started as a great musician - finishing as an odvious sales managet, with 1,29£ for app access(

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skyliner100500
over 4 years

as for me- no t-shirts, catalogues etc. just listening wonderful music. one of the best i heard! it comes straight to my heart. as for the SHOW: when Dead Can Dance came - the tickets cost from 200$. a lot of russian fans talks about the show, everyone would love to come. this question can be clarified in "Vkontakte.ru" social network. there is a group "Shpongle" and 7749 subscribers in it. most of them are from Moscow and St.-Petersburg. I would love to assist with the concert! l am playind in ethno/electro band as a drummer, so me and the range of my friends are all will try. 20 of april i wil send a good argument to Mr. Ram to come;)

Simon Posford
over 4 years

Skyliner - talk to Raja Ram, and if you can persuade him, the rest of the band (including me) would LOVE to come to Russia, so your next step would be to find a promoter who will book us.
One question : if $1.99 is too much for my entire catalog and live streams... How much would you pay for a ticket to see the full live band?

MrsRachelG1986
over 4 years

You're right ozdave - heinous shit is a bit harsh. I just find it so disrespectful to say an artist is 'finishing as an obvious sales magnet' on the fan wall of an app seemingly tailored for the fans. Everyone's entitled to their own views.

skyliner100500
over 4 years

i'm glad that my comment caused such response of Shpongle fans. all of us, of cause includin me, are happy that good music has good payment. anyway, what i really want is a harmony and balance between music and merch. And of course all russian fans want THE WHOLE SHOW, not the dj set;)

bj74
over 4 years

I can't stand these posts. If you don't appreciate Simon's work enough to through him a few bucks then why are you even here? You're probably the type who pirates all their music anyways.

ozdave
over 4 years

Heinous shit is perhaps a bit strong!

MrsRachelG1986
over 4 years

I'm so sad to see people post heinous shit like this... let alone so-called Shpongle fans :( I always thought we were the sort of people who were open-minded, kind, & appreciative. You know, enlightened? Maybe you should do something to give yourself a better perspective & stop complaining

HiroP1
over 4 years

I'll gladly support Simon. He has provided me with countless hours of amazing music like Dub Trees, Hallucinogen, Celtic Cross, Younger Brother and Sh pongee. All it costs, like Simon says is less than I spend on a cup of coffee a month. He deserves it much more than any other musician I know.

So far the content is a little on the lighter side but it's more of a service so periodic updates make sense.

I do wonder if we'll get some Shpongle remixes or some mixes by Simon. And I also hope we can replay streams because I missed last night's due to being in England.

As for the op, stop whining.

Matthew James Tilley
over 4 years

Well said Simon. Who ever said musicians weren't entitled to be compensated for their work?

Simon Posford
over 4 years

Started as a great musician, but had to quit and become a plumber because his entire catalogue - past and future - wasn't worth the price of a cup of coffee

ozdave
over 4 years

Musicians have to struggle to generate income these days, plus I hear Benji is the developer and needs paying for his work. There will be loads of content to justify the £1.49 a month, which doesn't even buy a beer or coffee.

Asaf Galon
over 4 years

Agree with you !!!! But we should unlike from the Facebook page to show it..

CaNNaBiZ CaNucK
over 4 years

It's not app access, man, it's app content. And from tonight's stream, it's a bargain.