Am I stupid for even writing this? Giving you the “heads up?” And that also would be a literal heads up.
I’m preparing, and shelling out lots of money, to begin recording my latest song, The Cantina. (I’m already discouraged by the fuckfaces who invented “streaming services”, where every musician in the world gets raped; making fractions of pennies on the dollar.
I have emphasized before, recording is costly. I fly in my engineer Brian Phillips, from L.A. tomorrow. If we, as musicians, can’t at least recoup our expenses, why bother? And making a music video is equally expensive.
So, here I am, about to write more checks, despite the fact that it will most likely go down as a loss…but I love creating music…and I get an email this morning from a musician friend, Sherry Finzer, who has been kind enough to dance in my music video. She writes:
“Good morning…I have a few minutes to chat now if you are free and did you know you are on this site, too, that is offering your music for free? Download Linda Chorney MP3 Index of free MP3’s.”
Naturally, I responded with, What the fuck?
I have not included the link, but I went there, and it is basically a porn site, that lures you over there, offering various artists’ work FOR FREE…and then solicits you for sex. Boasting the first “On Line Brothel!”
Besides whoring out my music, without my permission, they include this disclaimer:
Disclaimer : All contents are copyrighted and owned by their respected owners.index-of-mp3us.com does not upload or host any music / mp3 file on this server.index-of-mp3us.com only links to user submitted websites and is not responsible for third party website content. It is illegal for you to distribute copyrighted files without permission. Downloads must be for time-shifting, personal, private, non-commercial use only. Thanks for visitor,google.com, bing.com, yahoo.com and advertizer. Excecuted in :0.95 second
All content posted by our users is dedicated to the public domane.
*By the way, notice all of the typos in the disclaimer. What genius lawyer wrote it? Boris from Moscow?
Is this disclaimer some fucking loop-hole? It’s all of my youtube videos, which use my high quality mp3’s on the soundtracks. Can they be removed, and the music separated? And can anyone snag my videos as well?
“I don’t know how to get this site taken down…have reported them to google.”
Ah, Google. What power they have. What power do they have? What power do I have? Is this site legal? And does anyone give a shit to get it removed?
I do. But what can I do?
Just keep losing money, making music. Something new for me. I always made a profit on my recordings. Why shouldn’t any good musician? It’s a lot of work.
It’s kind of funny how my latest video to The Cantina, has brothel ladies in it. It’s going to be a period piece. And now this site is bleeding my career.
Fuck you…(for free!)
Coincidentally, just yesterday, I dropped more dough on “Final Cut Pro” so I can make more of my own videos. I used to use “iMovie”, which did a pretty good job, but FCP is what the big boys use. And I paid for classes, too.
Well? Just something else to tally in the loss column of my taxes next year. Doesn’t the government realize that they are losing money in tax revenue from just about every musician on the planet, sans the .01%?
This whole fucking world is going to shit.
But at least I’ve got my music! Or do I?
Cocksuckers. They obviously offer anal as well, because I feel like someone downloaded in my behind. Maybe I’ll write a song about it.