Originally posted by Loreena:
On a final note, I’d be interested to learn about your thoughts on the current state of the music industry. Do you think music should be free? Do you prefer to get your music online or from a music store? To discuss these and other issues, please visit our message board and share your views.
Honestly, "free" music should be highly limited/restricted, and those who are enjoying the music should support the artist in some way or another by buying an album or other product. My older cousin Ryan is trying to enter the music and/or acting business (Lord help him!), and believe me, he is good at both! But it's really difficult for him because he told me that nothing's sacred anymore. Upstarting artists publish their work, and people steal it right away. He told me his buddies have run into those issues and have even had to go to court. Their solution: mail the original lyrics to yourself. The postmark will be evidence enough, in most cases!
As for obtaining music, I make it a point to buy the music from a store, usually Barnes and Noble, Frys Electronics (LOVE that store!), or Quinlan Road. I have seen some songs of yours online that may have been on cds from previous tours that were only one-time-offers (or possibly from questionable sources...Ahem!
). Anyhow, I was wondering, if and when you create a new album, could you include those songs? I believe a couple of these songs are "The Ballad of the Foxhunter" and "Mary and the Soldier."
Anyway, I hope things start looking up!