Now this is really neat. I totally agree with the idea of the free music ethos that Tom Cosm has. I came across this guy via Pitch Black's homepage, where they had an Ableton Live tutorial lecture online which Mr. Cosm was on. So through further link clicking I came to cosm.co.nz, where I found not just the original Ableton tutorial, but loads more, as well as some of his own stuff which is free 320 MP3's but also the Ableton Live project files so you can remix them. Also check out some very useful production tips & tricks & tutorials on his site.
I treat music as a form of communication that completely overpowers that of any other kind of human interaction>
If the process of funding music and artists was swapped around from listen > pay > enjoy > get hooked to listen > enjoy > get hooked > pay, I think this would be a huge step forward with a little amount of effort, and I this is what I am trying to achieve. Yes of course I will gain some promotion from trying to instigate something like this, but overall I think if everyone laid their cards down on the table, all knowledge and music was open there would be huge gaps opening up in the technological advancement of music, increasing the demand for developers, thinkers and new interesting tools. >
My music has always been free, and it always will be! Fuck restricting it just to people who can afford it!>
Sounds right to me! I'm intending to make an enuui album, and of course would love it on a label, but having seeing how Tom Cosm does things, I gotta say I'm gonna follow suit. Maybe I will get a sweet album deal, but until then all music I create will be free, and them 3 quotes above is the reason why.
Anyway, here's a load of Tom Cosm's tunes to check and buy if you want to, if not have them for free. Click here. and here's my favourite one I've heard so far.
Moving on up!