first of all- I wanted to express my sympathy for the passing of Lucette Bourdin (even though I'm not familiar with her work) Cancer is never a great thing, my father died of it, so I have an idea of the suffering involved.
also- I am curious- I have nothing but the greatest respect for Steve Roach and have benefitted from his work personally, but why would he choose to go through a third party when responding to all the wonderful feedback on your birthday wish post? Having taken the time to read all of them, I'm sure it would not have taken any more time for him to write a response of his own than to message you to write it for him? Again, just curious..
I use BY licenses lots of times, but i also use BY NC licenses from time to time, particularly when I am using an NC sample. The BY license gets my work used in lots of video projects, because film-makers know it is no hassle to use the work, with attribution. But I'm not doctrinaire about it. I've read a soul or two who actually got more paid downloads than free downloads--and I may use tunecore or a simlar service to release a conventional "pay to download" release someday. I wouldn't do this to make money so much as to get my work offered to more folks in more ways. To me, it's all about sharing the music, but part and parcel of that is to get the music out there, one way or another.
Thank You for Your friendly wishes :-) Actually, the situation already is slightly better than a week ago, though we'll have to see if the trend will last. It will remain a walk on the knife's edge for the rest of the year, I guess...
I had a dream this morning - I was at the bank with some business, and behind the (bar? I need to extend my English vocabulary...) there stood a really BIG used keyboard workstation (the size of a table, with built-in vocoder and seemingly from Yamaha...) for sale - the banker teased me with demonstrating the features of that thing, and really wanted to buy it. Obviously, it was way too expensive for me (but the guy promised to call me if the prize should ever decrease...).
Anyway - I like that dream, if only for the fact that usually my dreams are a uncomprehensible mess, while the meaning of this one was quite plan... ;-)
Sorry I have been absent for many months. I exhibit at educational trade shows and trade show season will take me into early May (since last September). But I've been listening....and working on a new mix...