February 24, 2012

Download Paperlions's Album, Trophies

This may sound like awesome news – A Free download of PEI pop rock band, Paper Lions' sophomore masterpiece Trophies. If I didn't have the copy, I would have been jumping up and down on the couch right now.

The band recently posted a link for the free download. All you have to do is to give them your email.  They will periodically update you any news and releases via email.

Before providing you the link, I also want you to know the story behind it. The members posted this message on the Facebook yesterday:

"Some of you may have noticed that we’ve started doing something that, for us, is a little different. Today, we’d like to tell you why.

In August of 2009, we raised the money to rent a studio, hire a producer, and record Trophies. A few months later, we were approached by a record label that wanted to release Trophies on our behalf. After a period of negotiation, we signed a deal with that company. They released the record in September of 2010, and everything was dandy.

Fast forward to the present: we have yet to see a paycheque for a single record sold by them. If you bought our record on Amazon or iTunes, or even at a record store, we didn’t get that money. We don’t know why. We don’t know if it’s being held somewhere, or if it’s been spent.

We asked ourselves, what do we do now? Hire a lawyer? That would cost a lot of money and take a lot of time. Ultimately, we just want people to hear the music. And in reality, this experience has given us an excuse to do something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.

So we’ve decided to give Trophies away in exchange for your email address. And we feel pretty good about it.
Follow the link, click on “Free Download”, enter your email, and Trophies (with Traveling as a bonus track) is yours for the taking.

Thanks everybody.

PS. We will only use your email addresses to occasionally update you with news about the band. We will never give your email addresses to anyone else.
PPS. If you ever bought Trophies directly from a band member (at a show, from the back of the van, etc.) we did get that money. It was used for gas."

This is so awful and outrageous. I couldn't help but feeling anger against these people who took an advantage of good people. But I’m so respectful of the band's decision to share their album for free, just because all that they want is to have more people listen and enjoy their music. Click here to download your copy

So I have a huge favor for you all: Let's spread the word among your family and friends. And next time when they are in town,  let's tell the band how awesome they are. 

Check out the interview that I did in last December

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