I’m getting ready to release a new EP. Been cooking up a good one in the studio. Three songs will be released exclusively on musicoin.org. The only other place you’ll be able to listen is on stevee.ru but that will of course be via embedded Musicoin players. So it’s genuinely an exclusive release for an unspecified time at my Musicoin page.
Musicoin is powered through blockchain, in which I fervently believe . You could say I’m an evangelist for the cause of #blockchainmusic. It’s a shining model of fairness in a world where both artists and fans have been treated rudely for too many long years. I remember my first record deal. It was with EMI in the early 1990s. I earned a paltry royalty, a fraction of the record’s selling price. If you’re old enough you will remember paying 15 pounds or so Sterling for a new CD release back in the bad old days. The artist earned a pittance while fans were lumbered with having to pay through the nose. All the piggies at the trough, the record companies, intermediaries etc had to feed, and being piggies there wasn’t much for left for the people who actually thought of and created the magic. Well, I guess an artist’s life has never been easy, but…
Blockchain takes this outrageously unfair model and turns it on its head. Musicoin through the use of UBI (Universal Basic Income) is doing something truly revolutionary. It’s now possible for artists to deliver music directly to fans WITH NO INTERMEDIARIES! It is serendipitous and surely miraculous: the artist gets paid a fair amount for each and every play, while fans enjoy a truly killer deal – THEY LISTEN FOR FREE!
The songs are:
Pinch Of Salt: I don’t usually write political songs but this is one. Essentially the old adage is true, ‘Don’t believe what you read in the papers.’ It’s all a pack of lies. This is a gritty, maybe not pretty tune, but it rocks hard.