1. Exquisite Tweets from @solobasssteve, @MintzBuck

    solobasssteveCollected by solobasssteve

    Reading more nonsense about 'free' music. 'Pay What You Think It's Worth' is only free if you think it's worthless. In which case, it is.

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    If you think my music is worthless, me putting a price on it won't change that. If you think it's worth more than I do, we both win :)

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    This is grown up music economics: I can't stop you getting it for 'free', so I don't try. You have the chance to be a part of something good

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    Pay What You Think It's Worth lets you think about value, about what music means to you, about the part it plays in your life...

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    No one can make you do that, but the opportunity is there, and if you dig it, pay what it's worth. Β£1 or Β£100. bit.ly/jeA1pS

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    I have no truck at all with the idiots who say 'all music should be free'. That doesn't mean anything. It's not a matter of 'should'...

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    My life is better if I'm part of making the art I love possible. I love buying music. I like being part of the life-cycle. Everyone wins.

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    it's also poss. for digital music to have a unit cost. Cover tunes have to be paid for. Hence the minimum on Lo's album bit.ly/l14N9y

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    if you download my album for nothing, I lose nothing, I gain a listener. But if you want to say thanks, cash is as good a way as any :)

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  2. @solobasssteve @Draconum the problem is, are music fans mature enough for that to work?

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  3. .@MintzBuck @Draconum possibly, possibly not. Make friends with your audience, make a case for your art, treat them like grown ups.

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  4. Missing tweet: 88341159054811136

  5. @Draconum that's the model for CDs - sell them full price, put them in the bargain bin when they stop being popular. It was ever thus :)

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  6. Missing tweet: 88341258971525121

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  8. @Draconum there are lots of ways to do that - kickstarter, for instance. Or just a conversation :)

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    People look really surprised when I let them take CDs/USB sticks home from gigs and paypal the money later. Can't see any reason not to...

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    make friends with your listeners, trust them, invite them into your musical world. See what happens. Works for me :)

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    found out the other day that some schmuck in Germany has my stuff available to download behind his spam 'n' surveys paywall. Makes me laugh.

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    why anyone would go to spamsville to get my music when it's all available at music.stevelawson.net is beyond me :) prob #notw readers

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