King Creosote is taking a step back from the fast moving digital age, and going all old school on us. He is no longer going to release anything in digital format and will instead only release on Vinyl.
Explaining the move, he told Glasgow’s Evening Times: “I have a bad feeling about the whole thing [ie digital music] – it’s something I don’t feel comfortable with. I am retiring from anything online, and digital music entirely. If you download 1000 songs, how can you value them? I think there is a malaise at the moment – people see music as some sort of service you get when you get broadband and everything around music has been devalued as a result”.
He continued: “We [Fence Records] are looking to sell fewer units, but to people who are willing to buy items of higher value. It is a case of admitting that if you do not support us, we are gone. The bands that have already done well, your Radioheads and the like, which have used the industry to get an audience, can give their music away all they like. That audience is big and will probably buy tickets to see them live. But I really despair for Fence acts, for new bands – how can they find the money to promote themselves?”
Full interview and story here. Its an interesting story. Will people really stop releasing music because of digital piracy?