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RE: MySpace Controversy

I feel your pain, Warren. As for YOUR stuff, I'm sure it's great. I'd give
it a shot if I had broadband, and if it really moved me, I'd buy it.


> [Original Message]
> From: Warren Sirota <wsirota@wsdesigns.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 6/7/2006 8:47:31 AM
> Subject: RE: MySpace Controversy
> No, I wasn't joking. In fact, I was overestimating (I do make some money
> from jazz gigs, but I've had exactly ONE sale of my recent Sandbox CD, 
> that was at a show. The CD sale put us over the top - that plus ticket
> minus the space rental gave us a $5 profit for the evening). But I don't
> much (hardly any, really) energy into promotion. I gave up the concept of
> making any real money from music many years ago, except in my dreams (I 
> thinking about seriously trying to break into music library placements
> through TAXI, but it is really hard to find the time to follow the
program I
> have in mind). 
> Honestly, though, what really burns me is that I can't generally get even
> get close friends and family (or loopers on this list, for that matter) 
> even *listen* to my stuff for *free*. I give a CD to a friend and don't
> anything about it. 2 or 3 weeks later, I call and ask what they thought
> find out they haven't listened.
> Hey, I know I don't suck *that* bad (in fact, I think I have some fairly
> unique musical things to say, and from time to time I get some small
> confirmations of this). But the world is absolutely innundated with new
> pieces on myspace and the like, and I think everyone is exhausted by it.
> saying used to be "everyone's a critic." Now it's "everyone's an artist."
> don't promote anything, because I can't even see the point in trying.
> Sorry for the downer, but I do find the situation quite depressing.
> I know there are people here (Krispen and Ted come to mind immediately,
> there are no doubt quite a few others) who are much more assiduous and
> persistent than I am. I truly hope that they have much more encouraging
> stories to tell.
> Best wishes,
> Warren Sirota
> www.warrensirota.com
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill [mailto:rs@moinlabs.de] 
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 7:47 AM
> > To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> > Subject: AW: MySpace Controversy
> > 
> > 
> > > I can't see getting worked up over the possibility of them
> > > somehow cutting into the profits from my $22 of annual CD sales.... 
> > 
> > Just to get this into perspective for me: you were joking 
> > with these $22, right? What is the actual profit you make per 
> > year? Anybody else wants to share his experiences? (private 
> > mail, if you don't want these figures to appear in public for 
> > some reason...)
> > 
> >     Rainer
> >