New! New! New! Zzaj PODCAST!
We now have 2 TOTALLY FREE CD's (with free cover art) available for download at our NETLABEL site! The only thing we ask is that you scroll to the bottom of the page(s) & give us a REVIEW! Please ADVERTISE this to ALL your friends... tell them we are GIVING AWAY music!
I've played in over 65 "bands" . We will highlight a few of these bands in this (and future) issues.
CLICK the PLAY button to listen while you read - or don't, totally up to you! You can also PURCHASE these tracks, if you'd like to support our efforts; no obligation to do that, but the option is there if you'd like!
Here's another feature Zzaj Band - Harlan Mark Vale (aka Kramtones) and I have been playing music together since the early 1980's; this album, "STRANGE ATTRACTORS", was one of our very first digital efforts. Hope your ears enjoy it enough to buy a track or 2!
There are (essentially) only 5 sites where you can get music by Zzaj/friends legitimately... which means that it was ME who loaded it up there, and made it available for (either) free download, sample listening, or (in some cases) for SALE... they are:
Zzaj on SOUNDCLICK
Zzaj on INDIEONESTOP
Zzaj on PROJECT OPUS
Zzaj on BLAST MY MUSIC
In most cases, you can download the tunes before purchasing, or the site offers you a lower-quality version for listening, then if you decide to purchase, it's at a higher bit-rate (128 for free, but 192 when you buy it). What this rant is really all about is that I've begun to spot sites popping up all OVER the place that are offering pay-per-play downloads of our tracks who NEVER have requested permission to do that... in simple terms - PIRATES!
I suppose you could criticize me for having uploaded the free 128 bit tracks, which opens them up to being pirated... & actually, as I've said all along, our main goal has been to ensure that folks could GET to our music... could hear it... & (then) could make their OWN decision about whether it was something they wanted to keep (or not). It just sort of ticks me off that site masters would offer those same tracks to consumers as though THEY were selling them.
SO - what am I saying? I would ask that you ONLY use the sites listed above to download our music... as always, feel free to share those tracks that are free amongst each other - but, if you're going to PURCHASE a track - please ONLY get it from one of these sites! We have never expected to "make a living" from this music, & that's because the "music biz" is (far, FAR) too much "biz-nezz" these days... but we would like YOUR support in spreading the word to other listeners that the five sites above are where they should go to get/listen to/share Zzaj music.
PIRATES only tarnish the image of those (of us) who have (ever since it started) pushed the Internet as a means to AVOID the "business insanities" that record companies lorded over their players in the years before we had the nets & file sharing available to us. So, next time you get an "itch" for some genuine INDIE music (like ours, right), please only use the sites that the ARTIST has loaded up to, & encourage others to do the same. Only YOU can stop the PIRATES!
Till next time...,
p.s. If you stumble on another site that you think may be legit, please send me the link (email@example.com ) & I'll get back with you right away to let you know if it was me that uploaded it, or a PIRATE
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