Originally Posted by Troisanneaux
I do not understand why it is sooooo important to get downloads for free?
After all these prices are pretty low too at Bandcamp.
After all these guys have worked hard to create the music we enjoy.
Being a musician is a job not a hobby.
We're not trying to scam the musicians here.
Most of these musicians are putting their music up for free as a means to promote themselves. One of the best examples being kevin macleod, whom is nearing monopoly on youtubers using his music. Now he's in a comfortable spree of commissions, and he still releases free "royalty free" music for the masses. Broke for Free also has exclusively free albums, not *pay what you want*, and he's getting a decent amount of exposure.
My main issue with *completely free* albums on bandcamp is that it generally prevents me from purchasing, and accessing it through my bandcamp app. Slight inconvenience.
This is also an important rule in this forum that you reminded us of: That the source of the download is from a legal source, and is not in any way violating any agreements the musician has made, as to how the music is distributed and acquired.
What annoys me more however, are people selling digital albums for $1 less than a physical copy with free delivery.