment is received. What people commonly do is post low quality and/or incomplete versions of the music for free and then make it possible to order a full album of higher quality audio if they like what they hear.

Posted by: Zappatista on August 15, 2005 09:58 PM

Doubtful. Most of us expect free ice cream.

Posted by: Timothy on August 15, 2005 10:17 PM

Post em up and see what happens. What do you have to lose?

Posted by: gravdigr on August 15, 2005 11:10 PM

Fuck. I'll do it for free, because that's what I've always done here. I don't blog for money and I make music because I like to do it.

Just more free ice cream.

Posted by: Acidman on August 15, 2005 11:58 PM

Well, I guess in a way I gotta sing for my supper.
I've never made a penny from the songs I upload. However, it is fun. I get feedback from the 2-3 fans I have. That's fun. Most times.

These are pre-production demos of my solo album I hope to start recording for real soon. Some are noisey. I'm apt to set up my keys and computer and microphone just about anywhere. Since moving to Ireland, I've been able to set up in a more soundproof environment and the newer songs sound better. The core group for the album will be keys, guitar, drums, bass, and tenor sax. Unfortunatly, I'll be singing!!

So Rob, thanks again for the blurb. Now get your ass in gear, write 'em, record 'em, and sling 'em up there. I'll listen.

I ain't got a lick of sense.

Posted by: James Hooker, Ace of aces on August 16, 2005 12:25 AM

Why would you want to? I thought you already had all the money you'd ever need in your lifetime.

Or, was that another bullshit story about what a great man you are?

Posted by: Bart on August 16, 2005 01:45 AM

No bullshit, Bart. I'm a great man.

Posted by: Acidman on August 16, 2005 08:08 AM

Check out IODA (iodalliance.com). They handle most of the indie band inroads into the iTunes music store, which is by far the best way to sell tunes online.

Alternatively, you can go with the tip jar method, but I wouldn't expect any significant revenues down that road.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on August 16, 2005 11:44 AM
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