what do you class as a "streaming service?"
I don't think I'd have ever done that
a couple... a dozen, perhaps
must have cost a fortune to rip and then distribute all those CDs
personally I have been doing this for a long, long while
I've tried giving my stuff away on Bandcamp but many want to give me money instead
for me, personally, Bandcamp was an experiment
up until setting up there everything I ever created was uploaded to SoundCloud and set to free download
after a while I noticed that I was getting a lot of my stuff downloaded... not like hundreds or thousands but a lot more than I expected
so Bandcamp was set up to see if people were happy to pay for downloading my stuff
nah, definitely not, not me
as this is a lengthy post especially for me, what do you think my motives are?
making a ton of money off my art would be great, but it certainly isn't my motive
I think it is something I simply must do
I've done other things through my life... fishing... photography... motorcycling... barefoot waterskiing... had a load of doggies...
but I always end up back in my little studio, making sound stuff
but it is a nice feeling when you know that someone is listening, and, probably enjoying that experience, right?
prior to 2000 I would sometimes hand over a tape to a friend or work colleague
that didn't go well... I do not create anything for "the masses" and I gave up on friends and family a long time ago, except for my poor sons that sometimes have to endure listening to something every now and then, and my poor, poor wife who lives in the same house as me.
never stopped me doing stuff, though
And as you can see, @Philip G Hunt, from Glyn's quote above, he appears to have decided on a route that quite a few of us take, upload to Bandcamp, see how that goes... charge for it or not, it doesn't matter.
right... been at this too long now so I'm going to hit the Submit Reply button... my new drone is begging for my attention...