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Why We Share?

11/14/13 by KatMaestro
Updated 11/14/13

Why Not? After all, we had been taught when we were wee kids, that sharing is caring. Then we grew up, and realized that sharing cannot gain us profit. We have stopped the sharing.
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The more I go into the music & tech industry, the more I see the absence of sharing. Everyone is thinking of some way to make much profit out of least amount of product. After all, what else can you gain from giving out freebies? Some argues, they need to feed their families.

However this is nothing truth. Musicians are innovators and inventors of audio & emotions. We are afraid of sharing ideas, that someone else could use our ideas to make better materials than us. We the musicians are afraid of competition and shame. Stubborn, we the musicians.

What else could sharing benefit for 'we the musicians'?
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The younger musicians start out with full dream of hoping people to buy their newly-made product, only fail to realize, everyone has to have the beginning, somewhere to build up your base. For some people, the beginning was short. To some, the beginning is endless. As for me, I wish to stay where I am.
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I'm anonymous. 'Elitistinen', just one in countless pseudonames I had used in the past. I submit my music here and there, and totally forget when or where I have done it. In fact, Newgrounds is the first place in a decade I actually put my heart into the community. I usually move on. However the truth is, I stay the same.

To most people, I'm a normal guy with music making hobbies. Probably a jackass, too. And I have the ambitions of sharing all my music to the world. People might believe I'm a beginner. True, I always believe myself as a beginner. However, to little of those who once knew me, at least IRL, I'm far for it. I had composed numerous scores and music for famous theater plays and films (at least in my country). I even conducted orchestra bands. Yet, I do not find sharing hurt any of my skill.

So what's my point? At least a short one, you say?

Sharing doesn't hurt you. It benefits your reputation of being goodwill. Where is the 'random acts of kindness'? As I see this is the fact, the more skillful you are as a sharer, the more respect you gain. Sharing benefits you friends. Sharing also benefits you feedback, which makes your music better, hence benefits more respect.

Thank the greatness for Bandcamp, where you have the option 'Name your price'. I adore donations than forced-payment. I believe once you gain enough respect, people will come and make the donation.
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How about openness? Yes sirs & madams. Tell your music lovers on how you made the piece, how you create the beats, what tools did you use and how to let your friends/learners/fans make better music than you!

Encourage more creativity, by sharing your ideas. That's how you care about other.
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Sharing is caring...


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AsandirAsandir

11/24/13

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11/24/13 KatMaestro responds:

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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XenomitXenomit

11/24/13

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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11/24/13 KatMaestro responds:

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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send this GUN to everyone you care about including me if you care. C how many times you get this, if you get a 13 your A TRUE HOMIE

11/24/13 KatMaestro responds:

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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CyberdevilCyberdevil

11/24/13

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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11/24/13 KatMaestro responds:

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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24901miles24901miles

11/24/13

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
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send this GUN to everyone you care about including me if you care. C how many times you get this, if you get a 13 your A TRUE HOMIE

11/24/13 KatMaestro responds:

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
......__________________
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.....), ---.(_(__) /
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...//___//
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WE TRUE HOMIES
WE RIDE TOGETHER
WE DIE TOGETHER
send this GUN to everyone you care about including me if you care. C how many times you get this, if you get a 13 your A TRUE HOMIE


S3CS3C

11/20/13

Up until 100-200 years ago, give or take, sharing art was a cultural right. Not anymore- although the internet is gradually funneling culture back to support these roots. and it will change eventually once capital becomes redundant. Then people can finally go back to discovering what it is that they want to do, without worrying about supporting themselves with money (see: http://nietzlawe.newgrounds.com/news/post/872331#comments)

I think there's a balance between finding sustainable work, and trying to milk out revenue from your hobbies. If what you do is truly beneficial to society, people will pay for your work in one way or another (see: wikipedia, khan-academy). Until then, you just may have to suck it up and find another work outlet like everyone else.

11/24/13 KatMaestro responds:

IF U WERE KILLED TOMORROW, I WOULDNT GO 2 UR FUNERAL CUZ ID B N JAIL 4 KILLIN DA PERSON THAT KILLED U!
......__________________
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.....), ---.(_(__) /
....// (..) ), ----"
...//___//
..//___//
WE TRUE HOMIES
WE RIDE TOGETHER
WE DIE TOGETHER
send this GUN to everyone you care about including me if you care. C how many times you get this, if you get a 13 your A TRUE HOMIE


wandschrankwandschrank

11/20/13

This reminds me of an awesome VSTi I just bought a few days ago.

http://www.alyjameslab.com/alyjameslabfmdrive.html < Pay what you want, but at least 10 bucks. I think that's a very nice approach. :)

11/22/13 KatMaestro responds:

:) Look like a good vst. I may get it. Thanks.


kanefkanef

11/19/13

rab gaem perkele :-DDDDDDD

11/19/13 KatMaestro responds:

Fun fact: Never mention perkele in front of a perkele.


PiperPiper

11/18/13

I totally agree! I have your back on this man, and not just because, you know, you have mine. ;)

11/19/13 KatMaestro responds:

Thanks :)

it's nice to be friend with you, and I'll try my best to be a good friend.


eatmeatleeteatmeatleet

11/17/13

yeah, bandcamp is pretty good. I like how I get to download the whole zip

11/19/13 KatMaestro responds:

Yup, it's amazing. I wish there are more platforms like BC.


CyberdevilCyberdevil

11/16/13

Wise post. I feel the same way, and I hope society as a whole adapts to encourage sharing rather than try to halt it. Greed isn't helping anyone, well it helps a few make great profits, but it isn't helping the world become a better place, it's not helping more people get into the industry and pursue their dreams or find a purpose. I love the try-before-you-buy or pay-what-you-like approaches rather than the old industry models, but at the same time I'm wondering how this would hold if that's the way everything was sold. Would people still support the new methods if they could get everything for free? I do hope so but I'm not sure... anyway, great post!

11/19/13 KatMaestro responds:

It's sad to see we're all heading toward profit, instead of caring each other. With the recent censorship, it showed how damned people are.


AeronMusicAeronMusic

11/15/13

Sharing? I don't really share my music that much. It's like people has to hear my songs and to like them.
I don't want to. Just letting people discover my music is way more fun :)

11/15/13 KatMaestro responds:

Well that's also one way.


KachiNoNaiKachiNoNai

11/15/13

rap game teary eyes

11/15/13 KatMaestro responds:

Yo yo, my braz