It’s been a while. It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve headed to this blog, and I’m afraid I might forget how to write, but I found myself with some free time this Sunday afternoon and ended up here. Haha.
As I pondered what to write, there was only one topic that came to mind: since the end of last year, I’ve decided to make all the original songs I’ve created available for free streaming on the internet.
Yes, completely free.
I’ve always been vehemently against free streaming on the internet, but I’ve finally succumbed to the changing times. To be honest, I didn’t really have a choice. I need to explain why I decided to take this action.
Until now, I’ve only offered my guitar and piano solo pieces for free streaming, while keeping the fully produced band versions available only as paid downloads. However, I’ve now made all the fully produced band versions available for free streaming as well.
The main reason is that hardly anyone downloads them. Haha. While the cost of streaming isn’t significant, there are still some expenses involved. Looking at the total income over the past three years, I realized that streaming generates more revenue than downloads. So, I thought, why not make all the other pieces that were previously only available for download also available for free streaming? However, I knew this would happen from the beginning, and yet, I chose not to offer the fully produced band pieces for free streaming until now. But this time, I decided to go ahead and make everything free.
It’s not just about the financial aspect; there has also been a change in my mindset. I’ve always felt that my music doesn’t quite fit into this world, and I don’t think I have much time left in my life. So, rather than spend the rest of my life feeling alienated from the world, I decided to change my approach.
It’s not that my music doesn’t fit into this world; it’s just that this world doesn’t seem to need my music. There’s no deeper meaning to it. It’s time to stop fantasizing. When I die, my music will disappear with me, so whether it’s paid or free doesn’t matter. I just want as many people as possible to listen to it, so I’ve made it free for everyone to listen to online.
Please give it a listen if you can.
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Original song available for download. Ample preview options! Why not give it a listen? If you enjoy it, you can purchase it via PayPal.
- YUKIO Fifteen songs with guitar accompaniment and vocals
- YUKIO PIANO Thirteen piano accompaniment with vocals songs
- COCOLO Thirteen band-formatted songs
- SUN Thirteen band-formatted songs
- MOON Ten band-formatted songs
- AOMORI Mini album of 5 songs
- STORY Thirteen band-formatted songs
I’m distributing my music on various platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Line Music, and Amazon Music. I recommend listening to my work through these platforms. CDs are also available for purchase