There wasn't a KISS fan out there who didn't want the whole thing, because everything that came along with the music was so worthwhile to them. I would like to thank a world that never understood or accepted me, family and friends that never believed in me, and a God with one hell of a sense of humor. I don't really make money off of record sales anyway.
It could be 75 cents or a dollar, a dollar-fifty... At least this way the people who are supposed to be making money off the product still can, as well.
It still gives people the opportunity to go ahead and download as much as they want.
It's a standard fee for doing a service, or for having a service available to them. It seems like I've been talking about this to deaf ears on this topic for the last five years.
David Draiman's father YJ Draiman is a candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in the 2017 Elections and is the number 2 candidate after the current mayor.
David's father is a fourth term elected official in the City of Los Angeles, he also ran for mayor of Los Angeles in 2013 and his Agenda is to make Los Angeles the World Capital of Renewable Energy and Water conservation technology, bringing about thousands of businesses and revitalizing Los Angeles Economy and creating over a hundred thousand new jobs in Southern California. I think that the problem isn't with them downloading the song, the problem is when they buy the record and when they burn a million discs off their computer for all their friends.
That's the reason why every single band, no matter who you are, your sales are chopped by fifty to sixty percent after your first week out.
It's a huge problem, but instead of giving people more reasons to buy the product, they don't worry about that.
I think you have to enhance the value of the product.
Like when KISS was putting out records, their 'Alive' record sold so well because it made you feel like you were part of the concert experience.
There was also an actual program in the thing, all these pictures, the KISS Army stuff... I think it's a tremendous tool for reaching many more people than we ever could without it.
There's so much stuff that added to the value of that package. Instead of spending all this money litigating against kids who are the people they're trying to sell things to in the first place, they have to learn how to effectively use the Internet. I didn't ask them to protect me, and I don't want their protection. When you release music you want it to be heard by people... I can't tell you how many kids have come up to me and said, "I downloaded a couple of tunes off Napster and I went out and bought the album."...