|I have been following my stats (for this Blog) this year really close, and I`m noticing that many of the people that come here are downloading tracks and then vanishing....which is fine I don`t really care...A majority of my site traffic comes from Mp3 Aggregators....What`s that?.....Definition here = Aggregators such as The Hype Machine and Elbo.ws track MP3 blog posts and display the most recently updated posts on its front page. The services are meant to provide a snapshot of what's going on in music blogging and make it easier to search through recently posted MP3s. The thing that annoys me is not Hype Machine or Elbos.ws...Its that newbie end user, who is lazy and just downloads songs from Blogs and never purchases an album, or better yet buy a T-shirt or concert ticket. I usually don`t use this Blog for bitching about people, but a lot of music that I talk about or give out is Independent Music. Not these artists who are making millions, but the true artists....The ones that are struggling. They are the ones that need your money.... I know who am I to talk, my iTunes playlist runs over a month now...But I also purchase a lot of that music as well...My philsophy is simple...."If its good, It gets bought"....Don`t believe me....a sample of my music collection...and that doesn`t include all the T-shirts and Concert tickets I have....You may notice the new logo that I found and have started putting after the songs...Its exactly how I feel, and hopefully it will remind you or inspire some readers to not just enjoy the music, own a peice of it as well...CN|
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