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Creative commons and piracy (self interview)

WHAT IS LONELOAD
Loneload is my musical project I’m just making music for passion, as a true escape from the grey working life.
Making my own midi traces, I can quickly make good quality music.
I am a creative person and I find the no-derivates CC license excellent for the kids.
Being creative makes me see clearer about life. Making music I’m just trying to fix the bugs of my existance. I am a very creative person and I’ve found a way to make it.
The world is up to people that want to talk.

LONELOAD IS CREATIVE COMMONS MUSIC
So Loneload music will always be free. What I gain from this is a much better menthal health and more friends. Moreover I am improving a lot as a musician and am learning a lot about the Entertainment industry, economics and mankind.
People can find my music on social networks, jamendo.com, archive.org by the japanese netlabel bumpfoot, wikicommons.
Ideally the product is for anybody. Licensed for use only. Sale is forbidden.
Even though, my music is free, This is no charity, I’m just growing. As I get reviewed, I can understand more about the deal.

CREATIVE COMMONS AND MUSIC PIRACY
There is a wide access to creative commons music on the web.
Archive.org, jamendo.com, several netlabels, creative commons radios…
Not to be promoted! Just spread and enjoyed! Bands get a change to be known. It’s a good opportunity for new (unsigned) artists,

STOP PIRACY
Piracy kills great commercial music, but Creative Commons download and file sharing are free and legal.
Available music on the web can be:

– commercial
– creative
– promotional free streaming

I think most pirates are students or unemployed people.
But potentially anybody might be a pirate.
I think that i-tunes or amazon stores are awful. An mp3 costs up to 99 cents.
I understand that is great for the very honest pop fans. the ones that only buy the hit single.

LONELOAD’S PIRACY EXPERIENCE
Last August, I threw away all the burned records that I had. Some were taken by friends, but most of the were download illegaly.
I’ve grown up by records and the computer has ruined my passion for music somehow.
I can live without what I don’t really need.
I ended up with 300 real records (an average of 15 records in a year).
It’s like doing some shit in the toilet, after eleven years passed with the constant opportunity of making pirate downloading and cd burning.
Most records weren’t among my favorites. I even think I will never buy the records that I really used to like, because I’ve learned them by heart and now you can find free streaming of almost anything on youtube.
I know that it’s awful but it’s not my fault that nobody helped me to fight against this web addiction. Italy is a dreary land, ruled by negligent politicians, my family hasn’t taught me what I still need to exist are most friends of mine are losers, that don’t realize
that it takes a genuine working life to affort leisure and entertainment.

LONELOAD’S WEB USERS RESPONSE
Most reviews were pretty encouraging, appreciating the artist’s determination, the
decision to deliver free downloads and being creative, without following any trend, while
few of them trashed it about vocals and midi programming.
The release passed 1000 downloads in six months alltogether. At the moment I’m
working on a much better second release.

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