Dear people (hopefully music lovers / listeners),
I sell some of my music on vinyl from time to time on Discogs.
However, Discogs had a recent crackdown on bootleg records
Because of the fact that I can't sell them on Discogs, I tried selling them on another platform called Marktplaats, a Dutch trading website. That felt even more disgusting (and vinyl people aren't on Marktplaats apparently). A bootleg is still something illegal, but it exists already. I understand the hatred towards it in the community; that there are record labels that make money behind the back of artists that put blood, sweat and tears into their music. I find it to be stealing food out of the artists mouth and a form of theft. In another way I also find it's making the artist's music more known, even though it is through an illegal bootleg. I would still knowingly and unknowingly buy an illegal bootleg - if the music is good, but when it comes to selling it, it becomes a different story in my opinion.
Enough opinions already!
The problem still remains that I have 10 bootleg records laying around which I don't particularly like anymore; bought in a rush or got boring over time. I feel that I can't ask any money for these records, for the artist in question wouldn't get any of it anyway. So for the sake of doing a bit of justice to the bootleg record and feeling a little like Santa: I'm giving them away for free, so €0,- - much like the value of an illegally downloaded mp3. I do have conditions for giving them away:
The following releases, in alphabetical order, are for free under the conditions stated above:
In order to get one (or max two) send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and state a little bit about why you want to have the music + some details where to ship them to. After you've paid the shipment costs to my Paypal or my bank account, I'll ship them to you.
Greetings and love,