Dear friends, fans, passing smiles and enemies,
I want to try something new with you.
Every now and then, we hear moaning musicians complaining about the piracy, illegal downloads of their precious creations and lecture daring fans.
However, isn’t it well-known in show biz that “It’s not a problem if 20,000 people have illegally downloaded your new album; it’s a problem if they HAVEN’T!”
On the other hand, some artists naively think that everything should be for free, shared without receiving anything in return. They usually end up bitter, playing “The Final Countdown” in any cover-band they’ve just joined, hoping to revive their long-lost dream. Sad.
So why not trying something new and more creative? Do you want to experiment something fresh with me? Would you like to be part of something unique in show-biz with your favorite old Cat?
Here’s what I suggest. You will… hack my music.
“ …” (deafening silence of the crowd)
Whattt?! Hack your work, dear Snowcat?
Yes, you name it. But not exactly the way you might imagine.
Take a deep breath. Let’s go?
Firstly, I kindly but firmly invite you to enjoy “Continental Breakfast”, freshly released from a warm bed, spreading energizing fumes of hot coffee after a night to remember –I leave that one to your imagination.
After all, my love songs after dark have the right to see the morning after…
“Continental Breakfast” is here: https://www.reverbnation.com/gillessnowcat , the first song on the list.
Listen to it. Once, twice, one million times. And if your tells you that you like it, buy it. Simply and without fuss. (click on the “$2.99” link and follow the instructions, credit card or PayPal)
As easy as 1-2-3.
Then ? Then here starts your hacker job. Give the song away to 10 of your friends or enemies or whoever you like or hate enough to think they deserve to receive the song.
Send the mp3 file and tell them about the link https://www.reverbnation.com/gillessnowcat and ask them to do the same action, with another song of course. They buy it and send to 10 of their contacts. And so on.
The goal here is to create a kind of dynamic, to spread my love songs after dark beyond their usual night bar universe. Let’s bring love to breakfast. Let’s test, experiment, try, spread and live!
Now, if for any mysterious reason you don’t feel like “Continental Breakfast” is the most appropriate to share with your inner circle, nothing prevents you to use the same tactic with any other record of mine. The choice is huge: http://gilles-snowcat.com/gilles-snowcat-shop-engl.html
I wrote you a rather long letter. I’m grateful, not only for reading till here, but also for contributing to an experience that would prove that music business is not evil. Isn’t the best collaboration between art and business made possible by creativity? I do believe.
Let me know your friends’ reactions, your deep opinion and enjoy that rare opportunity of having a breakfast in bed with Gilles Snowcat. 🙂
Take care and enjoy a meaningful & joyful life
雪猫ジル ~~~~ Gilles Snowcat : 怠惰なタレント ~~~~ ゴロゴロ・音楽家