It’s not going to be easy. We have to figure out new ways to get material out to the public, learn new ways to reach and sell directly to fans. We’re going to have to be creative, supportive and very DIY sometimes, but I think it will be worth it. Things are changing. We can adapt or fade away. I think we can not only adapt but survive and thrive.
And one more thing since I’m being all preachy and shit.
Can I say something I’ve wanted to say for a long time? If you like something, tell your friends. If you love it, tell the world. But if you hate something, just throw it away, don’t buy it again and move on. We spend way too much time tearing shit down. I just want to try the other direction for a while.
Sums up my feelings completely. Please read the whole thing.
Just as an example of what I think Steve is talking about, I’ve noticed that since I saw Skottie Young blog about his positive experience offering $2 digital downloads, I’m seeing a lot more of these offerings. I doubt Skottie was the first to offer them, but this is example of helping spread ideas to that help the community as a whole. Skottie didn’t have to disclose his experience, but I’m guessing that since he did, many other artists have begun offering their own.