A discussion about free online music with the band Prussia who just released a free online album.
Via: Deep Cutz
“I think about a time when entertainment, storytelling, and music was shared freely, often ceremonial, with the whole community benefiting from the shared experience. Our reality is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace. I think that as some of us begin to move into a free society we project some of those attributes in our actions. I think it’s safe to say that other artists who share their work freely have similar intentions. We aren’t interested in a 20th century capitalist model. I think that the music business, as with most of what we think of as “business”, (i.e. corporate/sweatshop models) is naturally going to struggle as people in the society demand accountability and the right to live with the principals of mutual aid. Sure, there’s no short term profit, which is why the business isn’t giving anything away, but healthy communities that freely share information and resources are the only way we can have sustainable “profits”.
If there’s a line that is being crossed here, its the line separating old and new, slavery and freedom, extinction model vs. evolution model. That’s what is happening with wikipedia, online social networks, urban gardening, free art, and the reemergence of psychedelics. We are creating the world that we’d rather live in. Whether or not we can hold it together long enough to get to the promised land depends on how quickly we decide to move away from old belief systems and into a more holistic consciousness.”