...Jag Tanna has a great blog called "The Openmouth." He's been posting some interesting stuff including thoughts on digital audio formats and the prospects of IME every making money from selling recordings.
We in the band have come to a basic understanding that we will probably never make any money from writing and recording music again… We have absolutely zero expectations of that ever happening. (I honestly don’t ever recall any fat payouts in the past for going platinum many times over so the bar has been set really low!). You would think it natural for us to be bitter and angry about that fact, but surprisingly, we aren’t.
Releasing this song ["We Got the Love"] has given us an opportunity to share some new concepts with regards to the relationship between band and fan, and given us some new things to believe in.
The idea that is constantly put forth in the media and in the industry is that music fans everywhere are all thieves out to destroy all that is good and sacred with the music business. People who do hunt out good music and promote artists simply through word of mouth are lumped in and labelled alongside massive pirating sites and we think this is absolutely unfair. Our very public relationship with you now has an opportunity to show others that when fans have something to believe in and when they feel informed and involved, good things can happen.