Saturday, 26 January 2013

The last day....

Hello :)

Thanks loads to everyone who has paid for downloads this week, it means a lot to me.

Today is the last day to download my albums and pay any amount, including free. A few people asked me why I was stopping.

So here it is:

  1. Because I've done that. The whole idea was to use "pay what you want" to build an audience. 6000 downloads later we've done that. 3000 email address make make it easier to reach the audience for the next album. 
  2. The music is all on Spotify and Bandcamp to listen to free anyway. There is no barrier to discovery. 
  3. It's no longer remarkable. PWYW has been done. It doesn't feel fresh anymore. 
  4. There will always be a free offer on my site - whether it's a sampler like this one or just a few tracks. I believe you need to give something away to gain an audience. 
So that's it :) 

All downloads will be £3 - £5 (minimum) from tomorrow so why not grab one for free now? 

Thanks loads for all your support :) 


PS What do you think?

1 comment:

Russell said...

I'd be interested to know what the average payment is under PWYW, and how that compares with your new rates. I reckon I probably pay more for PWYW - out of guilt, conscience or generosity (take your pick), but I don't know whether that is typical.


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