I said pricing policies was difficult and I tend to change them every so often depending on what I've been thinking about. The latest update has been promoted by a conversation I had on Mastodon which made me realise I wasn't taking into account global currencies. This is something built into physical goods obviously, but not digital downloads. One option would be to enable location based charging. That seems like a tricky thing to do and something easily avoided via VPN if someone wanted to. Alternatively, reducing the price to try and hit a happy medium is relatively easy. Plus I still have a tip jar if anyone wants to be more generous.
Albums on the Music page are now £3 because of this.
All rights are reserved on these. Just normal digital download - buy and listen.
Albums on the Podcast page are now £5, single tracks are £1
For two reasons: the first being that they are 5 times longer than standard albums so I think warrant a bit more cash. But also I want to offer a different take on licensing for these. In some ways they are like stems, so when you buy them, I'm including something like a Creative Commons license (it's a shame they don't offer exactly what I'm looking for in CC). So if you buy and download any Strange Textures you can:
- Use elements in your own music commercially or non-commercially
- Use it in film/video/multimedia/installation making
As long as you:
- tell people you have (i.e. attribute relevent bits to me with something like “Weird Guitars by James Hastings”)
- and don't just sell the same track to someone else (i.e. actually make use of it in your own work)
- and most importantly, tell me about it so I can check out the cool things you make!