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Journal: My CD and the Slashdot Kool-Aid

Journal by niceone

Today I drank the slashdot kool-aid and made my CD downloadable on a try-before-you-buy basis. The whole CD is up as a 50MB zip file containing all 11 songs - in high quality MP3 format (we used lame with the "-V2 --vbr-new" flags) - no DRM, copy protection blah, blah.

Well, I guess I didn't quite drink all the kool-aid because I'm still hoping some people will actually buy the CD (or the download) after they've decided they like it. I still don't like the idea that a musician should be compensated through selling T-shirts (how many T-shirts do people need?) or live shows, when the 'product' most people want is the recorded music. Still, maybe it's only a matter of time...

At the moment I have only linked to it from my Slashdot sig, we'll see what happens!

"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines." -- Bertrand Russell

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