Well I'll give my 1 cent now. Can't afford two cents to be honest since I'm from the streets / working class and all that shite.
Anyways, I'd never heard of any of the bands on this dudes site before and to be honest the only place I ever would get to hear them would be by downloading them from here. But as others have said, I just won't bother now since he's been such a massive gentleman's sausage.
Every new band I have discovered in the last ten years I have discovered on sites like this and if the stuff is good then I will go out and buy it. And on top of that I'll pass it on to my friends (none of which are into computers or downloading) who will usually end up buying it as well.
I mean seriously, down here in Australia where else are we going to ever hear this stuff. It's not even like we could walk into a record store and buy the shit of the shelf.
It's ironic because most of the people weighing in on this subject eg. myself, Guana, Mel , Lizard probably have 50 - 80 times more purchased music than 90% of the worlds population.......and we're supposedly the ones killing the music scene.
As stated before, we're the ones going to the gigs, buying the shirts / patches or other merch being sold there.
In saying that.....I have a few friends in bands on labels such as yours and my understanding is that the label has nothing to do with their shows, or merch sold at shows such as t shirts or patches pins and things. This profit goes straight to the bands themselves and is where all their money comes from.
So If this is the case with your label I can see why you wouldn't give a shit if a site like this brought 5 times more people to the bands shows, or resulted in 5 times more t shirt sales.....because that equates to jack shit in your deep pockets.
So anyways...I don't expect you'll be replying here in the near future......I imagine you're tied up in the bathroom at the moment thinking about Guana's comment about being in the shower soaping up his bollocks. I know I lost a hour or so after reading that.
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