So, I experimented earlier this week with putting three of my science songs up on Bandcamp for free, hoping that people would listen, download, like, share… and maybe also buy the hip-hop version of Animals sitting alongside it for £1 (which would mean I can finally give some proper money to the musical genii Mr Simmonds and Professor Elemental who helped create it)
As an experiment, it’s worked waaaaaaay better than I expected. I should have listened to all of JoCo‘s rants much earlier than this. Massive, massive thanks to everyone who has downloaded and shared the songs so far, especially the new cryogenic love song (YouTube video) and even more thanks to anyone who bought Animals, often for more than RRP. I’m a really happy rabbit right now. And with the money from Bandcamp I’ll buy fresh uke strings, Jamie will eat fancy owl biscuits all month, and El can be kept in clean fighting trousers for the rest of the year.
I was only going to let it run for 100 downloads, but there’s just way too much joy to be had from giving these tracks away. So I’m going to extend these free downloads indefinitely, and adding more acoustic tracks as I get round to recording them.
I’ll probably gather up all my science songs and re-record them for a studio album this Autumn, but for now it’s free acoustic tracks all the way. Cool? Cool.
They’re here by the way. Still free! Enjoy all that.