Since we released ROODBLAUW in April almost all the songs of the album found their way to YouTube. We didn’t upload them ourselves, but others did for us. We find it pretty fantastic and humbling that people take the time and effort to spread our music, and sometimes even find images to go with our songs.
We know that although we support people spreading and using our music for creative purposes for free, other artists have an entirely different opinion. When checking to see if people commented on our music, I noticed one of the videos was taken down:
The whole account has been suspended, due to complaints of copyright violations. I find this fascinating. Why as an artist wouldn’t you want people to hear your music? In what way is the uploader depriving the artist of income or causing any negative impact for the artist? The way we see it, the more people that get in contact with our music, the better.
The way an artist chooses to express the value of art differs. And this should be respected. We chose to make our music available for free, and are of the opinion our music is most valuable in your hands.
Thank you all for downloading and sharing our songs these last couple of months. And if you ever have a good idea for spreading or using our music, please let us know.
(In other news: we managed to get a hold on a drum kit and bass guitar to use for our music video. Thanks for helping us out!)