the beginning of 2012, a number of incidents occurred that led to some
serious thinking about what direction Sapphire City Independent Music
should go. While these individual things are not really that important
to the overall picture, they had to play an important role in what was
A number of possible solutions but the one that was ultimately chosen was one that may considered to be quite radical.
decision was taken to release all the music to be available free via
download. Some people will not be happy about this decision as they
will lose money, but it is not their talent that has created this music
and many of those in the music industry are, sadly, make an immoral
living on the talent of others. I hasten to add that this is not the
dominant situation but it is there. Those who fit this situation will
certainly be very critical when they realise the decision that has been
made. My response to them is “Tough. It is my talent and not yours!”
That said, what are the implications?
now on it will mean that, using the various recording names used in the
past, new albums will still continue to happen as long as I am able to
do that. The difference will be that from now on, the album will be
placed on the site, and people will be able to listen to tracks and
then choose to download the file containing the album. The cost will be
the access to the Internet to be able to download the zipped file
containing the album and printed matter that can be used to enable the
individual to actually turn it into a CD (or whatever they use).
access the album, you can enter through the artist name or category.
From there you choose the page for the actual album. On this page,
clicking on the individual songs you can listen the entire individual
song (all songs on the album can be played). At the bottom of the page
is a button will allow you to download the album as a zipped file,
which will then need to be unzipped (unpacked) and the contents stored
on your computer, or other music playing device. The files are all
MP3's so can be used on devices requiring such file types.
Whilst the albums are free to download, should you require to order actual CD's, the following prices will apply:
|All prices include postage. Airmail to countries outside Australia.|
Some specific songs are also available free in different formats, such as sheet music, words and others. CLICK HERE
to obtain details and access.