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Conquistador (25:27)
© 2016 David Lowery

I am David Lowery  singer songwriter and guitarist for the bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. This is my new release. It's called Conquistador. This is a dramatic work not a musical composition.  it is not a traditional album with songs. Yes music is a key element but it's much more than that.  As a result it is not subject to compulsory licenses, blanket licenses, DOJ consent decrees, safe harbors or any other federal limitation of the author’s exclusive rights.  All reproduction, distribution, public performance (in full or part), display and/or the creation of derivative works require express written permission of the author. This is a limited edition of 1000 copies.  No other copies will ever be made.  You can by the album at shows or the official cracker website starting 11:00pm Pacific August 25th 2016.  Click here to buy.

Why did I do it this way? At $25 each I will net a little over $22,000. I think this is fair since it took about ten years of off-and-on-again work to get it to final form. And If this work were to be streamed on YouTube it would require approximately 24 million views to earn this amount.  About the same on Pandora or any of the other non-interactive services.  On Spotify it would require about 5 million views.  Apple Music would require about 4 million.  That doesn't make sense for a work like this.  

Ubiquity means nothing. Less is more.

Thank you for understanding. 

Management:  Velena Vego, Velena Vego Management velenavego <at> gmail <dot> com
Agent:         Jerry Lima  Monterey International Jerry<at>
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