Jeez, don't you love it when someone thinks they're giving you a reality check, when they don't know what they're talking about?
Sure, and a guy working as admin on a music forum has all the answers.
As someone who actually works in the music industry and has an intimate knowledge of how things work when it comes to both recording albums and touring, I can't stress enough how clueless your post is. It's typical of those who who think they know it all, because they read anecdotal evidence on the internet to support their already flawed perspective of the music business.
Oh please, don't make me laugh. Where's your album? Still in the pipeline is it? Thought so.
Kyo didn't say anything about being a billionaire. And if you really did know what you were talking about, you'd also know that even 20-30 years ago it wouldn't make anyone a billionaire either. It never did, and it never will, but that's not what he was hoping for anyway, making your comment pointless.
It didn't make his comment pointless, you just totally miss the concept of irony. I have absolutely no doubt that the word 'billionaire' was intended not to be taken literally in the context of that sentence.
The fact that you would then tell him to be thankful that people would spread his music for free over the internet without permission is completely insulting.
I don't feel it was insulting, patronizing maybe. It was just his opinion, and a valid one at that, considering the current climate in the music industry. No need to condemn the poor guy for having an opposing view. Just let him know why
he's wrong, if indeed you believe he is.
People who have attitudes like this are part of the gradual decline of artists being able to make any money at all with their art. I can hardly fathom the disrespect you have for struggling artists who are simply trying to get paid for their work - which isn't asking much.
I think your melodramatic response was shameful, quite frankly. If you want people to listen to your opinion then perhaps you should hear people out and respond in a coherent and articulate manner. No need to get on your moral high-horse all the time.
Kyo - all the best to you. Don't be discouraged in the face of adversity. Keep at it, and don't compromise.
You should post a link to where people can buy your record.
That part was nice. It's good to see the moderators of this forum not taking sides, it makes a refreshing change (That was sarcasm by the way, in case you missed the point)