Thanks Frank. I agree: payment to the artist is of utmost importance.
franksexton Jan 22 2013 at 10:29 AM
DCTWMT, I followed you link, resd the post and started reading the many responses to it. It seemed that those libraries that puchased the "unlimited" option (like my library did) had the best responce. In fact it seemed like the majority of posters were satisified with the service. I get 3 dowloads per week and like the service OK. My main concern was that the musicians would get paid.
franksexton Jan 21 2013 at 1:41 PM
yes, all niam. they have the compilation "True Sterio : Unprocessed Analog Recordings" (your’s is Poetspeak), "Remember the River", "Deamhouse", and "Since Forever".
DCTWMT Jan 21 2013 at 1:26 PM
I Googled Freegal. Found a post from a library person who does not like it. At the time (2011) they apparently only offered SONY music; that may have changed. My local library apparently does not subscribe. Here’s the link for what it’s worth: http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/2011/04/just-say-no-to-freegal.html
fredsimon Jan 19 2013 at 6:19 PM
In looking more closely, it seems to be a service that links up with public libraries; I guess the library pays a per-download fee. I can’t search their catalogue without signing up and my city’s library isn’t linked to it ... are they my Naim albums? If the label is getting paid for downloads by the libraries, and if they’re passing that along to me in royalties, then I have no problem with it.
franksexton Jan 17 2013 at 10:54 AM
FYI, for those who don’t know, freegal works with libraries to allow free downloads of songs from participating muscians. I suppose it’s up the the recording company what gets made available and musicians have no say.
fredsimon Jan 17 2013 at 4:31 AM
Hi Frank, sorry for the delay in getting back to you ... didn’t see it first time around. Thanks for asking; I wasn’t aware of Freegal Music ... not thrilled, but that horse left the barn a long time ago ... it’s a brave new world.