2nd November 2011
There are some places where 15 dollars, like in my country, is a looooot of money. That's where the line becomes blurry. And when I said I paid 100 dollars to watch Radiohead live, is more than a month's salary for some people over here.
What would you do? You can't buy every album you want to listen to, so should you turn on the radio and wait for the song to be broadcasted, therefore be exposed to a lot of marketing of the labels, or maybe there could be a way to get the music for free. I mean, the artists should be open to this, and maybe MUST be open.
There was a time in the 90's where I was able to buy 5 cd's,
the black album from metallica, use your illusion II guns & roses, and 3 from green day. That wasn't enough for me, really! Bad decade to be living for me.
Not everywhere is USA and Europe, though the main sales comes from those places. I have a different experience, and wished to have listened to a lot more music in my childhood, but I did have to pay to listen.
So it's a little tricky, wasn't I or or my friends not worthy of music?
My other suggestion is, like you did, DONATION. Though not everyone who has a computer, has a credit card...
If you can, you pay. Even more, if you like it a LOT after you listened, you can go back and donate even more.
That's like a Mecenas of this actual times.
Music in the right moment, is spiritual elevation, everyone should be given this right.