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NEW Exotica / Tiki blog on the net!
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 11, 2005
Posts: 296
From: honolulu, hawaii & boston, ma
Posted: 2007-10-10 08:30 am   Permalink


On 2007-10-09 10:31, tikiyaki wrote:
It's amazing how people view music as an inconsequential, bargain basement item these days. Especially in the film and tv world. Like it's no big deal to create a piece of music.

It's like you say...
Hey. just ASK first"... some of the people on that compilation are still alive and easily accesible.

I wonder how Waitiki feels being bandito'd like this.

Aloha folks,

I haven't seen the blog in question, but I did hear that there is a blog giving away one of our songs for free. While I am thankful and honored that people like WAITIKI's music enough to want to share it with other people, music that we recorded for our albums should NOT be posted or given away in such a manner. There are many audio clips of WAITIKI available at our website from our live shows (
http://waitiki.com/audioclips.cfm), and typically, these are the same tunes we recommend to those doing podcasts. Additional live show recordings are available from me upon request (send me a PM!) - if you saw a show and liked a particular watermelon sacrifice, for instance. We have also recently started recording new music on-demand for web distribution only; we would be happy to record a new tune for Herr Vorragend's blog, if so asked.

The issue of giving away free songs is particularly relevant because we sell our albums (Charred Mammal Flesh and Rendezvous in Okonkuluku) on iTunes, CDFreedom.com, and other digital distribution websites. Because those sites sell our music both per album AND per song, any offering of a free song download is a potential sale loss for us.

I respectfully ask that any blog owner please remove audio files and/or links to audio files of our commercially-available material from their website(s) and replace those files with music recorded from live shows, available at http://waitiki.com/audioclips.cfm.

Thank you to those TC members who have posted in this thread (or emailed me about it) for advocating on our behalf. I would do the same for you!

Please PM or email me (randy@waitiki.com) if you would like to talk further.

Aloha & Okonkuluku,

Randy Wong
Founder, Composer, Arranger & Bassist, WAITIKI


WAITIKI: Exotic Tiki Entertainment From Polynesia & Beyond
Videos, MP3s, and More at http://www.waitiki.com

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