I love buying music. Always have, always will. iTunes, a local CD exchange, whatever. It’s not just about going in and getting what I’m looking for. It’s about stumbling upon other music in the process. Impulsive music purchases have always turned out beneficial to me. I…
i think it’s important that you spend money on music that you like and listen to. if you don’t give the artist money then they have to get another job and you don’t get anymore music from them. it’s that simple.
my personal policy is if i’ve put on a song 3 times or more i buy it. so many hours of labor by so many different people go into making those few minutes as good as they can be for YOU the listener. the least you can do is give a dollar to that person for making a song.
if you think of it as just a dollar then you think of all the people that you tip a dollar for doing something that takes very little effort and means almost nothing then it suddenly makes perfect sense to give St. Vincent a dollar for spending countless hours of her life learning how to sing, play the guitar/a ton of other instruments, and understand the core elements of how to manipulate lyrics harmony and rhythm well enough to write the music and lyrics to and then record herself perfectly executing every vocal and guitar part in “Cruel” (not to mention any other instruments that she may have played on that recording).
this is not easy stuff. please tip a dollar. it feels good to give back.