It Finally Caught Up
To anyone looking at this who was curious as to why all of my work is down from Jamendo, here’s why:
You all know that I use samples… I don’t really try to hide it. It’s not as shameless as a lot of hip-hop artists can be today, but they’re still there – about as shameless as Fatboy Slim, The Dust Brothers, Beck, any one of my heroes. This music wasn’t made with the idea that it was going to be sold or put on a mass market. However, that seems to have changed. I’m going to have to start being very careful now, especially with the success I’ve garnered from Jamendo, the success that Jamendo has garnered for itself, and how quickly things can happen over the internet these days. The full albums will be made available through other sources and not under the CC license. I’ll be putting together a compilation of “clean” tracks, that is, without obvious samples, and then put it back up on Jamendo with a description explaining why this happened.
Patrick Haour from Jamendo brought it to my attention today, and while it was a tad upsetting at first, I’d much rather hear it from him than someone at a massive label or a lawyer.
So don’t panic. Everything should be alright. I’ll keep you folks updated. Thanks again for the all the support.