Monday, January 16, 2012

An apology

Bandcamp allows each artist 200 free downloads to give away each month. Past that, the items are still available, but are automatically changed from free downloads into purchasable downloads. A few days ago, the number of free downloads I could give away on Bandcamp was exceeded. I had put up a message here, with an explanation and an alternative link to the album, but a few people might have missed it. I had already set the price to the minimum Bandcamp would allow, as a precautionary measure, so it was only €0.40, but still, I would like to make clear that I did not intend for anyone to have to pay for the album and have no intention of making money with Wilds Forlorn. I'd like to apologise to those who had to pay for the music. Today, Bandcamp bumped the free downloads back up to 200 again, so all albums are available for free again.

4 comments:

  1. You have no idea how magnificent your music is—a truly exceptional piece of art! Really inspiring!

    And saying "I have no intention of making money with Wilds Forlorn" has just shown everyone what an amazing person you are. You don't get to see that every day.

    By the way, would it be possible to also include the "An Ode" demo on the Bandcamp page? Getting to hear a lossless version of it (FLAC, ALAC…) would be damn nice.

    Again, thank you for all your splendid work!

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  2. dont ever stop doing what you do. your music is AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you for the free music

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  3. Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoy the music.

    It's not that I don't want to make any money with the music out of some noble, white knight gesture, I just don't really need it. I imagine lots of bands that play shows have expenses like travelling and booking studio time, but I don't have those expenses. I do think it will become more difficult to share music freely on the internet if they start shutting down websites like MediaFire now. MegaUpload is already gone.

    I'm sorry to say that there is no lossless version of An Ode. Back then, I mostly just made music for myself and I didn't care for making back-ups and stuff. I deleted some of the lossless files because they took up more space than mp3s and I didn't think anyone would really care for the music anyway. When my hard drive died a year or so ago, I lost most of my working files and lossless versions of lots of tracks.

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  4. Hi! I'm writing here as I haven't found an official email address for WF.
    I'm a black/doom metal reviewer who works for an Italian webzine. On 23/02/2012 I'll publish a review of your last release Wilds Forlorn - We, The Damned. I'm interested also in doing a short written review with you about the music you're creating, which'd published as well. Let me know if we can arrange something. My email address is: elena.colussi@studio.unibo.it Best regards AA

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