tobias tinker on Weed!

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Hello and welcome to another episode of Shameless Self-Promotion! I’m your host, tobias tinker, you may know me as the soundtrack composer for such online animated sci-fi/horror epics as Broken Saints, and… well… ummm…

Anyway folks here’s the deal. I have found what may just be the smartest and coolest way yet to share and promote music files online. It’s called Weedshare and here’s the trick: it’s a way for you to legally download full-length, hi-res tracks, listen to them three times for free, pay for unlimited use if you like them, and GET PAID FOR SHARING THEM WITH OTHERS! Too good to be true, you say? Not so! Check out details of the system on the Weedshare FAQ. Personally I think it’s quite brilliant. The artist always gets 50%, the rest is shared amongst the distribution chain – which includes listeners and enthusiasts, i.e. YOU! Nothing short of revolutionary.

Naturally, I have set up all four volumes of the Broken Saints Soundtrack series as Weed-enabled files, through Weedshare front end in Norway. I am hereby actively encouraging all and sundry to download these files, listen to and enjoy them if you haven’t got the soundtrack discs already, and above all: post them anywhere you like, get them onto the file-sharing networks, put them on CDs (as files) and give or send them to people you think might like them – and if the good karma of spreading the word isn’t enough for you, hopefully the financial incentive will be…

I have also posted my Solo Piano Works (excerpts) album, so those of you who have been waiting for some way to hear some of the Broken Saints Concert material can now do so in good conscience

Two quick notes: First, Mac support is not in place yet (sorry) but is supposedly coming soon; second, before you ask… Quentin Grey’s tracks have my name in the license dialog, apparently nothing can be done about this, it’s how the revenues are tracked. Have no fear, I am in no way trying to take credit for his excellent work (I went to great lengths to make sure the file ID tags are correct), but to publicize it – and of course I will be paying him his share of proceeds as with the soundtrack CDs.

There has never been a better way to spread the word, I hope some of you jump onboard!

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